Crochet Bikinis

Crochet Bikinis | Top Ten Reasons We Love Them

There are so many reasons to love crochet bikinis!  Let’s consider just ten of the reasons here.

Reason 1: Cool Absorbency

A cotton crochet bikini is cool when it’s hot.  As a natural fiber, cotton allows air to circulate instead of trapping heat against the body.  Cotton also absorbs moisture, drawing it away from the skin for comfort. Crochet stitches also allow for ventilation—helping keep skin healthy.

Reason 2: Soft Strength

Crochet fabric is flexible, yet stable.  The combination of soft cotton thread with the firm loops made by a skilled needlecrafter creates a fabric that holds its shape.  Crocheted fabric has substance with flexibility, allowing the wearer to move freely while the garment hugs the body.  Despite its delicate appearance, however, crochet is amazingly strong and durable.  The fabric is made of interlocked loops of strong thread.

Reason 3: Beautiful Patterns

While crochet is composed of a few basic stitches, those stitches can be combined in infinite variety to create floral patterns, geometric motifs, or plain fabrics.  All sorts of lacy edgings are also possible using only cotton thread and a hook.  Individual flowers and other shapes can be joined together or layered over one another to create new patterns.  Beads can easily be added for even more variety.

Reason 4: Unique Beauty

Most swimwear is made of lycra spandex, a thin, synthetic fabric.  We love crochet bikinis because they break the mold and offer something unique.  Crochet is too lovely to be confined to table linens or winter scarves and hats.  Crochet swimwear is something that stands out in a sea of mass-produced swimsuits.

Reason 5: Wonderful Colors

Cotton crochet thread comes in a rainbow of wonderful colors, including neutral shades to match skin tones and bright or pastel fashion colors.  Instead of merely the “in” colors and fabrics of a season, a handmade crocheted bikini can be ordered in your favorite colors any year.  Cotton, a natural fiber, is easy to dye, so it comes in many colorfast hues for long-lasting beauty.

Reason 6: Alluring Femininity

Crochet designs have the look of antique lace and classic beauty.  Instead of shiny synthetic suits, crochet cotton bikinis offer a natural look that enhances the female form.  Look like a lady who appreciates nature and fine craftsmanship.  Be a timeless beauty instead of a fashion fad.

Reason 7: Seamless Comfort

Crochet is a craft which makes fabric in thin air using only thread and a hook. Rather than cutting fabric and sewing the pieces together, crochet makes the fabric and shapes it at the same time.  Imagine the comfort of a swimsuit with no seams—just fabric shaped to your curves, with a few adjustable ties to keep things in place.

Reason 8: Artisan Details

Because crochet is a craft done by hand (there are knitting machines, but no crochet machines) it lends itself to special details.  Lace edging can be added to a bikini without any seams.  Beads can be threaded onto the crochet cotton and stitched into the work securely. Colors can be easily changed to make stripes or patterns.  Flexibility is possible with human hands carefully crafting each piece.

Reason 9: Amazing Variety

Crochet permits endless variety in shaping and fashion details for crochet swimwear.  Sizes can be adjusted.  A full bottom can be crocheted again with a thong back instead.  Stitch patterns can be changed, tops and bottoms mixed and matched.  The bikini tops also combine well with anything from a long skirt to jeans or cut-off shorts for an additional outfit.

Reason 10: Quality Craftsmanship

Crochet is an art form and a useful craft.  A skilled worker makes uniformly neat, tight stitches for a garment that lasts for years.  Washing and drying, swimming and sunning—cotton crocheted bikinis can take the wear without tearing.  Handmade garments have been closely handled and watched over by a human being who takes pride in a job well done.  Any mistakes in construction were likely corrected as soon as they were made, ensuring your garment is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

My Bikini Brazil loves crochet bikini swimsuits and would love the opportunity to make one for you.  We think you will love them, too.

Beaded Crochet Bikini

Crochet Swimsuit Our Top 5

Summer, vacations, cruises—these are all good reasons for a new swimsuit.  A crochet swimsuit offers flexible, durable comfort combined with beautiful lacy designs.

If you have only experienced standard lycra spandex swimwear, consider trying cool, comfortable hand-crocheted cotton instead.   Let’s get ready for swim and sun by counting down the five most popular crochet bikini swimsuits from My Bikini Brazil, the best source for handmade Brazilian swimwear.

