While there are a variety of bikini styles to choose from, the basic string bikini of the 1970s is still a popular choice. Go even more retro by making your own stringed two-piece with this easy crochet bikini pattern. This is a custom fit pattern that uses your exact body measurements for perfect coverage.
Creating Your Bikini
There are separate pattern instructions for whichever piece you are making. Click on one or both pattern images to print the instructions. You can find additional help with printing at Guide for Adobe Printables.
String Bikini Top
Many crochet or fabric bikini tops are made with flat triangles for coverage, but those little triangles rarely fit well. This top pattern uses your unique breast shape and size to create triangles that cup, eliminating peek-a-boo exposure when you move. The pattern walks you through the process of measuring for the perfect fit.
String Bikini Bottoms
No need for off-the rack bottoms with store sizing to match your top. These bottoms are guaranteed to fit because you control the coverage. This pattern also includes handy instructions for adding a lining for extra modesty and confidence. Unlike most crochet patterns, you will trace your own paper pattern and match your crochet stitches to the shape.
More Free Crochet Bikini Patterns
Finding a great pattern that is compatible with your skill level and individual style is very important when crocheting your own beachwear. If a string bikini isn't your style, don't despair; there are a variety of free crochet bikini patterns to choose from.
- Sunflowers aren't just for the prairies of the Midwest. The bikini at 365 Crochet shows a fun way to take them to the beach. Designer recommended skill level for this quirky two-piece is intermediate.
- The Summer Sweetheart bikini by DROPS Design is actually a crochet bikini top and skirt that will add romantic carefree style to your time at the beach. This pattern is best suited for an advanced crocheter.
- Another classic beauty. Kristin Omdahl offers a free pattern for her Lacey Mae Crochet Bikini. The beautiful top uses string ties and coordinates wonderfully with bikini bottoms that includes elastic crocheted into the stitches for a better fit. Intermediate to advanced crochet experience is recommended.
Embrace a Beach Lifestyle
A crochet bikini is an easy way to carry your love for fiber arts into warmer months. With a small amount of time and good yarn, you can create a crochet bikini that matches your personality for long summer days on the beach.