Free Pattern Friday: Geo-Trim Bralette!
TGIF & happy Free Pattern Friday! Today I bring you the first of many newly designed bralette patterns that I have recently kinda become obsessed with. With the warmer spring weather finally starting to appear, and the Coachella festivities continuing on this weekend, it's only fitting that I share my new fun & simple Geo-Trim bralette pattern!
After becoming inspired by a similar crochet crop top recently posted by @hartknit on Instagram (she's amazing btw & I recommend following her), I thought I'd try my hand at creating a crop top design of my own. In terms of difficulty, this design is about as simple & easy as you can possibly get while still creating some sort of an accent detail. Altogether, the only stitches you will need to be familiar with are single & half-double crochets. The only real complicated part would be the positioning of the 6 straps that cross in the back, but since they're symmetrical it's easy to figure out once one side is attached.
This pattern can easily be modified to accommodate various sizes by adjusting the bra cup size & width of the back strap, or be converted into a crop top by extending the length. The pattern below is for a Medium sized bralette, however there is a bikini cup sizing chart on Pinterest (pinned to my "Crochet Summer & Swimwear" board), making it much easier to figure out the proper dimensions for larger or smaller sizes. I definitely recommend checking out some of these charts if you decide to add this piece to your shop.
Keep on enjoying this beautiful spring weather and check out the free pattern below!
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1 skein weight 4 yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in “Cornmeal”)
ch - chain
slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
F/O - finish off (ch1, cut yarn & pull tail through loop to create a knot)
This pattern & bralette pictured above is a size Medium. To modify the bra cup for larger or smaller sizes, either increase/decrease the number of rows before the “Geo Pattern” row (adjusts the cup width), or increase/decrease the number of beginning chains (adjusts the cup height)
When creating the bra cups, each 3sc group is made in the middle stitch of the 3sc group of the previous row. The number of single crochet stitches on each side of the cup will also increase by 1 each row
The chain at the beginning of each row on the bra cup does not count as 1, and the first sc of each round should be created in the same stitch as the chain
Bra Cup Pattern (x2)
Ch 11 & starting in 2nd ch from hook, create 1sc in next 9 chains & 3sc in last chain (this will create the top point of the cup). Rotate chain & continue down other side, creating 1sc in each chain until end (9sc on each side & 3sc at top)
Ch1 & turn. Create 1sc in next 10 stitches, 3sc in the 11th stitch (the middle stitch of the previous 3sc group), and 1sc in the last 10 stitches.
Continue this pattern (1sc in each stitch -increasing by 1 each round, 3sc in middle stitch from previous 3sc group, & 1sc in each of the remaining stitches) until there are 17sc on each side plus the 3sc group at the top.
(Geo Pattern) Ch 2 & turn. Create 1hdc in same stitch as chain & ch1. Skip next stitch & create 1hdc in next. Continue this pattern (1hdc, ch1, skip 1) down the first side. Skip the 1st sc of the 3sc group, create 3hdc in middle stitch & skip 3rd. Continue with the same pattern down the other side of the cup, ending with 1hdc in last stitch.
Ch 1 & turn. Starting with 1sc in the same stitch as chain, create 1sc in each stitch & 1sc in each chain space. You should have 17sc on each side with the 3sc group at the top. F/O & weave in tail.
1. Ch 25 & working in bottom of the bra cup from right to left, create 1sc in each stitch across. Once you have reached the last stitch in the 1st cup, ch 2 & repeat step for 2nd cup. Ch 26 to complete band.
2 - 4. Turn & starting in 2nd chain from hook, create 1sc in each chain (chain might be backwards- this is okay. Create sc in top strand of chain as normal. Stitches should be created working away from bra cups). Continue creating 1sc in each stitch for 3 rows total.
5. (Geo Pattern) Ch 2 & turn. Create 1hdc in same stitch as chain & ch1. Skip next stitch & create 1hdc in next. Continue this pattern (1hdc, ch1, skip 1) until end of row (*If last stitch in row is a skip stitch, create 1hdc in last stitch as well).
6 - 8. Ch 1 & turn. Create 1sc in each stitch for 3 rows.
9. (Geo Pattern) Ch 2 & turn. Create 1hdc in same stitch as chain & ch1. Skip next stitch & create 1hdc in next. Continue this pattern (1hdc, ch1, skip 1) until end of row (*If last stitch in row is a skip stitch, create 1hdc in last stitch as well).
10 - 12. Ch1 & turn. Create 1sc in each stitch. Once last row is completed, F/O & weave in tail.
Straps & Tie Patterns
Lace-up tie: Ch 150 & F/O. Lace chain through end stitches of band, moving from top to bottom (I started in top end stitches, then through each ch1 space in “Geo Pattern”, and finally through bottom end stitches).
Back Straps: Each bra cup has 3 straps that attach (using a slst) in the three stitches from the 3sc group on top of each cup.
Strap 1 (connect to outside stitch in the 3sc group) - Ch 60 & attach to last stitch in band on the same side of the cup.
Strap 2 (connect to middle stitch in 3sc group) - Ch65 & attach to 6th stitch in from end of the opposite side band from cup.
Strap 3 (connect to inside stitch in 3sc group) - Ch 75 & attach to 12th stitch in from end of the opposite side band from cup.
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