Bikini Number 5: The “Kiss Me” is a white crochet bikini with a boho vibe.  Floral medallions of beautifully-detailed crochet are joined to create a seamless fabric and then edged with a scalloped lace trim.  The openwork crochet fabric in white cotton thread is fully lined in white for comfort and stability.  A triangle top design slides along a crocheted string which ties in the back for a perfect custom fit. Ties attached at the tops of the triangles tie at the back of the neck.  Choose natural or padded cups for the top.  The string bikini bottom has lace edging at the top edge and ties at the sides.  Choose a full back or a thong back to suit your style. (or order one of each with our “order an extra bottom” deal.) Tight, even crochet stitches hold their shape for perfect fit and comfort, wet or dry.

Kiss Me Crochet Bikini

Top 5 Crochet Bikinis

While we highlight the classic white bikini here, you also have the option of choosing from a variety of fashion colors.  Each bikini is made to order by skilled artisans, using 100% cotton thread of the highest quality.

Colorful Crochet Thong Bikini

Our Top Five Crochet Bikinis

Bikini Number 4: The Colorful Crochet Thong Bikini comes with a hipster bottom and triangle top in a rainbow of colors and neutral shades.  The bikini bottom is a one-piece, hip-hugging style with a thong back and a scalloped border.  A crocheted drawstring is threaded through the openwork at the top for an adjustable fit at the hips that stays secure even when wet.  The triangle top also features scalloped lace edging and ties at the neck and center back.  The main fabric is composed of tight, even crochet stitches done by experts in the craft.

Optional extras include a full back instead of thong back and/or padded cups in the bra top.  Colors for this thong bikini include blue, green, aqua, hot pink, baby pink, black, olive green, cream, orange, burgundy red, chocolate brown, lavender, peach, tan, orange, purple, yellow, and white.

Bikini Number 3: The Beaded Crochet Bikini is a quality, handmade swimsuit of 100% cotton accented with coordinating beads on the top and bottom.  Adjustable ties make the swimsuit perfect for active movement or sunbathing.  The one-piece top is composed of tight, even crochet stitches for a water-safe fabric. Scalloped edging with picots trims the suit all around.  An optional push-up padded top adds extra shaping to the swimsuit and ensures modesty even when wet.

This boho-style beaded crochet bikini features side ties on the bottom for a perfect, adjustable fit in a string bikini.  Choose a thong or a full bottom—or opt for one of each! Choose one of 16 different fashion colors, too.  Every suit is made to the highest standards for quality construction, using strong and absorbent cotton thread and closely formed crochet stitches.

Beaded Crochet Bikini

Our Top Five Crochet Bikinis

Pure Passion Crochet Bikini

Our Top Five Crochet Bikinis

Bikini Number 2: “Pure Passion” is a crochet swimsuit with a repeating square medallion design on the one-piece bra top.  Hand-crocheted construction provides seamless comfort with superior fit and shaping.  An open filet crochet edging trims all edges of the top and the string bikini bottom.  Choose a full bottom or a thong bottom to fit and flatter as you prefer.

This crochet swimsuit comes in the 16 vibrant colors offered by My Bikini Brazil.  Choose colors to enhance your personal skin tone, hair and eye color.  Match colors to a favorite sarong or skirt for a casual dinner after a day at the beach.  All colors are crafted in 100% cotton crochet thread for optimum comfort and durability.  Swim or sunbathe in confidence, knowing your custom bikini is made to the highest quality standards to hold its size and shape, dry or wet.

Bikini Number 1: The Caprice Crochet Bikini is our most popular crochet swimsuit.  The sliding curtain top is composed of vertical rows of small crochet stitches. The two halves of the bra top are joined by slender ties which adjust in the back for a perfectly secure fit.  A coordinating string bikini bottom also ties at the sides for your comfort.  Plain, solid edges on the top and bottom show the classic beauty of simplicity, allowing the crochet fabric to stand on its own to bring out your own beauty.

Caprice Crochet Bikini

Our Top Five Crochet Bikinis

This attractive crochet swimsuit includes lovely pearls trimming the tie strings and keeping with a beach theme. Options and upgrades include padding in the top, a thong or full bottom, and extra bottom, and your choice of fashion bright, neutral, and pastel colors.  Enjoy the comfort of a natural plant fiber with a 100% cotton bikini with great breathability and absorbency.  Hot sun, sand, and surf are no match for cotton comfort and durability.

Why select My Bikini Brazil?

