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McCall's Crochet Bridal Garter Designer: Nancy Hearne © McCall's Crochet CP-0216

McCall's Crochet Bridal GarterPattern Note by Rae French: This pattern can be found in McCall's Crochet, June 1996. McCall's Crochet has been discontinued which is disappointing to many of us. I have had so many requests for this pattern that, upon my request, Primedia Special Interest Publications has given me permission to reprint it here. You may link to this page but please do not copy and distribute this pattern. All copyright laws apply.

The picture is actually the second garter I made from this pattern. The first garter was a gift for Stephanie, a fellow Crochet Partner, who was married in September, 1996. I made Steph's garter using a peach ribbon to match her wedding ensemble. I added Crystal Iris rochaille beads to the last row in place of the picots in the pattern to add flair to the finished product. The effect is breathtaking. To paraphrase Steph's new husband, "like icicles melting in the spring."

McCall's Crochet Bridal Garter
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Size: Laid flat, 19-1/2 inch long.


  • DMC Cebelia crochet cotton, size 20 (50-gm./380-m. ball): one ball blanc
  • Size 10 (1.15mm) steel crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • One yard of 3/8-inch satin ribbon
  • Stitches Used: Chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and the following variations:
    Cl (Cluster): Holding last lp on hook for each dc, work 3 dc in next st, yo and draw through all lps on hook.
    Picot: Ch4, sl st in 4th ch from hook.

    Gauge: In Row 2, 6 dc = 1/2 inch.

    Beginning with wrong side, ch to 20 inches or desired length.
    Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook; * ch 5, sk 5 chs, dc in next ch; rep from * across; turn.
    Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across; turn.
    Row 3: Ch 5, sl st in same st, * sl st in next dc, ch 5, sl st in same dc; rep from * across; turn.
    Row 4: Ch 1, sl st, sc in ch-5 sp, * ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp*; rep from * across; turn.
    Row 5: Ch 1, sl st, sc in ch-5 sp, * ch 5, work cl in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across,; turn.
    Row 6: Ch 1, sl st in ch-5 sp, * ch 1, picot, ch 1, sl st in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across. Fasten off.
    Working along top edge of garter:
    Row 1: With right side facing, attach thread at end, ch 3; dc in each st across; ch 1, turn.
    Row 2: * Ch 1, picot, sk 1 dc, sl st in next dc; rep from * across. Fasten off.
    Finishing: Thread ribbon through long sps of Row 1. Trim ends.

    Beaded Version: String 225 rochaille beads on your thread before you start and then replace Row 6 with this: Ch1, sl st, *sc in ch-5 sp, ch3, place bead, ch3, sl st in next loop, rep from * across. Fasten off.


    Detail of Bridal Garter
    Detail of Beading

    Pattern Copyright © 1996 McCall's Crochet reprinted with permission of Primedia Special Interest Publications, Peoria, Illinois. NOTE: This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not reprint this pattern in any form without the copyright owner's permission. Pattern donated to Crochet Partners' Pattern Library and printed with permission. Every effort has been made to provide accurate and complete instructions. We cannot be responsible for your personal stitch variances, human errors, or typographical mistakes.

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