Bruges Lace is a type of bobbin lace that originated from the city of Bruges, Belgium. It's sometimes known as Brussels lace or Belgian lace. The lace was originally made using ribbons and tapes and had nothing in common with crochet lace, but over the years the technique was adapted for crochet.
This scarf is a good way to learn how to crochet basic Bruges Lace tape. The scarf consists of 7 Bruges tapes connected to one another as-you-crochet. The 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th tapes are made from yarn A. The 2nd, 4th and 6th tapes are made from yarn B. The scarf was decorated with a corkscrew fringe.
Chain 10. Row 1: dc into the 7th chain from the hook. Dc 3 more times, ch 6, turn Row 2: 4 dc over the 4 dc of the previous row, ch 6, turn. Repeat row 2 to desired length. Tie off.
Every subsequent tape
Chain 10. Row 1: dc in to the 7th chain from the hook. Dc 3 more times, ch 3, slip st to the corresponding loop of the 1st tape, ch 3, turn. Row 2: 4 dc over 4 dc of the previous row, ch 6, turn. Row 3: 4 dc over 4 dc of the previous row, ch 3, slip st to the corresponding loop of the 1st tape, ch 3, turn. Repeat rows 2-3 to the same length as the first tape.
Work 5 more tapes in the same way.
With yarn A, slip st to the end of the 1st tape and ch 50. Dc into the 3rd chain from the hook, 2 dc into the same ch. 3 dc into the the next ch. Continue to work 3 dc into each chain. Tie off and secure the end after the last 3 dc into the first ch of the tape. Work second corkscrew with yarn B from the end of the 2nd tape.
In the directions, it says to start the corkscrew by attaching to the end of tape with a slip stitch. I also like the idea of continuing with the corkscrew after completing a tape, but I haven't tried that yet.
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