Best yarns for Crochet Bikini Patterns
I’ve been making crochet bikini for over 25 years and lived in 5 different countries, Brasil, Hawaii – US, Mexico, Indonesia and Australia. So over this 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 on the 1990 in Brazil when they were trendy, selling it 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 bikini, 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 Fixation – Cascade yarn, 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 strings to tie, they don’t need all the elasticity of closed waist bottoms and tops.
Here in Indonesia where I live at the moment, the cotton yarn is really cheap and it’s available in every color you can imagine, so sometimes I use this yarn to get more color combinations and more earthy grades of yarn. I use Medium size yarn for hooks from 2.5mm to 3.5mm on my patterns.
Another option of yarn is the Alise yarn made is 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.
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 (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’d 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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