Orchid Lace Afghan Pattern

It’s done! It’s finished! And I’m super excited to release this pattern! My excitement about this pattern equals the excitement I felt when I released my Simply Stunning Baby Blanket!


Isn’t she pretty? It’s another blanket that looks much more complicated than it actually is! This blanket, made in the supplies listed, has such a wonderful drape and delicate feel. The name of the yarn I used is Yarn Bee Sweet Delight Baby.

I won’t keep you waiting much longer, so here is the pattern!


Orchid Lace Afghan

Materials:

  • DK Weight Yarn
  • J Hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Special Stitches:

  • Shell: (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in same stitch
  • X-Stitch: YO 3 times, insert hook into next indicated stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, YO, skip next stitch, insert hook into next stitch, YO, pull up a loop, YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, draw through 3 loops, YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, draw through 2 remaining loops, ch 1, DC into middle horizontal bar of stitch just made.
  • Y-Stitch: Dtr in indicated stitch, (ch 1, DC into middle horizontal bar of stitch just made)3 times.
  • P-Stitch: Dtr in indicated stitch, ch 1, DC into middle horizontal bar of stitch just made.
  • Picot: Ch 3, sl st into first ch.
  • Shell (for border only): [Dc, ch 1, (DC, picot)twice, DC, ch 1, dc] all in same stitch.
  • Corner Shell: [DC, ch 1, (DC, picot)5 times, DC, ch 1, dc] all in same corner stitch.

Directions:

Main Blanket Body

Ch 100 (or any multiple of 6 + 4)

  1. Sc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, [sc, ch 3, sc]in next ch,** repeat from *to** across until 6 ch remain, skip 2 ch, shell in next ch, skip 2 ch, [sc, ch 1, hdc]in last ch. Turn.
  2. Ch 3, 2 DC in hdc, *[sc, ch 3, sc] in ch-2 space, shell in ch-3 space,** repeat from *to** across until last ch-2 space, [sc, ch 3, sc] in ch-2 space, 3 DC in top of beginning ch. Turn.
  3. Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch-1 space), Sc in 1st DC, *Shell in ch-3 space, [sc, ch-3, sc] in ch-2 space,** repeat from *to** across until last ch-3 space, shell in last ch-3 space, [sc, ch 1, hdc] in top of beginning ch. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired length.

Border:

  1. *sc across edge in multiple of 6 + 5, 3 sc in each corner** repeat from *to** around, join with a sl st. Turn.
  2. Ch 1, sc in 1st 2 stitches, *3 sc in corner stitch, sc in each stitch across** repeat from *to** around, join with a sl st. Turn.
  3. Sl st in 1st sc, ch 2, skip 1 sc, P-Stitch in next sc, *X-Stitch over next 3 sc and each group of 3 across to corner (your last stitch of the X-Stitch should be in corner stitch), Y-Stitch in corner sc, X-stitch starting in corner sc and two stitch away,** repeat from *to** around, join with a sl st to beginning P-Stitch. Turn.
  4. Ch 1, 3 sc in each ch-1 space around, join with a sl st. Turn.
  5. Sl st in next 2 sc, *[skip 2 stitches, shell in next stitch, skip 2 stitches, sl st in next stitch,]repeat until corner stitch, Corner Shell in corner stitch, skip 2 stitches, sl st in next stitch,** repeat from *to** around. Join.

Fasten off and weave in ends!
Hook Sizes for other weight yarns:

Fingering – H Hook

Sport – I Hook

DK – J Hook

Worsted – K Hook

Bulky – L Hook

Super Bulky – M/N Hook


I hope you enjoy this pattern! It is available to save in your Ravelry Library too. I love seeing people’s finished items made from my patterns, so please feel free to post your finished item photos to my Facebook page, Crocheting Crazy. You can also see sneak peeks of other designs I’m working on too!
Stay Creative!

*Courtney*

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7 thoughts on “Orchid Lace Afghan Pattern

  1. Pingback: Finished Friday: April 22nd-28th | Crocheting Crazy

  2. Thank you so much! Sweet Delight is one of my favorite yarns, it’s like working with butter and it never complains or gets rowdy. I’ll be making this little afghan for some new babies very soon.

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