Creating a new and easy multi-purpose lace edge pattern in crochet can be a fun and creative project. Here’s a simple lace edge pattern that you can use for a variety of purposes, such as edging for blankets, scarves, or tablecloths. This pattern is suitable for beginners and can be adapted to different sizes and projects.
- Yarn of your choice (any weight)
- Crochet hook appropriate for your yarn
- Yarn needle
- Chain a multiple of 10 stitches plus 1 to reach your desired width. For example, if you want a 30-stitch wide lace edge, chain 301 stitches.
- Row 1: Skip the first 4 chains (count as a double crochet and 1 chain space), double crochet into the 5th chain, chain 1, skip 1 chain, double crochet into the next chain; repeat from * to * across the row, ending with a double crochet in the last chain.
- Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as a double crochet here and throughout), turn your work. Double crochet into the first chain-1 space, chain 2, double crochet into the next chain-1 space; repeat from * to * across the row, ending with a double crochet in the turning chain.
- Row 3: Chain 3, turn your work. Double crochet into the first chain-2 space, chain 3, double crochet into the next chain-2 space; repeat from * to * across the row, ending with a double crochet in the turning chain.
- Row 4: Chain 1, turn your work. Single crochet into the first double crochet, chain 5, single crochet into the next double crochet; repeat from * to * across the row, ending with a single crochet in the top of the turning chain.
- Repeat Rows 2-5 as many times as needed to achieve your desired lace edge length.
- To finish, cut the yarn and fasten off. Weave in any loose ends with a yarn needle.
You can use this lace edge pattern to embellish a wide range of crochet projects. You can adjust the number of stitches in your initial chain to change the width of the lace edge. Experiment with different yarn types and colors to create unique and beautiful lace edges for your projects.