Thursday, October 2, 2014

Lacy Cross

This Lacy Cross is one of the prettiest crocheted patterns you'll ever find! It's a versatile item that's made using a small steel hook and cotton crochet thread. Hang it on the wall, make it into a bookmark, or add some beads to incorporate color. This free crochet pattern is made using white crochet thread and can be embellished with beads for a touch of color. You could even attach a loop at the top for hanging or tassel so it can be used as a crochet bookmark

Lacy Cross

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: 2 or 2.25 mm hook (steel)
Yarn Weight: (0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.
Here’s what you need:

Size 10 crochet thread
 A hook / Steel 2 mm
tapestry needle
Finished cross measures approx. 4¾ in. x 3¾ in.

 Special Stitches:

Puff stitch: Yarn over hook, draw up a loop in designated stitch, repeat twice more, yarn over and pull through all 7 loops on hook.

Long single crochet (Lsc): Draw loop through designated stitch to height of row being worked, complete as single crochet (the Lsc takes the place of the next stitch in the current row).



Picot (p): Chain 3, work 1 single crochet in the third chain from hook.

Ch 9, join in furthest chain from hook to form a ring.

Foundation Round: Ch 2, *work 1 puff st into ring, ch 1, rep from * 11 more times, join in top of beginning ch — 12 puff sts.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc into same ch sp as join, 2 sc in next ch sp, *ch 12, Sl st in 6th ch from hook and each of the next 6 ch, work 2 sc in each of the next 3 ch sp of Foundation Round, rep from * twice more, ch 20, Sl st in 6th ch from hook and each of the next 14 ch, work 2 sc in next ch sp of Foundation Round, 1 sc in next ch sp, join in 1st sc of round — 4 points of the cross and 24 scs.

Round 2: Ch 1, 1 Lsc over st from previous round and into same ch sp from Foundation Round, 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into next ch sp from Foundation Round, *sk 1st sc at beginning of point and work 1 sc in each of the next 6 ch, [1 sc, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, 1 sc] in center of ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 6 ch, sk last sc, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 3 ch sp from Foundation Round, rep from * twice more, sk 1st sc at beginning of point and work 1 sc in each of the next 14 ch, [1 sc, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, puff st, ch 1, 1 sc] in center of ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 14 ch, sk last sc, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into the next ch sp from Foundation Round, 1 Lsc in next ch sp, join in 1st Lsc of round — 21 sts on Points 1 through 3; 37 sts on Point 4; 24 Lscs.

Round 3: Ch 1, 1 Lsc over st from previous rounds and into same ch sp from Foundation Round, 2 Lsc over sts from previous rounds and into next ch sp from Foundation Round, *work 1 Lsc over sts from previous rounds and into each of the next 6 ch, 1 Lsc into ch-5 sp, ch 1, puff st in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, puff st in next ch sp, ch 2, 1 Lsc in ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 6 ch, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 3 ch sp from Foundation Round, rep from * twice more, *work 1 Lsc over sts from previous rounds and into each of the next 14 ch, 1 Lsc into ch-5 sp, ch 1, puff st in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, [puff st, ch 2, puff st] in next ch sp, ch 1, p, puff st in next ch sp, ch 2, 1 Lsc in ch-5 sp, 1 Lsc over sts from previous round and into each of the next 14 ch, work 2 Lsc over sts from previous round and into next ch sp from Foundation Round, 1 Lsc in next ch sp, join in 1st Lsc of round — 33 sts on Points 1 through 3; 49 sts on Point 4; 24 Lscs.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

For best results, I recommend blocking these crosses. If desired you can also brush the finished cross with either a homemade or store-bought stiffener. For stiffening instructions, see my Star of Bethlehem pattern.

Taken from petalstopicots.com






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