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The Dutchess Lace Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #23

How to Crochet the Dutchess Lace Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The Duchess Lace Stitch is a wonderful stitch with interlocking shells in a criss-cross diamond-like pattern. It’s a great stitch for blankets, washcloths, and scarfs.

[Video] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used in this Stitch

Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 3 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 3 + 1

  • Prep Row: [2 dc, ch 3, 1 Sl st] in 4th ch from hook, *skip next 2 ch, [2 dc, ch 3, 1 Sl st] in next ch; rep from across, turn.
  • Row 1: Ch 3, *[2 dc, ch 3, 1 Sl st] in next xh-3 space; rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3, *working in each ch of the ch-3 of previous row, 1 dc in first ch, 1 dc in 2nd ch, ch 3, 1 Sl st in 3rd; rep from * across, end 1 dc in top of the turn ch, turn.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.

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