Dragon Lace for Filet Crochet or Cross Stitch
Image copyright © 2000 Sandi Marshall
Recharted by Sandi Marshall from a 1926 Pattern Book
I also recharted the edging version (with one edge scalloped) for this dragons design. For that chart, click here: Dragon Edging Chart
Working the Chart in Filet Crochet:
For a 4 dc mesh, starting chain is 94, plus chain 3, (which will count as first dc of first row), plus chain 2 (which is the chain-2 of first open mesh). Begin by working a double crochet in the 9th chain from hook (first open mesh on chart made). Work chart, starting at the bottom right; work first row right to left. Second row is worked left to right. Continue in same manner, following chart.
Because the first mesh of each row is an open mesh: to begin each new row on this chart, you will chain 5 to turn, skip chain-2 of row below, double crochet in next double crochet (first open mesh of the row made).
I've purposefully flipped the chart sideways because of the advantage that by crocheting the lace in the short rows in this manner, you can decide upon the finished length as you go along.
Approximate finished sizes
(once through the chart, worked in 4 dc mesh):
With size 10 thread (350 yards) and a size 7 steel hook, finished size is about 7.1 inches x 24.8 inches.
With size 20 thread (328 yards) and a size 9 steel hook, finished size is about 6.8 inches x 23.8 inches.
With size 30 thread (307 yards) and a size 11 steel hook, finished size is about 6.5 inches x 22.8 inches.
With sport weight yarn (890 yards) and a size G hook, finished size is about
24.8 inches x 81.2 inches.
With worsted weight yarn (1013 yards) and a size I hook, finished size is about 27.9 inches x 91.1 inches.
To make a narrower lace, work the chart in a 3 dc mesh.
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I recharted this Dragon Lace from a chart in Variety Book No. 2, published in 1926. In the 1926 pattern book, the chart was in blue and white; some of the lines were light, making parts of the chart difficult to follow. For this reason, I did the work of redoing it to be a chart with black, gray and white, so it would be much easier for you to crochet from.
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