Interweave Crochet Summer 2018: Aquatic Swimsuit
Crochet swimsuits are in this summer! If you’ve been shopping for new swim attire, you may have noticed that many store-bought swimsuits are crocheted. If you’re in the market for a crocheted two-piece, make one yourself with the Aquatic Swimsuit from Interweave Crochet Summer 2018!
Designer Isa Catepillán grew up in Chile but now lives in Byron Bay, Australia. You may have read about Isa in our Spring issue. She is best known for making beautiful and intricate crochet wedding dresses, many of which have been featured in the pages of bridal magazines. Her crochet clothing lines have also been featured on the runway at Byron Bay’s International Fashion Festival. She designed this swimsuit especially for Interweave Crochet after finding inspiration in a trip to Greece (we even sent the yarn to her hotel on a Greek island). If you want to feel as though you’re vacationing on the shores of the Mediterranean, give this swimsuit a try!
The Aquatic Swimsuit features lovely motifs in the center of the top and across the waistband of the bottom. The motifs are worked in the round with an easy-to-follow chart, and it’s easy to customize the size by simply adding more rounds to the motifs for the larger sizes. The high-waisted bottoms and comfortable sport-like top create the perfect bathing suit for a summer afternoon relaxing at the beach, a pool party, or even your own backyard. You’ll love this cute swimsuit pattern for summer!
DESIGNER Isa Catepillán
FINISHED SIZE A (B, C, D, E) cups; high hip to fit 27 (30, 33, 36, 39½)” circumference (adjustable). Sample shown measures A cup, top and bottom to fit 27″” with 5½” and 4½” negative ease, respectively.
YARN Circulo Yarns Anne (distributed by Plymouth Yarn) (100% mercerized cotton; 371 yd [339 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #2859 navy, 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) balls.
HOOK Sizes 5 (1.9 mm) and 7 (1.65 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; 3″ cardboard square.
GAUGE 28 sts and 11 rows = 4″ with smaller hook; Rnds 1–5 = about 4″.