Have you ever fallen in love with a stitch and used it again and again? I tend to do that with a stitch, use it a lot, and then move on, but this is seriously one of my most favorite stitches ever.
There’s just something about the texture of this stitch that I love. It has a bit of lace without too many open holes (one of the reasons I loved it for my Duchess Baby Blanket – the most popular pattern on the blog of all time).
It lends itself well to other patterns as well. Here I’ve used it in the Duchess Lace Scarf.
And it even works well for simple things like wash cloths, as seen here in the Duchess Lace Wash Cloth.
A wonderful reader let me know that she adapted my blanket pattern with this stitch and made wraps out of it, which sounds like a wonderful idea, too. The options really are limitless!
I’m sure I will design again with this stitch soon – it’s just too good to pass up!
How to Crochet the Duchess Lace Stitch
Chain a multiple of 3 + 1.
Row 1: In the 4th ch from hook work (2 dc, ch 3, slip st), *skip 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 3, slip st) in next ch; repeat from * to end; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 3, slip st) in ch-3 space; repeat from * to last ch-3 space, dc in turning ch; turn.
Repeat row 2 for pattern.
This is so super simple! Try it and I’m sure you’ll be “hooked”!