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Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket Pattern

For a crochet project full of texture, this lace crochet afghan pattern is a great free option!

Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket
Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket
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You've probably admired gorgeous lace afghans in other people's homes but now it's your turn to captivate your guests with the Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket.

This crochet lace afghan pattern is a free design made up of the fan shell stitch, shell stitch, picot stitch, and the large shell stitch. It's an easy crochet pattern despite the fact that there are so many special crochet stitches.

You'll definitely be in love with the afghan that comes out of this pattern; we know we are! Work it up before the holidays to have a blanket everyone will want to curl up in by the fire. Plus, since it's exclusive to AllFreeCrochet, you won't find any other like it elsewhere.

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Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge4 rows 3
Shell, Picot 2

Finished Size46 in. x 56 in.

Materials List

  • RED HEART Classic: 9 skeins 0281 Maize (or equivalent yarn)
  • Crochet Hook: 5.0 mm (US H-8) crochet hook or size needed for gauge

BONUS! How to Crochet a Picot Stitch

Special Stitches:

  • Fan Shell – [(dc, ch 1) 5 times, dc] in stitch or space as indicated.
  • Picot – (sc, ch 3, sc) in stitch or space as indicated. Need a refresher? Watch the video right above to learn How to Crochet a Picot Stitch.
  • Shell – (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in stitch or space as indicated.
  • Large Shell (LgSh) – (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in stitch or space as indicated.

Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket Pattern:

Afghan is crocheted in multiples of 9 plus 3.
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  • Row 1 (RS): Ch 138, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sc in next ch, *skip 3 chs, Fan Shell in next ch, skip 3 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch 3 space, ch 2, skip 2 ch 1 spaces, Picot in next ch 1 space, ch 2, *skip 2 ch 1 spaces, Shell in next ch 3 space, ch 2, skip 2 ch 1 spaces, Picot in next ch 1 space, ch 2, repeat from * across to last 3 spaces, skip 2 ch 1 spaces, 2 dc in last ch 3 space, dc in last sc, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 1, Picot in first dc, skip ch 2 space, Fan Shell in ch 3 space of Picot, *skip ch 2 space, Picot in ch 2 space of Shell, skip ch 2 space, Fan Shell in ch 3 space of Picot, repeat from * across to last ch 2 space, skip last ch 2 space and 2 dc, Picot in last dc, turn.
  • Continue pattern repeating Rows 2 and 3 for a total of 77 rows, fasten off and do not turn.


  • With right side facing work along top edge LgSh in right corner ch 3 space, *skip 1 ch 1 space of Fan Shell, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 3, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next ch 1 space, ch 3, sc in next ch 1 space, 
  • LgSh in ch 3 space of Picot, repeat from * across ending LgSh in last ch 3 space.
  • Work along side edge (sc, ch 4, sc) in first side dc space, *LgSh in next dc space, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next dc space, repeat from * across.
  • Work along bottom edge LgSh in first ch 3 corner space, *(sc, ch 3, sc, ch 4, sc, ch 3, sc) in ch space below Fan Shell, LgSh in ch 3 space, repeat from * across ending LgSh in last corner ch 3 space.
  • Work along side edge as for opposite side edge matching stitches ending join to beginning dc and fasten off.

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I am so NOT understanding row 2! Can anyone help?

This design is showing as an easy project but I beg to differ. There are four special stitches used in this design alone. Without any pictures this may be difficult for a beginner but worth it if you are really interested in making this luscious lace crochet blanket.

I never thought about building a collection of crochet projects based on color Zeemer. Thanks for that little tid-bit. I like this luscious lace crochet blanket but would never in a million years make it in a white color to be used at my house. However as a gift I would make this in a heartbeat.

This Luscious Lace Afghan is now included in my collection of off white afghans. I always find it a challenge to start an entirely new pattern. I can't wait to try and start this project.

I admit that I had to do a little chuckle when I first saw the picture for this afghan on your page. At first glance it made the chair look like a ghost chair. It is getting close to Halloween and I have seen a lot of decorations in stores lately LOL. It is a beautiful blanket. I would suggest working this up is a soft yarn of some type and not just regular acrylic which can be a little stiff and harsh.

This really is a luscious blanket, and if you work it up in Red Heart Soft or a similarly textured yarn, its going to be super snuggly! Im glad that the designer provides the chain sequence (multiples of 9 plus 3) because I would prefer to work this up as a baby blanket instead of the full afghan. One nice thing about modern acrylic yarns is theres usually no dye lot to match if you run out and need to buy more.

I have completed the main part of the afghan and now working on the edging. I am having trouble with the border at the bottom, the (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 4 , sc, ch 3 sc ) in ch space below Fan shell -- it seems rather crowded together, does all this really go in that one little space immediately followed by the large shell? Can you clarify please. a picture would be helpful. I had no problem with the top and edge sides. thank you. Otherwise it was easy and turned out beautiful. I just need to get it done as the baby was just born. thank you!

This is beautiful! I wish I had seen this when I was looking for lace afghans. I am now making the Snow Bunny Afghan which I really like. It is very easy to work and makes a nice thick and pretty blanket but this is more the lacy look that I was wanting. Guess I am making two afghans! Afghanhttp// == hristmas-Afghans/Snow-Bunny-Crochet-Blanket-Patter == n#comments

Oh this Luscious Lace Crochet Blanket is gorgeous! The pattern is very well written and a easy 2 row repeat. The border shell is so sweet! I have saved this one and it is on my long list of to make.. I can see this in a light blue for my Grand son, who has been asking for a home made crocheted blanket.. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.


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