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.

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.

17) 1 slip stitch up edge of cup side, skip both slip st and sc into next stitch, sc next 19(23) stitches.

18) 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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35 Comments

  1. berni

    April 17, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    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

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      My boobs would never stay contained in one either 😂

  2. Emma

    April 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

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

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 17, 2018 at 3:52 pm

      It’s the only craft I can do 😁

  3. sharon brison

    April 17, 2018 at 9:37 am

    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

  4. Melissa

    April 16, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    It’s beautiful. When I was a kid I could crochet (I doubt to this level) but I can’t remember a thing.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 11:45 pm

      Im sure if you watched a few youtube clips it would come back to you xx

  5. Tracy Albiero

    April 16, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    It is so elegant! #LGRTStumble

  6. Chloe

    April 16, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Very pretty deloicate and pretty #LGRTStumble

  7. mummy here and there

    April 16, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    This is so pretty and delicate X #LGRTstrumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      Thank you xx

  8. Oldhouseintheshires

    April 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    A very pretty little top! My daughter would like be this! #lgrtstumble

  9. Modern Gypsy

    April 16, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the delicate lace and this pattern….beautiful!

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      It is very pretty x

  10. Misa

    April 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    It’s really lovely, but there is no way on earth I’m getting my boobs into that! LOL

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      😂😂😂 I have exactly the same problem

  11. Michelle Kellogg

    April 16, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    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

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm

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

  12. Ellen Brophy

    April 16, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    It looks beautiful. Learning to crochet is on my bucket list.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      Its something I took up as an adult to help with my anxiety x

  13. Rebecca Greenway

    April 16, 2018 at 11:57 am

    This is so cool! I’d love to be able to do this! #lgrtstumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      Its a lot easier than you might think x

  14. Liberty Henwick

    April 16, 2018 at 11:28 am

    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.

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      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

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Thank you Enda x

  15. This Scribbler Mum

    April 16, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Wow! That looks really pretty! I love it! #LGRTStumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Gorgeous isnt it

  16. Kirsty Hall

    April 16, 2018 at 11:18 am

    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

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      My boobs are a wee bit too big for this kind if top myself 😂😂

  17. Kayleigh

    April 16, 2018 at 10:55 am

    this is lovely! My crochet skills are non existent so I’m jealous! #LGRTStumble

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 16, 2018 at 2:58 pm

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

  18. AlwaysARedhead

    April 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Oh I do love it, sadly my crochet skills are only at the beginner level.

  19. Anne

    April 13, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    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

    1. hooks_and_dragons

      April 13, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Fingers crossed they will xx

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