How to Crochet Alexandria Lace Stitch

Blossom Lady
Jun 27, 2023 08:11 PM
How to Crochet Alexandria Lace Stitch

The art of crochet offers an array of intricate and beautiful stitch patterns that can elevate your projects to new levels of elegance. One such stitch pattern is the Alexandria Lace stitch, which exudes a delicate and lacy appearance. If you're looking to add a touch of sophistication and intricacy to your crochet repertoire, mastering the Alexandria Lace stitch is a wonderful skill to acquire.

In this tutorial, we will delve into the fascinating world of the Alexandria Lace stitch and explore the step-by-step process of creating this exquisite pattern. From understanding the stitch structure to working the necessary techniques, you will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to incorporate this stitch into your crochet projects. The Alexandria lace creates an airy and openwork border.

Techniques used in this stitch

Chain stitch – ch

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Picot of 5 half tr / half dc puff stitch – picot: 3ch, 1 puff.st in two loops of tr/dc, 1ch, sl.st in the same space of tr/dc.

Shell: work 3tr/dc + 2ch + 3tr/dc in the same space of 2ch (or in the same foundation ch).

Stitch - st

Make 14 foundation chains.

Row 1: Skip 3ch, shell in next ch, skip 2ch, 1dc/sc in next ch, 3ch, skip 3ch, shell in next, 1dc/sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: 3 ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, 2ch, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 3: 5ch, 1tr/dc in 1st tr/dc of shell below, 2ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 4: 3ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, 2ch, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of shell below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 5: 5ch, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc below, 2ch, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc, 1 picot, 2 ch, 1tr/dc in 1st tr/dc of shell, 2ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 6: 3ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, 2ch, 1tr/dc in last tr/dc of shell below, * 2ch, 1tr/dc in next tr/dc below; rep from * 2 times, 2ch, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 7: 3ch, *1tr/dc in next tr/dc below, 2ch; rep from* 3times, 1tr/dc in 1st tr/dc of shell, 2ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Row 8: 3ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, * 1ch, skip 1 space of 2 ch, shell in next space; rep from *4 times, 1ch, work 1dc/sc into 3rd ch of 1st row (work 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell for each of the next repeated "Row 8"), turn.

Row 9: 1ch, *9tr/dc in space of 2ch of shell, 1dc/sc in space of 1ch between shells; rep from *4time, 2ch, shell in shell, 1dc/sc in last tr/dc of shell below, 3ch, shell in shell, 1tr/dc in 3rd ch, turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 9 until you have reached your desired length.

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