Jul
05

Checkered Lace Stitches: Knit & Crochet

Ask Me Monday: Checkered Lace

Checkered Lace Stitches: Knit & Crochet

This week on Ask Me Monday, we explore Checkered Lace Knit & Crochet stitches, a great pattern alternative for those picnicwear-worthy projects. Have fun!


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Products shown in this video: Smart Stix Circular Needles, Mindful Collection

 

NOTE: These swatches will need to be blocked heavily to open up their shape.

Checkered Lace Knit Stitch: Swatch it!

Multiples of 10+ 4  (plus optional 2 border stitches).

CO 26 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2 (and all WS rows): K1, purl to last st, k1

Row 3: K5, *yo, ssk, k1, (k2tog, yo) 2 times, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 5: K4, *(yo, ssk) 2 times, k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: K3, *(yo, ssk) 3 times, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, yo, ssk, k1.

Row 9: K2, *(yo, ssk) 4 times, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, ssk, k2.

Row 11: Repeat Row 7.

Row 13: Repeat Row 5.

Row 15: Repeat Row 3.

Row 17: K1, k2tog, yo, *k4, (k2tog, yo) 3 times; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 19: K2, k2tog, yo, *k2, (k2tog, yo) 4 times; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 21: Rep Row 17.

Row 22 (WS): K1, purl to last st, k1.

Repeat rows 3-22 until you have a square, ending with a Row 21.

Last RS Row: Knit.

Last WS Row: K1, purl to last st, k1

BO.

 
Checks Knit Bandana by Vickie Howell for YarnYAY! July Box

Checkered Knit Lace Project Inspo: Checks Knit Bandana by Vickie Howell for YarnYAY! July Box

 

Checkered Lace Crochet Stitch: Swatch it!

Multiples of 18 + 1, plus 1 more for foundation ch.

Ch 38, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. 37– sts

Foundation Row: Ch 1 (does not count as first st throughout), sc in first st, *sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 5 (counts as [dc, ch 2] throughout), sk first 3 sts, *sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch5-sp, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc**, ch 5, sk 5 sts; rep from * across to last 3 sts, ending final repeat at **, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in last st, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 5, sk ch2-sp, sk 3 sts, *sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5**, sk 3 sts, sc in next ch5-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts, rep from * across to last ch5-sp, ending final repeat at **, sc in third ch of the ch-5, turn.

Row 3: Ch 5, *sk next sc, sc in next ch5-sp, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch5-sp**, ch 5; rep from * across to last st, ending final repeat at **, ch 2, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sk ch2-sp, *5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sk 5 sts, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc**, sc in next ch5-sp; rep from * across to last ch5-sp, ending final repeat at **, sc in third ch of the ch-5, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in the same st, *sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next ch5-sp, ch 5, sk 3 sts, sc in next dc**, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * across to last 3 sts, ending final repeat at **, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last st, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sc in next ch5-sp, ch 5, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch5-sp, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc; rep from * across, turn.

Repeat Rows 1-6 until you have a square.

Last Row: Ch1, sc in every st to end.

Fasten off.

 

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One Response to “Checkered Lace Stitches: Knit & Crochet”

  1. DIANA MANSOUR

    Thanks so much for the video & the “swatch” pattern for the Checkered Lace Crochet Stitch. I had asked on FB when the pattern was coming out & you answered saying November. Well, I always change things up a bit, so THANK YOU for this, as now I don’t have to wait. You asked us what we are creating. Well, I’m knitting a shawl right now (Malabrigo KAL Temperance Shawl) that has been on my needles for exactly 4 months! It’s really nice, but I’m just not addicted to it. Starting a year ago I got into Mosaic crochet & got ADDICTED. I love it. But I decided to take a break & go back to knitting. I’ve been knitting for 16 years & just started crocheting a bit over 2 years ago. It goes SO MUCH FASTER for me than knitting & fixing mistakes is so easy comparatively. When I’m done with that I plan on doing this checkered lace crochet with some yarn I have in stash, Zauberball Crazy.

    Just sprouted mung beans for the first time & they are so delicious in my stir-fry & also in my salads. Much cheaper than buying them at the store for $1.99 per package! Also made some soy yogurt in my Instant Pot.

    That’s about all my creativity lately!

    Thank you for your joy in bringing us new stitches/projects & for your silly sense of humor. You are much appreciated!!

    Reply

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