Friday, October 5, 2012

Eyelet Lace Crochet Edging Pattern

I finally made myself a housecoat (is that what they're called? is it a robe? a muu muu? I don't know!). We all share one bathroom right now, so it was high time. One of my small indulgences is a subscription to the French craft magazine Marie Claire Idées. In the March/April 2012 edition they had this picture (and pattern) and I had to make it!

Unfortunately for my husband and children, the decision to make myself a housecoat was not prompted by necessity. It only came about because I saw one that I felt like I could tolerate wearing. If I hadn't seen it, I would be still be slinking between the bathroom and the bedroom in a towel.There are other areas in my life where this principle applies, to the detriment of my family members. But why compromise for bad design?? I'd rather slink in a towel than buy an ugly robe.

Granted, it's autumn and the linen/cotton I chose will not be very warm in the coming winter months, but it had to be linen. I decided to trim the housecoat with a simple crocheted lace and I had it in my mind that I wanted the crocheted lace to look like white eyelet lace. So, I searched high and low to try and find a pattern in my books and online, but to no avail. So, I made a pattern up! It's not EXACTLY like eyelet lace, but for a simple crocheted edging I like it quite a bit.


Pattern repeat is 7 sts +2. 

On a foundation row (see this tutorial for ideas on how to attach crocheted edging to your linens): ch 1, sc in beg st. Sc in next st *Skip 2 sts. 7 dc in next st. Skip 2 sts. Sc in next two sts.* Repeat from * to * until you reach your last 7 sts. Skip 2 sts. 7 dc in next st. Skip 2 sts. Sc in last 2 sts. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Skip first 2 sc. *Sc in 1st dc of shell. Ch 3. Sc in 3rd dc of shell. Ch 3. Sc in 5th dc of shell. Ch 3. Sc in 7th dc of shell. Ch. 3. Skip next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * until the last shell. Sc in 1st dc of shell. Ch 3. Sc in 3rd dc of shell. Ch 3. Sc in 5th dc of shell. Ch 3. Sc in 7th dc of shell. Ch 3. Skip 1 sc. Sc in last sc.

Knot and weave in ends.

I'm thinking that I need to figure out how to attach this edging to some linen handkerchiefs or napkins. I'm thoroughly in love with it!

ps. The Intro to Crochet class at Harmony was a hit last night! I'm so excited to continue for the next two weeks with the great group that signed up! Hooray for crochet!!


  1. Very pretty & dainty, I like this a lot - thanks for sharing the pattern :-)

  2. Nice edging and love that it is charted. The link for the "attaching crochet edgings to linens" appears to not be valid. Can I get that link, please and thank you.

  3. Hello, you advertised on FB your pattern, I am trying to get the information on attaching crochet edging to linens.....I too am with blogger....and it says I am not authorized! How do people get the information if they are not authorized? You can email me at I can't hear from you, I will need to unshared your post on my FB page....Not fair!

    1. Hi Sandy! I think I've got the link working now for the tutorial on different ways to attach your crocheted edgings to your linens. Thanks for bring this to my attention! If you still have trouble with it - let me know. The tutorial is included in my post {Chevron Stripe Crocheted Pillowcase Tutorial} and this is the direct link:

  4. I used your pattern last night on a burp cloth! This pattern works up very quickly and was super fun to try.

  5. Thank you so much! I cannot believe how fast I got these two pillowcases done - and I even messed up by doing a SC row first! It looks fine tho. And I tried out the hem stitch with the wing needle. I'll be using this a lot. I appreciate it!

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  7. Thanks for sharing, just in time as I am looking for some new patterns where I can use some of my newly bought materials from Buy Haberdashery Online.

  8. My list of things to make is growing longer. This housedress is beautiful AND useful. No more slinking for you. As for me, no more sweating in a too-warm winter robe in the spring. Great post, and I love your writing style :)


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