In the hot summer months, it can be hard to stay cool. If you live in an area where it can be miserable just going outside, a bralette may be what you need. There are all types of bralette designs and styles. If you enjoy knitting and want to work on a quick project, give these knitted bralette patterns a try.
32 Wonderful Bralette Knitting Patterns
We have included everything from intimate apparel to everyday wear.
1. Knit Bralette Pattern by PuonSweater
Get outside and enjoy a nice hot summer day in this flirty bralette. The bralette knitting pattern is for beginners and advanced knitters alike.
To make this bralette you will need 1 skein of cotton or linen yarn. The top edge of the top is knitted with an elastic band for beauty and elasticity. 3 length sizes are included: small 8.3 inches (21 cm), medium 9 inches (23 cm), and large 9.5 inches (25 cm).
2. Get it Girl Bralette Knitting Pattern by girlyknits
Knit this feminine bralette with a knitting machine or by hand. It is an easy pattern that is ideal for beginners.
This bralette knitting pattern has step-by-step instructions and photos. There is also a video tutorial. You can knit the top right alongside the designer. Aside from seaming, you can make this bra top 100% on the machine.
3. Patons Trinity Bellwoods Free Bralette Knitting Pattern from Yarnspirations
Stay cool in this alluring knit bralette. It features a twisted rib band and I-cord straps.
The free bralette knitting pattern is worked flat and in the round. It was designed for intermediate level knitters. You will need US 3 (3.25 mm) circular knitting needles, US 6 (4 mm) circular knitting needles, US 2.5 (3 mm) double pointed knitting needles, a stitch marker, a yarn needle, and yarn.
4. Leyla Scrunchie & Bralette Knitting Pattern by knitwearbyjoan
This bralette is perfect for loungewear or beachwear. It would look cute with jeans, shirts, or bikini bottoms.
It is an intermediate level bralette knitting pattern. The top is worked from the bottom up in the round. You can either make the bralette with a basic ribbed band or an elastic ribbed band. The bralette is later separated for the front and back, and the bra cups are worked individually.
5. Bralette Knit Crop Top Pattern WoolenBrand
This knit bralette is perfect for the summertime. It pairs well with a high waisted, long skirt or some cute high waisted jeans. It is very versatile and can be worn under a jacket, cardigan, coat, or shirt.
To make this bralette knitting pattern you only need to know basic stitches. It uses knit, purl, cast on, bind off, knit two stitches together, and slip slip knit. The pattern includes sizes XXS, XS-S, M–L, XL-2XL, and 3XL-4XL.
6. Devil Wears BraDa Chunky Knit Bralette Pattern by BrendaMadeThis
The Devil Wears Bra-Da is a stylish textured bralette. An intermediate knitter could make one is a fraction of a day.
The pattern is written in English only. Even though it is an intermediate level pattern, it could be completed by a confident beginner. The pattern includes 6 sizes from a 28-30 inch (71.12-76.2 cm) chest to a 48-50 inch (121.92-127 cm) chest.
7. Braberrylette Knitting Pattern by KTSKnit
Whip this bralette knitting pattern up in no time at all. The little strawberries make this an adorable bralette to wear at home or at the beach.
The required skills include cable cast on method, knitting in the round, stockinette stitch, left and right leaning decreases, I-Cord, duplicate stitch, and mattress seam. Sizes range from XS-4XL.
8. Simple Knit Bralette Tutorial
Make this simple bralette using the free bralette knitting pattern tutorial by Handmade by Aura. It is a basic top that you can wear for everyday occasions.
Since there are no written instructions, we would recommend this pattern for an advanced knitter. The video shows you the steps, however, the video is fast and it can be hard for beginners to keep up with.
9. Basic Knitted Bralette Pattern by PatternsKnitShop
If you have a hard time getting a bralette over your head or are just looking for a button down top, this one is super cute. It would look adorable with a pair of jeans or shorts.
The bralette is a seamless top knitted from the bottom up in one piece. You will need 5.5 mm circular needles, scissors, stitch markers, a tapestry needle, buttons, and 100% cotton yarn.
10. Brioche Knitted Bralette Pattern by KnittheStars
This bralette knitting pattern was designed to be completely size adjustable. It has no upper or lower measurement limits. The pattern will guide you through a series of calculations based on your unique gauge, measurements, and desired length.
