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Monday, December 17, 2012

German (Russian) Lace Tutorial Series 4

    Now we will get ready to start the repeats. From here on out, you will repeat the following steps to make your lace your desired length.
This is were you currently are:

You previously completed up to row 8 shown top left of above. The cluster section.
Now, following chart, work the first 4 rows of the cluster section again. Indicated inside the red brackets.
when you end the 4th row of repeat, ch 7, and ss into the top of the first dc of row 2 as indicated by blue arrow. You are working in direction of red arrow.
Now ch 3, and 12 dc back in ch 7 space.
ch 7 and dc in 7th dc from hook of previous row. Working again in direction of red arrow. Working on the section the red arrow is pointing to, ch 1, dc in next dc below, ch 1, and dc in next dc below. repeat until you have completed 6 dc.
ch 2, ss into top of dc of cluster from row 8 indicated by yellow arrow.Ch 2, dc into first ch 1 space of row before, working back up towards red arrow.


Now the chart indicates a picot here. See the circle at the tip of the first arrow at the bottom? But we wont do a picot now, since we ar going to join where this picot SHOULD be to where it is on the previous row.
see the 3 black arrows on the first chart above? These are where things are joined. Now follow these steps:

ss into first picot from row below, ch 1, dc into next ch 1 space, ss into second picot of row below, ch 1, dc into next ch 1 space of row below, ss into third picot, ch 1, dc into next ch 1 space of row below, now form a picot by chaining 3, ss back into tip of dc just completed, and ch 1, dc into next ch 1 space of row below, form a picot, and ch 1.

Now do 12 dc into ch 7 space directly to the right of the red arrow above , moving in the opposite direction of this red arrow.


beginning at red arrow, moving in direction of red arrow. Ch 7, dc in 7th dc from hook in row below.
Ch1, dc in next dc below, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, repeat till you have made 6 dc, ch 3 and turn to start back in direction of yellow arrow.
dc in first ch 1 space of row below, make a picot, dc in next ch 1 space, picot,ch 1, repeat until you have formed 5 picot, then ch 1, and make 12 dc into ch 7 space. End at green arrow at top of chart.

Now beginning at red arrow, ch 7, and dc in 7th dc from hook of row below. ch 1, dc in nect dc, and repeat until you have completed 6 dc. Ch 3 and work along yellow arrow in that direction. dc in first ch 1 space of row below, picot, ch 1, dc in next ch 1 space, picot, ch 1 and repeat until you have completed 5 dc with picots at the tip, 12 dc into ch 7 space, at begiining of green arrow, working in its direction now, ch 7 and dc in 7th dc from hook of row below, ch 1, dc,and repeat until you have completed 6 dc, and end at tip of green arrow.
Beginning at the end of the red arrow, ch 3 and crochet in direction of arrow. Dc in first ch 1 space of row below, make a picot, ch 1, repeat in next ch 1 space until you have completed 5 dc with picots at the tip, ch 1, then 12 dc into ch 7  space below. Ending at pointer of yellow arrow.

Now if you want to do it like the chart, skip the next blue step then go on. 3 dc into space indicated by green arrow.Ch 1.

Complete this step to do it like I did: 3 dc into space indicated by pointer of pink arrow. ch 1

Beginning at the red arrow, 3 dc into ch 3 space between clusters below at yellow arrow. ch 3, 3 dc in same space. working in direction of green arrow, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch below, ch 3, 3 dc into ch 3 space between clusters, ch 3, 3 dc. This completes row 5 of repeat as indicated on chart
Ch 4 and start row 6.
Beginning at red arrow, 3 dc in between clusters below, ch 3, 3 dc in same space. ch 5, 3 dc in next cluster space, ch 3, 3 dc into same space, ending at yellow arrow. Ch 1 and ss into 7th dc of 12 dc group as indicated by yellow arrow.,ch 2. 3 dc into space of cluster group, ch 3, sc into 3rd ch, ch 3 and 3 dc in between next cluster group. Ch 3, 3dc into same space. You have now completed row 7 of repeat.
ch 4, 3 dc in center of next cluster group, Ch 3, 3 dc in same space. Ch 5, 3 dc in next cluster group, ch 3, 3 dc in same space. You have now completed row 8 and we are FINALLY at the end of your first repeat.


To increase length of lace simply repeat this series. Congratulations, you now have a beautiful piece of lace. If your not happy, just pull it out and start over. Practice makes perfect. Its just string. Relax and enjoy the process. If you hve any questions about the pattern, comments, or requests, just leave me a comment below.













2 comments:

  1. thanks, I have to hand it to the designer, she really did an amazing job. I have never crocheted from charts before, and it took some time for me to figure this one out.

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