Monday, August 4, 2014

Back to Blogging and Lacy Fans Crochet Stitch




Hello Crafty Friends,

Some of you might wonder where I disappeared and why I have neglected my blog for so long. The truth is the past several weeks have been trying for me and my family.

Not a day passes by without me thinking about the heartbreaking events in Eastern Ukraine. This is the land where I was born and grew up. It’s so painful to know that people I once knew (neighbors, teachers, classmates, etc) are losing their homes, and even their lives. It was such a horrible tragedy when so many innocent people died when the Malaysian aircraft was taken down. The conflict in Israel is just as heartbreaking… And there is more sad news on a personal level – my father’s health is declining and he is going to have a serious surgery in a week or so.   

Honestly, I haven’t felt much like crocheting or blogging lately. But now I actually want to reignite this passion of mine. I want to keep myself busy as much as possible in order to keep down the amount of negative and depressing thoughts I have.  

I want to focus on creating new baby and especially preemie patterns! I also want to explore and learn new crochet stitches and techniques. And even though I already have a huge collection of doilies, I still want to make more! Hopefully, I’ll follow through with my intentions!


I have something to share with you today! This lacy stitch is quite simple, and only basic stitches are involved. 





Multiple of 12, plus 2

In this pattern, I refer to turning chains as last dc. 

To make the swatch shown in the pictures, I started with ch 38.

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across.

Row 2: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, *5 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc* across, 3 dc in last dc.

Row 3: ch 3, turn; dc in 2nd dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, *{dc in next dc, ch 1} four times, dc in next dc, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2* across, {dc in next dc, ch 1} twice, dc in last dc.

Row 4: ch 4, turn; dc in 2nd dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, *{dc in next dc, ch 2} four times, dc in next dc* across, {dc in next dc, ch 2} twice, dc in last dc.

Row 5: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in space between next 2 dc, *{2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc} three times, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in space between next 2 dc * across, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc, 3 dc in last ch space. 

Row 6: ch 3, turn; 2 dc in 1st dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, *5 dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 3 dc* across, 3 dc in last dc.  

Repeat Rows 3-6.  


17 comments:

  1. hola olga, me alegra verte de nuevo por aqui y encima con un nuevo punto precioso!! un besito.maria:)

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  2. Hi Olga, it's lovely to see you again :) I'm so sorry you've been feeling down. I can only imagine how difficult it must be right now for you seeing Ucraine in the news. We got some bad news about a family member's health last week and it's such a difficult time but for me crochet helps me so much because it really lets me disconnect and forget. I can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations! Elisabeth xx

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  3. I was wondering how you were doing. My heart breaks for what has been happening in those countries. The stitch looks so pretty and just take one day at a time.

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  4. I am sorry you are feeling so sad with all the world news and your Father. I wish you a day filled with peace.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  5. This is a lovely pattern, and would make a lovely shawl. thank you for sharing.

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  6. My dear Olga, my heart goes out to you and to the people of your country! Please know you will be in my prayers. I am also sorry to hear about your dad, dear one. Thinking of you during this time!

    Your pattern is beautiful! Sending love and hugs your way!

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  7. Dear Olga,

    I am so very sorry to hear that you have been going through a difficult season. It is saddening to see all that is going on in the world, and especially difficult for you since you have loved ones still living in the Ukraine. I sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that I am keeping you, your family and friends in my prayers!!!

    -Sarah

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  8. So much tragedy in the world! Sometimes it is just impossible to bear. I am ever hopeful that some day we will see the light and decide to live and let live. Good luck to your father. I hope his surgery goes well.

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  9. This is beautiful and I think I could do it. Would be a beautiful pattern for a Prayer Shawl. Thank you for sharing

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  10. I hope that your father's operation goes well and that his recovery is a swift one. xx

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  11. Hi Olga,
    I'm new to your blog. Been very grateful for sweet tutorials...

    While we, crafters&bloggers, try to keep positive, posting about pleasant things only, it is good to read a word of sense every now and then. Just to know somebody cares.
    I'm glad I can relate...to what you're going through, as I am from that region myself, and 4 months of my life have fallen out, starting this March, because of all that's been happening. Then. finally I grew tired of constant stress. I got feeling that really, there isn't much wish among people to end it all.... and life still goes on... and there is not much *I* can do...so I finally resumed normal lifestyle in July and I really feel like no time can be lost in this way...; gotta always keep positive and create create create, ' cos there's just so much to do. no matter what.

    chin up ;)

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  12. Hi Dear Olga, I read your post while at work, but wanted to leave a comment now that I'm home. You have a lot of real concerns in your life, so I pray God will give you peace through it all. I hope your father's health turns around and that his surgery goes well. I don't listen to too much news, but I know I would if it involved loved ones and someplace I had lived. I hope there will soon be a peaceful resolution in the Ukraine and elsewhere. Your crochet pattern is very pretty, and I agree it would make a pretty prayer shawl. Wishing you great peace and tranquility, Bess

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  13. You are in my thoughts, take care

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  14. Здравствуйте, Ольга! Горячо сочувствую украинскому народу, сейчас в нашу область прибывают беженцы с Украины и им оказывается помощь с жильем и работой. В наших храмах читают молитвы за мир на украинской земле. Надеюсь, что здоровье Вашего папы улучшиться. Ваш новый узор очень красивый! С уважением.

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  15. Hi Olga,my thoughts and prayers go out to all the people of the ukraine and to you and your family.Your are an inspiration with your crochet and blog. keep up the good work x

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  16. Oh, I'm so sorry!! =( Blessings.

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  17. Thanks for the beautiful pattern!

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