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Crochet Lace Edged Corset Top – Free Pattern

Hello readers. Most of the crochet items I make are either stuffed toys or mini figures of famous people, but every now and again I will make something a bit different. Recently a friend asked if I could make her and her daughter a crochet corset top. One in medium and one in small. I will admit I was a bit apprehensive about this at first because unlike with soft toys size actually matters. Because I needed to make the top on two different sizes I needed a pattern that could easily be sized up or down, alas the few patterns I found were only for one size but gave no clear indication of what sizes they was!

I ended up adapting a basic pattern so it could be made in different sizes.

Lace Edged Crochet Corset Top Pattern

4mm hook
Cotton DK yarn 2x100g balls

All stitches are using US terms.

Sc = single crochet
Hdc = half double crochet
Dc = double crochet
Sc 2tog = single crochet next 2 stitches together

For this pattern the number shown in the brackets is for the medium-sized pattern. The small pattern will fit up to a UK size 8, the medium up to a UK size 12.

Body of Corset

Close up of the crochet lace on the body part of the top

1) Chain 98 (114) sc in each ch starting 2nd ch from the hook

2) Sc into each stitch starting 2nd ch from hook.

3) Ch 1 (turning chain) dc into next stitch, *ch 1, skip 1 stitch, dc into next stitch * repeat till end.

4) Ch 1 (turning chain) sc, *ch 2, skip 3 stitches, [2dc, ch1, 2dc] into next stitch, ch 2, skip 3 stitches, sc into next stitch* 12 (14) times

5 ) Ch1 (turning ch) [dc, ch 1, dc] into 1st stitch, *ch 2, sc into the ch1 space of the shell, ch 2, [dc , chain 3, dc] into the sc* 11(13) times, ch 2, sc into ch1 space of the shell, ch 2, [dc, ch 1,dc] into last ch.

6) ch 1 (turning chain) sc into first stitch *ch 2, [2dc,ch 1 2dc] into the top of sc, ch 2, sc into middle ch of the ch 3* 11 (13) times ch 2, [2dc,ch 1 2dc] into the top of sc, ch 2, sc into last st.

7) 2dc into 1st stitch, *ch 2, sc into the ch1 space of the shell, ch 2, [dc ,chain 2,dc] into the sc* 11(13) times, ch 2, sc into ch1 space of the shell, ch 2, 2dc into last ch

8) Sc into each st (97 or 113 stitches)

9) Ch1 (turning ch) sc into next stitch, ch 2, skip 1 stitch sc into next st *chain 4, skip 3 stitches, sc into next st* 23 (27) times, ch 2, skip 1 stitches, dc into last stitch

10) Sc into next stitch, ch 4, *sc into middle of the next ch 4, make 8 dc into next ch 4, sc into middle of next ch4, ch 4, sc into middle of next ch 4, ch 4* 5 (6) times, sc into middle of next ch4, make 8 dc into next ch 4, sc into middle of next ch 4, ch 4, sc into last stitch.

11) dc into first stitch, ch 2, *sc into middle of the next ch 4, dc then ch 1 into the each of the first 7 dc stitches of the row bellow, dc into the last dc of the row bellow, sc into top of next ch 4, ch 4* 5 (6) times, sc into top of next ch 4, dc then ch 1 into each of the first 7 dc, dc into the last dc, sc into next ch 4, ch 2, dc into last stitch.

12) sc into first stitch * 3dc cluster into the ch1 space, ch4 and slip st into back of 1st ch, ch 2, repeat for the next 5 ch 1 spaces, 3dc cluster in the last ch1 space, sc into middle of ch4* 6(7) times, sc into last stitch, cast off.

1) Join at the bottom and work sc stitches up the side of the body piece.

2- 6) Ch1 (turning ch) sc into each stitch.

7-8) For medium-sized top only, Ch1 (turning ch) sc into each stitch.

Repeat this on the other edge of the body piece.

Cup

Side view of crochet top. Black line drawn around the cup area

1) Ch 13 (14), hdc into each stitch starting 2nd ch from hook.

2-13) Ch (turning ch) hdc into each stitch.

