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Ice princess corset


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Materials

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Stitches

  • Chain (ch)

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Single crochet decrease (dec)

  • Half double crochet (hdc)

  • Front post half double crochet (fphdc)

  • Back post half double crochet (bphdc)

  • 3 double crochet together (dc3tog)

  • 2 front post half double crochet together (fphdctog)

  • 2 back post half double crochet together (bphdctog)

  • Front post double crochet (fpdc)

  • Back post double crochet (bpdc)

  • 2 front post double crochet together (fpdctog)

  • 2 back post double crochet together (bpdctog)

  • Front post double crochet increase (fpdc inc)

  • Back post double crochet increase (bpdc inc)

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Notes For zipper installation you will need a 40cm zipper, sewing needle and thread.

I recommend this tutorial for zipper installation.


Rows

Special rows are used in this pattern.

  1. Random basketweave (RBW): Ch2 (does not count as st), hdc in first st. Alternate between 2 fpdc sts and 2 bpdc sts randomly until the end of the row, hdc in last st. You can use a coin flipper to choose whether to do fpdc or bpdc next. I associated bpdc with tails and fpdc with heads.

  2. Inverse basketweave (IBW): Ch 2 (does not count as st), hdc in first st. If the stitch in the previous row was a fpdc, work a bpdc, and vice versa. hdc in last st.

  3. Every odd numbered row (1, 3, 5 …) is worked in Random basketweave (RBW).

  4. Every even numbered row (2, 4, 6 …) is worked in Inverse basketweave (IBW).

  5. For a basic corset, you can replace RBW/IBW with [Ch2, hdc along, turn] and replace all fp/bp dcs with hdcs.

Simple decrease row: Work the appropriate basketweave along *until 2 sts before the side marker. Work 2 fp/bphdctog (fp or bp depending on the row)*. Repeat ** at the second side marker.

Simple increase row: Work the appropriate basketweave along *until 2 sts before the side marker. Work 2 fp/bpdctog in each of the next 2 sts (fp or bp depending on the row)*. Repeat ** at the second side marker.

Chest decrease row: Work the appropriate basketweave along *until 4 sts before the breast marker. Work 4 fp/bpdctog over the next 8 sts (fp or bp depending on the row)*. Repeat ** at the second breast marker.


Gauge: 20 stitches and 15 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)


Never work a stitch into a slip stitch.

Move all of the stitch markers up every row. If the stitch above is an inc, place the marker on the stitch closest to the middle of the project.

Project is worked flat, flip at row change.

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Sizes

This pattern is available in three sizes, S, M & L, the instructions for each size are specified as follows: S (M, L).

- Bust: 35”/89cm (38”/96.5cm, 41”/104cm)

- Waist: 29”/74cm (32”/81cm, 36”/91.5cm)

- Hips: 35”/89cm (38/96.5cm”, 41”/104cm)


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Instructions

Ch 134 (148, 162) + 1

Row 1: Starting from the second chain on hook, sc across. Mark stitches 33 (37, 41) and 107 (111, 115), these are the side markers. (134 (148, 162))

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc along (134 (148, 162))

Rows 3-7: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (134 (148, 162))

Row 8: Simple decrease row (130 (144, 158))

Rows 9-13: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (130 (144, 158))

Row 14: Simple decrease row (126 (140, 154))

Rows 15-19: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (126 (140, 154))

Row 20: Simple decrease row (122 (136, 150))

Rows 21-25: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (122 (136, 150))

Row 26: Simple decrease row (118 (132, 146))

Rows 27-31: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (118 (132, 146))

Row 32: Simple decrease row (114 (128, 142))

Rows 33-38: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (114 (128, 142))

Mark sts 46 (53, 60) and 77 (84, 91). These are the breast markers.

Row 39: Work simple increase row including 1 fp/bpdc inc (as appropriate) on each of the breast markers. (120 (134, 148))

Rows 40-44: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (120 (134, 148))

Row 45: Work simple increase row including 1 fp/bpdc inc (as appropriate) on each of the breast markers. (126 (140, 154))

Rows 46-50: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (126 (140, 154))

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Row 51: *Work simple increase row until 2 sts before breast marker, fp/bpdc inc in next 4 sts. Mark the end of each series of incs on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row. (138 (152, 166))

Row 52: *Work RBW and IBW as appropriate until breast marker. (fp/bpdc, fp/bpdc inc) 4 times (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of incs on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (146 (160, 174))

Row 53: *Work RBW and IBW as appropriate until breast marker. (2 fp/bpdc, fp/bpdc inc) 4 times (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of incs on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (154 (168, 182))

Row 54: *Work RBW and IBW as appropriate until breast marker. (3 fp/bpdc, fp/bpdc inc) 4 times (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of incs on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (162 (176, 190))

Row 55: *Work RBW and IBW as appropriate until breast marker. (4 fp/bpdc, fp/bpdc inc) 4 times (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of incs on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (170 (184, 198))

Row 56: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (170 (184, 198))

Row 57: Simple increase row (174 (188, 202))

Rows 58-62: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (174 (188, 202))

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Row 63: *Work simple increase row until breast marker. (4 fp/bpdc, fp/bpdctog) 4 times (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of decreases on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (166 (180, 194))

Row 64: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (166 (180, 194))

Row 65: *Work RBW and IBW as appropriate until breast marker. 4 fp/bpdctog (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of decreases on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (158 (172, 186))

Row 66: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (158 (172, 186))

Row 67: *Work RBW and IBW as appropriate until breast marker. 4 fp/bpdctog (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of decreases on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (150 (164, 178))

Row 68: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (150 (164, 178))

Row 69: *Work RBW and IBW as appropriate until breast marker. 4 fp/bpdctog (fp/bp as appropriate). Mark the end of each series of decreases on the breasts*. Repeat ** until end of row (142 (156, 170))

Rows 70-71: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate (142 (156, 170))

Finish off.

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To make the point at the bottom:

Turn the project upside-down and join yarn at the 34 (37, 40) th stitch of the first row. While working fp/bp stitches, work around the stitches in row 3, towards the middle of the piece.

Row 1: Work RBW and IBW as appropriate for 67 (71, 75) stitches (67 (71, 75))

Rows 2-3: sl st 8, sc, hdc, RBW and IBW as appropriate until 10 stitches remain, hdc, sc, turn (35 (39, 43))

Rows 4-5: sl st 4, sc, hdc, RBW and IBW as appropriate until 6 stitches remain, hdc, sc, turn (19 (23, 27))

Row 6: *sl st 2, sc, hdc, RBW and IBW as appropriate until 4 stitches remain, hdc, sc, turn*, repeat ** until only 6 stitches remain (6)

Row 7: 2 x dc3tog (2).

Row 8: Slip stitch into next st.

Finish off.

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To shape the breasts:

Repeat once for each breast.

Mark the halfway point between both breasts, then mark the 25 (28, 31) th st on either side.

Row 1: Join yarn at marker, going towards the middle marker, RBW and IBW as appropriate, stop at middle marker 25 (28, 31)

Rows 2-5: turn, ch 1, sl st 4, RBW and IBW as appropriate until end of row (9 (12, 15))

Finish off.

Sc evenly around the project, weave in ends then add the zipper at the back.


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