Customers are consistently satisfied with the products and service provided by My Bikini Brazil over the years.  The entire staff is committed to helping you order the right size and options for your perfect bikini and making sure you receive it in time for your vacation or other occasion.  Our hand-crocheted swimsuits win rave reviews from customers, including these happy people:

  • SN appreciates how easy it is to navigate the My Bikini Brazil website and place an order.
  • RM had her questions answered by the helpful customer service at My Bikini Brazil.
  • R says the suits look even more beautiful in real life than they appear on the website.
  • T has purchased bikinis as a gift and loved how happy his girlfriend was with her gifts.
  • RN has had one suit for 6 years and purchased another as well.
  • O was impressed with the support of the swimsuit top as well as the beauty of her white suit.
  • S cites the softness of the crocheted cotton fabric and includes a note that the tie strings are wide enough to be comfortable, not like suits from other places.
  • R made purchases on three occasions because of the high quality of the products.
  • A loved her first bikini so much she ordered two more for her honeymoon.

My Bikini Brazil is committed to providing quality, handmade fashions through a user-friendly website.  That commitment includes skilled artisans, prompt shipping, and friendly, responsive customer service that won’t quit until you have your hand-crocheted swimwear in the right size, style, and color.  Your satisfaction is always the goal.  You will look fantastic and enjoy a comfortable, durable fashion bikini for years to come.

This distinctive swimwear also makes a wonderfully unique gift for a wedding shower, anniversary, or birthday.  Check with customer service for advice on ordering items as a gift for someone special.

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Must Have Crochet Bikini

Must Have Crochet Bikini is Smart for Summer Wardrobes

A crochet bikini makes a smart wardrobe choice for summer style and comfort on the beach or at the pool.  The crochet top can also look great with a flowing cotton skirt, casual shorts, or denim jeans.  Crocheted cotton lace is a timeless fabric that looks as fresh today as it did decades or centuries ago.

Typical lycra bikinis found everywhere are strictly swimwear.  While the fabric is resilient, it does not breathe.  Also, lighter colors may become transparent when wet—embarrassing and not fashionable! A well-constructed crocheted bikini looks light and lacy, yet maintains its shape and substance even when wet.  Cotton fabric is also breathable and absorbent for comfort in hot weather.  While lycra fabric is susceptible to snags, pulls and pilling, crocheted fabric is strong and durable while remaining soft.

A Crocheted Bikini is Special

When you wear a cotton crocheted bikini, expect people to notice!  The beauty of the lace fabric makes for a unique look in swimwear.  Expect to stand out in a crowd for your bold, yet classic style choice.  Crochet is not just for tablecloths and bedspreads!

A popular feature in a crocheted bikini swimsuit is push-up padding in the bikini top.  This padding adds comfort to the top, wet or dry, and adds to the resilient shape and structure of the top.  Push-up padding also offers added security against transparency and added durability so your quality swimwear will look new for many seasons.

Crochet is a Delight to Wear

You will find it hard to believe how comfortable crocheted cotton fabric is against your skin. Just as cotton knit makes wonderfully comfortable panties, hand-crocheted cotton is cozy and soft in swimwear.  The technique of making crochet fabric by hand using only a hook and thread allows for virtually seamless construction.  Tie closures on the top and bottom allow for an adjustable custom fit to your own unique body.

Check Out My Bikini Brazil

My Bikini Brazil has been in business since 2002, offering the best in Brazilian bikinis made by skilled artisans from quality cotton materials and beautiful beads.  Each bikini is individually crafted by hand.  Choose from a wide variety of styles and colors to create your own signature fashion statement.   Select natural, undyed cotton or fashion colors to match your favorite summer clothes.

Convenient online shopping is fast and easy.  You could be wearing a stylish new bikini in no time! Shop Crochet Bikinis Now.

March is National Crochet Month 2016

Why not crochet a bikini to celebrate?

Crochet is often associated with household items such as baby blankets, dishcloths, and doilies.  Periodically, though, people return to wearing crocheted clothing as a fashion statement.  Crochet is a versatile craft that can be used for sweaters, hats, skirts, dresses—and even swimwear!

While it is possible to knit a bikini, crochet creates a firmer fabric with less effort.  Crocheted lace done at a firm gauge will make a fabric that looks delicate, yet does not stretch out of shape. On the beach, on a cruise, or at the local pool, a crochet bikini stands out from the crowd of typical spandex swimwear.

