Gothic Lace by Marnie MacLean
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Gothic Lace

January 2003
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1680 yards (1536 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Pattern Description from “This is a fairly advanced pattern requiring a lot of crochet as well as knit. Venus has a great light feeling and a lot of drape, but this pattern could be worked in other yarns as well. I think this design would be decadent in Luna, or delightful in Chai or Siam. It’s knit up as a deep v-neck, but ends up being a much shallower v-neck when the bottom is eased in with the lace. This may not be the only way to achieve the effect, but it’s the way I did it. I have very long arms (my knuckles drag on the ground when I walk) so I made the sleeves quite long, feel free to lob off a few inches before working the sleeve caps to adjust for your arm length.

I highly recommend you read through the entire pattern before starting, especially when moving to the front which asks you to follow 2 sets of directions at the same time.“


  • About 8 Skeins of Venus in color of choice.
  • #7 Knitting Needles in Dbl Pointed and Straight
  • F Crochet Hook
  • 5 Hook and Eye