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Hairpin Lace Class

Learn how to do hairpin lace as well as many others with an EXPERT from the comfort of your own home!

Discover how simple it is to create crochet lace. Learn the basics of a number of crochet lace techniques including Solomon's Knots, Hairpin Lace, Bruges Lace, Irish Crochet and more! Jennifer Hansen teaches you how in her online Craftsy class Classic Crochet Openwork.

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When working the hairpin lace loops for joining, you may notice that they have a natural little twist.  When inserting the crochet hook into a hairpin lace loop for joining or edging, be aware that the direction used to insert the crochet hook into the loop will have a profound effect on the appearance of the finished fabric.

 

Hairpin Lace, Untwisted Loop

 

Untwisted Loop

Insert the crochet hook into the front of the loop and work ch, sc or other stitch indicated by the pattern.  If using guide lines you will be inserting the hook into the thread of the loop that is in front of the guide line.

 

Hairpin Lace, Twisted Loop

 

Twisted Loop

Insert the crochet hook into the back of the loop and work ch, sc or other stitch indicated by the pattern.  If using guide lines you will be inserting the hook into the thread of the loop that is in back of the guide line.

Hairpin Lace, Double Twisted Loop

 

Double Twisted Loop

A longer loop (wider hairpin lace strip) is required for this very dramatic treatment.  Insert the crochet hook into the back of the loop (If using guide lines you will be inserting the hook into the thread of the loop that is in back of the guide line).  Either swing handle-end of the crochet hook to the front and around back for an entire revolution or otherwise grab the loop with your finger to get a full clockwise twist.  Work ch, sc or other stitch indicated by the pattern. 

 

 

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