How to crochet a bikini

There are plenty of Free Crocheted Swimwear Patterns on the internet.  Choose a pattern you like and follow it carefully for best results.  For the seasoned crochet crafter with all the basic skills, become a member of Ravelry (a free social network for knitters and crocheters) and access their massive database of patterns—many created by Ravelry members.

For any crochet bikini, be sure to use quality yarn or thread that is firmly spun.  Mercerized cotton such as Coats and Clark’s Knit-Cro-Sheen or Aunt Lydia’s crochet cotton (in a variety of weights) are good choices.  If you have access to a specialty yarn shop, ask them for suggestions.  Hemp yarn (often used for macramé) is another good choice, as is bamboo.  Avoid fuzzy acrylic yarns. What if you find thread you love, but it is too thin? Simply crochet with two strands of crochet cotton held together and worked as one.  You could even combine two different colors for a special effect.

Decorate your crocheted bikini with beads.  Small beads can be worked into the crocheted fabric, while large wooden beads look good at the ends of string ties.  Beaded trim can also be purchased by the yard to be used as a decorative edging.

Finally, crochet at a tight gauge can be hard work for your hands.  Consider using a crochet hook with an ergonomic grip or use foam cushioning over your regular crochet hooks.

Would you rather buy a crochet bikini?

Since 2002, My Bikini Brazil has offered Brazilian Crochet Bikinis made by artisans experienced in crochet crafting by hand.  Choose a Brazilian Crochet Bikini Style or custom create a suit for yourself with the Mix and Match Option. With over 17 colors and over 34 combinations of tops and bottom are possible so you can make a unique fashion statement. Go Shopping Now.

In conclusion

March is a perfect month to share the gift of crochet.  Gifting crochet to another could mean teaching them to crochet.  It could also mean creating a beautiful crocheted gift for them, such as a custom crocheted bikini.  Who wouldn’t love a fashion creation made to fit them perfectly?  Be sure to gift yourself one as well!

Original Crochet Bikinis

Brazilian bikinis are designed to display the body as attractively as possible.  This three-tone Brazilian crocheted bikini is no exception.  The triangle top in three colors is accented by decorative beads at the ends of the tie closures.  These ties provide a fully adjustable custom fit at the neck and center back.  The diminutive bikini bottom ties at the sides for a perfect fit every time.  Tie closures also mean no metal hardware to get hot in the sun.  The beige, light brown, and dark brown crocheted fabric is the perfect accent for a suntanned body. The hand crocheted fabric sets this Brazilian bikini apart from other swimwear.

Crochet (from the French word for “hook”) was invented by French nuns in the sixteenth century.  The sisters taught the craft to girls wherever they went and the craft became quite popular.  Why did women embrace crochet so quickly and enthusiastically?  Crochet enables the artisan to take a simple hook and a length of thread and create almost any shape imaginable!  It is like making fabric in thin air!  No looms and other equipment are needed.  A skilled crocheter can create a garment without seams, making items more comfortable while still having shape.  Crocheted fabric can be light and lacy, yet still be strong enough to use for clothing, fashion accessories, and household decorations.  The Irish made beautiful lace using crochet and sold that lace all over the world.  As the craft became more popular, enterprising artisans and amateur crafters discovered ways to make handbags, wedding gowns, jewelry—and even swimwear!

The beauty and strength of crocheted fabric can be molded into exquisite swimwear.  Since 2002, My Bikini Brazil has offered original, handmade Brazilian crocheted bikinis.  Perfectly formed, tight crochet stitches made by skilled crafters create a fabric you can confidently wear wet or dry.  No other fabric combines breathable, flexible comfort with such durability and incredible style. Crochet creates a firmer fabric than knitting, with just enough stretch for comfort without sagging or stretching out of shape.  Crocheted bikinis do not become transparent when wet like some traditional swimwear fabrics do. A Brazilian crocheted bikini is made for your beauty and comfort while sunbathing or swimming with confidence.  Crochet only looks fragile; but like a spider’s web, it is amazingly strong.

A crocheted bikini top also looks wonderful worn with a skirt and some jewelry for a lunch date or with jeans and an overshirt on cool evenings.  This beautiful style can be a versatile part of your vacation wardrobe—ideal for poolside, beach, or cruise wear.  Since each swimsuit is made by hand, your Brazilian crochet bikini will not be exactly like any other woman’s bikini.

If you are looking for unique swimwear in order to stand out from the crowd, look no more!  Combine the traditional beauty of crocheted lace fabric with the modern style of a Brazilian bikini for the best of the past and present.  My Bikini Brazil offer this style as well as many others for your consideration. Shop Crochet Bikinis now.

