Web Crochet Bandeau Straps

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.

xoπŸ€,

lindsey mae

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green dress with web crochet bandeau straps

Web Crochet Bandeau Straps

A quick note on this pattern- this is intended to be an embellishment. These straps are not designed for support.

Materials:

Size G (4mm) Crochet Hook
yarn needle
1/4 skein Vanna’s Glamour Yarn 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:

this one by Victoria’s Secret

or this one by target – pick your price range πŸ™‚

Key

ch- chain
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet
tc- triple crochet
sl st- slip stitch

you will tc between stitches, if you have never done this before, refer to this tutorial at Crochet Spot

Web Design:

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

finished web motif

Straps –

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.

Assembly Instructions:

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.

Step 1-

Find the exact middle of the back of the bandeau, sew the edge of the web to the bandeau- the length of 4 spaces

Web Crochet Bandeau strap attach to bandeau back
Attachment to back of bralette
Step 2-

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.

girth hitch illustration
fold chain in half and girth hitch it into tc spaces
Step 3-

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.

bandeau strap assembly
Arrows show section to sew to bandeau. Stars show spaces through which to girth hitch straps
Step 4-

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.

bandeau front attachment
tie top and bottom straps together and secure to the front of bandeau

I tied mine off with a bow πŸ™‚ The longer side straps will be the ones that go underneath your arms.

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