Free Hairpin Lace Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

Hairpin lace crochet, also known as hairpin lace, is a unique crochet technique. It produces a lacy fabric made from a special tool called a hairpin lace loom or fork.

This crochet method combines the basic crochet stitches with the loom to create open and intricate patterns and designs.Hairpin lace swatch closeup

Tools and materials

Very few tools and materials are necessary to make beautiful hairpin lace. The items needed are:

  • Hairpin Lace Loom or Fork: This is an adjustable U-shaped tool. The width of the loom can be adjusted to accommodate different loop sizes.Hairpin Lace Tools
  • Crochet Hook: A crochet hook is most often used to work the stitches that join the loops created by the loom.
  • Yarn: Almost any kind of yarn can be used for this, but lighter-weight yarns will more clearly show the lacy pattern. 

What can I make with hairpin lace crochet?

There are so many different things that can be created using hairpin lace, including:

  • Scarves, Cowls, and Shawls: The lacy and open design makes it perfect for lightweight and elegant accessories
  • Blankets and Afghans: By joining many strips of the lace together, larger projects such as these can be made.
  • Clothing: Hairpin lace can create lovely patterns for garments like tops, sweaters, and dresses.
  • Home Decor: This technique of hairpin lace crochet can be used to make table runners, pillow covers, and even curtains.

Scroll down to see the wide variety of free hairpin lace crochet patterns and free projects, such as accessories like the rosette and the chandelier earrings. These are two very unique projects.

The sweet baby blankets are intricate and make heirloom quality pieces to keep forever. Check out the adorable baby blanket from Kickin’ Crochet which is made out of 25 hairpin strips with the side loops woven together. This is a true labor of love.

This beautiful hairpin lace afghan from Best Free Crochet is crocheted lengthwise from side to side, alternating rows of popcorns and hairpin lace strips. Worsted-weight yarn and medium-sized crochet hooks work well for this pattern.Hairpin lace crocheting 2

Below is the link to an adjustable hairpin loom. To get started, you can pick a free pattern and purchase some lovely yarn. 

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Hairpin lace crochet is the star of the crochet show!

Free Hairpin Lace Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

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With just a strip of hairpin lace, you can create a beautiful accessory that you'll be proud to wear. Crochetology

Baby Blanket

This cute baby blanket is made of 25 hairpin strips, 150 stitches long for each, and weaved together as shown in the tutorial. Kickin' Crochet

Baby Blanket Pattern

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With a hairpin lace loom create a beautiful multi-stranded fabric into a beautiful baby blanket. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Convertible Wrap

Create this simple, striking fabric using a hairpin lace loom and simple crochet stitches. Then use it as a wrap, scarf or many other ways. Stitch Diva


This hairpin lace cowl pattern is perfect for learning this crochet technique. Kickin' Crochet

Crochet Hairpin Rosette

Create an attractive hair accessory with a hairpin frame. Favecrafts

Esplanade Shawl Pattern

Here is a vintage free hairpin lace shawl pattern. Free Vintage Crochet

Hairpin Chandelier Earrings

This free Hairpin Chandelier Earrings pattern is a great introduction to the possibilities of hairpin lace technique with wire. Stitch Diva

Hairpin Lace

Learn how to make a basic hairpin lace strip and then how to join the lace strips together. Kickin' Crochet

Hairpin Lace & Flowers Scarf

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The Crochet Hairpin Lace and Flower Scarf is a mix of both hairpin lace stripes and flower motifs. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Hairpin Lace Adjustable Loom

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This loom measures 12 inches long and is adjustable to widths from 1 inch to 4 inches. Affiliate Link to Amazon

Hairpin Lace and Popcorn Afghan

This beautiful afghan features alternating rows of popcorn and hairpin lace strips, making for an intricate and eye-catching pattern. Best Free crochet

Hairpin Lace Crochet

This tutorial is intended to introduce you to the technique, how to make a basic strip, and how to join it to other strips. Bella Online

Hairpin Lace Crochet for Beginners

Learn how to Hairpin Lace Crochet with this easy step-by-step tutorial for beginners. It includes both photos and a video tutorial! Raffamusa Designs

Hairpin Lace Dreamcatcher

The pattern comes with a photo and a video tutorial for how to hairpin crochet and how to make the dreamcatcher. Raffamusa Designs

Hairpin Lace Guide #ad

Learn about the tools of hairpin lace, understand hairpin lace and how to crochet hairpin lace on this page. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Hairpin Lace How-To

This blog will show you how to make hairpin lace using a loom from getting started to how to finish the edges. By Dawn at HubPages

Hairpin Lace Mobius Wrap

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**Note: The Pattern is Free, the price listed is for the yarn. This free Hairpin Lace Mobius Wrap pattern is a crochet shawl pattern made with fine-weight yarn. Affiliate Link to Lion Brand Yarn

Hairpin Lace Patterns

Instructions for crocheting hairpin lace along with how to finish the loops with two edging techniques. Free Vintage Crochet

Hairpin Lace Popcorn Scarf

A long strip of hairpin lace is then crocheted around to make a beautiful scarf. This pattern is for the Intermediate to Advance Level crocheter. Crochetology

Hairpin Lace Scarf

Unite the Victorian style of hairpin lace with modern fibers to create a stylish scarf. by Beverly Army Williams at Ravelry

Hairpin Lace Shawl

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Free pattern Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Hairpin Lace Throw

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Create a soft hairpin lace throw with 14 strips of one color and 12 of another. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Hairpin Lace Tutorial

Wee Folk Art has a four-part series all about hairpin lace. From The Loom to Finishing the Project you will learn all you need to know to start your hairpin lace adventure. Wee Folk Art

Hairpin Lace Tutorial + Free Scarf Pattern

Learn how to crochet hairpin lace in 4 easy steps. Plus then make 3 hairpin lace strips into a beautiful scarf with the free pattern provided. Interweave

Hairpin Lace Tutorials

Lots of tutorials on hairpin laces, such as basic strip, twisting loops, joining and much more. Stitch Diva

Hat and Scarf

Enjoy this hairpin lace hat and scarf pattern. Crochic

How to Crochet Hairpin Lace #ad

Hairpin lace is a beautiful variation on crochet, in which you combine a standard crochet hook with a certain type of loom to create lacy, openwork designs. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Infinity Scarf

To make this hairpin lace infinity scarf, you will create 4 strips of hairpin lace using the traditional single crochet stitch and join them with the braided method. BHooked

Maltese Crochet Collar

With this tutorial, you can create a beautiful hairpin lace collar that will add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Crochetology

Neck Cuff

This lacy neck cuff pattern is a quick project made from three strips of hairpin lace, then joined with cable joins. Stitch Diva


Here is a Hairpin Lace Poncho Free Crochet Pattern which will create a stunning accessory. Crystalized Designs

Table Runner

Dress up your table with this unique, lacy hairpin lace table runner. Find the free tutorial here. Crystalized Designs

Tips & Tricks for Hairpin Lace Crochet

These 7 Tips & Tricks for Hairpin Lace Crochet are need-to-know information when using this technique! Crystalized Designs

Tunic PDF

This tunic is completely made with hairpin lace strips. Crochet World


Vest #ad

This vest pattern uses hairpin lace as an accent. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

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