The Leafy Lace Crochet Stitch is inspired by a knit stitch that I did a tutorial for recently. While working on a collaboration with Kris from Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet, she had asked her viewers to pick a stitch from my YouTube channel and she would design a rectangular wrap using the viewers’ choice. (To see Kris’s video, click HERE and go to about the 5 minute mark)

Many people showed interest in the Leafy Lace Knit Stitch and Kris is a crocheter. So, I listened to the viewers and decided to adapt a crochet stitch from the knit stitch.

After about a week of trial and error, frogging and stitching…here it is – The Leafy Lace Crochet Stitch!

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Stitch information

This stitch works in 17 + 2 (plus 2 for a base chain) over a 6 row repeat. It uses a combination of chain, double crochet and front / back post treble crochet. I’ve adapted the beginning and ending post trebles so that a gap isn’t formed in the back of the stitch. Even though it looks complicated, once you get the hang of it, it isn’t too bad at all. So, let’s give it a try!

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To see a video tutorial of this stitch, click on the link towards the top of this post or click HERE. At the bottom of the post there is also a chart for your reference.

Stitches and abbreviations used:

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double crochet

Ea: Each

Rep: Repeat

RS: Right Side

Sk: Skip

Sp: Space

St(s): Stitch (es)

Tch: Turning Chain

WS: Wrong Side

Yo: Yarn over

Pin of crocheted Leafy Lace Stitch from Handmade by Stacy J
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Special stitches:

BPTR:

Back Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] three times

BPTR3tog:

Back Post Treble 3 Together – Yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around first stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (2 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around next stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (3 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around next stitch, draw up a loop [yo, draw through 2] two times (4 loops on hook), yo, the draw through remaining 4 loops

FPTR3tog:

Front Post Treble 3 Together – Yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around first stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (2 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around next stitch, draw up a loop, [yo, draw through 2] two times (3 loops on hook), yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around next stitch, draw up a loop [yo, draw through 2] two times (4 loops on hook), yo, then draw through remaining 4 loops

FPTR:

Front Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] three times

modBPTR:

Modified Back Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook back to front around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] twice (2 loops on hook), yo, insert hook in stitch behind post just worked, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2, yo, then draw through remaining 3 loops

modFPTR:

Modified Front Post Treble Crochet – Yo 2 times, insert hook front to back around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] twice, (2 loops on hook) yo, insert hook in stitch behind post just worked, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through 2, yo, then draw through remaining 3 loops

Directions for Leafy Lace Crochet Stitch

Note: Ch-3 at beg of row counts as first dc

Work Foundation dc and skip to step 2 (only work step one is if the beginning ch method is your preferred method)

1: Chain in multiples of 17 + 2 (add 2 for base chain). Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc) and in ea ch across

2: Ch 3, turn; (RS): *1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, ch 2, sk 3, 3 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 3, 1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st; rep * ending with dc in top of tch

3: Ch 3, turn; (WS): *1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-2 sp, 1 BPTR around first post of 3-dc cluster, [1 BPTR, 1 dc, 1 BPTR] in second st, 1 BPTR around third post of 3-dc cluster, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp and dc, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st; rep * ending with 1 dc in top of tch

4: Ch 3, turn; *1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 2, sk 1 dc and ch-2 sp, 1 FPTR around ea of the next 2 posts, [1 FPTR, 1 dc, 1 FPTR] in next st, 1 FPTR around post of ea of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp and 1 dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st; rep * ending with 1 dc in top of tch

5: Ch 3, turn; *1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st and 1 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, 1 BPTR around ea of the next 2 posts, 1 BPTR3tog around next 3 posts, 1 BPTR around ea of next 2 posts, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and 1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st; rep * ending with dc in top of tch

6: Ch 3, turn; *1 dc in next st, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts and ch-2 sp, ch 2, 1 FPTR in next st, 1 FPTR3tog around next 3 posts, 1 FPTR in next st, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and in ea of next 2 dcs, 1 modFPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st; rep * across ending with 1 dc in top of tch

7: Ch 3, turn; *1 dc in next st, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts and 1 dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, BPTR3tog around next 3 posts, ch 2, 1 dc in ch-2 sp and in ea of the next 3 sts, 1 modBPTR in next st, 1 dc in next st; rep * across ending with 1 dc in top of tch

Repeat rows 2 – 7 to desired length.


Chart showing how to crochet the Leafy Lace Crochet Stitch

I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacy – I’d love to see what you create!

Stacy J

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