14) Ch (turning ch) hdc, into next 11(12) stitches, 3hdc into last stitch, working down the side make 13 hdc

15-16) Ch (turning ch) hdc in each stitch.

17) Ch (turning ch) hdc into next 12(13) stitches, 3hdc into next stitch, hdc in each stitch till end.

18- 20) Ch (turning ch) hdc in each stitch.

(21-22) For medium-sized crochet corset top only – Ch (turning ch) hdc in each stitch
Do not cast off, the strap is worked onto the cup on one continuous piece.

Strap

1) chain 66, sc into each stitch starting 2nd ch from hook, slip st to join to side of cup, slip stitch.

2) Slip st down side of the cup, ch 1, turn work, skip both slip stitches work 1 dc in next st, * ch1 skip 1 stitch dc into next stitch * repeat till end

3) ch1 (turning ch) sc in each stitch, slip stitch to cup to join.

4) slip st down side of the cup, skip both slip stitches dc into next st, ch 2, skip 1 st, sc into next st, *ch 3, skip 3 st and sc into next st* 15 times, ch 2, skip 1 st, dc into last st

5) ch 1 (turning ch) sc into next stitch, ch 4, *sc into middle of the next ch 4, make 8 dc into next ch 4, sc into middle of next ch4, ch 4, sc into middle of next ch 4, ch 4* 3 times, sc into middle of next ch4, make 8 dc into next ch 4, sc into middle of next ch 4, ch 4, sc into last stitch, slip st to cup to join.

6) dc into first stitch, ch 2, *sc into top of next ch 4, dc then ch 1 into the top of first 7 dc, dc into the last dc, sc into top of next ch 4, ch 4* 3 times, sc into top of next ch 4, dc then ch 1 into the top of first 7 dc, dc into the last dc, sc into next ch 4, ch 2, dc into last stitch.

7) sc into first stitch * 3dc cluster into the ch1 space, ch4 and slip st into back of 1st ch, ch 2, repeat for the next 5 ch 1 spaces, 3dc cluster in the last ch1 space, ch 1, sc into middle of ch4* 4 times sc into last stitch. Do not cast off, as you will be working the side of the cup next.

Side of cup

Side view of crochet top. Black line drawn around the cup side area

1) Sc 20 (22) stitches down the side of the cup

2) Ch1 (turning ch) sc next 18(20) stitches, sc 2tog.

3) Ch 1 (turning ch) sc 2tog, sc next 17(19)stitches.

4) Ch1 (turning ch) sc next 16(18) stitches, sc 2tog.

5) Ch 1 (turning ch) sc 2tog, sc next 15(17) stitches.

6) Ch1 (turning ch) sc next 14(16) stitches,sc 2tog.

7) Ch 1 (turning ch) sc 2tog, sc next 13(15) stitches.

8) Ch1 (turning ch) sc next 12(10) stitches, sc 2tog.

9) Ch 1 (turning ch) sc 2tog, sc next 11(13) stitches.

10) Ch1 (turning ch) sc next 10(12) stitches,sc 2tog.

11) Ch 1 (turning ch) sc 2tog, sc next 9(11) stitches.

12) Ch1 (turning ch) sc next 8(10) stitches, sc 2tog.

13) Ch 1 (turning ch) sc 2tog, sc next 7(9) stitches.

For small crochet corset top skip the next 2 rows.

14) ch1 (turning ch) sc next 6 (8)stitches, sc 2tog.
ch 1 (turning ch) sc 2tog, sc next 7 stitches.

15) ch1 (turning ch) sc next 6 stitches, sc 2tog.

16) Sc up the side of the cup slip st to the strap and cast off.

Side view of crochet top with a black line around the side area.

Under bottom of strap

1) Join to the bottom of row 13 (15) ch 20 (24), sc in each ch starting 2nd ch from hook, slip st to side of cup to join

2) 1 slip stitch up edge of the cup side, skip both slip st and sc into next stitch, sc next 19(23) stitches.

3) Ch1 (turning ch) sc next 19(23) st, slip st to cup side to join.

4) 1 slip stitch up edge of cup side, skip both slip st and sc into next stitch, sc next 19(23) stitches.

5) Ch 1 (turning ch) sc next 19(23) st, slip st to side of cup to join, cast off.

