Friday, 22 June 2012

"I Love You" Lace.....

Use Size 20 Crochet Cotton with a 
#10 Steel Hook producing a 
gauge of 15 sts/5 rows = 1". 
Therefore, this piece worked as shown with this gauge would = an overall
size of approx. 16" x 7". It can be worked in many weights of Crochet Cotton. I have given
the most popular hook size in the Materials below. Also, the alphabet is included for those
who'd like this as a Name Lace. For those of you who enjoy a challenge, try using popcorn stitch
for the lettering. Try your hand at it and let me know how it works out! THANKS!


By Nancy Hearne

Crochet Cotton Size 10/#7 Steel Crochet Hook
Crochet Cotton Size 20/#10 Steel Crochet Hook
Crochet Cotton Size 30/#11 or #12 Steel Crochet HookTECHNIQUE:
1. Block (BL) = 3 dc
A. Starting Bl = ch 3 + 3 dc
B. Bl over a Bl = dc in 3 dc
C. Bl over a Sp = 2 dc in sp, dc in next dc
2. Space (Sp) = ch 2 + dc
A. Sp over a Bl = ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc
B. Sp over a Sp = ch 2, dc in next dc
C. Sp over a Popcorn = ch 2, sk Popcorn, dc in next dc
3. Popcorn = 5 dc in designated st/sp, remove hook from lp & insert in top of 1st dc, pull lp through dc
& form popcorn w/"bump" on R.S. of work; ch 1 to close
A. Popcorn over a Sp = Popcorn in ch 2 sp, dc in next dc
B. Popcorn over a Popcorn = Popcorn in top of Popcorn, dc in next dc

Row 1: R.S. Ch 243. Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Starting Bl over Bl, *ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * to last 3 dc, dc in last 3 dc.
Rows 3-36: Follow graph utilizing TECHNIQUE. End off.