How to crochet arrow lace stitch

 

We’re going to crochet some lace arrows. For this, we’re using Pima Cotton in natural and a 5mm crochet hook. This a cute design for any kind of garment—scarves, jackets, tees—whatever you can imagine. Follow these steps and we’re sure that you’ll learn this pattern in a snap!

 

To make the arrow lace you only need to know the following stitches:

  1. Chains
  2. Double crochet
  3. Decrease
  4. Triple decrease

 

If you don’t know any of these stitches, you can follow this link to the  We are Knitters channel. This stitch uses a multiple of 16+5 stitches. To make this example, we made 37 chains plus 3 extras, which count as the first stitch of the first row.

 

Before beginning it is important that you know how to do the following techniques:

 

Decrease: Yarn over and insert the hook into the stitch in the row below, as indicated by the pattern. Yarn over and pull the strand through the stitch. You will have three loops on the hook. *Yarn over and pull the yarn through the first two loops*. You will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over and insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull the strand through the stitch. You will have 4 loops on the hook. Repeat from * to *. You will have 3 strands on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops. You will end up with only 1 loop on your hook.

 

Triple Decrease: Yarn over and insert the hook into the stitch in the row below, as indicated by the pattern. Yarn over and pull the strand through the stitch. You will have three loops on the hook. *Yarn over and pull the yarn through the first two loops*. You will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over and insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull the strand through the stitch. You will have 4 loops on the hook. Repeat from * to *. You will have 3 strands on the hook. Yarn over and insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull the strand through the stitch. You will have 5 strands on the hook. Repeat from * to *. You will have 4 strands on the hook.  Yarn over and insert the hook into the same stitch, yarn over and pull the strand through the stitch. You will have 6 strands on the hook. Repeat from * to *. You will have 5 strands on the hook.  Yarn over and pull through the remaining loops. You will end up with only 1 loop on your hook.

 

Arch: an arch is formed by the chains from the previous row

Row 1: 1 double crochet into the 5th chain. *Chain 2 and skip 3 chains, 2 double crochet in the following chain. 3 double crochet. Chain 3, skip 3 chains, 3 double crochet and 2 double crochet in the following chain, chain 1 and skip 2 chains*. Repeat from * to * until there are 3 chains left, chain 1, skip 1 chain and 2 double crochet.

 

 

Row 2: chain 3 and 1 double crochet. *Chain 1, skip the arch formed by the chains on the previous row, 3 double crochet in the next 3 stitches and 1 decrease. Chain 5 and skip the arch from the previous row. Decrease 1, 3 double crochet and chain 1*. Repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left** and work them in double crochet.

 

**Attention! Remember that the chains from the previous row count as the first stitch, so you should always work the last stitch by inserting your hook into the 3rd chain of the previous row.

 

Row 3: chain 3 and 1 double crochet. *Skip the following arch, 2 double crochet and 1 decrease. Chain 3 and 2 double crochet in the center chain of the arch from the previous row. Chain 3, 1 decrease and 2 double crochet. Chain 1*.  Repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left** and work them in double crochet.

 

**Attention! The last repeat is left incomplete, so in the last repeat do not make the last chain of the repeat.

 

Row 4: chain 3, 1 double crochet. *1 double crochet in the following stitch and 1 decrease. Chain 3, skip the arch from the previous row, 3 double crochet in the following stitch, chain 1 and 3 double crochet in the following stitch. Chain 3 skip the arch from the previous row, 1 decrease and 1 double crochet*.  Repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left and work them in double crochet.

 

 

Row 5: chain 3, 1 double crochet and 1 decrease. *Chain 3, skip the arch from the previous row, 2 double crochet in the following stitch and 2 double crochet. Chain 2, skip the arch from the previous row, 2 double crochet and 2 double crochet in the following stitch. Chain 3, skip the arch from the previous row and 1 triple decrease*. Repeat from * to * until there are 4 stitches left**. 1 decrease and 2 double crochet.

 

**Attention! The last repeat is finished before the triple decrease. You should end your last repeat without working the triple decrease.

 

 

Row 6: chain 3, 1 double crochet and skip the stitch and the arch from the previous row. *Chain 2, 2 double crochet in the next stitch, 3 double crochet, chain 3 and skip the arch from the previous row. 3 double crochet, 2 double crochet in the following stitch, skip the arch, the following stitch, and the following arch. Chain 1*. Repeat from * to * until there are 2 stitches left**. Chain 2 and 2 double crochet.

 

**Attention! The last repeat is left incomplete, so you should end the last repeat after working the 2 double crochet in the same stitch.

 

Repeat rows 2 through 6 until you have the desired length.

 

 

Now we’ll show you the following chart to serve as a guide.

 

Remember that you have to take a ton of photos and post them on social media with the hashtag #weareknitters.

 

In this post we teach you how to crochet an arrow lace pattern. Our sample is made using Pima Cotton in natural and a 5mm crochet hook, but you know you can use whatever yarn from the huge assortment that We Are Knitters has. To make the arrow lace all you need to know how to do is chain stitch and double crochet.  This is a super cute design for any kind of garment, scarf, jacket, tee… whatever you can think of. Follow these steps and we’re sure that you’ll learn this pattern in a snap!