Snow has finally melted and spring is on my mind. This, in turn, makes me think of lace. Crochet is great for lace because it’s fast and easy to fix if you happen to make a mistake. A lot of lace tends to look doily like and outdated. This pattern, however, has a graphic modern feel.
Here’s how you get it done.
Ch a multiple of 6 plus 2
- Sc in 2nd ch from hk, *ch3, sk 2 ch, 4 hdc-cl in next ch, ch4, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat across from *, turn
- Ch1, sc in 1st sc, *ch3, sc in 4 hdc-cl, ch3, sc in next sc; repeat across from *, turn
- Ch6 (counts as dc and ch3), sc in next sc, *ch3, 4 hdc-cl in next sc, ch4, sc in next sc; repeat across to last ch3, ch3, dc in last sc, turn
- Ch1, sc in dc, *ch3, sc in next sc, ch3, sc in next 4 hdc-cl; repeat across until ch6, ch3, sc into 3rd ch of t-st, turn
- Ch1, sc in 1st sc, *ch3, 4 hdc-cl in next sc, ch4, sc in next sc; repeat across
Continue until you reach the desired length.
4 hdc-cl is easy enough, but if you have tight tension it can be a bit of a pain. The best thing to do is pull the loops up a little to loosen them up. Then, when you pull the last yarnover through all the loops, make sure your hook is facing down so that it doesn’t snag any stitches. It might take a few tries, but once you get the hang of it it’s a breeze!