Crochet swimsuits just seem to get more and more popular each summer and this summer is no exception. I’ve seen them popping up everywhere from Etsy stores to Missoni for Target. Most of them are cute enough but look the same as all of the others. That’s why the ones that are truly unique and stand out with terrific crochet design are worth looking at twice. I wanted to celebrate those so I decided to put together a roundup of the top crochet swimsuits in 6 categories: modern monokinis, bikinis, one pieces, boy shorts, swimsuit coverups and designer brand crochet swimsuits.

You might also like the swimsuit crochet pattern in Pop Goes Crochet!, which is a book of celebrity-inspired crochet patterns.

Top 5 Crochet Monokinis

My favorite crochet monokini maker is Manie One. This designer makes many different styles of crochet swimwear. Learn more from my Manie One profile.

I love the choice of color on this crochet monokini by Etsy’s eleonoraesposito

DOLL Swimwear has a great line of crochet swimsuits. I personally love this example of an asymmetrical crochet monokini. TIP: Manie One also does great asymmetrical crochet swimwear.

Etsy’s MyCrochetTreasures does beautiful crochet monokinis. I love the addition of the jewel on this one.

I saw this crochet swimsuit on an auction site and don’t know the designer but love the style!

Top 5 Crochet Bikinis

I love the original shape on this bikini top by Ambika Boutique which has a great line of crochet swimwear.

This crochet bikini pattern is for sale through Ravelry from Fashion Martina. What I love is the unique floral embellishments and the bold color.

This is just the bikini top but I love the design and it’s a great example of handmade crochet work that most of us could do if we had the pattern. It’s from Etsy’s AtelierRetro.

Jump beyond the break to see the rest of the crochet swimsuits

Two things caught my attention about this crochet bikini top by Legin Knits. First, the use of a novelty yarn, which you almost never see in crochet swimwear. And second, the fact that it’s a crochet top for a woman with real curves.

I love ruffled crochet swimsuits because they’re unique and can be figure-flattering for some people. This one is a crochet pattern by Deja Jetmir available for sale on Ravelry.

Top 5 One Piece Crochet Swimsuits

This is the Feathering Peacock Bodysuit/Swimsuit from Lisa Maree, one of the most popular crochet swimwear designers. Lisa Maree is an Australian based designer that has recently branched out into non-crochet designs and non-swimwear pieces but the crochet swimsuits remain the core strength of the brand.

I adore this retro crochet design on a swimsuit featured over on the Crochet by Jane blog

ArtFire’s TodaysTreasures sells the vintage crochet pattern for this terrific suit

Etsy’s latenightcoffee sells the retro crochet pattern for this one

I saw this one on Be Bonita Fashion.

Top 5 Crochet Boy Shorts

Beauty and the Beach is a crochet swimwear store that has done well enough to be featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. I love the option of their crochet shorts over a swimsuit.

I had a hard time choosing just one of the crochet swimsuit designs by Anna Kosturova for this roundup because there are so many good ones! This is the Regatta Shortkini.

Etsy’s minkaluv does great work with color on the shop’s crochet swimsuits

One of my favorite crochet swimsuits with boy shorts is this one from Flickr’s MarishKo

Morning Blossom Swimsuit from Kristina’s Krochet

Top 5 Crochet Swimsuit Coverups

I adore this retro crochet two-piece with a matching vest cover up. The vintage crochet pattern is sold through La Dolce Vintage.

Agua Bendita is a Colombian swimwear company with really beautiful patterns and designs. I love this short crochet sarong cover up.

It’s impossible not to love this 1970’s crochet coverup for a matching swimsuit and including a matching crochet tote. Free crochet pattern online.

For a contemporary look I really like this crochet swimsuit top cover up from Etsy’s ErenaCrochetStudio

The bottoms on this crochet bikini are so teeny tiny they kind of require a skirt coverup!

Top 5 Designer Brand Crochet Swimsuits

Armani crochet swimsuit featuring model Irina Shayk, 2010

Catherine Malandrino crochet swimsuit


Robin Piccone ‘Penelope’ Crochet Overlay One Piece Swimsuit, sold through Nordstrom. Love that it’s lined (since so many aren’t and they should be!). I wasn’t sure from the far away shot if it was really crochet but I looked at a closeup on the Nordstrom site and it is.

Free people crochet halter top bikini

Do you have a favorite crochet swimsuit pattern? Recommend it in the comments below!


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


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  11. Love the article. These have become a huge hit. It’s amazing how detailed some of these types of swim suits can get. I love the use of so many different colors in the patterns. I’ve seen some using a dye pattern that brings a hole new aspect to these.

  12. Sheridan luckett Reply

    Is there a pattern for the free people bathing suite?

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  17. Hello,

    Do You have a pattern for the Free people crochet halter top bikini?

  18. Good afternoon please I wanna learn can u give me some tips.God bless ur work?

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