Crochet Exercise #2: Versatile Lace Insertion

This week my crochet exercise led me to this versatile beauty also found in the Priscilla Crochet Book Edgings & Insertions (pages 6 & 7) available for free at the Antique Pattern Library.

Despite her beauty, she’s really made up of only 2 rows. So simple, I could crochet her even while following my favorite crime series on TV 🙂

Fig 17

When done I thought this one can certainly be more than just an insertion.

I can so totally see this as a whimsical headband, or starched up, beaded, worn as a choker or bracelet in deep colors.  I can even see this waking up drab closet items such as hats, bags, boring tees …?  The possibilities are endless! ❤

Here’s the version above embellished with 3 additional rows:

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Here I’ve written the pattern in US terms and based on my execution. Give it a try 🙂

Chain 9,

Row 1: dc in 1st ch, (ch 3, 1 dc in same ch) 3 times, chain 5, turn

Row 2: 1 dc in 2nd mesh below, (ch 3, 1 dc in same mesh) 3 times, chain 5, turn

Repeat row 2 for desired length.

To make the second (embellished) version:

Chain 5, turn

Row 1: 4 dc’s in every chain 5 space with ch 2 in between each

Row 2: same as row 1, ch 1, turn

Row 3: slip st to middle of 4 dc group, 1 sc in same st, 1 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, make a picot on top of dc, ch 3, dc in same sp, sc in middle of next 4 dc group, repeat for length desired

Fasten off and do the same on the other side.

Note:  I ended mine with a sl st to the very end of the last 4dc group before fastening off.

Create happy! ❤

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