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.
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 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!!!