Week 5 Of The Ray Of Hope 2021 Crochet Along

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It’s week 5 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along, and we’re making the first of our triangle rays.

The Lace Zig Zag stitch is a beautiful lacy stitch that adds a delicate touch to any project. It can be added as a lace panel to clothing, or more widely used in a beach top.

The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

If you would like to follow my colour scheme, you can find the list of colours in both Scheepjes Softfun and Stylecraft Special DK in this document here

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using

  • Chain = ch
  • Single crochet (double crochet) = sc
  • Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc

The Pattern

For this piece you will need a 3.5mm hook

With Colour A Chain 22

Row 1, in 4th chain from hook make a dc (turning chain counts as the first dc) dc in each chain across – 20 stitches

Row 2. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog – click here to watch the video on how to do this. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 18 stitches

Row 3 turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each of the next 4 stitches. Ch 3 and make 3 dc all in the next stitch. Skip 3 stitches and sc in the next stitch. Ch3 and skip the next 3 stitches. Dc in the last 5 stitches – 20 stitches

Rows 4-5. chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each of the next 4 stitches. Ch 3 and make 3 dc in the chain 3. Skip the 3 dc and sc in the next chain space. Ch3 then dc in the next dc stitch. Dc in the last 4 stitches – 20 stitches

Don’t worry if the bottom of the ray starts to curve. This will straighten out once the pieces are joined and the final border goes on

Row 6. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Ch 3 and make 3 dc in the chain 3. Skip the 3 dc and sc in the next chain space. Ch3 then dc in the next dc stitch. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 18 stitches

Rows 7-9. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each of the next 3 stitches. Ch 3 and make 3 dc in the chain 3. Skip the 3 dc and sc in the next chain space. Ch3 then dc in the next dc stitch. Dc in the last 3 stitches – 18 stitches

Row 10. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Ch 3 and make 3 dc in the chain 3. Skip the 3 dc and sc in the next chain space. Ch3 then dc in the next dc stitch. Dc in the next stitch. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 16 stitches

Rows 11-13. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each of the next 2 stitches. Ch 3 and make 3 dc in the chain 3. Skip the 3 dc and sc in the next chain space. Ch3 then dc in the next dc stitch Dc in the last 2 stitches – 16 stitches

Row 14. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in the next stitch. Make 2dc in the chain space, make a dc in the sc. Dc in each of the next 3dc. Make 2dc in the chain space. Dc in the next stitch. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 12 stitches

Row 15-17. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 12 stitches

Row 18. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in the next 8 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 10 stitches

Rows 19-21. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 10 stitches

Row 22. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in the next 6 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 8 stitches

Rows 23-25. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 8 stitches

Row 26. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 6 stitches

Rows 27-29. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 6 stitches

Row 30. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 4 stitches

Rows 31-33. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 4 stitches

Row 34. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 2 stitches

Rows 35-37. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the last stitch – 2 stitches

Row 38. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog – 1 stitch

Row 39. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain. Cut off and weave in your ends

The Border

Change to a 4mm hook for the border. Join Colour E (your joining colour) into the side of any stitch. Make 2 slst into the side of every dc.

When you get to the tip of the ray, make 2 slst into 1 side, but when you turn only make 1 slst into the other side of the stitch. Continue to make 2 slst into the side of all other stitches.

You don’t need to add any extra stitches for the corners.

You should have 78 slst down one long side and 77 down the other, and 20 slst across the bottom. Don’t worry if you’re out by a couple of stitches, there is a hack for that when we join the pieces.

To see how to join the pieces together click here

If you have any questions, or just want to join in the chatter, come on over to our super friendly and helpful Facebook group – The Ray Of Hope CAL group

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