I Designed a Crochet Lace Pattern
Hey guys! Today I want to share with all of you a crochet lace pattern I designed this week. I have been making a lot of gloves lately, and I couldn’t find a pattern for lace that I liked. I have the pattern in a diagram because that is how I am most comfortable reading crochet patterns, but I know not everyone does that so tell me in the comments what you prefer.
The pattern I am showing stops at only a couple rows because it is very time consuming to draw each row, but you can see that the pattern can be repeated indefinitely to make a whole piece of fabric, or stopped at only a couple rows to be used as an edging. I used this pattern in the round to make a glove, but it would look very pretty done around a handkerchief or something. I color coded the stitches to make it easier to read, and I was going to draw a version of the pattern with the rows color coded instead but I’m lazy so I hope you can still read it really easily.
For those that prefer row by row steps, here are some very basic instructions:
Row 1: Chain a multiple of 6 (this number only really matters when working in the round), and make one single crochet in each stitch.
Row 2: Chain 2 and do 3 double crochet in the closest single crochet, chain 2 and put a single crochet in the 3rd stitch from the first, repeat (Chain 2, skip 2 stitches and put 7 double crochet in the 3rd stitch, chain 2, skip 2 and put a single crochet in the 3rd stitch) until the end of the row.
Row 3: Chain 3, put a double crochet in the closest single crochet, chain 1, put a single crochet in the middle stitch in the double crochet cluster, repeat (chain 1, put a double crochet in the single crochet stitch, chain 2, put another double crochet in the same single crochet, chain 1, put a single crochet in the middle stitch in the cluster,) until the end of the row.
Row 4: Chain 3, repeat (put 7 double crochet on the chain 2 loop, chain 1, put a single crochet in the next single crochet, chain 1) until the end of the row. For the last cluster, only put 4 double crochet.
Rows 5+: repeat rows 3 and 4 until piece is the desired length.
While I’m here, I want to share some glove I made recently. The first one is really simple, I just made a chain around my wrist, did one row of half double crochets, and then did rows of double crochet for the length of it, increasing and decreasing in some places. For the thumb part, when it was long enough I just made a chain long enough to go over my thumb, and then skipped that many stitches, then kept going with my rounds.
The second glove I made was knit. I knit a rectangle, doing about an inch of ribbing on the top and bottom, and putting one cable spiral centered in one half of it. After that I sewed it into a tube, leaving room for a thumb hole open in the seam.
I really hope you guys liked this. If you are interested in seeing more of my creations, I post pictures of them semi-regularly on my Instagram, which is @cass_the_biblophile, so I totally recommend following me. Also, please leave a comment so that I know you read it. Peace, and I hope you are all doing well.