06.04.17 Pattern Correction, Lucky Readers-
This pattern uses Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour in Ruby Red, not Caron’s simply soft as originally posted. I’m really sorry if that error has inconvenienced you in any way. The pattern has been updated with the correct materials.
Web Crochet Bandeau Straps
my latest fashion obsession, lucky readers,
has been those adorable bralettes with the intricate lace backs. Show me a dress that doesn’t benefit from a great bralette and…I’ll actually probably agree with you, as I’m confident there are some heinous exceptions to my rule.
But by and large, they are THE summer accessory, along with a unicorn frappacino and some super shiny Birkenstocks (currently accepting donations of all of these…note that no Starbucks baristas were stressed for the creation of this post). And that is why, I had to add my own twist.
This web crochet bandeau straps pattern is BYOB (Bring your own bralette), and is only for the web-shaped back decal. I used Caron Simply Soft in Rich Red Sparkle – any sparkly worsted weight will do, but be kind to your skin.
Web Crochet Bandeau Straps
A quick note on this pattern- this is intended to be an embellishment. These straps are not designed for support.
4 mm crochet hook
25 grams (1/2 skein) Vanna’s Glamour by Lion Brand in Ruby Red
bandeau style bralette
I used this one by aerie
but here are some other options – the lacier the bandeau, the easier it will be to sew:
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
tc- triple crochet
sl st- slip stitch
start- ch 15, sl st to join
row 1- ch 2, dc 2 in each st around, sl st to join
row 2- ch 6, tc between stitches, in the SECOND space from hook, *ch 3, skip 1 space, tc between stitches, repeat from * around
row 3- ch 1, make 5 sc in each tc space around
rows 4-6 – repeat rows 1-3
row 7- ch 1, sc around, finish off
2 – 17 inch long chain strands
2 – 15 inch long chain strands
This is where you can size the pattern to be as large or small as you need.
Take your bust measurement and divide by 2. This will give you the number you need for the longer straps that will fit under your arms.
For the shorter straps, subtract 2 from the length of the longer straps. These will be the ones that go above your shoulders.
Notice now that there are 31 spaces around the outer rim of the web. The remainder of the pattern will be described using these spaces.
Find the exact middle of the back of the bandeau, sew the edge of the web to the bandeau- the length of 4 spaces
Count 12 spaces from the right of the attached section. Fold a 15 inch strap in half and girth hitch it to the web. Repeat on the left side.
Count 6 spaces from the right of the attached section. Fold a 17 inch strap in half and girth hitch it to the web. Repeat on the left side.
Locate where you want the straps to be placed at the front of the bralette for best comfort. Make sure to keep it symmetrical. Without twisting, match the ends of the right side straps and use yarn to sew together to the front of the bralette, repeat on the left side.
I tied mine off with a bow 🙂 The longer side straps will be the ones that go underneath your arms.