Crochet Swimwear and Crochet Clothing Fashion Trends 2016

Crochet swimwear is making their way in the fashion trends this 2016 and for good reason. Crochet pieces are often sexy and fun and fabulous that the big designers tell us that these types of clothing do not need to wait for summer to be worn. In fact, many of the crochet bikini styles are not actually meant to be worn in the water lest you risk it being carried by the wave but you can always wear this as a trendy piece.

Fashion Trends 2016

Fashion trends come and go all the time. It can be hard to predict what exactly people want for a particular season – some trends that used to be popular years ago would suddenly make a comeback but there are also those that would make us wonder why it ever got trendy.

It almost always is about being chic and sexy and sophisticated every time but it also seems that having that laidback and carefree aura is also becoming very popular. It’s no wonder why crochet clothing – from bikinis to casual clothing to a more formal ensemble – is becoming a trend for a lot of women.

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Crocheting is an excellent way to make clothing and swimwear yourself without spending much money, which is if you know how. While many over the years feel that crotchet isn’t as cool as it would be if you simply bought it at a store, this amazing skill of knotting and weaving yarn into something amazing using only a single string has been around for ages. Take for example the crotchet bikini which is seeing a return in popularity in people who enjoy retro clothing and other older styles. The fading in and out of fashion has occurred for many years and now the crotchet swimsuit is back in style and in popular demand.

What is Crochet Swimwear?

Crochet swimwear is exactly that, swimwear that was crocheted. However while the first thing that may come to your mind is the itchy sweater that your Nana crocheted for you several Christmases back, these crocheted swimwear articles are nothing of the sort. The Crochet bikini for example is created from the yarn and then cloth is generally sewn to the inside of the garment to cover the breast and other more delicate parts. This means there is no itchy feeling while you are out enjoying the beautiful surf and sand.


The history of crochet is a difficult one to track down as women have been crocheting for centuries and the skill was always passed down from mother to daughter until probably the 80’s or 90’s when fewer young children took interest in such things. While some chose to learn, others chose to follow other interests. However you can find many retro swimwear patterns online that date back before the 1930’s and possibly earlier if you wish to make your own crochet swimwear and clothing.

Why it’s so cool?

It is hard to say why crochet bikinis and other retro swimwear are making a comeback, but with the continued increase in Boho bikinis over the years and the trends that people follow, it isn’t much of a surprise. The crochet bikini can be something incredibly unique and sexy at the same time. Each variety of retro swimwear provides not only a look into the past, but a completely natural look that other forms of swimwear today simply do not possess. You can also enjoy the natural materials when making a crochet bikini of your own rather than buying it from a store.

About the Process of Crocheting

The process of crocheting is basically started by making a slipknot and building from it to create something wonderful. While this process will seem to take forever to complete, it is incredibly enjoyable and if you choose to try to make your own crochet swimwear or clothing you’ll feel pride in having made something for yourself. Since the process begins with a slipknot, it is then chained by repeating the chain stitch then what you do next depends on the pattern you are the process will change for each pattern you use.


You can find many samples of crochet bikinis and monokinis online that you can either buy or purchase the pattern for. These slim and beautiful retro swimwear options are both vintage in appeal and glamourous. While each crochet swimsuit will have its own look and design, they always look beautiful on sun kissed skin and come in a variety of colors. Whether you choose to make your own Boho bikini or other form of crochet swimwear, or even simply buy the crochet clothing you wish to have, you will enjoy wearing them every chance you get.

Where to Buy Online

If you are looking to buy your crochet swimwear online there are many options available to you as many online shops sell them. It is more of a matter of what you are looking for, and there are plenty of options that you can choose from here as well as other online shops that will provide you wide selections of crochet swimwear for purchase. No matter what retro swimwear style you are into, there is always something worth looking at and possibly purchasing online. Just be sure to properly measure yourself for your size based on the size chart available.

Future Trends

While retro swimwear like the Boho bikini and crochet bikini are in now, there is no telling where future trends may lead. With more and more natural looks come into style for summer, it is quite possible that the 70’s flower child look will be back in style very soon. However the crochet bikini and monokini will likely never go out of style with all of the retro swimwear fans that are entering the scene. It would be safe to say that purchasing a crochet swimsuit will last you quite a few seasons with proper care and still look beautiful and in style.