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No-Knots Adjustable Front Closure Crochet Bra

Moira has been crocheting since she was 14 years old. She loves experimenting with small crochet projects.

Most crochet bras use knots to make them adjustable. I dislike them because I feel like they'd come off anytime. Aside from that, they leave tension marks when worn for a long period of time.

I am also a fan of bras that can be secured from the front.

Because of these, I endeavored to design a crochet bra that is adjustable (NOT with knots) and can be closed from the front.

This pattern includes:

  • Tools and materials
  • Pattern notes
  • Written pattern

Second Prototype

adjustable-front-closure-crochet-bra

First Prototype

adjustable-front-closure-crochet-bra

Tools and Materials

Materials

  • Cotton yarn suitable for 3.50-mm hook
  • 1 piece 1-inch button
  • 3 pieces 1/2-inch button

Tools

  • 3.50-mm hook
  • 2.00-mm hook
  • Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Major Parts

This design has three (3) major parts, namely:

  1. Bra pads (2)
  2. Lace trimming connecting the bra pads: and
  3. Straps on the shoulders and around the body

Controlling the Stretch

Some part of the lace trimming is worked in tight tension using a smaller hook size to "lock" the give of the fabric. This is to avoid hole-y crochet fabric which happens when it becomes over stretched.

Yarn Thickness

The bra pad and straps are crocheted in double pull, meaning two strands of yarn. The lace trimming is crocheted in single pull for a softer effect. However, this is not necessary. It is simply a personal preference.

Abbreviation MeaningRemarks

ch

Chain

 

st/sts

Stitch/ stitches

 

sc

Single crochet

 

sk

Skip

 

dc

Double crochet

 

hdc

Half double crochet

 

sl st

Sl st

 

tr

Treble crochet

 

chainless sc

Chainless single crochet

See video below

sc2tog

2 single crochet together

See video below

Chainless Sc

sc2tog

Written Pattern: Bra Pad

Bra Pad

Working in double pull using 3.5mm hook.
Row 1. Ch 11, 9 sc starting from the 2nd ch from hook, 4 sc on the last ch, 9 sc worked on the other side of the chain.

Row 2. Ch 1, 10 sc, (2 sc in next st) 2x, 10 sc.

Row 3. Ch 1, 11 sc, (2 sc in next st) 2x, 11 sc.

Continue in this progression until Row 14.

Break off.

Make another bra pad.

Do NOT break off.

Connecting the Bra Pads

Continue working on the bottom of the second bra pad using a 2.0-mm crochet hook.

Work 1 sc for every row, for a total of 28 sc. Stretch the bra pad.

Connect the bra pads using about 20 inches of chainless sc. The number of chainless sc should be a multiple of 12 plus 5.

Work 1 sc per row on the 1st bra pad. Stretch the bra pad.

Work in single pull using 3.5-mm hook. (Drop one of the yarns but do not break off. It will be picked up later when the shoulder straps are worked.)

Ch 5, TURN.

Sk 3 sc, dc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc) till the end of the other bra pad.

Do NOT break off.

This mesh is where the body strap will be threaded to make the bra adjustable.

Lace Trimming

Foundation Row: Ch 1, (3 sc in ch-2 sp). TURN

Row 1: Sl st 5 sc's, sk 1 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc, sl st 3 sc's, ch 2, TURN.

Row 2. (Hdc in sc, ch 2) 3x, sk 2 sc, sl st 2 sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Row 3. (3 sc in ch-2 sp) 4x, sl st 2 sc's, ch 1, TURN.

Row 4. 2 sc, ch 3, sl st to last sc made, (3 sc, ch 3, sl st to last sc made) 3x, sc, sl st to remaining sc.

Repeat Foundation Row to Row 4 until desired.

Do NOT break off.

Shoulder Straps

Work in double pull using 3.5-mm hook. (Pick up the dropped yarn.)

3 sc on the side of ch-5, 5 sl st up the bra pad, ch 10, 18 sl st up th bra pad.

Shoulder Strap

Ch 71, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc) 5x, 4 hdc, 40 dc.

Travel to the other bra pad.

22 sl st down the side of the bra pad, sc2tog (corner stitch), sc on the other side of the chainless sc, sc2tog (corner stitch), 22 sl sl up the side of the bra pad.

Make another shoulder strap.

23 sl st down the side of the bra pad, 3 sc in the side of dc. TURN.

Do NOT break off.

Body Strap

Row 1: Ch 5, sk 1 sc, dtr in next sc. TURN.

Row 2: Ch 5, dtr on top of ch-5.

Repeat Row 2 until mesh is sufficiently threaded.

Break off.

Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Sew one button on the body strap.

Sew another button opposite ch-10.

Sew button in the middle of lace trimming.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Moira Durano-Abesmo