Forever Lace

By Donna Kay Lace

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Tested by: Susimaloney, Carleta3021, Alexist, Chrstn and Vegasangelbrat.

Skill Level:

Easy

Yarn Requirements:

Light Worsted / Caron Simply Soft

Color A – Light Pink (15yds)

Color B – Dark Pink (13 yds)

Crochet Hook:

US Size 8/H (5.0)

Notions:

Yarn Needle

Finished Measurements:

6” X 6”

Abbreviations and Special Stitches:

Picot – ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Back Loop Only (BLO) – Work only through the back loop, this is the loop farthest away from you regardless of which side of the piece is facing you.

Invisible JoinTutorial

Pattern Notes:

All stitches are worked through both loops unless otherwise noted.

Pattern is written in Standard American Terms.

Instructions

Rnd 1: With color A, [ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook] 4 times, sl st to first sl st of Rnd. (4 ch-8 sps)

Rnd 2: [(6 sc, picot, 6 sc) in next ch-8 sp] 4 times, invisible join to beg sc to fasten off. (48 sc, 4 picot)

Rnd 3: Join color B with a sc in any picot, sc in same st, *hdc in BLO of next st, dc in BLO of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next 6 sts, dc in BLO of next 2 sts, hdc in BLO of next st, ** 3 sc in next picot,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, sc in same picot as beg sc, sl st to beg sc. (16 dc, 8 hdc, 12 sc, 4 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 2 (as hdc), 2 hdc in same st, *sc in next 4 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next 4 sts, ** corner as 3 hdc in next st,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (12 hdc, 36 sc)

Rnd 5: Join color A with a sc in the middle hdc of any 3-hdc corner, ch 3, sc in same st, *[ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st] 3 times, ** ch 3, sk next 2 sts, corner as (sc, ch 3, sc) in next st,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, dc in beg sc to form final ch-3 sp. (20 sc, 20 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 6: Sc around last dc made, ch 3, *corner as (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp, ** [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 4 times, ch 3,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, dc in beg sc. (24 sc, 24 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 7: Sc around last dc made, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *corner as (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp, **[ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 5 times,  ch 3,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 3, sl st to beg sc, fasten off. (28 sc, 28 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 8: Join color B with a sc in any corner ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same sp, *[3 sc in next ch-3 sp] 6 times, **corner as 3 sc in next ch-3 sp,* rep from * to * 3 times ending at ** on final rep, invisible join to fasten off. (84 sc)

Finishing:

Weave in any remaining ends. Block according to yarn contents.

© Copyright July 2012 by Donna Kay Lacey, all rights reserved. This pattern may not be reproduced – mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying — without the written permission of Donna Kay Lacey. Projects made from this pattern may be gifted, swapped or sold. If you use this pattern to sell items on the internet, kindly credit Donna Kay Lacey as the designer.

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