Creating a unique crochet lace square motif can be a fun and creative project. Below, I’ll provide a step-by-step tutorial for a simple lace square motif. You can customize it to make it unique by choosing different yarn colors, adding or changing stitches, or incorporating your own design elements.
Materials you’ll need:
- Crochet hook appropriate for your chosen yarn (refer to the yarn label for the recommended hook size).
- Yarn in your desired color(s).
Step 1: Starting Chain
Start by making a slip knot and chaining 6 stitches. Slip stitch into the first chain to form a ring.
Step 2: Center Ring
Chain 3 (counts as your first double crochet), make 2 double crochets (DC) into the ring. You have a total of 3 DC in the ring. This creates the center of your motif.
Step 3: Create Corners
Chain 2 to create a corner, then make 3 DC into the ring. Chain 2 again to create the next corner. Repeat this step two more times. You should have four corners, each separated by a chain-2 space.
Step 4: Side Stitches
To create the sides of the square, make 3 DC into the ring after the last corner. Chain 2 and make 3 more DC into the ring. You’ve now completed one side of your square.
Step 5: Repeat
Repeat Step 4 (creating sides) for each side of the square. Chain 2 between each side. When you reach the first side, slip stitch into the top of the beginning chain-3 to join the round.
Step 6: Second Round
For the second round, slip stitch into the next two stitches until you reach the corner chain-2 space. In the corner, make the following stitches: DC, chain 2, 2 DC all in the same chain-2 space. This creates a corner with two clusters of double crochets separated by a chain-2 space.
Step 7: Side Stitches (Shell Stitch)
For the sides, make a shell stitch in each chain-2 space between the corners. The shell stitch consists of 3 DC, chain 2, and 3 more DC, all in the same chain-2 space.
Step 8: Repeat
Repeat Step 7 (creating shell stitches) for each side of the square. When you reach a corner, create the corner stitches as described in Step 6.
Step 9: Finishing
Continue working rounds of shell stitches with corner clusters as desired to achieve your desired size for the motif. You can add more rounds with different stitch variations to make it unique. When you’re finished, fasten off the yarn and weave in any loose ends.
Feel free to experiment with different stitch patterns and colors to make your crochet lace square motif truly unique. You can also mix and match stitches and create variations to add your personal touch to the design.