Crochet Swimsuit Pattern

alaskanrayApril 10, 2005

I am trying to find a swimsuit pattern that is NOT a bikini to crochet with instructions for larger sizes. I am currently about a women's size 24 and shrinking. If anyone here knows where I can lay my hands on such an animal, please let me know ASAP as my current suit is quickly growing on me and I will soon be out of it. The cost of a store bought suit is prohibitive for me so I really would like to find a way to crochet my own suits. Please help. Thank you.

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socks

I searched for swimsuit patterns for you and did not come up with anything. Maybe others here will have something.

Alaskanray, being a somewhat modest person myself, it occurs to me to ask if yarn can be crocheted closely enough to provide the coverage I would want. I was thinking about sewing...do you sew? If you don't come up with anything crochet you could check that. But the yarn will cost something, so I was wondering if you could check stores like Penneys (who is always having a sale)or Target, and we have Ross and Marshall here which usually have pretty good prices.

Anyway...I know it's not much help. Good luck in your search for a swimsuit. Summer's comin'!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2005 at 10:08PM
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alaskanray

Yes, I do sew but not with a serger, which would be necessary for a swimsuit...and yes, crochet can be tight enough to give adequate coverage. I already have yarn and thread coming out of my ears so supplies are not a problem. The only thing I need is a decent pattern. Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2005 at 11:35PM
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socks

Well, I did find this one, but I have no idea if it is anything you would be interested in.....

Here is a link that might be useful: Swimsuit

    Bookmark   April 11, 2005 at 10:08AM
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dortycakes

Ebay has one for sell at a "buy it now" price of $1.99. I don't know what shipping is

Here is a link that might be useful: Crochet Swimsuit Pattern

    Bookmark   April 11, 2005 at 12:13PM
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socks

Good find, dortycakes! That's a nice pattern.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2005 at 4:42PM
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kateNC7

you don't have to have a serger to make swimsuits. I've made some on my regular machine which has a stretch stitch. Other seams were made with a zig zag stitch over elastic.
I found knit patterns that happened to have crochet patterns at the same site. I can't remember if they were all one or two piece suits. The other thing is I don't think they explained sizes very well. Sort of a S/M/L thing and that was it. I searched on google under knit bathing suits. Good luck.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2005 at 1:23PM
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socks

I wonder if a flat fell seam would be a good substitute for serging. It doesn't "give" much, but it's a sturdy seam which won't ravel or have raw edges to curl.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2005 at 3:30PM
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f_171281_hotmail_com

I found some patterns on :
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/womens_swimsuits.php
and
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/beach.php
I also bought some patterns on :

http://www.knitwhits.com/online_store/bikinis/lanikai.php

Good luck !

    Bookmark   April 2, 2008 at 2:48PM
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