Crochet Lace Technique: Cluny Six Petal Join

The cluny six petal join is a good sturdy way to link sometimes fragile motifs together. In traditional joins, where picots that touch are joined with a single stitch, those joins are the weakest part of the lace fabric. With cluny joins, the lace is stronger, has fewer large holes for things to get caught on, and gives a nice Irish flavor to any lace pattern you’re working with.


This cluny join was made with five triple crochets per petal.


Joining my third motif to the lace left a bigger hole to fill, so I created a large cluny join with six double-triple crochets per petal.

Cluny joins are made as the last row of the motif you want to join is being stitched.

This joining method is advanced level lace crochet, but it’s worth learning. As you see, it’s truly a beautiful joining method, and adds greatly to the integrity of the piece.



6 thoughts on “Crochet Lace Technique: Cluny Six Petal Join

    • The cluny petal join is an advanced technique and is difficult to describe in words. I haven’t written instructions for it yet, it would be best done with a video probably. I can give the pattern for the stitches, but placement is tricky. The small cluny joins are made of 5t clusters. The large ones are made with 6dt clusters. After each cluster is formed, I wrap a sc across the top of it to secure and reinforce the cluster. That sc provides the space between petals. There are no chains between petals.

      I’ve had quite a few requests for the cluny join technique. I will post about it in the next few days, hopefully in a video form.

  1. Angela, we moved to UT last fall and guess who I met in the Payson temple where we are both working–Maryjo’s mother. What a fun thing. Thank you for keeping the site and project alive. I love to read your posts. I always look for altar cloths now! Shirley Jones.

  2. Pingback: Cluny Six Petal Join Technique Pattern | LDS Lacemaker

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