At my base’s Arts and Crafts Center they have a new craft shop. It’s only open a few hours a week and it’s small but you can find the random treasure. This time I found a bag of 20 small lobster claws for under 2$. They just begged to be brought home.
Playing around I came up with this:
I can only share my pattern to a certain point, however. For the rest of the pattern you need the book Clones Lace, 2nd Edition, Maire Treanor. I have no desire to step on anyone’s copyright toes anymore than I’d want someone stepping on mine.
So here’s what I can share.
Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread, Size 10
Hook: 1.15mm steel
Extras: small lobster claw, Clones Lace by Maire Treanor
Gauge: Not essential
Note: A variation would be to make the edging around the entire foundation chain instead of just using three. You would not be required to bind off after joining the chain to the claw. You’d simply ss or sc 15 spaces then make your first edge.
Row one: Slip your hook through the hole of the claw. Make a sc foundation chain 21″ long. (Approx: 155sc) Slip your hook through the last hole of the claw fasten off.
Row two: Take the number of stitches of your chain subtract 45 and divide by half. (Example: 155-45/2=70) SS into the appropriate ch from clasp.
*Make a Ten Looped Edging (page 100) working 1st row back toward the nearest clasp. That way you end the edge going toward the opposite clasp.
SS 15 sts then begin a new edge* Make three edges in all, bind off.
Row three: Make two Scrolls (page 101)
Attach the scrolls between the 1st and 2nd edge and the 2nd and 3rd edge. Do so by SS into the top inside picot of the outside edge, the opposite picot of the inside edge and the bottom two picots to secure them in place.
Happy Experimenting! 🙂