Watch how to crochet the Marielle lace stitch (video and written instructions)

The Marielle is a lovely lace stitch, creating a mesh of interlocking shells which is ideal for shawls, scarves and light throws.
Combining chains, double and treble crochet, the Marielle stitch pulls off the neat trick of looking fiendishly complicated but being deceptively simple to create.
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Watch the Marielle lace stitch video tutorial:
Materials
You can use just about any yarn for this stitch, though be wary of too chunky a weight as you may lose some of the lovely definition of the Marielle. Check the manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat from this point as many times as required
ch chain stitch
dc double crochet
rep repeat
tr triple crochet
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Written instructions
Create a foundation chain long enough to suit your project, in multiples of 4.
Row 1: in 6th ch from hook, put 2 tr, ch 2, dc. Now *skip next 3 ch, 2 tr, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch; rep from *to last 2 ch of row, skip next ch, 1 tr in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, *2 tr, ch 2, 1 dc in the next ch2 spaces; rep from * across the row, ending with 1 tr in top of turning ch, turn
Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.
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