WIP: Crochet Bralette/Summer Top

Summer makes me think of sun, beach, tanning, relaxing, and… crocheting! Okay, anytime of the year makes me think of crocheting.

I’m also not in the mood to crochet blankets, scarves or beanies, but there are many things I can crochet during the summer. Take this project, for example, it’s a crocheter’s must. I’ve been meaning to finally graduate to crocheting clothes.

I like to believe I can crochet anything so I’m putting it to the ultimate test. I’m making a crochet top, one of those bralettes we see at music festivals. It’s very bohemian, very popular and in fashion right now. In fact, I’m seeing crochet tops, shawls, vests, borders, and shorts all over. I find myself staring every time someone has on anything crochet… I know, I’m a total perv. What can I say, yarn is my weakness.

Enough chatter, here’s my WIP

18646829312_1f5e99b7c9_o (1)To make the cups, I made a chain from the bottom of the breast to where the nipple would be, this one is about 20ch. I hdc across and instead of turning, I added 3hdc to the beginning ch. and worked hdc in each stitch until I got to the end. I turned and went back, hdc until the end again, making sure I increased at the top. This makes the “cup.” I made two “triangles.”

I connected the bottom and added a border. I got the pattern (#22) from this book:

18651530475_3e08f100b3_oI’m trying to use patterns from my crochet book collection. I love to wing it and make up my own patterns, but sometimes I don’t have the time.

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Here’s the end result: Looks so pretty already. I could leave it like that and make a bikini top, but I want to add more.18028840794_1e7d488378_o

For the bottom, I’m going to connect square motifs (#61 Isabella Square ) from this book:

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This is the square, I love the lacy doily look.

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And that’s it so far. I’ll post more as I go.

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