Fly Away Bralette

 I love designing bralettes.

They can be so unique and really showcase how modern crochet can be!

I really wanted to design something off the shoulder.

For more comfort, add straps if you like, it will still look just as nice!

I used Comfy Colour Mist in Foggy Beach.

This yarn is so soft, it's a worsted weight, and made up of 75% Pima Cotton.

The acrylic microfiber gives elasticity to this lightweight, long wearing, machine washable yarn.

It's available in 14 colors, check them out - click HERE!

Now let's get to the pattern.

Notes before you begin:

  • The cups can be customized to ANY cup size.  Keep working rows and hold it up against you as you go.
  • Cotton yarn is best, as it a stiffness to it and can easily be worn in the water and hand washed.
  • This bralette can be worn as is, off the shoulder.  If you need more support, add a strap to each cup/side and tie it around your neck
  • The cups are made first along with the side extension; then attached in the center; the border is worked under the cups; the arm ruffles are worked separately and attached; drawstring is weaved through the back

OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Fly Away Bralette

Yarn: Comfy Color Mist in Foggy Beach 

(I used one hank almost exactly, 100g/219yards)

Hook: 5mm Furls Crochet Hook

Notions: ScissorsStitch Markers, Measuring Tape, Tapestry Needle


Ch: Chain

Sts: Stitches

Sk: Skip a stitch

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

FSC: Foundation Single Crochet

Sl St: Slip Stitch

Gauge: 12sts x 10 rows = 4"

Video Tutorial:

Here is a tutorial on how to make a bralette cup, click HERE

Cup (make two):

Chain 13.

Row 1: SC in the 2nd from the hook, SC across leaving the last st unworked. Add 3 SC in the last st.  Place a stitch marker in the middle SC of the 3 you just worked.

*this marker will keep track of the center of your cup.*


Continue to SC along the other side of the chain until the end of the row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: SC in each st until you reach your stitch marker, remove the marker, and add 3 sc in that stitch.  Add the stitch marker into the center of the 3 sc you just worked. Continue to SC along the side until the end of the row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Repeat Row 2 until you've reached your desired cup size (for this bralette design, the cups are horizontal - the point of the cup will be the front center of the bralette)

Do not fasten off.

Work along the flat edge of the cup

Row 1: SC across the flat edge. Chain 1, turn

Row 2-8: Repeat Row 1 (work less or more rows here -this will fit around towards your back)

Row 9: DC in the first 2 sts, Ch 2, Sk 2. *DC in the next 2 sts, Ch 2, Sk 2. Repeat from * until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 10 - 15: Repeat Row 9 (work less or more rows here -this will fit around towards your back and the yarn will be thread through to create the criss-cross tie back))

Fasten off.

Turn the cups towards each other and fasten the center with a piece of yarn, and double knot together (see picture below)

Now we are working the bottom of the bralette:

Add 2 stitch markers in the first 3 sc worked in each cup (see photo below).

Attach yarn at any end, SC across until you line up with the st marker - now chain until you reach the next st marker, now SC until the end, Ch1, turn.

Continue rows of SC until you've reached the desired length of your bralette.

I completed 8 rows.

Arm wings (make 2):

FSC and continue to try around your bicep until it feels comfortable.

I completed 45 rows, that loosely fit around my bicep.

Row 1: 2DC in the first st, Ch 1, Sk 1. *2DC in the next st, Ch 1, Sk 1. Repeat from * until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: 3DC in the first st, Ch 1, Sk 1. *3DC in the next st, Ch 1, Sk 1. Repeat from * until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: 3DC in the first st, Ch 1, Sk 1. *3DC in the next st, Ch 1, Sk 1. Repeat from * until the end of the row. Ch 2, turn.

Attaching the arm wings:

Whip stitch the wings to the bralette shown in the photo below.

Weave in ends.

Drawstring for the back:

Cut a long enough piece of yarn and weave through the back (like lacing a corset)


Again, if you feel like you need more support, add a strap to each cup and tie around your neck. 

I'd love to see your Fly Away Bralette!

Tag me @OTHCrochetNook


The Fly Away Bralette is a FREE crochet pattern part of a collaboration with my friends at WeCrochet. 

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Coconut Cupcake Cover Up

I am so excited to be a guest designer once again in the 

Crochet Foundry Summer 2021 issue.

In this Issue you will find gorgeous summer tops and bottoms that feature stitches that flow and are open allowing for both cool comfort and style.

The Summer 2021 Issue's theme is Sweet Treats - yum! 

Each designer has included their favorite Sweet Treat recipe that are perfect for the summer and entire family. 

The Summer Issue also features 8 size inclusive designs from XS-X5, and written in US terms.

Use the code SUMMER21 to get 20% off the purchase of the Summer 2021 Issue, or 20% off the purchase of the Subscription from  Friday, June 18 to Tuesday, June 22


Now to introduce my design: The Coconut Cupcake Cover up

When you’re headed out on a warm day, you’ll want a staple piece that will work with multiple outfits.  The Coconut Cupcake Cover Up is just that. It’s perfect with jeans and a tank top, over a bathing suit, or with your favorite jumper. Don’t worry about those drop stitches, the pattern is a simple 4 row repeat throughout. Designed with the beginner in mind, this pattern will work up quicker than you think.

Stitch Abbreviations:

DLO - Drop Loop Stitch


Finished Measurements. 

XS (S, M L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) 

To Fit Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)”

Finished Width (Ease + 2/ laid flat): 16 (18, 20, 22, 24) (26, 28, 30, 32)”

Finished Length: 45” for all sizes


WeCrochet Curio #3 (weight lace, 100% Mercerized Cotton, 295yds/270m, 100 grams)

3 (3, 4, 4, 5) (5, 6, 7, 7) balls or 885 (885, 1180, 1180, 1475) (1475, 1770, 2065, 2065) yards


E/3.5mm Furls Candy Shop Hook (or hook to obtain gauge)


Tapestry Needle


Wooden Dowel, 2.5cm/1” diameter (I used a 25mm crochet hook)

Special Stitches 

DLO: Insert hook into next st, yo, pull through, ch 1, pull ch 1 loop over wooden dowel, pull loop tight.


16 sts by 8 rows = 4” square (in double crochet)


  • This pattern is made up of one back panel and two front panels.

  • Chain 2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch.

  • The length of the panels can be adjusted to create a shorter or longer Cover Up if that is preferred.

  • Once the panels are complete, they are seamed together at the sides and top of shoulders using a whip stitch, leaving gaps for armholes.

  • There is no wrong/right side to the panels.



Can't wait to see what colours your choose, there are so many beautiful designs to choose from!

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