5 best Yarns for Crochet Bikini projects

Best yarns for Crochet Bikini Patterns

I’ve been making crochet bikinis for over 25 years and lived in 5 different countries, Brazil, Hawaii – the US, Mexico, Indonesia and Australia. So over these years and living in different countries I had access to a lot of options when it comes to crochet bikini yarn.
I started making crochet bikinis in 1990 in Brazil when they were trendy, selling them to friends and at the beach. That’s when I came across the Circulo family of cotton yarn made in Brazil, one of the best yarns for crochet bikinis, they had a special yarn called Fixacao that was 97% cotton and 3% elastane, later on, they sold this yarn rights to a company in the USA and now it’s called , this one is still my favorite, the cotton is really soft on the skin and it’s elastic and very comfortable to wear.

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For some projects where I don’t need much elasticity, I use 100% cotton, and that would be tops and bottoms with tie strings, they don’t need all the elasticity of closed waist bottoms and tops.
Here in Indonesia where I live at the moment, cotton yarn is really cheap and it’s available in every colour you can imagine, so sometimes I use this yarn to get more colour combinations and more earthy grades of yarn. I use Medium-sized yarn for hooks from 2.5 mm to 3 mm on my patterns.

best yarn for crochet bikini

This yarn is also 100% mercerized cotton and it comes in beautiful shiny colors, this cotton is so soft you wouldn’t even feel it against your skin.

It has the perfect weight to make bikinis, summer clothes and one-pieces. For this yarn I recommend 2.1 to 2.5 mm crochet hooks this way your bikini won’t be see through.

With one skein of this yarn (150gr – 500m) you can make 2 tops and 1 bottom.

Another option of yarn is the Alise yarn made in Russia, I never tried this yarn, but I know there’s a lot of people that use it. It’s available on Amazon and here is the link to the shop.

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My choice of yarn for crochet bikinis

Last time that I went to Brazil 1 year ago to see my family I got to try the Verano yarn which is 100% polyamide (the same material as lycra) and I thought it was great, I know that there’s a company from Turkey that sell this same yarn and it’s called Bikini. I’ll put all the links underneath so you can buy them on Amazon. So the polyamide yarn Verano ou Bikini it’s great for small bikini sets, like triangle tops and Brazilian bottoms and that is because the yarn it’s really sensitive to rough ground or velcro, it’s sort of like a stocking, so the minimal designs work good, I wouldn’t make a cover-up or a one-piece with this material, because even having your bag next to it would ruin the material. But if it wasn’t for this little issue it would be my favorite for sure, the touch on the skin is the best, it’s like wearing a normal lycra bikini, and it dries really fast too!

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