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Delicate Crochet Garter

Delicate Crochet GarterIf you've ever wanted to learn how to make a garter, and you're addicted to crochet, this is just the project for you. This Delicate Crochet Garter is a simple and pretty crochet pattern that anyone can manage. Whether you're having a vintage wedding or you just love the look of crochet, you'll love how this garter completes your wedding outfit. Alternatively, this is a wonderful wedding or engagement gift from the mother or grandmother of the bride, if you want to give something handmade and a bit more personal.

 

Time to complete: In an evening

 

Primary Technique: Crochet

 

Easy

 

Materials:

  • AUNT LYDIA’S® Classic Crochet Thread, Size 10: 1 ball of 1 White.
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 1.75mm [US 0].
  • Yarn/tapestry needle ¼” (6 mm) wide smooth braided elastic. Note: Sample uses 18” (45.5 cm).
  • 15 - White Pearl Size 6/0 Czech glass “E” Beads (Such as Beader’s Paradise purchased at Jo-Anns)
  • Sewing needle
  • White sewing thread

 

Measurements: 2” (5 cm) wide x 32” (81.5 cm) long (adjustable), without elastic

 

Abbreviations:

bch = beaded ch;

bsc = beaded single crochet;

ch = chain;

hdc = half double crochet;

dc = double crochet;

sc = single crochet;

st(s) = stitch(es);

( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st;

[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;

* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated

 

Special Abbreviations:

3-trCluster (Cl): *Yarn over (twice), insert hook in indicated st or sp, yarn over, draw up a loop, [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; repeat from * twice, yarn over, draw through remaining loops on hook.

Small Shell (shell): Ch 1, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in indicated st.

Heart Shell (Heart): (Dc, [ch 4, dc in top of previous dc, dc] twice) in indicated st.

Beaded Chain Stitch (bch): Side bead up thread, close to hook, yarn over, draw thread through loop.

Beaded Single Crochet (bsc): Insert hook in st or space, yarn over, draw up a loop, slide bead up close to hook, yarn over, draw thread through both loops on hook.

 

Fitting Tip: Elastic should be ¾” smaller than bride’s thigh measurement once sewn into a ring. Crocheted Garter should be 2” (5.1 cm) less than twice the thigh measurement. Foundation can be adjusted in increments of 8 ch sts to make larger or smaller as needed.

 

Pattern Notes:

Garter is crocheted in 2 steps. First a mesh strip is worked in the round with one side of lace edging crocheted off top of strip. Then thread is attached to opposite side of foundation ch and matching lace edging is crocheted around d opposite side of strip. Flower is crocheted in 2 parts, then sewn together and sewn to center strip of garter. Once crocheted part of garter is finished, elastic is woven through center strip and ends are sewn together.

 

Instructions

 

GARTER

 

Center Strip

Ch 256; join into a ring with a slip st in first ch.

Round 1: Ch 1, working in back bump of ch sts, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch around; join with a slip st in first sc—256 sc.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), skip first st, skip next st, *Cl in next st, ch 1, skip next st**, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around, ending last repeat **; join with a slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch-5—32 Cl, 32 tr.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st and ch-1 space around; join with a slip st in first sc—256 sc.

 

First Lace Edging

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, *skip next st, shell in next st, skip next st**, sc in each of next 5 sts; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in each of last next 2 sts; join with a slip st in first sc—32 shells; 160 sc.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, skip next 5 sts, Heart in next st, ch 3, skip 5 sts**, sc in next st; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **; join with a slip st in first sc—32 sc, 32 Hearts, 64 ch-3 spaces. Fasten off.

 

Second Lace Edging

With right side facing, working across opposite side of foundation ch, join thread to in ch at base of first sc in Round 1 of Center Strip.

Rounds 1-2: Repeat Rounds 1-2 of First Lace Edging.

 

Flower Petals

Leaving a sewing length, ch 2.

Round 1 (right side): Work 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a slip st in first sc, tighten beginning tail to close center—10 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 5, sc) in first st, ch 1, skip next st, *(sc, ch 5, sc) in next st, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc—5 ch-5 spaces.

Round 3: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 4 dc, ch 1, bch 1, ch 1, 4 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 space around; join with a slip st in first sc—5 petals. Fasten off.

 

Flower Center

Ch 2.

Round 1 (right side): Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with a slip st in first sc, tighten beginning tail to close center—5 sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 bsc in each st around; join with a slip st in first sc—10 bsc. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends on Garter Strip.

For Flower, weave ends to middle of Petals and Center. Using tails, sew center to middle of petals, then sew completed flower on right side to a cluster on garter center strip.

 

Weave elastic through Round 2 of Center Strip, pushing tr sts to back and clusters to front. With sewing needle and thread, sew ends of elastic together.

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