Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Small hairpin lace

When I was working on my red shawl, I was already thinking about some smaller hairpin lace. Could I make it small enough to use it on a crazy block? Well, I just had to give it a try. I set the distance of my loom at 1 cm (3/8 inch) and used a size 12 thread and a size 1 crochet hook. It worked and I made a piece of hairpin lace with 50 loops at both sides. Then I removed it from the loom and tried some crochet at the edges. After a few experiments I found the look I wanted to achieve. This lace is 1,5 cm wide (1/2 inch), so I can use it on a crazy block!
To be continued!


  1. How lovely! I don't think I would have thought of making it that tiny!

  2. Wow!
    That is wonderful! I've always wanted to try hairpin lace. Never got into knitting or crochet either... sigh. You make me want to give it a try though!
    Love it!

  3. Een erg leuk experiment, met een mooi resultaat!

  4. Beautiful lace, i have always wanted to try this but only saw bent wire gadgets to use. This natty little gadget you have is better

    Love the lace it is beautiful

  5. It looks wonderful! What a great idea! Gee, wish I could do hairpin lace.

  6. Thank you, Annet, sos clever of you and so very beautifully worked.


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