I decided to crochet a few more handkerchiefs – this time using my own Eyelet Lace Crochet Edging Pattern. They only take a few hours to crochet and it’s nice to have a pretty gift on hand. I’m using up my stash of vintage #30 crochet thread and the last of my Irish linen handkerchiefs. I used a size 12 (0.60 mm) steel crochet hook for this size thread and made an 11 dc shell at each corner to continue the pattern all the way around the handkerchief.
I adjusted my pattern a little bit on these handkerchiefs…I crocheted 3 single crochet stitches between each shell instead of 2 single crochets. I think that the extra single crochet lets the lace lay a little flatter, but I like the lacy ripple affect when the shells are close together too. The flatter version on the right still ripples, but not so much. What do you think? Which version do you like better?