Friday, February 22, 2013

Trying Hairpin Lace again

Okay, so Mims is at her Grandma's house tonight, which means I've got a whole evening that I don't know what to do with.  I know!  I'm going to give Hairpin Lace another try.

My last Hairpin Lace attempt was a disaster.  I couldn't figure out for the life of me what I was supposed to do.  The frame/tool is awkward, all the YouTube videos are with right-handed people (I'm a lefty!), and the best videos are still hard to follow.  Crochet is not supposed to be this hard, people!!

I may have to take back my snarky thoughts about the YouTube videos.  I found one tonight that finally made sense to my brain.  Even better, I was able to create a (very short) piece of Hairpin Lace that didn't have weird, twisty loops.  Okay, she's right handed, but the video was so clear, I could follow it backwards.  And I finally SAW which loops I was supposed to crochet into.  Hallelujah!!

If you want to check it out, I'm imbedding it in the post so I don't lose it! LOL!!!



  1. Wow. I've never even heard of that before! It looks complicated. That will go on my Do This Later in Life Agenda. ;)
    Last night I learned how to crochet with Red Heart Boutique Sashay yarn. I'm making a scarf and it's gorgeous! It's pink and white. I just need to learn how to end it. I'm not sure you can weave in the ends with that stuff...

  2. I am going to research what we can make with hairpin lace. I really like this, and it looks complicated like Kaleigh said, but I think it's just the flipping the loom that makes it seem hard. I think it would be fun to try this!! And then I am going to google sashay yarn. :) Thanks for posting this video!

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    2. (I deleted my other comment because I made a typo. I just wanted to edit it, not delete it!) :P
      You will LOVE the sashay yarn, I promise. I've made two scarves already and I'll be starting the third one soon. The pattern I found is so easy! :)

  3. I've found the clover hairpin crochet tool well designed for ease of handling and it's adjustable for different widths of braid. It also has an eye in the base of each prong to allow a guideline to be threaded through the loops as you work them off the loom and which stops the loops tangling - makes it easier to work the joins. I haven't done much joining of strips of hairpin yet though. I haven't found the hairpin pattern yet that makes me go "oooh, must make one of those!!" lol

  4. Have you tried Crochet Geek? I'm pretty sure she's ambidextrous because she does both right and left handed videos.


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