Knitting & Crocheting All-in-One For Dummies
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A lacet, sometimes called a fancy stitch, is a type of filet crochet stitch that looks like a V. To filet crochet a lacet, you work it across five stitches or the width of two spaces. (The last stitch that completes the block is really the first stitch of the next space or block.)

Work a double crochet (dc).

This step is similar to what you do to create a regular block or space.

Chain (ch) 3 and skip the next 2 stitches.

This will be the beginning of your first row.

Single crochet (sc) in the next stitch.

If you’re working the lacet over a bar, you can work the single crochet in the center chain stitch or in the chain loop, whichever you prefer. If it’s being worked over two separate spaces or blocks, then you work the single crochet in the center double crochet between the first and second space or block.

Chain 3 and skip the next 2 stitches.

See the holes forming?

Double crochet in the next double crochet.

Double crochet in the next double crochet.

This step completes one lacet.

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Pam Allen is a knitwear designer and founder of Quince & Co. Shannon Okey is an author and knitwear designer. Find her at knitgrrl.com. Tracy Barr has been an editor, editorial manager, writer, and consultant on several Dummies books. Marlaina "Marly" Bird hosts her own YouTube channel, where she instructs viewers on knitting and crochet. Susan Brittain is a knitwear pattern designer and writer. Karen Manthey edits crochet diagrams for numerous books, magazines, yarn companies, and designers. Manthey was an editor at All American Crafts for 20 years.

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