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- “HOME WORK”, ROSE PUBLISHING CO. (LTD.), 1881
The Three Chain lace creates an airy and openwork border.
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Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.
Techniques used in this stitch
Chain stitch – ch
Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc
Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc
Double treble / Treble – d.tr / tr
Shell - 3 tr/dc + 1 ch + 3tr/dc in the same stitch
Make 19 foundation chains.
Row 1: 5 ch skip, shell in next ch, 3 ch, 4 ch skip, 1 dc/sc in next, 3 ch, 2 ch skip, 1 dc/sc in next, 3 ch, shell in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: 5 ch skip, shell in next ch, 3 ch, 4 ch skip, 1 dc/sc in next, 3 ch, 2 ch skip, 1 dc/sc in next, 3 ch, shell in last ch. Turn.
Row 3: 3 ch, shell in shell, 3 tr/dc in space of 3 ch, 3 tr/dc in tr/dc below, 3 tr/dc in next space of 3 ch, shell in shell. Turn.
Row 4: 3 ch, shell in shell, 3 ch, 3 tr/dc in middle 3 tr/dc below, 3 ch, shell in shell,
12 d. tr/tr in space of 3 ch and shells below, 1 dc/sc in first ch of row below. Turn.
Row 5: 5 ch, work 11 times: 1 dc/sc in space between d.tr/tr + 5 ch; 1 dc/sc in space between d.tr/tr and shell, 2 ch,
shell in shell, 3 ch, 1 dc/sc in space of 3 ch, 3 ch, 1 dc/sc in next space of 3 ch, 3 ch, shell in shell, 1 tr/dc in first ch of previous row. Turn.
Repeat 2 - 5 rows.
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