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Victorian Lace Afghan

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Victorian Lace Afghan
Victorian Lace Afghan
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Made with worsted weight yarn for warmth and a size N crochet hook for delicate looseness, this Victorian Lace Afghan is feminine and pretty. Intermediate crochet patterns like this one are elegant and popular in just about any home. Learn how to crochet with a vintage style and create a lacy crochet afghan for you or a friend today. With the vintage and gentle touch of this stunning crochet afghan, no old soul will be able to resist its beauty. Drape it over antique furniture or make someone's day by gifting it to them.


Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook

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

​How to Work with Crochet Lace Patterns

Lace crochet patterns are gorgeous and airy, and, for the most part, look more difficult than they truly are. There are four main types of lace crochet: broomstick lace (which uses a much larger hook to create larger "holes" in the lace), filet crochet (which creates a pattern out of traditional lace and a type of mesh design with the help of charts), hairpin lace (which requires an additional tool to create, a hairpin lace tool, but creates lace that is seemingly joined by a spine or ridge down the middle), and Irish crochet (which is worked in very fine thread and creates intricate designs and motifs). Typically, lace crochet patterns are worked with superfine threads and a smaller hook in order to create very intricate and delicate designs, but you can also work up lacy designs in a more worsted weight yarn, as in this Victorian Lace Afghan. 

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Got row 9 done (I think) but row 10 instructions have to be wrong. Not enough ch-1 spaces in row 9 to work row 10

I tried to work this pattern a couple of years ago, and could not figure out how to work rows 9 and 10, so I gave up and just did a ripple. If any one can let me know the secret to this I would appreciate it.

Did you ever figure out rows 9-11. And what does it mean by twice. I know it means do it twice. But I got confused with the instructions inbetween it

Need help on row 9 and 10. Can anyone help ?

How many chains do you use to increase or decrease size? Plus 20, plus 40 etc.

I love the look of this Victorian Lace Afghan! After reading the written pattern it looks like it should work out. I read the comments below and it looks like people are having problems with rows 9 and 10. I'll be trying this one and hope I don't have a problem. I've been crocheting for over 30 years now and think I can figure this one out. I'll come back after I do this and try to answer the questions below. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

Cheryl Y were you able to resolve the problems with rows 9 and 10? Is it an error in the instructions or just complicated rows?

Were you able to do row 9 and 10?

I wish someone who knows how to do rows 9 and 10 would post a youtube video on this one.

having trouble with row 10 also

weareone 64772444 were you able to resolve the problems with rows 9 and 10 of this pattern? Is it an error in the instructions or just a complicated instruction? Want to make this for a family wedding gift but don't want to get stuck!

Could you please post this pattern on this website as I cant get it to open. It is very frustrating when you see a nice pattern and then cant get the pattern! Many thanks

looks pretty

I am confused where it say the entire afghan i worked holding two strands of yarn together do I just use two skeins at the same time? If you could sent me the updated pattern that would be great

Love this pattern but it will not take me to the website. Any suggestions?

Is this pattern very difficult. I have been crocheting for years; but sometimes I get intimidated. I don't want to start and then get 'stuck' when it gets to the lace part. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be very grateful. Thank you. L

Has anybody made the Victorian Lace I just cant get the part right need help. Bruce

Cannot get the pattern to open. I click the link and it takes me to a blank page. I would really love this pattern.

how do you print the instructions? nowhere on the afghan instructions do I see a print command. Please help! LUCILLE

Thank you for sharing this lovely pattern! I started this afghan a week ago and the more I work on it the more I love it! SO beautiful! I'm making it in Aran yarn as to resemble Victorian lace the best I can.

Please e-mail the Victorian Lace pattern to Thank you

I would like this pattern as well thank you in advancebr bcnya @

I also need the Victorian Lace Pattern Afghan. Thank you.

Can't send it to you without an email address.

I tried pulling up the pattern and I'm having the same problem as everyone else seems to be having. I tried your website and it couldn't be found. I love this pattern. Could you please e-mail the pattern to me? Thank you.

Sent it to you.

I would like this pattern but I am also having trouble accessing the site. The web page is not available? Help me too!

When I click on "click here for crochet afghan pattern" the web page is not available. Help! Need to get started, have deadline!

Can this be worked using only one strand?

This is the question I have as well. Did you ever get it answered? I would like to make it very light weight.

I think this is a beautiful afghan. I'm making mine with alternating colors, Victorian Rose for the more solid portions with pure white for the lacy insets. I'm hoping it will look stunning in our rose, blue and white living room.

I tried this with alternating colors, but I can't get it to lay right.

how can I get the patteren ? can't find where to print this

Char55, I too am having problems with rows 9 and 10. Any help you could give would be most appreciated!!

contact me at and I'll see if I can simplify the instructions for those two rows for you.

I am having difficculty getting this pattern off to a good start. The ripple effect seems to be off. I have ripped these first two rows out three times. It doesn't look right. I am not a bigginer but I guess I'm not understanding something. Please help me.

This pattern calls for you to do a decrease stitch in the first two chains and the last two chains of the row. It might be easier to do it the way I have seen in a similar pattern. Try this: Row1: sc in 2 ch from hook, sk 1 ch, sc in next 9 chs, *3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in ea of next 10 chs, sk 2 chs, 1 sc in ea of next 10 chs*. work *-* across row to last point (3sc in 1 ch), then work 9 sc, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch. By skipping the 2nd chain at the beginning of the row and the next to last chain at the end of the row, you make a "decrease st"; the same as you do by skipping 2 chains between points...that way your rows don't increase in size as you work them. In row 2 you will skip the 2nd sc in the beginning and the next to last sc at the end to make the decrease. Hope this helps.

Sorry, after looking again at the pattern, the decrease doesn't come until the second row...please work Row 1 as called for in the pattern and work Row 2 by skipping the 2nd sc at the beginning of the row and skipping the next to last sc at the end of the row....sorry for the confusion!

I have this pattern under a different name from the 1970s...It was a Herrschners' pattern (#5306) called "Fisherman Ripple Afghan". It was sold in a kit.

I have made this afghan, but the pattern was definitely a Leisure Arts pattern. Hmmmm wonder if they know it was stolen.

I'm trying to make this afghan and got stuck on row 9 & 10. The directions are very confusing. I'd appreciate if someone could assist me so I can finish this. Thanks!

I too am having a problem with row 9. Can anyone help?

To cqql If you are still having problems, let me know and I'll see if I can help.


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