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Free Crochet Bralette Pattern, The Ivory Lace Bralette

The Ivory Lace Bralette Top: A Beautiful Free Crochet Bralette Pattern for You.

Pattern by Pam Carr ©2018

Looking for an easy free crochet bralette pattern. You need look no further. Summer is on its way. This summer will be a little different as the world is in the middle of an unprecedented lock down due to the COVID 19 virus. But one thing we can be sure of is that summer days will soon be here and it seems to perfect time to lift our spirits with some summer vibes.  I thought I’d share this free crochet bralette pattern at this time as it is so elegant.  The “Ivory Lace” Bralette  Top is perfect for those looking for something different. It is great for laying in the sun as you self isolate at home, or just to make you feel good as you hunker down till life returns to something ressembling normal.

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 My Inspiration for The Ivory Lace Bralette Crochet Pattern

 I started experimenting with making crochet bralette patterns  two years ago and this was one of the first styles I made. I love the way the shell stitches create such a lovely lacy pattern for the bodice section of the bralette. Also you can just keep on going if you want it to have a longer bodice. Just keep repeating the pattern until it is the length that you want.

The cups on this bralette are a basic cup design with no trim along the edges, so it is perfect for advanced beginner crocheters. The cups are made using the Double Crochet stitch and I have them in sizes from Extra Small to Extra Large.

The bodice is made separately and then sewn on to the cups. using the whip stitch.

You can feel so elegant as you wear this top and it works great if you choose to layer it with a cardigan or shirt worn open, like a jacket. Make one for a friend or if you have an etsy shop, they are very popular there. You might also be interested in my Earth Mother Bralette Pattern if you like summer crochet crop tops.


Description of the Ivory Lace Bralette pattern.

I’m just so happy to share the “Ivory Lace Bralette Top” Pattern by Carroway Crochet.

This free bralette crochet pattern makes the perfect top for a summers day on the beach and for magical festival experiences. Make one now to celebrate once the lock down is over and you can get outside in a social setting again. Wear it at home just to make yourself feel good.   You could also pair it with my Bella B Crochet Shorts which are also a free pattern here on my blog.

This bralette style top has an elegant lacy bodice. You can make it as short or as long as you like.

The pattern is written for Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large. The cups use mostly double crochet stitches, while some sizes need a row of  half double crochet to get the sizes to fit. While making the lace bodice you will also use the treble crochet stitch.

The Ivory Lace Bralette is so on trend right now. You can make it with your choice of worsted weight yarn, either acrylic or cotton, just look for the number (4) on the yarn label.

It is an intermediate crochet pattern, with easy to follow instructions. It is in US terms.

 
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The Ivory Lace Bralette Top Pattern

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Supplies you will need:

Yarn: Ivory worsted weight (4) yarn. I used Caron Simply Soft
Hook: Size H/8-5mm
Notions: Scissors , tapestry needle.

Gauge: 13 sc – 14 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Abbreviations (uses US conventions)

  • Ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sp =space
  • ch1 sp = chain one space
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • dc = Double crochet
  • tr =Treble crochet

This pattern uses US terminology. The US and UK crochet terms are different, but they use the same terms to describe different stitches. Here is a simple conversion chart for anyone in the UK.

 

US

Single Crochet (sc)

Half double crochet (

Double crochet (dc)

Treble (tr)

Single Crochet (sc)

UK

Double crochet (dc)

Half treble (htr)

Treble (tr)

Double Treble (dtr)

Double Crochet (dc)

 

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Sizes: 

Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large

Instructions:

Cups: make two.

I have included the pattern for each of the different sizes mentioned above.

Ch 2 at start of each row does not count as a stitch.