A sizing chart is also included as a guideline with average measurements and yardage estimates for women’s sizes XS-5XL. The top is knit in the round using one and two colour brioche patterns. The straps are double-knitted in rows.
11. Free Bralette Knitting Pattern by Handmade by Aura
Here is a free bralette knitting pattern. It is a video tutorial that walks you through the basic steps.
The pattern uses yarn 50 g x 2, 2.5 mm knitting needles, a stitch marker, scissors, a yarn needle, and a stitch holder. Once you have the bralette knitted you will need to sew the straps to the band.
12. Rainbow Bralette Knitting Pattern by TheRealKnittyKitty
Stand out in a crowd with this adorable rainbow inspired bralette. Great as a bikini top, bra, sleepwear, or intimate.
To make this top your will need to know stockinette stitch, fair isle, increasing, decreasing, and how to read a chart. It is available in adult sizes XS to XL.
13. Knitted Bralette Pattern by BaxKnitsByLaura
You can knit this bralette in one colour or mix and match. The choice is yours. It is a beginner-friendly pattern that only requires between 30–60 grams of yarn. So, it is a great pattern for using up your left overs.
You can knit this with either DK (lightweight 3) yarn or fingering weight yarn. If you are using fingering weight yarn, you will only need 2 mm needles. It includes sizes XS-XL.
14. Chunky Game Knit Bralette by KarasKnitEng
Here is a classy, cool, bralette top. It is the perfect knit for hanging out at the beach or the park. The top has a scoop-neck and a cropped fit.
The pattern includes sizes XXS-5X. To make the top you will need yarn and 12 mm circular needles.
15. Womens Summer Bralette Knitting Pattern by WoolenBrand
With these knitted socks, you can keep warm and stay stylish. These socks are knitted cuff down.
This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. You will need to know knit, purl, cast on, bind off, edge (st), make one right, make one left, yarn over, and knit two together. Included are sizes XS–S, M, L, and XL.
16. Simple Bralette and Crop Top
Here is a super simple, seed stitch bralette pattern. And the best part about it is, it is free. You can knit this top using any yarn, any needles, and your own measurements.
17. The Ooh La La Bralette Knitting Pattern by FiberandFernDesigns
Are you looking for a bralette that is cute and feminine? Take a look at this fun, lacey, ribbed bralette knitting pattern. You can use the pattern to make a bralette or make a cropped tank top.
The pattern calls for 2.5 mm needles (US Size 1.5) and sock weight yarn. The sizes included for bust are XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, and 5XL.
18. Retro Striped Tank Pattern by SaraKnitsCo
Bring the 70s back with this retro bralette pattern. It is a super quick knit. There are endless colour variations possible. Have fun and make it your own.
This is a beginner-friendly bralette knitting pattern. You will need to know stockinette stitch, working flat, working in the round, and decreasing. You will need 5 mm circular knitting needles, 4 medium weight yarn, and a tapestry needle. This pattern includes 8 sizes.
19. How to Knit a Bra Top Video Knitting Tutorial and Free Pattern
Are you interested in a free bralette knitting pattern? This one is perfect for lounging around the house or going to the park.
The free pattern includes both written instructions and a video tutorial. The design is simple and straightforward. And the bottom ribbing portion is totally customizable to suit your needs.
20. Basic Bralette Knitting Pattern by SaraKnitsCo
Here is a basic, simple, and comfy lazy day bralette. Once you make one you will want to make more in different colours.
The pattern is perfect for beginners that know stockinette stitch, working flat, working in the round, and decreasing. This pattern includes 8 sizes.
21. DIY Knit Bralette Pattern by RosehipLaneKnit
Are you looking for a basic bralette? This one is simple but sweet. It would make a great lightweight summer top you can wear for years.
This pattern uses 100% cotton yarn, yarn weight is #3. It is an easy knitting pattern. However, advanced beginner knitting skills are required. The pattern includes instructions for women’s sizes XS, S, and M.
22. Sugarboo Bralette Knitting Pattern by Caidree
This Sugarboo Bralette Knitting Pattern is made using Aran weight cashmere yarn, which is the perfect fiber type for those with sensitive skin. Soft and warm, it’s ideal for wearing by itself in the warmer months, or under a baggy cardigan in the winter.
23. Social Bubble Bralette Knitting Pattern by Brenda Made This
Made with super bulky yarn, this chunky knit bralette is named after its bubbly, spongy texture. You can follow instructions for six sizes, all of which can be worked up in a day or two, thanks to the super chunky wool and large needles.
