Gilmore Bralette by Janine Myska

Gilmore Bralette

August 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in sc
3.75 mm (F)
350 - 950 yards (320 - 869 m)
This bralette is written tutorial-style in order to be customized to your exact body measurements.If making this bralette for somebody else, you will need just three measurements from them, A, B, and C, outlined in the pattern.
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The #SizeInclusive Gilmore Bralette is a cropped festival top featuring a mesh neckline with a matching eyelet detail along the bottom front edge, and a lace-up back. Crocheted in a worsted weight cotton yarn, this piece is made for hot summer days and can be completed in just a day or two.

With plenty of helpful photos and instructions on how to achieve the perfect fit on any body type, you’ll be able to crochet your own Gilmore Bralette to fit you exactly the way you like. This piece is written in a tutorial-style for any body size; all you need are 3 body measurements.

How to wear: This bralette is crocheted with a small hook, creating a solid fabric that need not be worn with a bra. You may choose to wear your bralette with removable cups like the ones found in bathing suits for a more comfortable wearing experience. You can also sew in a fabric lining, if desired!

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Yarn: Worsted/Aran—Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Black; orange sample shown in Goldenrod

  • 100% Mercerized Cotton
  • 186 yds (170 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
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Estimated Yardage for Bust Sizes:
28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)” or 71-76 (81-86, 91-97, 102-106, 112-117) (122-127, 132-137, 142-147, 152-158) cm, measured at your fullest bust

2 (3, 3, 3, 4) (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, or approximately

  • 350 (375, 415, 475, 575) (625, 750, 875, 950) yds
  • 320 (343, 380, 434, 526) (572, 686, 800, 869) m

Yardage is estimated assuming a final length ending at the belly button or the small of your waist.

Substitute Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton with any similar category 4 (worsted) medium weight cotton yarn that matches gauge. You can also try this pattern with a different yarn weight and corresponding hook since each section is simply worked to your desired measurements.

Hook: Size U.S. F/5 (3.75 mm) or size required to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, 8-10 locking stitch markers, tape measure

SIZING INFO (schematic included in pattern)

Sizing: This bralette is written tutorial-style in order to be customized to your exact body measurements. If making this bralette for somebody else, you will need these three measurements from them:

(A) Distance from nipple to side of body, directly beneath underarm
(B) Distance from underarm to center of chest
(C) Total rib cage circumference, measured beneath your bust, minus 10” (25 cm)

In other words, C should measure 10” (25 cm) smaller than the total rib cage circumference.

These three measurements (A, B, and C) will be referenced throughout the pattern.

Fit: This bralette is intended to fit with at least 10” (25 cm) of negative ease (or 10” {25 cm} of space in the back) since it will be pulled tight for a snug fit. It is meant to be fitted as close to your natural body measurements as possible to hug your curves.