All Aboard!!! Welcome Artisans and please take your seat, we will be starting our Bullion Stitch and Bruges Lace Crochet Along.
Please take out your size #10 crochet thread and your crochet hook I am using a #4 but you can choose anywhere between #4 and #5, just remember the smaller the hook the tighter the stitch and your final doily size will be a little smaller than someone using a larger hook.
Row 1: start with 10 chains and close with a slip stitch to make your circle at this point you chain one and then fill the circle with 20 SC or single crochet stitches and close this round with a SL or slip stitch.
Row 2: we are going to use the double crochet cluster stitch. Each cluster must have 5 DC before you close the cluster, separate each cluster by 5 chains, and the clusters are made in every other single crochet stitch from row 1. At the end of this row it should look like this: 1DCC – 5 ch – 1 DCC – etc, close with a slip stitch to complete your row.
Row 3: we are continuing with the DCC this time we are separating each one with 2 chains for a total of 20 DCC, you are going to put the cluster on top of the cluster from row 2 and in each space. At the end of this row it should look like this 1DCC – 2 ch – 1DCC, etc, close with a slip stitch to complete your row.