How to read crochet diagrams

The steps below will help you learn to read crochet diagrams. For this tutorial we will use a crochet diagram and instructions to Crochet Narrow Prospect Lace #22.

# Diagram Step image Instructions
1

Each stitch is represented by a symbol.

2

Make 14 foundation chains.

3

Row 1: skip 3 ch, work shell: 3 tr/dc + 2 ch + 3tr/dc in next ch.

4

Make 2 ch, work shell in last ch.

5

Row 2: Turn and make 3 ch.

6

Make shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in shell.

7

Row 3: Turn and make 3 ch.

8

Make shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in shell.

9

Work 4 ch and 1 dc/sc in third ch of Row 2.

10

Row 4: Turn and make 3 ch, work 6 tr/dc + 1ch in space of 4 ch.

11

Make shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in shell.

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Row 5: Turn and make 3 ch.

13

Make shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in shell, 3 ch, work 1 tr/dc + 2ch in each of next 5tr/dc below, make 1 tr/dc in third ch at the end.

14

Row 6: Turn and work 1 dc/sc + 3 tr/dc + 1 dc/sc in each space of 2 ch.

15

Then work 2 dc/sc in space of 3 ch + 3 ch.

16

Make shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in shell.

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Row 7: Turn and make 3 ch.

18

Make shell in shell, 2 ch, shell in shell, 4 ch, 1 dc/sc in third ch of Row 6.

Repeat rows 4 - 7 until you have reached your desired length of lace.

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