Crochet lace swatching

Edited to add: I have posted the directions to my lace here.

I’ve been playing around with crochet lace for a linen blouse I plan to sew,  modifying the Fan Bookmark pattern. On the right is what started out as the regular pattern as I gradually dropped stitches to get it to a width I wanted.

crochet lace for linen

The left is what I’ve ended up with. I’m still not sure if I am going to sew this on in a vertical strip down the shirt (think of a guayabera) or if it will be slanted horizontally as if on the shirt’s yoke. The hook is 1.75 mm and the thread is cotton size 10 (South Maid is the brand).

 

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13 thoughts on “Crochet lace swatching

  1. Looks great! When I was at in-service this week we were talking about what does successful learning look like. One answer was, when the students surpasses the teacher. You definitely surpassed my crocheting skills long ago. :)

    • Thank you. I just searched for the lindamade blog and I recogonise her face from Ravelery- looking forward to browsing the pretty things there. By the way? I don’t have anything profound to say about your recent sad post, but the video I linked to is my offering to the pain in the world…

    • Hello again,

      I have created it not as an edging, but something to be sewn over top of the fabric, but it would look great as an edging and yes, as a runner as well. For a runner, you’d have to either sew strips together or re-work the stitch so that you’re creating more shells side-by-side at a time.

    • Hi Toni,

      I don’t mind you take inspiration from this piece as I have taken inspiration of previous pieces. Please do not publish this same design as yours and mention this design if you are basing yours on it. Thank you.

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