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handmade | crochet bralet


When Lily says she’s gonna make something, Lily does exactly that!  In this post I mentioned how these cute bralets everywhere were a pretty good motivator to get my head around crochet.  Armed with a hook and a book and Pinterest (aka the holy grail of DIY) for inspiration, I set to work and had this one whipped up in an afternoon or two.  It’s on the basic side with only the simplest of lace against plain single crochet all round, but I’m pretty happy with it as a first attempt!  Simple is the best way, right?


Getting the fit right when you’re going sans-bra is a bit of a tricky one!  Hence the afterthought racerback style, but no-one needs to know that, so shh.  Do a bit, add another bit, undo a bit, attach 2 bits together is pretty much how it goes with crochet (in my book anyway), since I made the whole thing up as I went along.


Shorts: New Look (old)

Bralet:  handmade in Sirdar Calico


(Not stood in front of a blazing fire btw, even though it kinda looks like it)


Even though we’re all losing a bit of steam with exams now (nerves wear off when you’re sitting your 21st one, y’know), I’m holding fire on any more crochet projects for a week because they are the absolute best form of procrastination.  “I’m doing something productive so it’s OK!” – hahaha don’t kid myself or anything!  Ah well.  This time next week I’ll be free as a bird. 😀

lily kate x
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  • Reply
    Emma 5 foot 10
    19th June 2014 at 8:35 pm

    This looks lovely. Well done you! Pretty colour and pattern 🙂

    • Reply
      28th June 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Emma! I think there will be plenty more bralets to come! 😀

  • Reply
    19th June 2014 at 10:01 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! That’s so pretty! Good luck going into your last bit of exams.

    • Reply
      28th June 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Ah thank you so much Nichole!

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    Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb
    20th June 2014 at 12:06 am

    Lily you look incredible – you take such a beautiful photo! And I can’t believe you made the bralet in such a short space of time… you’re one talented girl! Good luck with your exams hun 🙂

    Catherine x

    • Reply
      28th June 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you Catherine! It amazes me how quick crochet can be, can whip up little projects in no time!

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    20th June 2014 at 10:30 am

    Good luck with the rest of the exams! Just push yourself for this last little bit and then at least you’ll know you tried your best the whole way through! 🙂
    On the other hand, if you can make such pretty things, I don’t know if you need exam grades haha. Not long before you’re making your millions I bet! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua : Life in Italy

    • Reply
      28th June 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you Lucy! The last few really dragged but thankfully went ok! Pfft who needs exam grades 😉 Thank you!

  • Reply
    20th June 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Is this your first crochet? Excellent! The fit and style are really good. You look super in blue! It may be my favourite colour.

    I know what you mean about procrastination and crafts. Good thing you told us about it so we can keep you on track. I’ll know something is up if you show us a matching beadspread next week. So back to the studying for now, ok?

    • Reply
      28th June 2014 at 1:15 pm

      It’s my first proper project, yes! I think blue may be my favourite too. No bedspeads were made don’t worry! I can make anything I like now though 😀

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    Alice Evans
    22nd June 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Lily this is perfect! You’ll have to make one in every colour! X


    • Reply
      28th June 2014 at 1:17 pm

      I probably will do! Thank you!

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