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34 Crochet Lace Patterns

For the prettiest crochet lace patterns free, take a look at this gorgeous collection.

By: Jeanette Benoit, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated August 09, 2019
34 Crochet Lace Patterns

Crochet lace patterns are truly a work of art. There are many various crochet lace designs to choose from including lacy crochet scarf patterns, shawls, and afghan patterns. No matter what crochet pattern you make, it's inevitable that it will end up looking beautiful.

An added bonus of making light and lacy crochet patterns is that because of all the holes and gaps in the pattern, you end up using less yarn than you normally would. Find inspiration and free projects to work up in this collection of 34 Crochet Lace Patterns.

We have so many wonderful and amazing free lace crochet patterns to choose from on our website. Projects range in skill level from easy to intermediate, so there's definitely a crochet pattern for everyone. We've curated this list to include the most beautiful and reader-favorites using lace. We also have tips at the bottom of the page.

One of our favorite types of crochet lace is broomstick lace. What is broomstick lace? It's a type of crochet lace you work up by using something really thick to add some serious openness to your work, like a broom handle. Don't worry, you can also use a thicker crochet hook than what you're working with to give it some variety.

Check out our video tutorial right below for our Broomstick Lace Crochet Tutorial and learn how to do it in minutes. Then read on to find some more of the numerous popular crochet lace patterns below.

Crochet Lace Scarf Patterns

These lightweight scarves are the perfect accessory for any time of the year. Wrap any one of these crocheted scarves around your neck during the winter to stay warm and stylish, or let it simply hang around your neck during the summer for a quick and easy fashion accessory, like the Spring Flowers Scarf shown below. 

These free crochet lace patterns add the perfect touch of elegance to any outfit, like the Lacy Tassel Crochet Scarf (below). Lacy designs are also a great way to highlight different stitches, so many of the scarves here have a level of detail that is hard to find elsewhere.

Lace Crochet Shawl Patterns (+ Wraps)

Lace is a great way to add a feminine touch to any outfit. Browse our collection of these beautiful crochet designs and make something special for yourself or a friend. These wraps and shawls are a great addition to anyone's wardrobe.

These lace shawls can be worked up with lightweight yarn for a perfect summertime accessory, or you can use chunkier yarn and have a fall shawl that everyone will be jealous of.

Free Crochet Lace Sweater Patterns (+Tops)

When it comes to crochet lace patterns, you may not immediately think of sweaters. However, for added warmth and coverage that's not too overwhelming, you can find some lacy cardigans and sweaters in the patterns below - just because it's a lace design doesn't mean it isn't warm!

With heavier layering, these patterns can be warm in winter. Lighter layering makes them ideal for spring and summer. Any one of these stylish and trendy pieces can be thrown on over any outfit and worn at the office or out to dinner, like the Victorian Romance Cardigan (shown below), or simply around town for errands.

Crochet Lace Jewelry Patterns

Free lace patterns aren't just for afghans, scarves, and shawls. You can make some really stunning jewelry pieces with your hook and crochet thread. This is a great way to set your accessories apart, and you will be amazed at how intricate and professional each of these pieces look, like the gorgeous Wrapped in Lace Choker, which is shown below.

Check out these free and fabulous crochet jewelry patterns below including earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. There are free patterns to suit every style and skill level in this collection.

Lacy Crochet Afghan Patterns

Transform any room of your house into an elegant oasis with any one of these beautiful crochet afghan patterns. You can do so many different designs with lace patterns like these by varying the open spaces.

Choose any one of these lace afghans and cozy up on the couch with a good book and your new favorite blanket. Lacy crochet blankets may be lightweight, like the Snow Queen Blanket shown below, but you would be surprised at how warm and comfy they can be.

Tips for Crochet Lace Patterns

Learning how to crochet lace can seem daunting but, like most skills, practice and patience can push you ahead. Crochet lace stitches aren't that much different from regular crochet stitches, so beginners, don't worry!

In fact, lace patterns use regular crochet techniques and stitches. It just adds some more open space between them instead of working to create a plush, dense fabric. 

You can make crochet lace with yarn of all weights, not just a light-weight one. Sure, you might think of an airy and light shawl when thinking of lace, but you can just as easily work up a crochet sweater with lace by using worsted or even bulky weight yarn. Your finished result will be a chunkier and somewhat warmer lace design, but still a lace design.

Tamara from Moogly designed the Chevron Lace Crochet Infinity ScarfChevron Lace Wrap, and Baby in Bloom Sweater included in this collection. We asked her for advice on crocheting lace and she said:

"While crochet can make lots of different kinds of fabric, its ability to make delicate lace easily is unparalleled! Light, airy crochet is wonderful in all climates and seasons. My best tip for working lacy patterns is to increase your tension a bit - I find this gives me more consistent stitching even with all the 'air' built in."

The real trick to crochet lace is that there's no trick at all! Just make sure to follow your pattern, if you can work basic crochet stitches, you can work up a lace crochet design. Once you're finished, the only thing to keep in mind is that you have to block your crochet pattern to get the openness of the fabric to really show through.

As you work, your stitches will likely stay closer together, but blocking your finished work will let you spread out the lace stitches and really open up your work. 

So, what are you waiting for? Let's give these lace patterns a shot!

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