Crocheted croptops, bralettes and mandalas

Crocheted crop tops for the festival season

In excited anticipation of the summer, I started crocheting bralettes and crop tops recently. One of the first ones came about when I created a mandala but wanted to work out how to crochet something wearable around it.

It is more freeform than I would like, but I always find that for the first couple of tries.

Pineapple crochet bikini top

I worked up a tropical themed bikini, pineapples! Used a couple of different stitches to create the spines and leaves. Alligator stitch for the body of the pineapples, and I modified a marijuana leaf pattern to create the top leaves.

Working in a granny triangle for an all-seeing-eye themed halter, in royal blue…

I have definitely got an eye theme going here;

See anything you like? Lots of crochet available at my Depop shop, or message me directly if you have something a little more custom in mind!

Similar crochet;

Beanbag woolbombing

High waisted granny square skull patch skirt

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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