The Wrapped in Lace garter is a beautiful, free crochet pattern for the bride on her special day! Weddings can be expensive, but they don’t have to cost as much if you crochet your own bridal accessories! This crochet wedding garter matches the Wrapped in Lace Choker, and Fingerless Gloves crochet patterns to make this a complete bridal set. Delicate lace details, and a simple flower with pearl center give this set a vintage or Victorian era feel that’s perfect for country, or romantic style weddings. While I’ve displayed these pieces with a cream ribbon, it can be swapped out to match the bride’s colors if you prefer. As written this pattern fits a XS-M, but additional notes are provided so you can adjust the pattern up as much as you need.
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I don’t know if it’s just me, or if this is common among little girls, but when I was very young I always enjoyed looking through a small treasure box of things my mom had saved over the years. One of those items was her wedding garter. It was lacy with a blue satin ribbon and I was always impressed by how beautiful it was (I have loved beauty as long as I can remember). I knew that some day when I was old enough to get married, I wanted a beautiful garter like that! While this garter does look quite a bit different from the one my mom had, I’ve tried to capture some of the same wonder and grace in this pattern. I hope this brings out the dreamer in your heart on your big day, and becomes a treasured heirloom for you and your family for years to come.
1.5mm steel hook. I suggest trying Clover Amour Hooks for a comfortable crochet experience.
75 yards Aunt Lydia’s #10 crochet thread in Ecru, or color of your choice
1 yd sewing thread
1 yd 1/2″ ruched elastic band by Dritz
12″ satin ribbon
1 Flower from my free Delicate Flower Clip pattern <–click to be taken to the page
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
cluster = dc3tog in same stitch
31 hdc stitches in 4”
XS-M: 18” around before elastic band is added. See “Additional Notes” for increasing the size.
-You may substitute ribbon for the elastic band if you prefer.
-This garter fits up to a 18” leg (measuring circumference 1″ above the knee) as written.
-Pattern may be made larger as long as you keep the loops in round 5 in multiples of 3. For instance, if you wanted to make the pattern approximately 4″ longer, you would need to increase your beginning stitch count by 27, which should give you 9 extra loops in round 5 (57, instead of 48 as is written. This should give you 19 fans instead of 16.)
Wrapped in Lace Garter (US terms):
Round 1: Ch 144, join with sl st making a circle. Be careful not to twist the chain!
Round 2: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first hdc. (144)
Round 3: ch 1, dc3tog in same stitch creating a cluster, ch 1, sk st, *cluster, ch 1, sk st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first cluster. (72 clusters, 72 ch)
Round 4: ch 1, hdc in each stitch across, join with sl st to first hdc. (144)
Round 5: *ch 3, skip 2 sts, sl st in the next ch 3, skip 2 sts, sl st in the next st; repeat from * around. No join. (48 ch-3 spaces)
Round 6: 2 sl st up ch from previous round, in next ch-3 sp work (dc, ch 1) 4 times, then one more dc, sl st into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sl st in next ch 3 space, in next ch-3 space work (dc, ch 1) 4 times, then one more dc, sl st into next ch-3 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st to 2nd sl st of round (16 fans, 16 ch-3 spaces)
Round 7: *ch 3, sl st into ch-1 space, ch 3, sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 4, sl st into same ch-1 space, ch 3, sl st into next ch-1 space, ch 3, sl st into final ch 1 space, move to next ch 3 space, sc, ch 3, sl st back into sc creating a picot, sl st into first dc of next shell; repeat from * around.
Attach crochet thread to other side of garter.
Repeat rounds 5-7 one more time.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Block the lace if you wish.
Measure your leg circumference 1″ above your knee. Cut length of elastic 1″ shorter than your leg circumference. Weave elastic (or ribbon) through round 3. Sew ends together securely with needle and thread. You’ll need about 3/4″ of overlap when you sew the elastic ends together.
Thread ribbon around 2 clusters and tie in a bow. Take your needle and thread and secure bow with a stitch or two so it doesn’t untie.
Sew delicate flower on top of bow. Feel free to use a different flower if you prefer, or replace it with a cameo embellishment if you prefer.
And that’s it! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I wish you well as you begin your journey as a married couple!
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