Watch how to crochet the duchess lace stitch (video & written instructions)

The duchess lace stitch is an elegant combination of three basic stitches, chains, single and double crochet, to create a sophisticated criss-cross effect which will have people swooning.
Duchess lace adds a ladylike touch to cozy scarves, throws and shawls.
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Materials
Though the duchess lace stitch is fairly intricate, you don't need to use a fine yarn and it looks lovely crocheted up in a standard DK weight. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat from this point the required number of times
ch chain
dc double crochet
sk skip
sl st slip stitch
rep repeat
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Written instructions
You'll need to start this stitch with a foundation chain made in multiples of 3, plus 1 for turning.
Row 1: In 4th ch from hook, work (2dc, ch 3, 1 sl st), *sk next 2 ch (2dc, ch 3, 1 sl st) in next ch, rep from * for rest of row, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, *(2 dc, ch 3, 1 sl st) in next ch3 sp, rep from * for rest of row, 1dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: ch 3, *working in each ch of the ch3 of previous row, 1 dc in first ch, 1 dc in 2nd ch, ch 3, 1 sl st in 3rd ch, rep from * for rest of row, finishing with 1dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your project reaches the desired length.
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