Lacy Cleavage Cover Insert /
(USA Terms used)
by Linda Z. O'Halloran
I enjoy wearing V-neck tops, but
preferred more coverage, so I came up
with this design.
At first I planned to tie the
piece to the bra straps with ribbon, but it tended to untie.
I wanted to avoid putting
permanent fasteners onto the bras or
and I wanted it to be easily used with
Button & Elastic Attachment
Using 1mm diameter stretchy plastic thread (from a jewellry supply
store), I placed
2mm crimping beads as shown & crimped to secure a
loop. (Superglue could also be used.)
I sewed the button & the elastic to the crocheted piece. The
around the bra strap
and hooks back onto the button. I also used a button sewn to the
front of the bra,
& looped the crocheted piece over that, so it was secured in 3
Crochet Thread (probably size #5 or
#10) - I used cotton here.
(1 ball/ skein makes at least 3
2.0mm crochet hook
Sewing thread /needle
1 yard satin ribbon (1/4" wide)
hooks & eyes
1mm diam. Elastic Thread,
1/2" diam. Buttons (3),
2mm diam. Crimping Beads to secure the elastic (& pliers to crimp
1 diamond-shaped pattern repeat is
about 1" tall & 1.25"wide.
The entire piece (after slight
stretching & blocking, to open up
the stitch pattern) = approx. 9" wide (at top) & 4" long.
Detailed crochet instructions are
available at www.anniesattic.com or www.crochetpatterncentral.com
2011) - Thanks to Stephanie Gillette!
Row 7 had and extra repeat of "sc
next sc, sc into next ch3-arch," in the middle,
which has now been removed & corrected.
The section with widening instructions
has been clarified /corrected (see below).
(Stitch Pattern found in Harmony Guide
"220 More Crochet Stitches", p.
22, # I.30)
Chain 58 (or number required, as
long as it is a multiple of 8 +
1. sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc
2. ch1, sc in each of 1st 3 scs,
* ch 5, miss 3 sc, sc in next 5 scs,
rep from *, omit 2 scs at end,
3. ch 1, sc into 1st 2 scs (missing
the 3rd sc),
*ch 3, 1 sc into next ch5-arch, ch3,
miss 1 sc, sc into next 3 scs, rep
from *, omit 1 sc at end, turn.
4. ch 1, sc into 1st sc,
*ch3, sc into next ch3-arch, sc in
next sc, sc in next ch3-arch, ch3,
miss 1 sc, sc in next sc, rep from *, turn.
5. ch5, sc into next ch3-arch, sc into
next 3 scs, sc into next
*ch 5, sc into next ch3-arch, sc into
next 3 scs, sc into next
ch3-arch, rep from *,
at end, ch2, dc into last sc, turn.
6. ch1, sc into 1st dc, ch3,
miss 1 sc, sc into next 3 scs,
*ch3, sc into next ch5-arch, ch3, miss
1 sc, sc into next 3 scs, rep
from * to last ch2-arch,
then ch3, 1 sc into 3rd of 5 chains at
beg of previous row, turn.
7. ch1, sc into 1st sc, sc
into next ch3-arch, ch3, miss 1
sc, sc into next sc,
*ch3, sc into ch3-arch, sc into next
sc, sc into next ch3-arch, ch3, miss 1 sc, sc into next sc, rep
at end ch3, sc into ch3-arch, sc into
last sc, turn. (corrected October 2011)
8. ch1, sc in 1st 2 scs,
*sc into next ch3-arch, ch5, sc into
next ch3-arch, sc into next 3 scs,
rep from *,
omit 1 sc at the end, (after 1st time
doing row 8, go to ** to increase
the width at each end.
On subsequent pattern repeats, simply
thru 8 are repeated
for the pattern.
After the first row 8 (without
turning) I widened the piece by one
pattern repeat at each end.
Before starting back at the beginning
of row 3, ch9, turn,
ch from hook and in next ch. (ch3, miss 2 ch, sc in next ch)
Continue in the established pattern
with row 5,
Sc in next 2 sc. Continue as written in row 3 beginning from * .
At the end of this row (after sc in last 2 sc), ch 9, turn.
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch3, miss 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, ch3, miss 2
ch, sc in next sc.
Continue as written in row 4 beginning from * . (Corrected
then continue repeating rows 3 - 8,
until the piece is the desired
length (I did about 4 inches),
End with either row 5 or row 8.
Cut ribbons to desired lengths,
Or cut elastic jewellry thread to about 3.5--4 inches long and see
photos above for attaching.
If you have any questions,
improvements or comments,
feel free to email Linda.