With the delicate placement of yarn overs and decreases, there's nothing more beautiful than knit lace. And the number of lace stitches you can knit is only limited by your imagination — and maybe the amount of time you have. Experiment with the stitches below and soon you can start creating your own gorgeous lace project.
Irish crochet is instantly recognizable. The common rose and leaf motifs, joined by delicate lace netting, make up a vintage style that dates back centuries — according to Irish Crochet Lab, Irish women used to sell these crocheted items (doilies were often up for grabs) during the potato famine of the 19th century.
Now it's time to cast on and knit your shawl! Use three stitch patterns and a cute decrease detail that adds to the texture. Learn how to save your stitches by adding a lifeline. Then tackle more complex patterns; it's easy to rip back to your lifeline in case you need to start over.
Combine the garter stitch with two lacy textures to create this asymmetric wrap designed by Erika Flory. Your expert guide, Vanessa Vargas Wilson (aka the Crafty Gemini) shows you how, step by step. Get her tips on changing colors, weaving ends in invisibly (even with lace!) and more.
The grid-like look of filet crochet might look fancy, but it's created with only two basic stitches: the chain and double crochet. The double crochet stitches are used to create the grid and fill in spaces, while the empty cells are made with chain stitches between two double crochets. This style of crochet is commonly used in lightweight yarn, but if you have a large-scale project in mind, worsted weight would work well too.