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Lace Trim Handkerchief

Lace Trim Handkerchief

February 17, 2011 /
lace trim handkerchief

This lace trim handkerchief is a straightforward and quick project to complete. You just need to have some basics:
If you major in crochet: You need to know how to do blanket-stitch and use a sewing machine for zig-zag stitch. 
If you major in sewing: You need to know how to crochet chain, single crochet stitch, and slip stitch. 

lace trim handkerchief

I love making handkerchiefs, and it is the easiest and fastest project to complete.  All the while, I just zig-zag sewed all the four edges of a 10″ x 10″ cotton scrap fabric. Those are nothing special to shout about, so I never mentioned them here. This time, I made them a little different from having something worth your time to visit my website (what a good excuse  😊)

Lace Trim Handkerchief Crochet Pattern

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Since this lace trim handkerchief is for my daughter, I made them a little feminine with pastel color and matching color lace thread. I can imagine how they would turn out if they were done in contrasting colors.

crochet lace trim

As Generation Y and older, we hold a duty to educate our next generation (Z) so that they don’t repeat our mistake in slowly killing the Earth. Well, I am not a 100% green folk as many do, who put all their time & efforts into saving the Earth. I am just doing my best in my comfort zone, sigh (shame on me ** blush*** !!!!) Besides using old bedsheets to make into rags & rugs; scrap paper tube into pencil holder; old torn T-shirt into tarn or t-shirt yarn; grocery plastic bags into recycle-bag; one of my little efforts is to teach my daughter to be eco-friendly to our mother Earth. For this instant, I encourage her to use a handkerchief instead of tissue paper.

lace trim handkerchief

Grab some cotton lace threads and a crochet hook. Follow the pattern instruction below to make your lace trim handkerchief. Be it for your own use or as a gift for someone special; it sure is made out of love.

Happy crochet!

Lace Trim Handkerchief

Lace Trim Handkerchief

Yield: 10" x 10"
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: N/A

This lace trim handkerchief is so easy to make that you are going to love it! With the step by step photos and tutorial, you can get it done quickly.

If you major in crochet: You need to know how to do blanket-stitch and use a sewing machine for zig-zag stitch. 

If you major in sewing: You need to know how to crochet chain, single crochet stitch, and slip stitch. 


  • Fabric stashes or scraps (10" x 10")
  • DMC pearl cotton thread #8 (double strand) or cotton lace thread #20


  • Crochet hook: 1.5 mm
  • Tapestry needle
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing kits
  • Iron


  1. Cut fabric scrap to your desire handkerchief size.
    I used 10" x 10".
    Double fold the edges about with 3/8" hem, press with a warm iron to set the crease.
    Zig-Zag stitch from the wrong side with a sewing machine.
    Repeat all 4 edges. You can skip this step if you have a ready-made handkerchief.hanky DIY1
  2. Now, you have the handkerchief, tapestry needle, crochet hook, cotton lace thread (or DMC pearl cotton thread #8), a pair of scissors ready. (I used lace thread #20 for these handkerchiefs. If you use DMC #8, you need to use a double strand.)hanky DIY2
  3. Cut the lace thread approx. 1.5 times the length of the perimeter of the handkerchief (about 60" for my case).
    Insert the thread through the eye of the tapestry needle and make a knot at the longer end. Pierce the needle on the edge of the handkerchief from the fold, this will hide the knot in there.hanky DIY3
  4. Sew approx. ¼ " apart near the edge, with the thread below the needle to make a blanket stitch.hanky DIY4
  5. A correct blanket stitch should show the thread intersect or cross at the loop.hanky DIY5
  6. Repeat the blanket stitch with an interval of approx. ¼ " apart. You can refer to the zig-zag stitch for a consistent spacing for the blanket stitch. For example, a blanket stitch at every 2 zig-zag, etc.hanky DIY6
  7. Go round the 4 sides of the handkerchief. Fasten, cut, and hide thread end.
    Insert a new lace thread into the fold, tie a knot, and hide it in the fold.
    Get ready to crochet.hanky DIY7
  8. Insert the crochet hook at the blanket stitch's intersection (refer to the photo after next below for a clearer picture), pull the yarn over to become a loop on the hook.hanky DIY8
  9. Crochet 3 Chain stitches as shown in the picture above.hanky DIY9
  10. Single crochet at the blanket stitch's intersection. To get into the intersection easier, insert the crochet hook into the blanket stitch loop, swing the hook to get into the next loop from the front (follow the yellow arrow in the picture). You should see altogether 3 loops on the hook (see the second picture below).hanky DIY10
  11. Again, repeat 3 chain stitches after the single crochet at the intersection.hanky DIY11
  12. And, single crochet at the next intersection again. This picture shows better how the hook sits in the intersection with the 3 loops on it.hanky DIY12
  13. Continue to crochet 3 chains and a single crochet stitch until you come back to the starting point. Slip stitch and fasten off. Hide yarn ends into the fold.
    Wet the hanky by spraying some water on the lace area, press with a warm iron to set the crochet. hanky DIY13

The lace trim handkerchief is ready for its service to you.

handkerchief 2

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