The Neapolitan Lace Edge :: Crochet Stitch #193

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the neapolitan lace edge stitch. This stitch creates a delicate lace edge pattern. The neapolitan lace edge stitch would be great for all edging projects!

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Materials Used

Mountain Meadow Wool

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Laurel Hill Crochet Hook

Crafted in a dense, hard wood, these hooks from Laurel Hill are a pleasure to own and use. Palmwood has a strong, dark grain - and these hooks are made with a large, comfortable-to-use flat surface for the thumb of your working hand. Palmwood is very dense so it can be finely polished- you feel no wood grain, just a fine smooth crochet surface.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
sl st
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Chain 5

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Chain 5

  • Note: Work from the narrow end. End with row 6 of pattern, end off
  • Row 1: [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in 5th ch from hook (shell made), turn.
  • Row 2: ch3, shell in next ch 3 space of previous shell, turn.
  • Row 3: ch3, shell in next ch 3 space of previous shell, turn.
  • Row 4: ch 5, shell in next ch 3 space of previous shell, turn.
  • Row 5: ch 3, shell in next ch 3 space of previous shell, [ch2, 1dc] 6 times in next ch 5 space, 1sc in next ch 3 space, turn.
  • Row 6: ch3, 2dc in next ch 2 space *[Sl st, ch3, 2dc] in each of next 4 ch 2 spaces, 1sc in next ch 2 space (before shell), ch3, shell in ch 3 space of next shell, turn.
  • Row 7: ch3, shell in next ch 3 space of previous shell, turn.
  • Repeat rows 4-7 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Neapolitan Lace Edge. (Reversible)

Example of the Neapolitan Lace Edge. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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