Lace weight yarn is officially the category for any yarn thinner than fingering, and has the yarn symbol "0". It's very fine, and includes the thinner crochet thread sizes as well as many lovely soft fibers. It's not as popular as the heavier weights of yarn, but it's treasured by those who use it for it's ability to make thin, drapey, light as air garments. Here are 10 free lace weight crochet patterns - take a look and see!
10 Free Lace Weight Crochet Patterns
- Fine as Findley by Lindsey Stephens, on Juniper Moon Farm Website: This gorgeous crochet cardigan pattern is available in sizes XS to 3X, and makes a lovely layering piece!
- The Hydrangea Cardigan by Universal Yarn: In sizes XS - 2X, the tiny stitches in this cardi make a big impact!
- Delicate Open Weave Top by Eva Ferrebee, on AllFreeCrochet: Lovely and fun! Since it's made to custom fit, you could actually use any weight of yarn here.
- Leaflines Shawlette by Aparna Rolfe, a Ravelry download: The crochet cables in this intermediate level pattern are perfection.
- Arielle by Stefanie Bold, a Ravelry download: Lace weight yarn and Tunisian crochet make a perfect pair in this modern color blocked shawl!
- Two-Tone Crochet Cowl by Purl Soho, on Purl Bee: Featherlight cashmere lace in bold colors makes this easy to crochet cowl a stand out!
- Fibonacci's Biased by Julie Blagojevich, a Ravelry download: Diagonal striping and bold colorwork put this shawl/scarf firmly on trend!
- Lacy Feather and Fan Pattern by A. Westbrook, a Ravelry download: The Feather and Fan stitch pattern is a classic, and this version in lace is nearly ethereal!
- Summer Raglan Dress for Girls by Elaine Phillips, on ABC Knitting Patterns: This sweet dress is available in 3 sizes and can be made with lace weight yarn or #10 crochet thread!
- Hemp Produce Drawstring Sac by Chriss Smith, on The Art of Zen...Crochet Blog: If you take your reusable market bags to the store, why fill them with plastic produce sacks?
Like super bulky at the other end of the yarn spectrum, lace weight yarns come in a variety of sizes. So if you're making a fitted garment like one of the cardigans above, be sure to check your gauge! Lace weight yarn is a rarity in big box craft stores, so you'll have better luck at a local craft store or online. It can by a little pricier by the gram or skein, but you get a LOT of yardage in a skein of lace weight, so take that into consideration! I hope you've enjoyed this roundup of lace weight crochet patterns, and that you are inspired to give lace weight yarn a try!
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