Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Free Crochet Pattern...Bamboo Lace Motif

Several of you lovelies have asked for the instructions to make the little motif I used in my blocking video (scroll down to view the video).  Consider it done!  This easy to crochet project as shown uses silky soft bamboo crochet thread and a small hook, but this pattern is easily adaptable to any kind of thread or yarn you'd like.

  • Crochet thread (thread shown is Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Crochet Thread)
  • Recommended hook size for your thread (I used a "B" hook for the motif shown)
  • Tapestry/yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors

Sizing As Shown:
Note: Dimensions achieved using materials shown above, but different types of crochet thread and/or yarn will produce different results.

  • 3 Inches across (after blocking)


Note: Motif is worked in the round.  Some rounds are worked into the stitches, while other rounds are worked into the spaces.  Each round will indicate how to proceed.  Click here for a helpful tutorial for learning how to stitch into the spaces...

Foundation: Chain 6 and slip stitch into the chain farthest from your hook to form a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3 (counts as a dc), then work 11 dc into center of ring, join with a sl st to join round.
Round 2: Ch 3, then work a dc in the same space, *2 dc into the next space, repeat from * to end of round.
Round 3: Ch 3, then work a (dc, ch 1) into the first space, then *1 dc into next space, ch 1, then repeat from * to end of round.
Round 4: Ch 3, work a dc in the same space, then work *2 dc into the next space, then repeat from * to end of round.
Round 5: Ch 1, then work a sc in each space around the entire circle. Join with a slip stitch to close round.
Round 6: (note-this round is worked into the stitches vs. the spaces in previous rounds) ch 4, skip the next 2 stitches, then in the next stitch, sc and ch 4, skip 2 more stitches, and in the next stitch, sc and ch 4. Continue in this manner all around until you reach the end and join with a slip stitch.
Round 7: In the first large loop (ch 4 space from the previous round), work (3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc). Repeat this step in each loop (ch 4 space) all around. Join with a sl st and fasten off.

Finishing and Assembly:
Weave in all ends.  To get the points around the motif nice and sharp, you can block your piece as well.  Click below to watch a video on how I blocked this motif:

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  1. Lovely motif. It could be used for garlands, coasters, scrubbies ... so many ideas!


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