 

Extra Small Cup:

Fits: 32A, 34A, 32B

Finished cup should measure 5″- 5.5” approx

Ch 9

Row 1: Dc into 3rd ch from the hook and into the next 5 chain stitches, (2 Dc, ch1, 2dc) into the last chain, dc down other side of the chain, (there will be 8 st each side of the ch1 space)

Row 2: Ch2 and turn, dc into next 8 st, (dc, ch 1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 8 down other side, (9 stitches each side of the ch1 space)

Row 3: ch2, turn, dc into next 9 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 9 down other side (10 stitches each side of the ch1 space)

Row 4: ch2, turn, dc into next 10 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 10 down other side (11 stitches each side of the ch1 space)

Row 5: ch2, turn, hdc into next 11 st, (hdc, ch1, hdc) into ch1 sp, hdc 11 down other side (12 stitches each side of the ch1 space)


For small cup:

Fits: 36A, 34B, 36B, 32C, 34C, 32D

Finished cup should measure 6″- 6.5” approx.

Ch 11

Row 1: dc into 3rd ch from the hook and into the next 7 chain stitches, (2 dc, ch1, 2dc) into the last chain, dc 8 stitches down the other side of the chain, (there will be 10 st each side of the ch1 space)

Row 2: ch2 and turn, dc into next 10 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 10 down other side, (11 stitches each side of the ch1 space)

Row 3: ch2, turn, dc into next 11 st, ( dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 11 down other side (12 stitches each side of the ch1 space)

Row 4: ch2, turn, dc into next 12 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 12 down other side (13 stitches each side of the ch1 space)

Row 5: ch2, turn, dc into next 13 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 13 down other side (14 stitches each side of the ch1 space)

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For medium cups,

Fits: 34C, 32D, 34D, 36D, 32DD

Finished cup should measure 7″- 7 ½” approx.

Ch 13

Row 1: dc into 3rd ch from the hook and next 9 chain stitches, (2 dc, ch1, 2dc) into the last chain. Then dc 10 stitches down the other side of the chain. There will be 12 st each side of the ch1 space

Row 2: ch2 and turn, dc 12 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 12 down other side, (13 stitches each side)

Row 3: ch2, turn, dc into next 13 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 13 down other side (14 stitches each side)

Row 4: ch2, turn, dc into next 14 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 14 down other side (15 stitches each side)

Row 5: ch2, turn, dc into next 15 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 15 down other side (16 stitches each side)

Row 6: ch2, turn, dc into next 16 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 16 down other side (17 stitches each side)

 

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For large cups,

Fit: 36C, 32D, 34D, 36D, 32DD, 38C

Finished cup should measure 8” – 8.5”

Ch 15

Row 1: dc into 3rd st from the hook and next 11st, (2 dc, ch1, 2dc) into the last chain, dc down other side. There will be 14 st each side of the ch1 space

Row 2: Ch2 and turn, dc 14 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 14 down other side, (15 stitches each side)

Row 3: ch2, turn, dc into next 15 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 15 down other side (16 stitches each side)

Row 4: ch2, turn, dc into next 16 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 16 down other side (17 stitches each side)

Row 5: ch2, turn, dc into next 17 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 17 down other side (18 stitches each side)

Row 6: ch2, turn, dc into next 18 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 18 down other side (19 stitches each side)

Row 7: ch2, turn, dc into next 19 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 19 down other side (20 stitches each side)

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For extra large cups,

Fit: 36D, 38C or larger

Finished cup should measure 9” – 9.5” approx.

Ch 17

Row 1: dc into 3rd st from the hook and next 13st, (2 dc, ch1, 2dc) into the last chain, dc down other side, there will be 16 st each side of the ch1 space

Row 2: ch2 and turn, dc 16 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 16 down other side, (17 stitches each side)

Row 3: ch2, turn, dc into next 17 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 17 down other side (18 stitches each side)

Row 4: ch2, turn, dc into next 18 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 18 down other side (19 stitches each side)

Row 5: ch2, turn, dc into next 19 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 19 down other side (20 stitches each side)

Row 6: ch2, turn, dc into next 20 st, (dc, ch1, dc) into ch1 sp, dc 20 down other side (21 stitches each side)

Row 7: ch2, turn, dc into next 21 st, (dc, ch1, dc)into ch1 sp, dc 21 down other side (22 stitches each side)

Repeat extra rounds if necessary to make the cup larger.

