Eyelet Lace Square

 12 inch square

By Chris Simon
Copyright
2003

Materials 
2 to 4 colors worsted weight yarn. This pattern works best with solid colors.
Tapestry needle
H hook or size needed for gauge

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Stitches used:
double crochet (dc), chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st)

Note: The same pattern occurs in rounds 1-3, rounds 4-6, and rounds 7-9. Once you have the pattern figured out, especially round 4, all of the counting in the later rows won't be a concern.

Instructions:

Rnd 1:  Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. Ch 3, 15 dc in ring. Join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2:  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st, dc in next 3 st, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, dc in next 3 st. Repeat from * 2 times more; join with slip st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc. (7 stitches per side)

Rnd 3:  Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp. *(Dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 3 times, dc in last dc before ch 2 space. (Ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * 2 times more; (dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 3 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Finish off. (5 ch 1 spaces per side)

Rnd 4:  Join next color with sc in dc immediately to the right of any corner ch 2 space. Working BEHIND ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 of rnd 2. Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into ch 2 of rnd 2. *(Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into skipped dc of rnd 2) 3 times, sc in next dc. Dc behind next ch 1 into ch 2 sp of rnd 2, sc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) behind ch 2 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 2, sc in next dc, dc behind ch 1 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 2. Repeat from * 2 times more. Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into skipped dc of rnd 2) 3 times, sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 2. Join with sl st into starting sc. Sl st loosely into next dc, sl st into corner ch 2.

Rnd 5:  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. * Dc in each st across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice more. Dc in each st across, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc. (17 stitches per side)

Rnd 6:  Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp. *(Dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 8 times, dc in last dc before ch 2 space. (Ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * 2 times more; (dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 8 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Finish off. (10 ch 1 spaces per side)

Rnd 7:  Join next color with sc in dc immediately to the right of any corner ch 2 space. Working BEHIND ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 of rnd 5. Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into ch 2 of rnd 5. *(Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into skipped dc of rnd 5) 8 times, sc in next dc. Dc behind next ch 1 into ch 2 sp of rnd 5, sc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) behind ch 2 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 5, sc in next dc, dc behind ch 1 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 5. Repeat from * 2 times more. Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into skipped dc of rnd 5) 8 times, sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 5. Join with sl st into starting sc. Sl st loosely into next dc, sl st into corner ch 2.

Rnd 8:  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. * Dc in each st across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice more. Dc in each st across, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc. (27 stitches per side)

Rnd 9:  Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp. *(Dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 13 times, dc in last dc before ch 2 space. (Ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * 2 times more; (dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc) 13 times, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4. Finish off. (15 ch 1 spaces per side)

Rnd 10:  Join next color with sc in dc immediately to the right of any corner ch 2 space. Working BEHIND ch 2, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 of rnd 8. Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into ch 2 of rnd 8. *(Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into skipped dc of rnd 8) 13 times, sc in next dc. Dc behind next ch 1 into ch 2 sp of rnd 8, sc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) behind ch 2 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 8, sc in next dc, dc behind ch 1 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 8. Repeat from * 2 times more. Sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into skipped dc of rnd 8) 13 times, sc in next dc, dc behind next ch 1 sp into ch 2 sp of rnd 8. Join with sl st into starting sc. Sl st loosely into next dc, sl st into corner ch 2.

Rnd 11:  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 sp. * Dc in each st across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice more. Dc in each st across, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. Slip st loosely in next dc, sl st into corner ch 2 sp. (37 stitches per side)

Measure work. If square measures 11 inches, use Rnd 12A. If square measures 11 1/2 inches, use Rnd 12B.

Rnd 12A:  Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each dc, * (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc in each dc. Repeat from * 2 times more. Finish off.

Rnd 12B:  Ch 1, 3 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each dc, * 3 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in each dc. Repeat from * 2 times more. Finish off.

To make a not-so-lacy version - in rounds 4, 7, and 10, do single crochets in back loop only

Posted with designer's permission.