LINKED TREBLE WRAP
Linked treble stitches create amazing lace.
26 inches wide x 66 inches long
• Patons Grace light ( DK) weight mercerized cotton yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 136 yds/ 50g per ball):
7 balls # 62205 aquifer • Sizes F/ 5/ 3.75mm and G/ 6/ 4mm crochet
hooks or sizes needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
Work gauge swatch as follows: With size G hook, ch 18, change to size F hook, [work row 1 (8 ltr, 7 chs), work row 2 (15 sl sts)] 3 times. Wet- block swatch, pinning to 41/2 inches wide x 3 inches long. With F hook: 15 sts = 41/2 inches; 6 rows = 3 inches
Circular openings are created when standard treble crochet stitches are worked within a row of linked treble crochet stitches. Overall lace effect is the result of chain-1 and skipped stitch between each treble crochet and linked treble crochet. Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Loops of chains made between linked treble and standard treble crochet stitches are smaller than top loops of treble crochet stitches. When working slip stitch rows in front loops of chains and all treble crochet stitches, take care not to skip any chains and to keep tension even.
Linked treble ( ltr): Pull up a lp in 2nd and 3rd vertical bars of previous tr, pull up a lp in indicated st (4 lps on hook), [yo, pull through 2 lps] 3 times. Beginning linked treble (beg ltr): Ch 3, pull up a lp in 2nd and 3rd chs from hook of beg ch-3, pull up a lp in first st (4 lps on hook), [yo, pull through 2 lps] 3 times.
With size G hook, ch 218, change to size F hook for rem of project.
Row 1 (RS): Pull up a lp in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 chs (4 lps on hook), [yo, pull through 2 lps] 3 times (beg ltr made), [ch 1, sk 1 ch, ltr (see Special Stitches) in next ch] across, turn. (108 ltr, 107 chs)
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in front lp (see Stitch Guide and Pattern Notes) of each ltr and ch, turn. (215 sl sts)
Row 3: Beg ltr (see Special Stitches) in first st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, ltr in next st] 5 times, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, ltr in next st] 3 times, rep from * 25 times, [ch 1, sk 1 st, ltr in next st] 2 times, turn. (26 tr, 82 ltr, 107 chs) Row 4: Ch 1, sl st in front lp of each ltr, tr and ch, turn.
Row 5: Beg ltr in first st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, ltr in next st] 3 times, *ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, ltr in next st] 3 times, rep from * 26 times, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sl st in front lp of each ltr, tr and ch, turn.
Rows 7– 46: [Rep rows 3– 6] 10 times. Rows 47 & 48: Rep rows 3 and 4.
Row 49: Beg ltr in first st, [ch 1, sk 1 st, ltr in next st] across, do not turn or end off yarn.
With RS facing and * working across side, work 3 sc in end of each tr row and 1 sc in end of each slip st row*, working in opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, rep between * across to last row, sc in each st across last row, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Wet- block piece, pinning tightly to accentuate circular openings.