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  • “HOME WORK”, ROSE PUBLISHING CO. (LTD.), 1881

Mikado fan Lace #59

Guide

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

Slip stitch - slt

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Stitch - st

Pattern to end – patt: work in whatever pattern stitch you've established in the previous rows.

Make 21 foundation chains.

Row 1: Skip 4ch, shell (3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc) in next ch, 5ch, skip 6ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in next ch, 5ch, skip 6ch, shell in next ch, 1tr/dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 3ch, shell in shell (make shell in space of 1ch of shell below), 3ch, 8tr/dc in space of 1ch, 3ch, shell in shell, turn.

Row 3: Make 3ch, shell in shell, 1ch, [1tr/dc + 1ch in next space between two tr/dc] – work 7 times, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

Row 4: Make 3ch, shell in shell, 1ch, work 1dc/sc + 2tr/dc + 1dc/sc in each of next 6 spaces of 1ch, 1ch, shell in shell, turn.

Row 5: Make 3ch, shell in shell, 5ch, work 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in top dc/sc of lace shell bellow, 5ch, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in third ch, turn.

These last 4 rows form the straight part of the edging.

Repeat rows 2 – 5 for a further 6 rows.

Making a big shell.

Row 12: Make 5ch instead of 3ch of the straight part, patt to end of row.

Row 13: Patt to last shell, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in fifth ch, 11tr/dc in space of 5ch, make slt in base of last tr/dc of Row 11.

Row 14: Make 2ch and slt in first ch of Row 10, turn; [1ch + 1tr/dc in next space between two tr/dc] – work 11 times, 1ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, patt to end of row.

Row 15: Patt to last shell, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, work 1ch + 2tr/dc in each of next 12 spaces of 1ch, 1ch, make slt in base of last tr/dc of Row 9.

Row 16: Make 2ch and slt in first ch of Row 8, turn; skip first space of 1ch, * 1ch, 1tr/dc + 1ch + 1tr/dc in next space of 1ch; rep from * more 10 times, 1ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, patt to end of row.

Row 17: Patt to last shell, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, * work 1ch, skip 1 space of 1ch, make shell (2tr/dc + 1ch + 2tr/dc) in next space of 1ch; rep from * 10 more times, 1ch, make slt in base of last tr/dc of Row 7.

Row 18: Make 2ch and slt in first ch of Row 6, turn; * 1ch, shell (2tr/dc + 1ch + 2tr/dc) in next shell below; rep from * more 10 times, 1ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, patt to end of row.

Row 19: Patt to last shell, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, * 1ch, shell (3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc) in next shell below; rep from * more 10 times, 1ch, make slt in base of last tr/dc of Row 5.

Row 20: Make 2ch and slt in first ch of Row 4, turn; * 1ch, shell (3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc) in next shell below; rep from * more 10 times, 1ch, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, patt to end of row.

Row 21: Patt to last shell, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, * 1ch, shell (3tr/dc + 1ch + 3tr/dc) in next shell below; rep from * more 10 times, 1ch, make slt in base of last tr/dc of Row 3.

Row 22: Make 2ch and slt in first ch of Row 2, turn; * work 12tr/dc in next shell below; rep from * more 10 times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, patt to end of row.

These last 11 rows form the Big shell of the edging.

Repeat instructions below, until you have reached your desired size of edging:

Patt rows 2 – 5 of the straight part for a further 11 rows,

after that repeat Rows 12 – 21 of the big shell.

Joining of big shells.

Row 22: Use a “join-as-you-go” method to join big shells together.

Make 2ch and slt in first ch of “Row 2”, turn; work 6tr/dc in next shell below, drop the loop from your hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the 6th stitch of the group of previous big shell, grab the dropped loop with your hook,

pull it through the stitch; make 1ch, work 6tr/dc in the same shell.

* work 12tr/dc in next shell below; rep from * more 9 times, 1tr/dc in tr/dc below, patt to end of row.

100% - Cotton thread

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