MSD Basic Halter Top Crochet Pattern

I designed and wrote my first ever crochet pattern!  I am so happy to share it with you all here.  You can also find it on Ravelry.com.

If you create anything from this pattern, then I’d love to know and to see how it turns out for you!  

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Author’s Notes:

Please keep in mind that I am not a professional, so if there are mistakes, I’m very sorry. I made the top and then wrote the pattern, so mistakes are very possible. This is a very basic crochet top and does not require a great amount of skill.

I wanted to make a free pattern to share with other BJD owners. There are very few patterns for MSD sized BJDs that are readily available to the public, so I wanted to make one. Please keep in mind that this pattern is for MSD girls with a bust. Soon, I look to create something for dolls with no bust. I made this pattern for my Island Doll Forest Amy. She is a slim MSD, with dimensions slightly larger than a MNF.

I hope to make more from this point forward to share with the world. Thank you for trying out this pattern and enjoy!

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Materials Needed:

 2.00 mm hook

Size 10 crochet yarn

Ribbon (optional)

Stitch Markers (Optional)

Darning/Yarn Needle

Scissors

Abbreviations:

(U.S. terms)

SS: Slipstitch

SC: Single Crochet

DC: Double Crochet

CH: Chain

Waistband:

 Chain 43.

Row 1: DC in third CH from hook and in each CH across. CH 3, turn.

Rows 2-3: DC in 1st DC of first row and in every DC across (CH 3 at the end of the 2nd row to create the first DC of the 3rd row). CH 1 at the end of the 3rd row. Turn.

Row 4: SC in each DC across. Finish off.

Bra Cup (Make 2):

10 DC in a magic ring. Tighten ring and CH 3, turn. (Tightening the ring will create the top of the bra cup). This counts as your first row.

Rows 2-3: DC in each DC across (10). CH 3 at the end of the 2nd row. CH 1 at the end of the 3rd row.

Row 4: SC in each DC across (10). Finish off.

To attach bra cups to waistband:

The SC row of the waistband will be attached to the bra cups. Count 10 SC from the end of the row (this goes for both the right and left cups and both ends of the waistband). The easiest way to keep track of how to align the bra cups with the waistband is to use stitch markers, but this is not required. Holding the right side of the bra cup to the right side of the waistband, align the last SC row of the bra cup to the last SC row of the waistband. SC the bra cup and waistband stitches together. A new SC row will be created on the wrong side of the halter-top. This gives the front of the halter-top a seamless look. If you prefer the two bra cups to be closer together, then overlap the two adjacent SC of the bra cup and SC through both and through the waistband.

Halter Straps (Make 2):

CH 35, SS the last chain to the top of the bra cup, in the space left by the magic ring.

Finishing Touches:

Sew in and cut off all remaining tails.

To close the back of the halter-top, you can either create a chain or use ribbon. I prefer to use ribbon because I think it makes a prettier looking corset, but a chain of the same yarn will work as well. Make a chain long enough that it measures approximately 12” long. Use a darning needle to lace the back of the waistband from top to bottom through the space in-between the first and second DC of each row. Tie the lacing at the bottom in a nice bow.

If you prefer, you can make Picot stitches at the end of each row to use for lacing the waistband. A Picot is made by chaining three and SS in the 3rd CH from the hook. You can then lace through the Picots.

For a nice touch, use a darning needle to the weave ribbon of your choice wherever you like on the top. I like weaving ribbon around the bottom of the cups and then tying a pretty bow in the middle.

You’re all finished! I hope you enjoyed this pattern and can use it to create beautiful things for your lovely dollies.

Disclaimer: This pattern was designed and written by Megan Messmer of meganhasocd.com. Anything created from this pattern should be credited to the designer. Items created from this pattern may be used for personal use and for sales purposes, as long as the pattern is credited to the designer.

 © Megan Messmer 2015

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13 thoughts on “MSD Basic Halter Top Crochet Pattern

      1. Which boy are you getting? I want a boy myself, but there are so many girls I want to get first! I actually put a down payment on my third MSD girl 🙂

      2. i recently purchased a Little Rebel head from a popular doll person on instagram and I had to get an F doll body from mintoncardinc so he’s a hybrid and he’s SD sized. I’m so excited for my 1st SD.

      3. Congrats! I’ve never seen an SD in person, weird, but I haven’t. I think they are so amazing though. I only have MSDs and a tiny right now. Hybrids are so fun!

      4. I havent seen one either but my boy head is i swear twice the size of my SD’s. I just did my own faceups on them (it was horrible and pain staking. i do not recommend) and they’re starting to get their style now. He’s gonna be big though, almost 2 ft I think (around 57 cm)

      5. That’s very tall! I would have nowhere to put it where my cat wouldn’t get it. Maybe one day. I’ll never attempt a faceup. I acknowledge its probably something I’d be terrible at haha

      6. It was a very long and hard process and mine doesnt look as nice as a professional but i like them nonetheless. I put them on my dresser or a table. My cat only jumps on my bed for now

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