Sunday, 13 September 2015

Rustic Lace Square - A Written Pattern


So the Rustic Lace Square has been doing the rounds lately. And even though I've come to it quite late, the thrall of it hasn't waned. I still love it and keep returning to it often.
From a little research, I think the idea took off when it was introduced this on this collaborative blog. And then it just spiraled into a frenzy of crochet madness from there.

Of course, the demand for patterns and know-how followed, but all the seemed to be available was a symbol chart for this lovely piece of work which originally came from an Argentinian magazine/book called Para Ti.


On Instagram, I'm often asked for the written pattern when I post up a new pic of this square, so I wrote one out. There maybe other written patterns out there (I just haven't searched enough). Also, the pattern has been tested somewhat, but not thoroughly, so there may be mistakes. Please let me know if you find any, and I can adjust the pattern and reload a correct copy.
You can find a printable version of this pattern on Ravelry.

Instructions


Requirements:
4mm Crochet Hook
DK Mercerised Cotton Yarn
Darning Needle
      
Abbreviations (US terminology):
sc       single crochet
dc       double crochet
dtr      double triple crochet
cl       cluster
sl st    slip stitch
ch       chain
sc       single crochet
yo       yarn over
st(s)    stitch(es)
sp       space
beg      beginning
rep      repeat

Special Stitches       
beg dc cl: 2 ch, work another 4 incomplete dc sts over the next 4 sts *(yo, insert hook into next st, yo, bring yarn to front of work, yo, draw yarn through two loops on the hook), rep from * 3 more times, yo and draw yarn through all loops on hook to make a cluster.

dc cl:     work 5 incomplete dc sts over the next 5 sts *(yo, insert hook into next st, yo, bring yarn to front of work, yo, draw yarn through two loops on the hook), rep from * 4 more times, yo and draw yarn through all loops on hook to make a cluster.

dtr:       yarn around hook 3 times, insert hook into specified st or sp, yarn around hook and draw through this scooped yarn to front of work, [yarn around hook, draw through two loops on hook only] 4 times.

Using the first colour yarn, 5 ch, join with a sl st to form a ring, or complete using the Magic Circle.

Round 1:   5 ch (counts as 1 dc, 2 ch),
           *1 dc in the centre ring,
           2 ch,
           rep from * 6 more times,
           sl st in 3rd ch of beg 5-ch to join (8 dc sts, 8 sps).

Round 2:   3 ch (counts as 1 dc),
           *3 dc in next 2-ch sp,
           1 dc in next st,
           rep from * 7 more times all the way around,
           3 dc in next 2-ch sp,
           sl st in top of beg 3-ch to join (32 dc sts).
           Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in ends.

Round 3:   join new colour yarn into st where ended,
           3 ch (counts as 1 dc),
           *1 dc in each of next 4 sts,
           3 ch,
           1 dc in same st at last dc st,
           rep from * 7 more times all the way around,
           1 dc in each of next 3 sts,
           3 ch,
           1 dc in same st at beg 3-ch,
           sl st in top of beg 3-ch to join.
          
Round 4:   beg dc cl over the next 5 sts,
           *[3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch] in next 3-ch sp,
           dc cl over next 5 sts,
           rep from * 6 more times,
           [3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch]  in next 3-ch sp,
           sl st in top of beg dc cl to join.
           Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in ends (8 cls).

Round 5:   join new colour yarn into 3-ch sp between two single dc sts,
           3 ch (counts as 1 dc),
           [4 dc, 3 ch, 5 dc] in same 3-ch sp,
           *sk next 3-ch sp, next cl and next 3-ch sp,
           3 ch,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next st,
           sk next 3-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next st,
           3 ch,
           sk next 3-ch sp, next cl and next 3-ch sp,
           [5 dc, 3 ch, 5 dc] in next 3-ch sp,
           rep from * twice more,
           3 ch
           sk next 3-ch sp, next cl and next 3-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next st,
           sk next 3-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next st,
           3 ch,
           sk next 3-ch sp, next cl and next 3-ch sp,
           sl st in top of beg 3-ch to join.
          
Round 6:   beg dc cl over the next 5 sts,
           *[3 ch, 5 dc, 3 ch] in next 3-ch sp,
           dc cl over next 5 sts,
           3 ch,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           3 ch,
           dc cl over next 5 sts,
           rep from * twice more,
           [3 ch, 5 dc, 3 ch] in next 3-ch sp,
           dc cl over next 5 sts,
           3 ch,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           3 ch,
           sl st in top of beg dc cl to join.
          
Round 7:   sl st over the next 3 ch sts to the first dc st,
           beg dc cl over the next 5 sts,
           *8 ch,
           sk next 3-ch sp, next cl, and next 3-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           8 ch,
           sk next 3-ch sp, next cl, and next 3-ch sp,
           dc cl over next 5 sts,
           rep from * twice more,
           8 ch,
           sk next 3-ch sp, next cl, and next 3-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           8 ch,
           sk next 3-ch sp, next cl, and next 3-ch sp,
           sl st in top of beg dc cl to join.

Round 8:   5 ch (counts as 1 dtr),
           *8 ch,
           1 sc in next 8-ch sp,
           3 ch,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           3 ch,
           1 sc in next 8-ch sp,
           8 ch,
           1 dtr in top of dc cl from previous round,
           rep from * twice more,
           8 ch,
           1 sc in next 8-ch sp,
           3 ch,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           3 ch,
           1 sc in next 8-ch sp,
           8 ch,
           sl st in 5th ch of beg 13-ch to join.

Round 9:   3 ch (counts as 1 dc),
           10 ch,
           1 dc in same st,
           *[9 dc, 3 ch] in next 8-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           3 ch,
           9 dc in next 8-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 10 ch, 1 dc] in next dtr st,
           rep from * twice more,
           [9 dc, 3 ch] in next 8-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in sp between next 2 dc sts,
           sk next 2-ch sp,
           [1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc] in next dc st,
           3 ch,
           9 dc in next 8-ch sp,
           sl st in 3rd ch of beg 13-ch to join.

Finish:    Block work if necessary.


Here is a great tutorial from Marrose on how to join these lovelies for a throw/blanket or display item.

3 comments:

Zelda de Kock said...

Thank you so much for this written version of the lovely pattern, I feel so much more confident with your clear instructions.I appreciate the time and effort you made! Greetings from South Africa

Cornel Strydom said...

This is wonderful!
So many people will benefit from what you've done here!
This square is magical.
C x

Melisa Marchi said...

The original pattern is from the Para Ti book, a well known argentinian magazine. This is the cover https://es.pinterest.com/pin/325525879293547849/
I bought it long time ago in Buenos Aires.