How to Crochet the Braided Lace Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the braided lace stitch. This lace pattern uses basic chain stitches and single crochets to create a loopy lace mesh that’s perfect for shawls, blankets, scarves, and even hats!

Skill: Easy
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc

Pattern Instructions:

Prep Row: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across row, turn.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, skip next st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 1 sc in center ch of next ch-5 loop, *ch 1, sc in center ch of next ch-5 loop, rep from * across, 1 dc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, 1 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next ch-1 space, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * across, 1 sc in top of turning ch, turn.

Repeat rows 1 – 3 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Braided Lace Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Braided Lace Stitch

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