The 99 Cent Wedding Garter…a FREE Knitted Wedding Garter Pattern | The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith

The 99 Cent Wedding Garter…a FREE Knitted Wedding Garter Pattern

I’m a knitter. I’ll admit it. I love it. It is such a great outlet for me because I don’t read books, so I need things to keep my fingers busy. By far, my favorite part about knitting is my group of girls (and one guy) who meet up each week at a bar near my house to drink beer and knit. Appropriately named, felt-n-belch. I digress though…

If you are in the mood to make your own wedding garter, here is a simple (and free) pattern. The project cost me 99 cents…that’s right, 99 cents. I used one spool of blue and white striped satin ribbon from one of the mega craft stores and knitted it up. (I already had the needles, so I didn’t factor them into the total price.)

disclaimer: this pattern is super easy…if you know how to knit. if you don’t, click here to learn, but make sure you read my tips for diy before you start down this path!

knitted wedding garter - main

The 99 Cent Knitted Wedding Garter Pattern

Materials…
size 2 knitting needles
3/8 inch wide satin ribbon (i used about 31 feet for a wedding garter to fit me.)
small crochet hook or needle for weaving in ends

knitted wedding garter - left view

Directions…
Cast on 4 stitches with the ribbon, leaving at least a 6 inch tail (more if you want the bow to hang lower). Knit all rows (garter stitch) until it reaches desired length. It will stretch at least an inch or two, so keep that in mind when determining your length. You want the wedding garter to be tight enough so that it won’t fall down, but not so tight that it leaves a mark (check this out about fitting your wedding garter). Bind off so that the tail hanging (at least 6 inches, or to match the length of the cast on tail) is on the opposite edge as the cast on tail. Weave in any ends of joined ribbon with a small crochet hook or needle. use the tails on either end to tie it in a bow and secure it around the leg. you can wear the bow in the back to hit it, or the front as a decoration.

knitted wedding garter - back

The possibilities with this knitted wedding garter are literally endless. You can use different color and texture ribbons. You can make it wider or thinner by casting on a different number of stitches.

knitting wedding garter - front view

The whole project took me about an hour from start to finish.

Looking for more DIY? Check out my DIY series for more patterns and advice.

11 Comments

  1. Madison December 15, 2009

    I was wondering what the link is for the garder patern… Could you please email it to me? Thanks!!!!

  2. becca October 11, 2009

    this is so adorable! I am knitting my friend’s garter on 00 needles with crochet thread. for mine, I definitely want to make on of these bad boys. Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. linda lignelli September 26, 2009

    love it

  4. Brittney September 24, 2009

    very nice :)

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