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!
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 2
TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Single Crochet – sc
Double Crochet – dc
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)
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