Welsh Lace Trim to Crochet

Toni Rexroat re-created the pattern from one of the pieces of lace brought to Oklahoma from Wales by Linda Ligon’s mother’s stepmother. Here is the lovely result.

Toni Rexroat Apr 7, 2020 - 9 min read

Welsh Lace Trim to Crochet Primary Image

Toni Rexroat’s lace sample created from the original, made by Linda Ligon’s great aunt in Wales. Photograph by Joe Coca

We asked Toni Rexroat to re-create the pattern from one of the pieces of lace brought to Oklahoma from Wales by Linda Ligon’s mother’s stepmother. Here is the result. Th e original pieces of lace were intended to be trim for petticoats. It will look equally as well on table or bed linens.

Materials

Handy Hands Lizbeth, 100% cotton thread, size 20, 210 yards (192.0 m)/25 gram (0.9 oz) ball, 1 ball of #603 Ecru Crochet hook, size 9 (1.4 mm)

Finished size: Each repeat measures about 11 inches (28 cm)
Gauge: 3 columns and 6 shells = 2 inches (5.1 cm)

See https://pieceworkmagazine.com/abbreviations/ for Abbreviations and Techniques

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Special Stitches

Picot (p): Ch 3, sl st in base of ch 3.
Picot join (p join): Ch 1, sl st in picot of adjacent motif, ch 1, sl st in base of ch 3.

INSTRUCTIONS

Notes: Do not turn work when crocheting shells. Shell columns are worked with short rows and the right side facing throughout.

Petticoat Lace

Column 1 (3 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, ([dc, p] 2 times, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch sp, ch 10, sl st in 5th dc from beg.
Rows 3 and 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: Ch 3, ([dc, p] 2 times, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work ([2 dc, p] 2 times, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 2 (5 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join in last pc of adjacent motif, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch 10, sl st in 5th dc from beg.
Rows 3–5: Rep Row 2.
Row 6: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 3 (6 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch 10, sl st in 5th dc from beg.
Rows 3–6: Rep Row 2.
Row 7: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 4 (7 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch 10, sl st in 5th dc from beg.
Rows 3–7: Rep Row 2.
Row 8: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 5 (8 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch 10, sl st in 5th dc from beg.
Rows 3–8: Rep Row 2.
Row 9: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 6 (9 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch-10, sl st in 5th dc from beg.
Rows 3–9: Rep Row 2.
Row 10: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 7 (10 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch-10, sl st in 5th dc from beg. Rows 3–10: Rep Row 2.
Row 11: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 8 (11 shells)

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch 10, sl st in 5th dc from beg. Rows 3–11: Rep Row 2.
Row 12: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch-10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Column 9 (12 shells),

Row 1: Ch 16, without turning, sl st in last chain from hook.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, dc) in ch-10 sp, ch 10, sl st in 5th dc from beg.
Rows 3–12: Rep Row 2.
Row 13: Ch 3, (dc, p join, dc, p, [3 dc, p] 2 times, 4 dc, p, 2 dc) in ch 10 sp, work (2 dc, p, 2 dc, p join, 2 dc) in remainder of ch-10 sp in each lp below.

Columns 10–17,

Rep Columns 2–8 in reverse order beg with Column 8.

Base

Row 1: Turn column section upside down and beg working in the bottom ridge lp of chains. Sl st in any bottom ridge lp to join, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), working in the bottom ridge lps and row end dc, work a multiple of 4 dc (about 8 dc per shell) around.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, *dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc; rep from *, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join.
Row 3: Ch 3, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next ch, dc in next dc; rep from * to last dc, ch 1, dc in next ch, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch around, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join.

Toni Rexroat is the former editor of CrochetMe.com. While she is always excited to try a new crochet technique, her first love will always be crochet-thread lace.

This pattern was originally published in PieceWork November/December 2012.

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