This is the second installment of the wanderer bracelet journey, were in I share some of my free-form crochet tips and tricks. This weeks blog focuses on the beginnings of that lacy ruffle explosion at the edge of the bracelet. I will cover the crochet stitch known as Fan Lace, explain how to crochet my version of it and how to attach it to the Crocodile Scales crochet lace.
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ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
picot – chain 3, sc stitch in first chain.
– 1.25mm hook
– 6 different colours of 2ply crochet thread ( I use Pearl 8 Anchor thread )
Part 2 | Bracelet Frills | Fan Lace
Click here to see Part 1, crocodile scales.
1.) Using a new colour thread, work fan lace pattern in foundation chain length of crocodile scale pattern so that the lace sits behind scales. Hold crocodile scales wrong side up ( pictures display wrong way around ).
Fasten thread and sc in back loop of first chain st, * ch 5, skip 3 st, sc in 4th ch*. Repeat ** till last loop. Ch 2, dc in last st ( ending in middle of last loop ). TURN.
2.) Crocodile Scales should be right side up now. ( I will redo the pictures at some point. ) *Ch 5, sc in middle of 2nd loop of previous row, then ( 8 x dc ) in 3rd loop, sc in 4th loop.* Repeat ** to last loop. Ch 2, dc in middle of last loop. TURN.
3.) Crocodile Scales should be wrong side up. *Ch and dc in 8 previous dc, ch, sc in middle of loop*. Repeat ** until end and fasten off. TURN.
4.) Crocodile Scales should be right side up now. Fasten thread at bottom of first loop by slip st in first sc, sc 3 up side of first loop, picot, sc 3 up side of next loop, picot, * ( sc 2, picot ) x8, sc 2 *. Repeat ** until end of last fan. Picot, sc 3 down side of previous rows loop, picot, sc 3, fasten off in bottom row sc. FINISHED
You should have a fan lace edge that hangs behind the crocodile scales.
I will be posting part 3 of the wanderer bracelet next week. In the meantime head over to our Etsy store for more info on freestyle crochet, bracelets and our other specialty items.