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Irish Lace


Updated July 05, 2016
(24 Votes)


This Irish Lace afghan is delicate and oh-so-soft. You'll have a great time making this lace crochet pattern. With an easy tutorial, you won't have any problems crocheting this gem. Free Irish lace patterns are a great way to add some delicate charm to your home. Fluffy tassels give the throw an extra touch of coziness that will make it great to lounge with. Throw this lace crochet pattern over an armchair for a stylish look. Treat it with love, and it will love you back.

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Crochet Hook: J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Patons Canadiana (100 g/3.5 oz) or Patons Décor (100 g/3.5 oz)15 balls
  • Crochet hook: Size 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension

Size: Approx 56 x 64 ins [142 x 162 cm]

Gauge: 1 motif = 4 ins [10 cm] square



Panel (Make 7)
First square: Ch 6. Join with sl st to forma ring.

1st rnd: Ch 2. (Yoh. Insert hook into ring.Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook- Dc2tog made. [Ch 3. (Yoh. Insert hook into ring.Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and drawthrough 2 loops) 3 times. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook -Dc3tog made] 7 times. Ch 3. Sl st to join to top of first dc2tog.

2nd rnd: Sl st to center of next ch-3 arch.Ch 1. 1 sc in same arch. (Ch 5. 1 sc in next arch) 7 times. Ch 2. 1 dc in first sc.

3rd rnd:*Ch 5. (Dc3tog. Ch 3. Dc3tog) in next arch.** Ch 5. 1 sc in next arch. Rep from * twice more, then from * to ** once.Ch 5. Sl st in top of dc. Fasten off.

Second to fifteenth squares

1st and 2nd rnds: Work as given for first square.

3rd rnd: Join to previous square. Ch 5.*(Dc3tog. Ch 1) in next arch. Insert hook from RS in center ch of corner of previous square and sl st. (Ch 1. Dc3tog) in same arch.* **Ch 2. Insert hook from RS in center ch of ch 5 arch of previous square and sl st. Ch 2.** 1 sc in next arch. Rep from ** to ** once more. Rep from * to * once more. 2 squares joined.[Ch 5. 1 sc in next arch. Ch 5. (Dc3tog.Ch 3. Dc3tog) in next arch] twice. Ch 5.Sl st in top of dc. Fasten off.


1st row: Join yarn with sl st toone corner ch-3 sp of square at one endof panel. Ch 3. 2 dc in same ch-3 sp.*(5 dc in next ch-5 arch) twice. 2 dc incorner arch. 1 dc between squares (overjoining st). 2 dc in next corner arch. Repfrom * ending with 3 dc in last cornerch-3 sp. Ch 3. Turn.

2nd row:1 sc between dc groups ofprevious row. *Ch 5. 1 sc between 5 dcgroups. Rep from * to last 3 dc group.Ch 3. 1 sc in top of ch 3. Ch 3. Turn.

3rd row: 2 dc in ch 3 arch. *5 dc in nextch-5 arch. Rep from * to last ch-3 arch.3 dc in ch-3 arch. Ch 3. Turn.

4th row: Miss first 2 sts. *(1 dc. Ch 2.1 dc) in next st. Miss next 3 sts. Repfrom * to last 4 sts. (1 dc. Ch 2. 1 dc) innext st. Miss next 2 sts. 1 dc in last st.Ch 2. Turn.

5th row: 1 hdc in each st or ch to end of row. Fasten off. Work these 5 rows edging along otherside of panel.


Sew 7 panels tog catching back loop only of each hdc along edges.


Cut 24 inch [61 cm] lengths ofyarn. Taking 3 strands tog, knot into firstand last st. Taking 6 strands tog, knotinto fringe evenly across end of afghan. For second row of knots, take 3 strands from every section and knot together. Trim fringe evenly.





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I rewrote the instructions on my Ravelry project (Shyanha) and attempted a chart for the squares. Perhaps that will help folks. I frogged the first square a couple times, but the joining of the squares is where the headache came in. 9 froggings before I finally got it right! I included a photo of my first four squares. I have two complete square rows and a 3rd that's nearly complete now, so take heart! Once I got it, it was like a "oh em gee, I should have seen that!" moment.

The photo here is tiny. It's the same as on my Ravelry project, and that one not only shows all four squares, but quite a bit larger.

Beautifully done in white. Can also be created in other pastel colors. Thanks for the free pattern.

This appears to be a very poorly written pattern. I have ONE square that's finished, I'm supposed to make 14 more, unfinished and join them? What? Could really use some help!

Actually, I found a picture and I think I get it. Since you're only joining on ONE side, as you're making a "string" of them, you only need one finished for each panel. Here's the link, I think you'll get it. And that will teach me to speak too soon! LOL! http// == -blanket/slideshow?fullscreen=1start=27340622

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The first round says to do the steps in the brackets 7 times. Does that mean there will be 8 groups of 3dctog, or 7 groups?

I do not understand the joining to the previous square. I am assuming RS stands for right side?? Also did not find the video tutorial it references. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also are adding 2 to 1, then 3 to 2.....? when joining the squares? I searched for other videos on you tube to no avail.

It sounds pretty complicated to me, but I will give it a try.

gorgeous, wow! Am going to crochet that with winter approaching, rain started yesterday!

how do i print this pattern?

We have just included a print button towards the top of the pattern to make it easy. Thanks!

I cannot join the second square to the first Square. Can someone please help me with this. I'm wondering if there is something missing from the pattern. Thanks! scroll to the bottom

I Made this when I was about 15 yrs old I would love to get this pattern again I lost my bedspread during hurricane KATRAINA and have been searching for this pattern it is a beautiful pattern I love to crochet

To find the pattern do a search for Irish Lace Afghan.

i cannot find the pattern on the site that pops up. can you give me some help on finding it. it looks like a beautiful afghan scroll to the bottom

I cannot get it to there a secret word?

I can't get the pattern to open. it looks lovely, but I can't see the picture clear enough to copy. And the written instructions will not open.

Definitely an heirloom piece! Very beautiful!

I love the look of this afagan but I would like it as a shawl. Does anyone have that pattern to share? Thanks in advance. Sil

To make it into a shawl just make it narrower.

I want to make this into a shalw too. My mom would LOVE it! It looks like this is 7 panels with 15 squares per panel. You could probably make it into a shawl by only working 3 or 4 panels. Also you might need to do fewer squares per panel. Just quit when it get long enough. Hope this helps. Good luck!

Is there anyone that can help me with putting the 2nd square together with the 1st?

Did you ever find anyone that could help you get the second square attached? I have been trying forever!! And I really want to make this for my daughter. If you ever got through it , could you please help me? Thanks, i know you posted a while ago, but thought I'd give it a shot.


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