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Openwork Black Lace Edging Free Pattern

An Original Design by Sandi Marshall

This crocheted lace edging has an openwork design, alternating with solid triangle shapes. The areas that are crocheted in one loop only form a line of remaining loops on the right side of the piece (the remaining loops can simply be decorative but are also used for adding optional embellishment if you choose to add the decorative extras I've designed for this pattern).

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Materials Used In The Example:
Worsted weight yarn - Black
Hook: US Size G crochet hook

Finished Size, when made with materials above:
4 inches wide
The length will be determined by you.

Alternate Materials:
For a narrower edging, you may prefer to use thread.
Size 10 thread with a US Size 7 or 8 steel crochet hook is a popular thread choice.
Finished Size, when made with size 10 thread and a US size 7 steel hook: 1 1/2 inches wide

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
chs = chains
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch

Starting Chain: Chain a multiple of 11, plus 10. "Multiple Of" Explained
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. sc in ea ch across.
Row 2: ch 3, (counts as first dc), ch 2, skip 2 sc, *dc in front loop only of next 3 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 sc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row until 6 sc remain, then: dc in front loop only of ea of next 3 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, dc in next sc.
Row 3: ch 3, (counts as first dc), * 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in back loop only of ea of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in back loop only of next dc, ch 3, skip next ch-2, dc in back loop only of next dc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row. For last repeat of the row, follow these directions: 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in back loop of ea of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in back loop of next dc.
Row 4: ch 4, (counts as first dc and a chain-1), skip next dc (which is the second dc of previous row), dc in front loop only of ea of next 6 dc, * ch 3, skip next dc, tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next dc, dc in front loop only of ea of next 7 dc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row. For last repeat of the row, follow these directions: ch 3, skip next dc, tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next dc, dc in front loop only of ea of next 6 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in last dc.
Row 5: ch 4, (counts as first dc and a chain-1), skip first ch-1 sp, * dc in back loop only of ea of next 5 dc, ch 5, skip next dc, 3 sc in tr, ch 5, skip next dc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row. After last repeat: dc in back loop only of ea of next 5 dc, ch 1, skip next ch (of the ch-4 at the end of the row), dc in next ch.
Row 6: ch 5, skip first dc, dc in front loop only of ea of next 3 dc, * ch 5, sc in ea of next 3 sc, ch 5, skip next dc, dc in front loop of ea of next 3 dc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row. After last repeat: ch 2, skip next dc, skip ch-1 sp, dc in last dc.
Row 7: ch 5, dc in first dc, skip next dc, dc in next dc, * ch 7, skip next sc, 2 sc in next sc, ch 7, skip next sc, dc in next dc, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row. After last repeat: ch 2, skip 2 chs (of the ch-5 at the end of the row), dc in next ch.
Row 8: ch 5, sc in ea of next 2 dc, * ch 5, sc in next ch-7 sp, ch 5, skip the 2 sc at the center of the openwork portion, sc in next ch-7 sp, ch 5, sc in ea of next 2 dc, ** repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed across the row. After last repeat: ch 5, skip 2 chs (of the ch-5 at the end of the row), sl st in next ch.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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With the addition of orange trim along the bottom edge, this makes a great Halloween edging. There are also instructions for adding an optional ghost outline to the solid part of the edging, if you wish to. Click Here For The Orange Trim and Ghost Instructions

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