Crochet Openwork Stitches for Spring/Summer

Crochet Openwork Stitches for Spring/Summer

This week on Ask Me Monday, we focus on openwork stitches for crochet which are perfect for warmer weather. Like their knitted counterparts (see last week’s Ask Me Monday post), these stitches can be used as the basis for overall garments, or just airy detail sections in plainer stitched garments. I love these stitches for wraps, bags, lightweight scarves,  and hanging planters. Watch my video tutorials, then take these stitches for a spin using the below swatch instructions. Enjoy! –VH

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Supplies Used

US Size 8/5mm Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro Waves Crochet Hook 

Sport-weight, denim wash cotton

Tapestry Needle

Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro Jumbo Birch Size 30 mm Knitting Needle

Swatches in U.S. Terms 

U.S. to U.K. Conversion
sc = dc

dc = tr

tr = dtr

Openwork: Checkerboard Filet #Crochet #summercrochet #tutorial #vickiehowell #askmemonday #crochetlace

Checkerboard Filet Crochet Swatch

Ch 31.

Row 1: Dc in 7th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 2, dc), *ch 2, sk 2, dc; rep from * to end. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk 2, dc, *ch 2, sk 2, dc; re from * to end. Turn.

Rows 3-7: Ch 3, 9 dc, [ch 2, sk 2, dc] 3 times, 9 dc. Turn.

Rows 8-11: Ch 5, sk 2, dc, [ch 2, sk 2, dc] twice, 9 dc, [ch 2, sk 2, dc] three times. Turn.

Rows 12-13: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk 2, dc, *ch 2, sk 2, dc; re from * to end. Turn.

Fasten off.


Openwork: Indian Cross Stitch #Crochet #summercrochet #tutorial #vickiehowell #askmemonday #crochetlace

Indian Crochet Cross Stitch Swatch

Ch 16.

Row 1(WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in every ch to end. Turn. — 14 dc.

Row 2:  Ch 4 (counts as tr), *sk 1, 3 tr, create cross-stitch by working a dc in the skipped st by pulling up a long loop across 3 tr; rep from * to last 2 sts, sk 1, tr. Turn.

Rows 3: Ch 2, dc in next st and in every st to end. Turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-6: Rep Row 3.

Fasten off.


Openwork: Broomstick Lace #Crochet #summercrochet #tutorial #vickiehowell #askmemonday #crochetlace

Broomstick Lace Swatch

Ch 20.

Row 1: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn.

Row 2:  *Holding knitting needle in left hand, slip 5 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close], 5 sc in center of hole just created; repeat from * to end. Turn.

Rep Rows 1-2, three times more.

Fasten off.

3 Openwork Stitches VIDEO #Openwork #Crochet #summercrochet #tutorial #vickiehowell #askmemonday #crochetlace

Suggested Projects for Other Openwork Crochet Stitches

Openwork #crochet Projects by Vickie Howell #summercrochet #warmweathercrochet #lacecrochet #lace #askmemonday

Silverlake Shawl 

Echo Park Infinity Scarf

Arcade Stitch Cardigan (Take my full class on this sweater on Creative Live!)

Mossimo Dress Hack


Mon Tricot Knitting Dictionary Stitches Pattern (vintage)

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