Lattice lace is a design made up of open and closed squares that are crocheted using single, double and/or treble crochet and chain stitch. The shaded areas are double or treble crochet and the open areas are the corresponding number of chain stitch. Given this I printed out graph paper (as it is nearly impossible to find it in stores now) and drew the design on the graph paper then colored in the lines.
|You see what I mean about drawing|
I decided to use double crochet. The material is size 10 cotton crochet thread and a size 7 hook. If you don't do a lot of crocheting you don't know that as the number gets larger the hook and thread get smaller. Here is the hook.
I first did the Jack-o-lantern then the words as this piece is worked from the bottom up.
Looks OK, but I wanted a smoother edge and a more halloweenish color. So, I added a border. The v shaped stitch is called a lacet stitch and it is worked over two blocks.
Into a dye bath of yellow onion skin and, voila...
I'm very happy with the way it came out. Stay tuned for more designs.