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Crochet care

In light of the many bikinis and crop tops I've decided to make lately, I thought I'd do a quick list of the ways you can take care of your crochet clothing pieces.

So, first off...

What NOT to do:

1. No procrastinating with your washing:

After an awesome day at the beach or by the pool, let's resist the temptation to strip off your crochet bikini and shove it into the laundry hamper for a wash at a later date.

I prefer giving mine a a quick wash in the shower with liquid soap (your shower gel is an easy fix) and hanging it outside to drip dry!

2. No direct sunlight:

When I say hang outside, I mean in the shade though - as some of the pretty colors on my bikinis and crop tops have faded (or bled into each other) when they've been hung out on our washing line. Hello, Sollies sun 🌞

3. No hard wringing/squeezing:

As the material is quite malleable, I tend not to over-squeeze my crochet bikini or crop top, as the item loses its shape over time (and after a few washes and hard wringing).

4. No washing machine or dryer use:

This is also a 'no machine wash' fabric by the way. Never put your crochet swimwear in the dryer or washing machine! Both make your item lose its shape and silhouette and become old looking – definitely not a good beach look!

Hand-washing is better off in the long run if you want to get the most out of your crochet item.

Crochet Care tips

Chlorine can have a damaging effect on your swimwear so rinsing and giving your swimsuit a hand-wash immediately after changing, is strongly advised.

Like i mentioned earlier, straight away is even better, as it gives the bacteria (ew!) less time to set in.

Wash routine:

1. Fill up your sink or a bucket with cold water

2. Add a s