Magnificent Easy crochet square lace motif / runner, blouse

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Magnificent Easy crochet square lace motif / runner, blouse

Creating a crochet square lace motif is a versatile technique that can be used to make a variety of items, including runners, blouses, and shawls. Here’s a simple pattern for a square lace motif and some ideas on how to use it for different projects.

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square lace motif

Materials:

  • Light weight cotton yarn or lace yarn
  • Crochet hook size appropriate for your yarn (usually a size G/6 (4 mm) or H/8 (5 mm) for lace weight yarn)
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

  • ch: chain
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • tr: treble crochet
  • st: stitch
  • sp: space

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Square Lace Motif Pattern:

  1. Start with a Magic Ring:
    • Form a loop with the yarn, insert the hook into the loop, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Chain 3 (counts as the first dc).
  2. Round 1:
    • Work 15 more double crochets into the magic ring. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the starting chain 3. (16 dc total)
  3. Round 2:
    • Chain 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), 1 dc in the next stitch, ch 2. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a slip stitch to the 3rd chain of the starting chain 5. (16 dc, 16 ch-2 spaces

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  • Round 3:
    • Sl st into the first ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in the same space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same space (first corner made). 3 dc in the next ch-2 space, ch 1, 3 dc in the next ch-2 space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same space (corner made). Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the starting chain 3.
  • Round 4:
    • Sl st to the corner ch-3 space, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in the same space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same space (corner made). 3 dc in each of the next 2 ch-1 spaces, 3 dc in the corner ch-3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same space. Repeat from * to * around. Join with a sl st to the top of the starting chain 3.
  • Round 5:
    • Continue in the established pattern, working 3 dc in each ch-1 space, and (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each corner ch-3 space. Adjust the number of rounds based on the size you want.
  • Finish:
    • Fasten off and weave in ends using a yarn needle.

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Project Ideas:

1. Runner:

  • Create multiple motifs and join them together by slip stitching or sewing them along the edges. You can create a rectangular or square runner for a table.

2. Blouse:

  • Use lace yarn and make enough motifs to create the front and back panels of the blouse. Join the motifs with slip stitches or sew them together. Create sleeves by adding motifs in a similar pattern and attach them to the main body.

3. Shawl:

  • Create a large number of motifs and join them together in a triangular or rectangular shape. This can be a beautiful and delicate shawl perfect for layering over outfits.

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Joining Motifs:
  • Slip Stitch Join: Hold two motifs with the right sides together and work slip stitches through the back loops only.
  • Sewing: Use a yarn needle to sew motifs together with a whip stitch or mattress stitch, aligning the edges neatly.

Tips:

  • Blocking: Always block your motifs to ensure they lay flat and are the same size.
  • Color Variations: Use different colors for each motif or alternate colors for a unique effect.
  • Edging: Once your project is assembled, add an edging round in single crochet or a decorative stitch to give it a finished look.

By mastering this lace square motif, you can create a variety of elegant and intricate projects, perfect for any occasion. Happy crocheting!

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Magnificent Easy crochet square lace motif / runner, blouse

 

 

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