This pattern will be easy to follow for beginners, but the stretchy yarn will offer less support than other bras in this list.
24. Basic Bralette Knitting Pattern by Knits Me Designs
Created for warm summer days, this bralette features a versatile design you can easily wear with an airy knitted skirt, high-waisted shorts, or for layering under a light jacket. Make a few in different colors to match all your summertime looks.
25. Ribbed Bralette Knitting Pattern by Lisa R
This easy-to-follow pattern works well as a makeshift bra, bikini top, or to use as comfortable sleepwear. With matching bottoms and leg-warmer patterns available, you can even knit a whole set of loungewear to use at home.
26. Ruffle Bralette Knitting Pattern by By Lambert
If you happen to be a fan of the ruffles, you’ll love this top. It makes the perfect loungewear piece with a full frill ruffle, i-cord straps and back-tie bow detailing. The yarn has a soft marl color effect which adds a luxury finish. Wear it on a date or a barbecue and you’ll be sure to impress.
27. Rainbow Stripes Bralette Knitting Pattern by Knitty Kitty Designs
Make sure you look hot even when it stays cold while wearing this cozy Rainbow Stripes Bralette with a racerback fit and rainbow stripe pattern all over it!
28. Knit Stargirl Bralette Pattern by Uma Murphy
This basic little garment is sure to add versatility to your warm weather wardrobe. It’s a simple and super quick bottom-up knit that is completely customizable. Top it with a knitted cardigan or other loose-fitting covergan, and flaunt your hottest summertime look! Look at those embroidered stars!
29. Lace Bralette Knitting Pattern by By Lambert
If you are a knitter that is looking for a fun lacey ribbed bralette, this is the pattern for you! It’s perfect for layering in the fall/winter, or lingerie, or just a fun lightweight piece to wear in the summer months.
30. Bow Peep Bralette Knitting Pattern by Anxious Girl Knits
This unique bralette features an alluring oversized bow design which brings a playful touch. The bare neckline perfectly makes way for your favorite necklaces and the full ribbing snug nicely to your body, so no bra is needed.
A head turner with delicate detailing, this statement piece will have you channeling your inner Diva whenever you put it on.
31. Knit Aphrodite Bralette Pattern by Sonata Pileckaite
This Aphrodite Bralette is available in two styles: with or without waist shaping. The bralette is ideal for wearing as a top in the summer or as a comfy bra or warm underlayer in the winter.
32. Ripple Bralette Knitting Pattern by Jessie Maed Designs
This Ripple Bralette is worked in ribbing for a nice comfy stretch that you’ll never want to take off. Wear alone as a summer top or as an adorable under layer in the cooler months.
The pattern has nine sizes and is intended ti fit 28-76″ chest circumferences. The bralette makes good use of combining negative ease and ribbing.
Knitted Bralette Patterns Frequently Asked Questions
What is a bralette?
Bralette is an unstructured bra. It’s usually unlined, unpadded, and wire-free. Bralettes are a fancy mix of a top with a bra that you don’t necessarily need to hide!
What kind of yarn is best to use for knitted bralettes?
Anything from fingering weight to worsted weight yarn should work for a knitted bralette. Cotton yarn and natural fibers are the best choices. Acrylic yarn can also be used, as it has more stretch but is less breathable.
A bra top can even be worked in lightweight wool for a warm and cozy replacement for your regular bra in winter or when lounging around the house!
How much yarn do I need to knit a bralette?
The amount of yarn required to knit a bralette is determined by various factors, including the pattern, the thickness of the yarn, and the size of the bralette. As a general rule, you should expect to use 100-300 yards of yarn (about 1 to 3 balls of yarn) for a normal bralette.
How do you wear a knitted bralette?
Bralettes are the epitome of laidback and effortless style that allows you to show off as much (or as little) skin as you want! They are great for warm weather months or layered under your favorite button-down or sweater when it gets a bit chilly.
Do knitted bralette cups need bra inserts or pads?
Not necessarily! Unless you want to give your knitted bralette more coverage and support. In this case, even if the pattern doesn’t call for it, you can still easily adapt it your way .
WE HOPE THESE KNITTED BRALETTE PATTERNS HAVE INSPIRED YOU TO PULL OUT YOUR NEEDLES AND GET KNITTING.
If you are looking to add some new style to your wardrobe or are just looking for a way to keep cool, try your hand at a knitted bralette pattern.