Crochet lace is one of the oldest forms of crochet, and recently it's gotten quite a revival as it's moved beyond the collar and doily. Crochet shawls are more popular than ever, and certainly not just for grannies. One of the great things about lace is it's speed - unless you're working with tiny hooks and yarns, the inches just fly by! Because of the open spaces, it uses a lot less yarn, meaning you can splurge on nicer stuff and really make it last. Any you won't get better drape and stretch than you do with lace fabric.
10 Free Crochet Lace Patterns
- Pierrot 25-13 Shawl - I made this one for my 10th anniversary trip to Jamaica. The trip was perfect and so was this shawl - just right for evenings on the beach. Since then it's worked equally well in landlocked locales. Hopefully I have a steadier hand on most of those occasions...
- Elise Shawl - This piece is a gorgeous, light, airy, and very popular triangular shawl. It's all the rage on Ravelry, and offers both a written pattern and charted instructions.
- Pierrot Summer Poncho - Currently available in both Japanese and English charted versions. A poncho for the summer seems crazy, but made in light fingering weight yarn with open stitches, and this would be prefect for breezy evenings or indoor events.
- Maui Shrug - I made this one for my mother, and it was so much fun! Just a simple fan repeat in cotton yarn, and it was done in a flash. This free crochet pattern is easily customizable too, both for size and lace pattern.
- Filigree Bowl - Pretty, practical, and a guaranteed attention getter on any table! This bowl is crocheted with Aunt Lydia's Fashion Crochet Thread and the stiffened to hold it's shape. Stiffening crochet can be intimidating, but it's easier than papier mache!
- Irish Lace Scarf - Irish Lace is so often delicate and intricate and beautiful - who knew it could be so bold! I almost made this one for a summer wedding before I realized how warm it would be. It definitely on the list for when it cools down.
- Jolimar Skirt - Doris Chan is arguably one of the most famous crochet designers out there today, and this skirt pattern embodies her aesthetic. Lacy, lots of movement, and lots of sizes available. Lovely over a silk slip or super cute over a little girl's leggings! Be sure to check out her books Amazing Crochet Lace and Crochet Lace Innovations for even more of her amazing lace designs.
- Lace Greeting Card - If you want to try thread work and lace but don't want to dive into a big giant project, this one is perfect. And how lovely for the recipient! I love her idea of doing this for a wedding.
- Eva's Shawl - This one has been on my to-do list for ages, and every time I see it I swear it's next in line. You can make it in any yarn weight and since its top down you just stop when it's the right size for you! Over 1200 people have made this one on Ravelry, so check out the gallery for lots of ideas!
- My Picot - Lastly, I have to share MyPicot.com with you all. This site doesn't offer garments or finished patterns as such, but it has a large, amazing, and original collection of stitch patterns. The full color photos are fantastic and there are charts for every stitch. For a rectangular shawl or table runner, or even a simple shrug, it takes just a bit of swatching and simple math to create your own one of a kind pattern. There are dozens of lace and openwork stitch patterns, as well as textured patterns and motifs. I'm revealing one of my little secrets here - this site is a hidden gem!
- Bonus Pattern: Chevron Lace Wrap, here on Moogly: Now there's a bit of crochet lace for you to enjoy here at Moogly, with this gorgeous lace wrap featuring a classic chevron shape. Chart, video, and written instructions included.
This is just a tiny sampling of the hundreds, nay, thousands!, of crochet lace patterns out there. Some are frilly and feminine, while others stretch the boundaries of what lace can do. I hope you found something here to inspire you! Do you crochet lace at all? What are your favorite openwork patterns?
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Yummmmy lace. I love crocheting lace shawls. The Eva and the Elise are on my list. I'm finishing up the Fantasm by Cheri McEwan. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fantasm
Oh wow, I hadn't seen that one before! I like it!
All of these look beautiful! What a great idea to post these. 🙂 Thanks for including my tutorial!
Thank you so much for sharing it! 😀
How do I order. I want some patterns but at can’t see how to order
Hi Audrey! Just click on the names of the patterns you like - they are links to free patterns!
It is so lovely Thank you so very much. I have studed lot. god bless you
very wonderful pictures. i like it.
was wondering if you could do a custom monogramed lace piece?
Hi Brooke! I'm afraid I no longer take commissions!
I am in desperate need of Fillet crochet patterns or lace crochet books, i am willing to pay if any one has any or contact as to where to get them
Hi Vanessa! There are some on Ravelry.com and some books on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1doAYhT
I'll have to do a Filet roundup one of these days!
Very beautiful patterns perfectly taught
The free pattern link (#11) from you isn't working, did I miss it? It's the one I am in love with...:(
Whoops, looks like there isn't one! Thank you for letting me know - I'll edit it now! Here's the direct link: https://www.mooglyblog.com/chevron-lace-wrap/
Wonderful site loved reading it all. Couldn't get into the MyPicot site, is there another link I would love to look.
Thank you for all the hard work you did.
Of the 10 free patterns would like to see #1 but link goes to site not in English. Any help?
No, that one is charted only, but the chart uses international symbols, which is how I was able to make it! 🙂
I would like the summer poncho pattern #3 but the link gies to something different in Ravelry. Please help. arigato!
Sorry about that Sharyn! I've corrected the link in the post, and it's at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/212s-13-summer-poncho
Thank you very much. I only have a tle experience in working with diagrams so this will be a major challenge fir me. I wish there were written instructions too.
I understand - it's always nice to have both!
Hi I would like to make the Eva's one and have a question - so there are only three CH SP INCR correct? the pattern said I could use any yarn and I am trying to use a lacy one with a bigger needle but I am confused on how many increases there are. THank you for you rhelp with this!
Hi Rumy! I haven't made it, but from a read through of the pattern that does seem to be the case! 🙂
THank you for replying! When I look at the picture it seems that there are more than three increases in each row because at the bottom of the picture, there seems to be quite a few that longer downwards.
Mine is not as spaced as the one in the picture either.
Ah, I only read the first half dozen or so rows. When you look at the ones in the Ravelry gallery do they look the same?