Thursday, July 18, 2013
Handkerchiefs with Crochet Lace Trim
In my previous post, I shared my step-by-step tutorial how I add simple crocheted trim to a handkerchief.
Today I want to show you some more pictures of hankies with lace trims, which I made some time ago. I did share my symbol charts for these edgings back in 2011. But I thought I’ll post the pictures (and the links to the charts) again as they might make more sense now.
On all of these handkerchiefs I made a round of single crochets directly into the handkerchiefs first. Then I worked the lace rows.
If you end up with extra stitches that are not enough for a pattern repeat, remember my tip from the tutorial: unravel a bit of your work and make one (or a few, depending on how many extra stitches you have) pattern repeat(s) bigger by one space. Those slightly bigger pattern repeats will not be noticeable at all.
For the handkerchiefs shown above, I used a very thin hook (about size 12) and DMC #8 pearl cotton thread. The symbol charts are here.
For the handkerchiefs with blue lace, I used the same thin hook and vintage Lily Daisy mercerized cotton thread number 20. The symbol chart pattern is here.
Posted by Olga Poltava at 8:00 AM