Tuesday, June 17, 2014

lacy round stitch

Wow! I'm supposed write something that's easy and simple project to make for my first ever post but I'm still on my cloud 9 after "breaking the math" of this stitch. and a good friend of mine , owner of www.lynscrafts.com asked me to share the pattern and so to abide by her special request, I'm now sharing you this awesome pattern. Use it to make pretty scarf, shawls, or even beach cover up (I'm currently making a shawl with this stitch.....)

I saw a chart of this online, downloaded it (it's free), grabbed my yarn immediately and tried my best to crochet it but..... I didn't like it....it doesn't look pretty at all! I tried to do it over and over again with the same results.Grumbling under my breath, I put my yarn aside. The crochet chart stayed on my playbook for ages......I was so disappointed with it.

I kept posting my crochet projects on my personal facebook account  . Just then a dear cousin who's working overseas said her co workers are interested on my scarves...asked me to make different designs. I said ok I will.....and so I browsed on my available patterns that's when I came across this stitch again.

I gave it a try, on the fifth row I gave up like the first time.. I thought to myself that I would never ever figure it out...I was supposed to unwind the whole thing...It was laid on the sofa beside me....I could see I got the "round " part....it was the foundation chain and sc row that ruined it. I kept marveling on the round stitch then the idea hit me, perhaps I could just count the bottom chains that makes the round stitch! Why in crochet's name didn't I  thought of that! I made a run for another ball of yarn and started the foundation chain, continued with the next round then the next....behold! my perfect lacy round stitch! now let's start with our project!!

I initially thought of making a chart but I'm not a good artist :-) I don't want you guys to break your neck trying to figure out what I mean with my clumsy drawing


for my shawl I used hand dyed 4 ply cotton in variegated color and 3mm hook.

abbreviations used:
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
st - stitch
dtr - double treble

CROCHET LACY ROUND   STITCH

Chain multiples of 9  (length depends on the project you want to make ) plus 6 extra chain.

Round 1  dc on the 7th chain from the hook, ch 2 , skip 2 st, dc on the next st, skip 2 st ,dc on the next st, ch 2, skip 2 st, (dc, ch 2, dc) on the next...continue this pattern till the end of the row. NOTE: be sure to end up with a v stitch (dc, ch2, dc on the same st) if not, you’ll end up with a half circle.



Round 2 ch 1 and turn. Ch 4 skip 2 st and dc on the next st (on top of the dc of the previous round!) ch 5 skip 6 st, dc on the next st, chain 2, skip 2 st and dc on the next st, ch 5, skip 6 st, dc on the next st, chain 2, skip 2 st and dc on the next. Repeat till the end of the row.




Round 3 ch 1 and turn, ch 2, skip 2 st, dc on the next st, ch 2 skip 2 st and (dc, ch 2, dc) on the next st (this v st must be located at the middle part of the 5 chain space) ch2, skip 2, dc on the next st, skip 2 st, and dc on the next. Ch2 skip 2 st, (dc ch 2 dc) on the next st. Ch 2 skip 2 st, dc on the next st, skip 2 st, and dc on the next....repeat till the end of the row. You must already be seeing your completed lacy round stitch by this time... as shown below




Round 4 if you want your project to go up straight, you’ll be working on half circles on both side for this row. Ch 1 and turn, chain 6 skip 3 st and dc on the next ( basically the first dc of the V st of the previous round) ch 2 skip 2 st and dc on the next. Ch 5, skip 6 st and dc on the next st. Ch2 skip 2 st then dc on the next. Repeat till end of last v stitch of the previous row. Then lastly, ch2 , and dtr (yarn over 3 times, insert your hook on top of the inverted V st of the previous row, then yarn over and pull through every 2 loops 3 times, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.)





Round 5 ch 1 and turn, (ch4 and dc ) on the same st, ch 2 skip 2 st, dc on the next st, skip 2 st dc in the next st, ch 2 skip 2 st (dc ch2 dc ) on the next st. Ch 2 skip 2 st, dc on the next st, ch 2 skip 2 st then dc on the next st. Skip 2 st then dc on the next st...repeat till end of row. NOTE: again you should be ending with a V stitch in this row to begin another round stitch.








Round 6 repeat round 2



Round 7 repeat round 3



Round 8 repeat round 4
round 9 repeat round 5

keep repeating rounds 2, 3,4, and 5 till you get the length you wish.... then block as needed...put some pretty edging if you want to.....then show off to everybody! crochet crochet!!!