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Hope Bralette (Free Crochet Pattern)

There is hope for Hope.

I named this design after a sweet little puppy named Hope. She was found as a stray by a Luxembourgish couple whom I met later in February during their vacation here in Siquijor island.

She was found alone and scared. They instantly established a connection and bond with her and fell inlove. They named her Hope and decided to adopt her and foster her a home. Such kind-hearted people, I really appreciate them for that. How I wish all stray dogs in the island can be fostered as well but unfortunately, due to poverty, not everybody has the capability (and probably the will) to do so. (If you’d like to help feed the stray dogs of Siquijor island, please feel free to send me an email at kcbaena@gmail.com. All your proceeds will be donated to a dog rescue organization in the island).

As I sit here this morning, typing away with my coffee, with some tears in my eyes, my mind uplifts with the realization that every living creature has a role to play in this world. No matter how big or small, they are all here for a reason and their little lives matters just as much as ours.

Pictured below is a photo of Hope. She was really skinny when I first saw her, now she looks so healthy and strong! Check out this post to see more pictures of Hope.

Pattern Use: You are welcome to sell your finished items made by this design but please do not use my photos nor share screenshots of this written pattern. I kindly ask you to link back to this website if you wish to share this pattern.

Disclaimer: ** This written pattern as well as it’s accompanying video guide is not sponsored. **

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Crochet Terminology: Standard US Crochet Terms

Gauge: 24 sts x 10 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm) in Double Crochets

Materials: #3 Light/DK weight yarn (I am using Dapper Dreamer Summer in the color Ocean) you will need approximately 52 grams or 117 meters for size XS. (Click here to purchase this yarn).
Size C (3.0 mm) crochet hook
Scissors & yarn needle

Finished Size: XS = fits (34a, 32b, 30c cups)

Important Notes: The pattern that is enclosed in brackets { } are worked in the same ch/stitch; All turning ch 3 counts as a stitch; The symbols * * designates a repeat.

HOPE BRALETTE

To work this bralette, you need to start with the cup, followed by the border and lace details. We then connect both cups using a net pattern for the back part and finally attach the front straps.

Rnd 1: Ch 20, dc on the 4th ch from the hook, dc in each ch across, add {2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc} in the last ch, dc in each ch across, ch 3, turn. (40 dc and one ch 1 sp)

Rnd 2: Dc in each st across up to the center ch 1 sp, {2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc} into the center ch 1 sp, (watch this video to follow this step) dc in each st across, ch 3, turn. (44 dc and one ch 1 sp)

Repeat Round 2 five more times or until the cup fits perfectly in your breast, adding 4 sts in each round. You will have a total of 7 rounds for the cup. If you prefer less or more coverage, add or subtract rows before working on your border.

Border and Lace

Row 1: 3, 1 dc in the 1st row from the bottom of the cup, (Watch this video to follow this step). 2 dc in each of the rows across, ch 5, turn. (32 dc)

Row 2: Sk the next 2 sts, sc in the next st, * ch 5, sk the next 3 sts, sc in the next st, * Repeat from * to * across until the end of row, ch 3, turn. (8 ch 5 sps/arches)

Row 3: Sc in the 3rd ch of the ch 5 sp, (watch this video to follow this step) * ch 5, sc in the 3rd ch of the ch 5 sp, * Repeat from * to * across until the end of row, ch 3, turn. (7 ch 5 sps/arches)

Repeat Row 3 three more times, decreasing 1 ch 5 sps/arch in each row, until you have a total of 4 ch 5 sps/arches left.

Row 7: Sc in the 3rd ch of the ch 5 sp, * 3 dc into the sc from previous row, sc in the 3rd ch of the ch 5 sp, * Repeat from * to * across until the end of row, ch 3, sl st into the next sc from the previous row. Fasten and cut yarn.

Repeat everything from the beginning to make the second cup.

Halter Straps

Chain 200 or more depending on the length that you prefer. Take note that we will take the middle part of the chains to be able to make a thicker strap. From the back, attach the middle part of the strap to the center ch 1 sp. (Watch this video to follow this step).

Back Part (The Net)

The back part is where we work the net pattern. From here, you’ll need to take your bust measurement divided by 2. For example, my total bust measurement is 32 inches, divided by 2 which brings it to 16 inches. That means that I have to work the back pattern until I have it up to 16 inch long. (Watch here how I explain this procedure in detail).

Row 1: Join yarn with a sl st into the ch space in the first st at the side of thr cup (watch this video to follow this step), ch 3, dc in the next st, * ch 2, sk the next 2 sts, dc in the next st, * Repeat from * to * 2 times, dc in the next st, ch 3, turn. (6 dc and 3 ch 2 sps)

Row 2: Dc in the next st, * ch 2, sk the next ch 2 sps, dc in the next st, * Repeat from * to * 2 times, dc in the last st, ch 3, turn. (6 dc and 3 ch 2 sps)

Repeat Row 2 until you have 24 rows in total or until your net is as long your bust measurement divided by 2.

Tip: Stretch your net as you go along because cotton tends to stretch over time after several washes.

Connect the net to the other side of the cup using sl sts. (Please watch this video in detail to see how I connect the net to the cup) or if you prefer, you can use any technique such as seaming. Fasten off and cut yarn.

With a tapestry needle, weave in all ends.

For the front strap closure, chain 200 or more depending on the length that you prefer and start threading the chains to each side of the cups and you’re done!

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