Make a second cup/strap piece. Sew the cup sections together and then sew this joined piece to the body section.

Join to the edge of the strap and sc along the end of the strap. Sc (turning chain) and make a second row of sc. Sew the end of the strap to the outer edge of the body (as seen in the picture).

Back of corset top showing it laced up

To make the crochet corset top loops join at the bottom of the corset body. For each loop chain 4 then join to the body with a slip stitch. Make 6 loops altogether.

To make the lace that ties the corset chain 300 then cast off (you may want a longer or shorter chain depending on how tight you wish to lace the corset).

This pattern may look a little complicated to start with but I found the lace pattern was quite easy to pick up, and the final piece looks quite beautiful.

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48 thoughts on “Crochet Lace Edged Corset Top – Free Pattern

  1. Hi, sorry the numbering is a typo on my part, there are just 5 rows to this sectiom, I have now corrected the pattern. Thank you for pointing that out xx

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  2. I’m about half finished with a two tone blue version, but I’m asking front laces and a bit of lace detail on the top of the cups. Your pattern was the prettiest I could find, although I’m not sure my gauge is quite right, did I miss swatch instructions? I think my other adjustments are going to turn out alright.

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  3. Hi. Please advise.
    After finishing the side of the cup, there is no ‘title’ for what the next section is & the rows jump from row 3 to row 17 without any reason why.
    I’m a very proficient crocheter but can’t quite figure out your pattern without making up my own interpretation.
    Thank you. Xx

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  4. Bonjour, merci pour le patron. J’en suis au rang 8 du corset mais je ne comprends pas comment faire une sc dans chaque maille au niveau des chainettes ?
    J’espère que vous pourrez répondre à ma question

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  5. Hi! I’m having a hard time following the strap section. Is there any way I could get some more detail or pictures showing where you are going in each row?

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  6. For the small side strap part, it jumps from row 3 to row 17.

    Do I just repeat the last 2 rows (2 and 3) to make up the missing 13 rows?

    Thank you

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  7. Hey, do you know the multiples for the lacing part at the bottom and the beautiful half circle design? Would massively appreciate it as sadly I’m a bigger girl than a medium small (:

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  8. Hi, no that is an error on my part, every row should start with a turning chain xx

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  9. Amazing pattern and so easy to understand! Would love to know what multiples are for the straps and body lacing to try make a larger size? Thanks so much for sharing you are a great artist!

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  10. that is so cute – but my belly is too old and my boobs too big and saggy to wear something so delicate. Not to mention the fact that i can’t crochet… #LGRTStumble

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  11. That is so pretty! I’m awful at anything textile or sewing related and would love to have that skill! #LGRTStumble

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  12. Wow you’re really talented! Unfortunately anything like sewing/knitting etc I’m useless at…fortunately though my Mum is really talented like you which is very, very handy indeed! #MondayStumble

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  13. It was beautiful here on Saturday, rain yesterday and cloudy with a few blue patches today

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  14. That is very cute! I see you’re stepping up your crocheting which is great! I love the color too. White reminds me of Spring and I’m really wanting Spring to stay here for awhile lol. Alas, though it was a beautiful weekend but today is freezing rain:( #LGRTStumble

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  15. Each one was probably about 5 hours to make. The sizing isnt too bad. When I make them to order (I do that if you would like some) I ask people for their individual measurments and I can then adjust the tab bits at the end of the body and cup area to make the top bigger or smaller as needed x

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  16. Im lucky my nan taught me when I was little. I do make crochet items to order for people who cant crochet xx

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  17. That really is beautiful, i could almost be tempted to take up crochet! I know my three girls would absolutely love one each. How long did that take you? I’d say the sizing would be the trickiest part.

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  18. That is so cute. If only I could a)crochet and b) had a flat enough tummy to wear it 😉 #lrgtstumble
    Quick question – would you mind sharing what you used to get the stumble upon button on your page. The social media icons plugin I use doesn’t have it and I really want to add it to my site. Thanks

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  19. That is really pretty, I particularly like the lacy part and the fact that it ties like a corset. Well done, I love it, I hope the recipients loved theirs too. x

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