Summer Lace Throw
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Summer Lace Throw


This delicate crochet throw is light weight and perfect to cover up with on a breezy summer afternoon.
Designed by Tammy Hildebrand
Craft Time: varies
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron® International’s Simply Soft® (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170g, 315 yds/288 m skein):
    #9701 White (A), 3 skeins
    #9712 Soft Blue (B), 2 skeins
  • Crochet Hook Size US I-9 (5.5mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn Needle
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Throw measures approximately 44-inches/112 cm wide x 64-1/2-inches/164 cm long.


Step: 2

Gauge
In double crochet, using US I-9 (5.5 mm) hook, 11 sts = 4-inches/10 cm.


Step: 3

In floral lace pattern (as established), using US I-9 (5.5 mm) hook, (3 flower and 2 ch-5 spaces) = 9-inches/23 cm and Rows 1-10 = 5-1/4-inches/13.5 cm.


Step: 4

Stitches Used

Chain (ch)
Double crochet (dc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Single crochet (sc)
Slip stitch (sl st)


Step: 5

Special Terms

dc2tog: Double crochet 2 together—[Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through 3 loops on hook.
hdc-cl: half double crochet cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
Cross st: Skip next st, dc in next st, working over dc just made, dc in skipped st.
dc-cl: double crochet cluster—Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


Step: 6

tr-cl: treble cluster—[Yarn over] twice, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, *[yarn over] twice, insert hook in same st and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice; repeat from * one more time, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
smShell: Small shell—([2dc-cl, ch 2] twice, 2 dc-cl) in indicated space.
lgShell: Large shell—([smShell, ch 2] 4 times, smShell) in indicated space.
FPdc: Front-post double crochet: (RS) Yarn over, insert hook from right-hand side of stitch to WS of piece, return to RS at left-hand side of stitch indicated, yo and pull up loop, complete as dc.
picot: Ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook.


Step: 7

Throw

With A, chain 159 loosely.


Step: 8

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and in each remaining ch across, turn—157 dc.


Step: 9

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next st, *hdc-cl in next st, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * across, dc in last st, turn—77 hdc-cl, 78 ch-1 spaces, and 2 dc.


Step: 10

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, 2 sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next hdc-cl, *sc in next ch-1 space, sc in next hdc-cl; repeat from * across, sc in last ch-1 space (formed by turning ch), sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—158 sc.


Step: 11

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work cross-st to last st, dc in last st, turn—78 cross-st, and 2 dc.


Step: 12

Row 5 (RS): Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each remaining st across; do not turn—157 dc. Fasten off A.


Step: 13

Row 6 (RS): Join B with sc in top of beginning ch of previous row; ch 5, skip next 3 sts, *(sc, ch 3, tr-cl) in next st (petal made), skip next 3 sts, (tr-cl, ch 3, sc) in next st (petal made), ch 5, skip next 3 sts; repeat from * 18 more times, sc in last dc, turn—38 petals, 19 ch-5 spaces, and 2 sc.


Step: 14

Row 7: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, *(tr-cl, ch 3, sl st, ch 3, tr-cl) in space between next 2 petals (petal pair made), ch 2, sc in center ch of next ch-5 space, ch 2; repeat from * 18 more times, dc in last sc, turn—19 petal pairs and 2 dc. Fasten off B.


Step: 15

Row 8 (RS): Join A with sl st in first dc, ch 5, dc in next sc, ch 2, *[sc in ch-3 space of next tr-cl, ch 2] twice, dc in next sc, ch 2; repeat from * 18 more times, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—38 sc, 58 ch-2 spaces, and 22 dc.


Step: 16

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch-2 space, skip next dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space, *[sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space] twice, skip next dc, 2 sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch, turn—157 sc.


Step: 17

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.


Step: 18

Rows 11-64: Repeat Rows 2-10.


Step: 19

Rows 65-68: Repeat Rows 2-5. Do not fasten off.


Step: 20

Border

Round 1: With RS facing; pivot to work in ends of rows along short edge of throw, ch 1, 2 sc in end of last row, work 1 sc in end of each sc row and 2 sc in end of each dc row, ch 2; pivot to work along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, ch 2; pivot to work in ends of rows along opposite short edge, work 1 sc in end of each sc row and 2 sc in end of each dc row, ch 2; pivot to work in sts of last row of throw, sc in each st across, ch 2; join with sl st in first sc—542 sc and 4 ch-2 corner spaces.


Step: 21

Round 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, [dc in each st to next ch-2 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space (corner made)] twice, 2 dc in next st, [dc in each st to next ch-2 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 space (corner made)] twice; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—552 dc and 4 ch-2 corner spaces. Fasten off A.


Step: 22

Round 3 (RS): Join B with sc in corner ch-2 space following last st of last round, ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook (picot made), ch 2, sc in same ch-2 space; picot, ch 2, *skip next 3 sts, [sc in next st, picot, ch 2, skip next 3 sts] to next ch-2 space; (sc, picot, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 space; picot, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, [sc in next st, picot, ch 2, skip next 3 sts] to last 3 sts before next ch-2 space; sc in next st, picot, ch 2, skip next 2 sts*, (sc, picot, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * to *; join with sl st in first sc—144 sc and 144 picots.


Step: 23

Round 4: Ch 3, smShell in ch-3 loop of next picot (corner), *FPdc around next sc, smShell in ch-3 loop of next picot; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—144 FPdc, and 144 shells.


Step: 24

Round 5: Ch 3, lgShell in center cluster of next smShell (corner), FPdc around next FPdc, [smShell in center cluster of next smShell, FPdc around next FPdc] to next corner, *lgShell in center cluster of next smShell, FPdc around next FPdc, (smShell in center cluster of next smShell, FPdc around next FPdc] to next corner; repeat from * around, omitting last FPdc; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—144 FPdc, 140 smShells, and 4 lgShells.


Step: 25

Finishing

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.


Tips

Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.