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Crochet ARC LACE Edging #1

Updated on May 31, 2014

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 is not 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, etc. to name a few.

For more of my free crochet patterns and articles, check out the following links.

Skill Level: EASY

The stitches required are fairly basic.
The stitches required are fairly basic.

NOTES

I wrote two patterns for this arc. The first option is when you want to sew it onto an edge, while the second option is when you want to crochet it directly on an edge.

The photos I have here shows the first option only for I don't have any edge yet that I want to crochet this with. (I've got to think of one.)

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ARC LACE EDGING #1 Chart PatternFoundation Chain and Row 1Row 2Row 3Row 4Band
ARC LACE EDGING #1 Chart Pattern
ARC LACE EDGING #1 Chart Pattern
Foundation Chain and Row 1
Foundation Chain and Row 1
Row 2
Row 2
Row 3
Row 3
Row 4
Row 4
Band
Band

CROCHET PATTERN

When you want to sew it onto an edge...

FIRST OPTION:

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 ch ains to the Foundation Chain.

Band: Ch 1, 15 sc per arc.

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Foundation Row: 15 scRow 1: Sl st 6 sc, sk 1 sc, 7 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc, sl st next sc.Row 2Row 3Row 4
Foundation Row: 15 sc
Foundation Row: 15 sc
Row 1: Sl st 6 sc, sk 1 sc, 7 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc, sl st next sc.
Row 1: Sl st 6 sc, sk 1 sc, 7 sc in next sc, sk 1 sc, sl st next sc.
Row 2
Row 2
Row 3
Row 3
Row 4
Row 4

When you want to crochet it directly on an edge...

Second Option:

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.

I Crocheted This with Sewing Thread

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I used three strands of ordinary sewing thread.Here it is up close.I made 5 arcs. I really is so pretty.
I used three strands of ordinary sewing thread.
I used three strands of ordinary sewing thread.
Here it is up close.
Here it is up close.
I made 5 arcs. I really is so pretty.
I made 5 arcs. I really is so pretty.

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      Nomee 3 months ago

      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.

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 3 months ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

      Thank you. I do hope you already tried it.

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      from sub continent 4 months ago

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

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 2 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

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

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      Carol 2 years ago

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

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      Lorraine 3 years ago

      Thank you for your assistance, I will try again.

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 3 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

      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.

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      Lorraine - shallima@bigpond.net.au 3 years ago

      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?

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 3 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

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

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      diplorging 3 years ago from Serbia

      Very nice yet simple pattern. Thank you

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

      Thanks Art and CatsMeow!

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

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      arl 4 years ago

      Very pretty!

      Do you recall which hook gave the gauge you made?

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      catz meow 4 years ago

      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!!!

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

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

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      Rhelena 5 years ago

      This is a very pretty edging.

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 5 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

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

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      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!!

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