Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Lovely Lace Pattern Stitch

I saw a beautiful cardigan on a lady at church on Sunday and thought, I need to try to make a stitch that is similar to that! The fabric of her cardigan was crocheted pentagons which was beautiful and definitely doable, but this is the first pattern that came to me, and I think it's really pretty and worth sharing!

I worked my swatch in Sinfonia thread with a size F hook, but it will work up beautifully in whatever thread you love...so as I always say, use what you love to make something you love for someone you love and love every stitch!

So Here Goes:

Chain multiple of 4 +1

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across

Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdc, ch 4, sk 3, (2 hdc in next stitch, ch 4, sk 3) across, hdc in last 2 stitches

Row 3: ch 1 turn, sc, (ch 2, sc in ch 4 space, ch 2, sk hdc, sc in hdc) across

Row 4: ch 5, turn, sk sc, 2 hdc in sc, (ch 4, sk sc, 2 hdc in sc) across, ch 2, tc in last sc

Row 5: ch1, turn, sc1, ch2, sc in hdc, (ch 2, sc in ch 4 space, ch 2, sk hdc, sc in hdc) across

Row 6: ch 2, turn, hdc in sc, (ch 4, sk sc, 2 hdc in sc) across

Repeat rows 3-6 for pattern, ending with row 5

2nd to last row: ch 2, turn, hdc in sc, (ch 3, sk sc, 2 hdc in sc) across

Last row: ch 2, turn, (hdc in each st, 3 hdc in each ch 3 space) across

When working something that will have a border, you may opt not to do the foundation row of hdc or the finishing row of hdc. On the swatch that I made while creating this pattern I found that it helped to keep everything aligned better.

An extra special thank you goes out to my dear friend Sarah for taking my convoluted gibberish and simplifying it into a much easier pattern!

As always, I can't wait to hear from you! Comment or message me if you have questions.

Happy Hooking,
Mama Nettie

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  1. This is a great stitch! I will have to use it in one of my projects. I'd love if you'd link this up to my new link party for the fiber arts! I just became your newest follower as well :0)

    1. Hey Sara, I hope I did it right! Thank you for following me!!

  2. I love the stitch! But I do have a question: On the "Repeat Row 3" after Row 4, should there be a sc in the the second HDC, BEFORE the next ch4? I tried it the way it was written and every other cycle, I was getting a pulled gap between the turn and the first stitch it says to place in the ch4.

  3. Hey Lilien,

    YES! I'm so sorry for the typo! Row 5 should read ch1, turn, sc1, ch2, sc in hdc, (ch 2, sc in ch 4 space, ch 2, sk hdc, sc in hdc) across.

    Thank you so much for letting me know about my typo!

    Mama Nettie

  4. Ok, just making sure I'm not any crazier than I already am! LOL. LOVE the stitch and going to put it into a pattern for a baby sweater soon! :-)

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  7. I have a question. This looks amazing, by the way!
    Do you have a written pattern for this, if it was a hat or beanie (worked in rounds)?