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How to Crochet Arc Lace Edging

Moira has been crocheting since she was 14 years old. She loves experimenting with small crochet projects.

Learn how to add a lace trim or edging to your crochet work.

Learn how to add a lace trim or edging to your crochet work.

How to Crochet Lace Edging or Trim

I originally intended to create a crochet cloth with circular pattern similar to Catherine wheels, yet bigger and lacier in effect. To my dismay, my problem-solving skills are not strong enough to make such pattern come to life.

So instead of a crochet cloth, I used the initial pattern I made for a lace edging. The great thing about this lace edging is that each arc is crocheted one after the other; therefore, gauge and foundation chain are not very important. I can crochet any number of arcs until I have the length I desire. This lace edging is perfect as a trim for blankets, afghans, throws, curtains, dresses, and more.

Two Ways to Crochet a Lace Edge

I wrote two patterns for this arc:

  • Option #1: For when you want to crochet and then sew on a lace edging
  • Option #2: For when you want to crochet it directly onto the edge of something

Those that are done in green and red yarn show option 1, for when you want to sew it to an edge. And after almost ten years, I finally used the second option and crocheted a lace edging on a camisole for my daughter.

Crochet Pattern Option #1: Sew on the Edge

To make an arc:

Foundation Chain: Ch 9, TURN.

Row 1: 7 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st the next 2 ch, TURN.

Row 2: (Ch 1, hdc in sc) 7x, ch 3, TURN.

Row 3: Sk 1st dc, (2dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in hdc) 6x, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, sk 2 foundation chains, sl st the last 3 ch, TURN.

Row 4: (Ch 4, sl st on third ch from hook, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc) 7x.

Repeat these instructions from Foundation Chain to Row 4 for pattern until the length is enough. If you want spaces between the arcs, just add more chains to the Foundation Chain.

Band: Ch 1, 15 sc per arc.

Crochet Pattern Option #2: Crochet Directly Onto the Edge

To make an arc:

Attach yarn to edge. Ch 1.

Foundation Row: 15 sc, TURN.

Row 1: Sl st 6 sc, sk 1 sc, 7 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc, sl st the next sc, TURN.

Row 2: (Ch 1, hdc in sc) 7x, sl st to 6th sc of Foundation Row, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc, TURN.

Row 3: (2dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in hdc) 6x, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, sk 2 sc in Foundation Row, sl st the last 3 sc's, TURN.

Row 4: (Ch 4, sl st on third ch from hook, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc) 7x.

Repeat these instructions from Foundation Row to Row 4 for pattern till desired. If you want spaces between the arcs, just add more sc's to the Foundation Row.

© 2011 Moira Durano-Abesmo

Comments

Nomee on January 17, 2017:

My mother taught me crochet 'art' when I was seven. I am now 77 and love remembering those days. She made gorgeous doilies using the pineapple stitch. I have not mastered the art as well as she. I still enjoy sitting evenings, making caps, scarves, etc. Folks enjoy hand made gifts so much. So I give most everything away. It is truly an art.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on January 07, 2017:

Thank you. I do hope you already tried it.

from sub continent on December 04, 2016:

chart is very helpful, it's great pattern I have to start it yet

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on April 12, 2015:

Wow! That is exciting! I wish I could see it.

Carol on February 06, 2015:

Thank you for sharing this edging, it will go nicely around the neck of my handmade 1920s dress!

Lorraine on November 03, 2013:

Thank you for your assistance, I will try again.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on October 31, 2013:

Hello Lorraine!

I am using American crochet notation. this is what I mean by a dc: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/mar06_dc.html

And my sc looks like this: http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/?q=instructions_cr...

I hope this helps you.

Lorraine - shallima@bigpond.net.au on October 30, 2013:

I have tried to follow the pattern for arc lace edging and am have trouble understanding your sc, half double crochet and double crochet. Half dc is that a treble and the double crochet a double treble, and your single crochet a half treble?

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on May 08, 2013:

Your appreciation is music to my ears! You're welcome.

diplorging from Serbia on May 07, 2013:

Very nice yet simple pattern. Thank you

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on September 06, 2012:

Thanks Art and CatsMeow!

I used a #7 steel hook for the green plarn and #10 steel hook for the red sewing thread.

arl on September 06, 2012:

Very pretty!

Do you recall which hook gave the gauge you made?

catz meow on May 08, 2012:

Was looking for something nautical like a ships wheel when i came across this. I love it and will be applying it to the baby blanket i am working on. Thankyou so much. Brilliant!!!

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on January 17, 2012:

Yeah, I am thinking of creating more. ",)

Rhelena on January 15, 2012:

This is a very pretty edging.

Moira Durano-Abesmo (author) from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines on November 28, 2011:

Thank you Patrice. I haven't had the chance to actually use it. I'm still thinking what to do with it. ",)

PWalker281 on November 28, 2011:

This is a cool pattern, Moira! I like that you add to the foundation chain after you create each arc. Will bookmark the hub so I have it if I ever have need for this kind of crochet edging. Rated up and useful!!