Bodice:

The bodice is the section that goes below the bralette and has the back straps attached to it.

This can be customized to fit your body.

I have listed the various sizes and how many chains are recommended for each size. You can, however, make a chain long enough to go from one side of your rib cage to the other. For a small/medium I suggest you ch 64 plus 1. You can make it smaller or larger, but make sure it is in multiples of 8 plus 1 so the pattern works.

I have written the bodice pattern for sizes, XS, S, M, L, XL

Recommended starting chains for the above sizes:

Extra Small: Waist size 25.”

Ch48+1 (this makes a 16.5”crocheted bodice) approx.

 

Small: Waist size 28.”

Ch 56+1 (this makes a 18.5” crocheted bodice) approx.

 

Medium: Waist size 30.”

Ch 64+1 (this makes a 19.5” bodice) approx.

 

Large: Waist size 34.”

Ch 72+1 (this makes a 22” bodice) approx.

 

Extra Large: Waist 37.”

Ch 80+1 (this makes a 24.5” bodice) approx.

Once you have chained the required amount from the sizing information above follow this pattern. It is the same for all sizes.

Row 1: 

SC into the 2nd chain from the hook. SC all the way across to the end. Ch 2 and turn.

Row 2:

HDC across to the end of the row.

Row 3:

Ch 4, skip 3 stitches. (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in the next stitch.

Ch 1, skip the next 3 stitches, 1 dc in the next,

**Ch 1, skip next 3 stitches, then (3tr, ch2, 3tr) in the next stitch.

Ch1, skip next 3 stitches, and make 1 dc in the next stitch**

Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the end of the row. When you arrive at the last stitch ch1 and make 1 dc.

Row 4:

Ch 5, then work (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into the ch2 space of the shell from the previous round. **Ch1 and make 1tr into the top of the dc of the previous round, ch1, then work (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into the ch2 space of the shell in the previous round. **

Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the end of the row then ch1, dc into the 3rd ch of the turning chain.

Row 5: Ch 4 then work (3tr, ch2, 3tr ) into the ch2 space of the shell from the previous round. **Ch1 and make 1 dc into the top of the tr of the previous round, ch1, then work (3tr, ch2, 3tr ) into the ch2 space of the shell in the previous round. **

Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the end of the row then ch1 and dc into the 3rd ch of the turning chain.

Row 6:

Ch 5, then work (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into the ch2 space of the shell from the previous round. **Ch1 and make 1tr into the dc of the previous round, ch1, then work (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into the ch2 space of the shell in the previous round. **

Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the end of the row then ch1, dc into the 3rd ch of the turning chain.

I did these four shell rows for the top pictured in this pattern!

To make your bodice longer just repeat row 5 and 6 until you have reach your desired length.

Halter Straps/Ties:

Join yarn to the top of the cups. Chain 60 for a 20” (approx) tie. SC back down the chain to make a more comfortable strap.

Do the same to the other cup. Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

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Back straps:

Join the yarn to the side of the bodice and chain 80 for a 25” (approx) tie. SC down the chain. Fasten off.

Do the same for the other side

Weave in the ends.

 

Joining the cups to the bodice.

Fold the bodice in half to locate the centre and mark it with a stitch marker or a piece of contrasting yarn.

Place the cups, right sides facing over the bodice and pin in place.

Check the sides of the cups to see that they match, with even sides of the bodice at each end.

You can attach the cups by whip stitching them onto the bodice.

You have now completed your Ivory Lace Bralette Top.  I hope you found this free crochet bralette pattern easy to follow.

If you have any questions or need help with the pattern, please email me at [email protected], and Iʼll be glad to help you.

 

 

 

More Places to Find Crochet Bralette Patterns:

If you love crochet, you can find over a thousand free crochet patterns including some for crop tops and bralettes over at All Free Crochet

I am honoured to have had my free crochet bralette pattern, the  Earth Mother Bralette Pattern recently added to the All Free Crochet site.

It is a great resource for crochet lovers and I am proud to also have my Take Me Outside Infinity Scarf Pattern posted over on the All Free Crochet Site.

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