Hairpin Lace is a beautiful and fun crochet technique. You easily turn any project into something special with this. You just need a special loom for that. But that shouldn’t hold you back! If you don’t want to or can’t buy this special loom, you can simply DIY it! I’ll show you how to make one with just a few things you probably have at home, and how to crochet the basic hairpin lace.
Tutorial Hairpin Lace Loom
YOU NEED a sharp knife, two knitting needles and a bag clip
Carefully cut out 3 holes in the clip on both top and bottom. The knitting needles need to fit in there and sit tight when you close the clip.
Assemble the loom. If you made 3 holes you have 2 size options. Just place the needles in the holes and close the clip.
Tutorial Hairpin Lace Crochet
YOU NEED yarn of your choice, a crochet hook and a hairpin loom
Take one end of yarn and place it underneath the loom. The end is going over the right stick. Make a knot, you now have a loop around the right stick. If you leave a long tail you can fasten it on the right bottom. This way you know on which side you started (you finish on the other side).
Turn your loom like a page of a book. The yarn is now goes around the other stick. Hold the yarn as you usually do. With the crochet hook go through the loop on your now left side, yarn over, pull through, yarn over again and pull through the loops on your hook. You basically make a single crochet (sc).
Pull your stitch tight. Make sure it’s still in the middle of the loom. Now turn the loom again (you will do this after every stitch): turn your hook like in the photo below and move it between the sticks to the other side while you turn the loom.
You now have one loop on each side. Continue like in step 2. Finish after you made your stitch with the yarn tail from the beginning on the other side as you begun. Thus having the same amount of loops on each side. Just finish off as you do usually with crochet and take your work off the loom.