Alipa by Asimina Saranti


March 2017
yarn held together
Light Fingering
+ Light Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet worked in rows
3.0 mm
875 - 2187 yards (800 - 2000 m)
Top: Cups AA, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K & Bottom: XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X
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Ever since I created my first crochet bikini top, I envisioned a design that could be worked for any size. After a few years and testing on several people, I found a comfortable shape that can be used in various configurations. To complete the set, I also created a bikini bottom, that takes into account fuller behinds in it’s sizing.

There are 12 (!) sizes to choose from for the top, and 9 for the bottom.

Alipa uses an elastic microfiber yarn that produces a result similar to spandex. It is stretchy and provides a good fit, especially when wet.

Instructions are given in written abbreviated form and US crochet terminology.

Alipa (Αλίπα) is the name of a beach in the Palaiokastritsa region, in the island of Corfu in Greece.

Tech editor: Olympia Driva (biokninja)
Model: Jenny Kampanou
Photography & Graphic Design: Asimina Saranti

Alize Diva Stretch
(Fingering / 4 ply / 14 wpi)
(92% Microfiber, 8% Other)
(400 meters - 437 yards / 100 grams) - Held double
Colorway: 55
Top: 0.5(0.5, 0.5, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins
Bottom: 1(1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

3.0 mm or size to obtain gauge


  • 1 stitch marker
  • yarn needle
  • manufactured swimsuit bra straps (optional but recommended for sizes larger than E cup)
  • a pair of foam bra cups (optional)
  • lining fabric (optional)

24 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) square in single crochet stitch worked in rows using 3.0mm hook

Because of the yarn’s elasticity, gauge should be measured with the swatch fabric relaxed, not stretched in any way.

There are 12 sizes for the top and 9 sizes for the bottom.

Top: AA(A, B, C) D(E, F, G) H(I, J, K)
Bottom: XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Sample shown in Cup G for the top and L for the bottom.

Skills Required/Techniques Used

  • Basic crochet stitches
  • Foundation single crochet
  • Increasing
  • Working flat & in the round
  • US crochet terminology

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