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Princess bodice

Updated: Mar 30

Is your sister lost up the North mountain? Do you need something warm yet stylish to wear as you trek through the wilderness with the help of a reindeer, mountain man and talking snowman? Then this is the bodice for you!


As seen in my Anna (traveling) cosplay.

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Materials

  • 4.5 mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 400g DK yarn in black

  • I used Ice Yarns Baby Summer

  • 100g DK yarn in Gold

  • I used Ice yarns Summer doubled over

  • Yarn needle

  • Stitch markers

  • Scissors

  • Approximately 2m of ribbon


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Stitches

  • Chain (ch)

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Single crochet decrease (dec)

  • Single crochet increase (inc)

  • Spike stitch

  • Half double crochet (hdc)

  • Half double crochet decrease (hdc2tog)

  • Half double crochet increase (hdc inc)

  • Wrong side/Right side (WS/RS)

Pattern notes

Project is worked in rows.

When markers are placed, move them up to each new row.


Gauge: 14 sts = 10cm, 13 rows = 10cm


Will fit sizes:

Bust: 36”/96.5cm - 41”/104cm

Waist: 29”/74cm - 36”/91.5cm


This pattern does not contain the instructions for embroidery, as they were free-handed in the original design.

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Special rows


Breast increase row: hdc to stitch before marker. In stitch before marker, hdc inc then hdc in marked stitch and hdc inc in stitch after marker. Repeat for second marker. Hdc to end of row, ch1, turn.


Edging advice

To preserve the shape of the piece while working the edging, here are some tips:

  • When working an inward corner, decrease over the stitch before and after the corner.

  • From the second row of edging onwards, decrease over the two stitches of the decrease on the previous round.

  • When working on an inward point, decrease 3 together over the point.

  • From the second row of edging onwards, decrease 3 together over the stitch before, the stitch of and the stitch after the decrease of the previous round.

  • When working on an outward point or corner, increase 3 on the point.

  • From the second row of edging onwards, increase 3 on the middle stitch of the increase 3 of the previous round.

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  • When working on a curve:

  • Count the amount of stitches over the curve (eg: 24)

  • Divide this number by 6 (round up if necessary) (eg: 4)

  • If the curve is outwards, repeat [(value - 1) stitches, inc] along the curve (eg: [3 sc, inc])

  • From the second row of edging onwards, increase on the first stitch of the increase of the previous round.

  • If the curve is inwards, repeat [(value - 1) stitches, dec] along the curve (eg: [3 sc, dec])

  • From the second row of edging onwards, decrease over the stitches before and after the decrease of the previous round.

Detailed charts available in the PDF pattern


Instructions


Point

In black:

Ch 3

Row 1: 2 hdc in 2nd chain from hook, ch 1, turn (2)

Row 2: hdc inc in eac hst, ch 1, turn (4)

Rows 3-27: Hdc inc in first stitch, hdc along, hdc inc in last stitch, ch 1, turn (54)

Rows 3-28: Hdc inc in first stitch, hdc along, hdc inc in last stitch, ch 1 (56)

Ch 27, finish off.

Join yarn at the first stitch of the last row.

Ch 27 and continue to Body.



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Body

In black:

Row 1: hdc along last chain 27, along the last row pf the point and along the previous chain 27, ch 1, turn (110)

Rows 2-5: hdc along, ch1, turn (110)

Row 6: hdc 22, hdc inc, hdc 54, hdc inc, hdc 23, ch 1, turn (112)

Rows 7-9: hdc along, ch 1, turn (112)

Row 10: hdc 23, inc, hdc 55, hdc inc, hdc 24, ch 1, turn (114)

Rows 11-14: hdc along, ch 1, turn (114)

Row 15: place markers at stitches #45 and #69. Breast increase row (118)

Rows 16-19: hdc along, ch 1, turn (118)

Row 20: Breast increase row (122)

Rows 21-23: hdc along, ch 1, turn (122)

Row 24: Breast increase row (126)

Rows 25-26: hdc along, ch 1, turn (126)

Row 27: Breast increase row (130)

Rows 28-29: hdc along, ch 1, turn (130)

Do not finish off, continue working to back side.


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Back side

In black:

Row 1: hdc 21, ch 1, turn (21)

Row 2: sc, hdc 20, ch 1, turn (21)

Row 3: hdc 17, ch 1, turn (17)

Row 4: sc, hdc 16, ch 1, turn (17)

Row 5: hdc 14, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 6: sc, hdc 13, ch 1, turn (14)

Row 7: hdc 13, ch 1, turn (13)

Row 8: sc, hdc 12, ch 1, turn (13)

Rows 9-13: hdc 12, ch 1, turn (12)

Finish off.


Second side: Join yarn at first stitch of last row of Body and repeat instructions for first side.

Finish off.

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Breast

In black:

Mark stitch #65 of last row of Body

Repeat once for each side.

For first breast, join at stitch #31 of last row of Body, working towards the middle of the piece.

For second breast, join at stitch #99 of last row of Body, working towards the middle of the piece.

Row 1: sc, hdc along until 2 stitches remain from the middle marker, hdc2tog, ch 1, turn (33)

Row 2: hdc 33, ch 1, turn (33)

Row 3: slst 2, sc, hdc 30, ch 1, turn (31)

Row 4: hdc 31, ch 1, turn (31)

Row 5: slst, sc, hdc 28, ch 1, turn (29)

Row 6: hdc2tog, hdc 27, ch 1, turn (28)

Row 7: slst, hdc 27, ch 1, turn (27)

Row 8: (hdc 7, hdc2tog) x 3, ch 1, turn (24)

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Row 9: (hdc2tog, hdc 6) x 2, hdc 5, sc, ch 1, turn (20)

Row 10: slst 2, sc ,hdc 3, (hdc2tog, hdc 5) x 2, ch 1, turn (16)

Row 11: (hdc 4, hdc2tog) x 2, hdc, sc, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 12: sc 12, ch 1, turn (12)

Row 13: hdc 8, ch 1, turn (8)

Rows 14-48: hdc 8, ch 1, turn (8)

With WS facing, slst the last row of Breast to the first 8 sts of the last row of the corresponding Back side.

Finish off.


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Back edging

In black:

Repeat once for each side

Join yarn at base of back opening.

Row 1: sc 57 sts evenly up this edge only, ch1, turn (57)

Rows 2-4: sc along, ch 1, turn (57)

You may repeat row 4 more if you need to make the piece wider

Row 5: sc, repeat (ch 3, sk 3, spike stitch) until 1 st remains. sc in last st, Ch 1, turn (57)

Row 6: sc along with 3 sc in each ch-3 space (57)

Finish off.

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Edging

In gold:

Use the edging tips given in the pattern notes!


Bottom

Join yarn at base of back, working along the bottom border.

Row 1: sc evenly along, ch 1, turn

Rows 2-3: sc along, ch 1, turn

Row 4: sc along

Finish off.


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Armhole

Repeat once for each armhole:

Join yarn at the bottom of the armhole

Row 1: sc evenly around, ch 1, turn

Row 2: sc along, ch 1, turn

Row 3: sc along.

Finish off.


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Top

Join at one side of the top of the back, working around the top edge.

Row 1: sc evenly around, ch 1, turn

Row 2: sc along, ch 1, turn

Row 3: sc along

Finish off, weave in ends.


Weave ribbon through the loops at the back, like a shoelace - top to bottom and secure with a bow.

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