Ultimate List of Crochet Lace Patterns – FREE for 2021!

It’s summertime, my favorite season in the crochet world – LACE season! In this post I want to give you an ultimate list of crochet lace patterns that are stylish, easy, and fun to make.

I love lace. It is my absolute favorite thing to crochet.

It has always amazed me that you can take the simplest crochet stitches – chains, single crochet, double crochet, etc. – and create amazing, intricate looking lacy designs!

Something so simple, yet so complex looking. I love that that’s how lace (oftentimes is).

Are there advanced types of crochet lace? Absolutely.

But there are also a lot of easy types of crochet lace.

We’re about to dive into a long list of crochet lace patterns that are a whole range of different levels. There will be lots of easy patterns, and some intermediate and advanced ones.

As we go through the list, you’ll see some bullet points next to each pattern that will tell you the level. For the purposes of this article, I want to define each of the terms I’ll use:

  • Beginner Lace: Uses basic stitches like ch, sc, and dc. No unique stitches or techniques.
  • Intermediate Lace: Contains a unique stitch or technique that a beginner might not know. Note that these patterns are still not that HARD. They’re just not suitable for a complete beginner.
  • Advanced Lace: Contains a lot of techniques that are more difficult and may require more experience with crochet.

Please note that these ratings are meant to help you grasp how difficult the LACE itself is, not the entire pattern.

Ultimate List of Crochet Lace Patterns

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What can I crochet with lace yarn?

Now, before we look at the patterns, let’s talk about lace weight yarn. I think a common misconception about lace is that you have to use lace weight yarn to make it.

That’s simply not true! Lace can be made with any yarn weight. However, thin or fine yarns are traditionally used the most. They will give the project the most flow and drape.

If you’re wondering what exactly you can crochet with thin yarn, here are some ideas (there will be patterns included farther down!)

  • A crocheted summer top that is lightweight and cool
  • A lacy shawl or scarf for a summer accessory
  • Home decor like mandalas or wall hangings
  • And so much more!

In the patterns to follow, I will tell you what weight yarn each one uses. It will most often be a lace weight, fingering weight, or sport weight yarn. But there will also be some heavier weight yarns too. The truth is crochet lace looks good on a variety of different yarns!

So without further ado…let’s get into the list of lacy crochet patterns! I hope you enjoy this!

Table of Contents

  1. Crochet Lace Garments
  2. Lace Crochet Shawls
  3. Lightweight Scarves
  4. Lacy Home Decor
  5. Lace Accessories
  6. Crochet Lace Stitches

Crochet Lacy Summer Tops, Vests, etc.

Let’s start with lace crochet garments. Here you’ll find some tops, a vest, dress, and more! All these patterns are lightweight and perfect for showing off your crochet without getting too hot in the summertime.

Shelby Top

First off, meet the Shelby Top! This lacy top features unique rows of large triple crochet shells. Overall, the garment is easy to make – it is literally just made out of two panels (sleeves included!)

  • Yarn Used: sport weight (#2)
  • Level: intermediate lace
Shelby Top - lace crochet top pattern

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Lunar Lace Tunic

Another easy garment made from two rectangles: the Lunar Lace Tunic! This v-neck top is light and airy, featuring one of my favorite yarns: We Crochet Galileo.

  • Yarn Used: sport weight (#2)
  • Level: beginner lace
Lunar Lace Crochet Tunic

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Juniper Cardigan

We all need a light cardigan to throw over a tank top, right? The Juniper Cardigan is perfect for that! This is the only premium pattern I’ve included in this list. I just couldn’t resist, because it is such a lacy beauty. 🙂

  • Yarn Used: fingering weight (#1)
  • Level: beginner lace
Lace Juniper Cardigan Pattern

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Midnight Top

Looking for a RAGLAN top? If so, the Midnight Top is perfect! This top works up in just a few hours…you’ll start with a lacy yoke, and then work your way quickly to the body in this easy pattern.

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: beginner lace
Midnight Top - free crochet pattern

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Summer Breeze Vest

Quick, easy, and light – the Summer Breeze vest is just what you’d expect from the name! It uses fingering weight yarn with pretty v-stitches and shells.

  • Yarn Used: fingering weight (#1)
  • Level: beginner lace
Summer Breeze Lacy Vest Crochet Pattern

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Parisian Dress

So far we’ve looked at garments that go on the top only…but the Parisian dress is so much more. Featuring a form fitting bodice and flowy lace skirt, this is one of my go-to dresses in the summer time.

  • Yarn Used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: beginner lace
Parisian Dress - lacy summer crochet dress

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Lace Crochet Shawls

It’s time for category 2: lace patterns for shawls! Wraps and shawls are a great way to use up some lightweight yarn, especially when you don’t have a lot of it. A lot of these shawls use just one or two skeins of yarn.

Amore Shawl

First up, meet the Amore Shawl. This is a lace pattern I just can’t get enough of, because it looks like hearts! If you want to wear this on Valentines Day, make this with a pink yarn like I did! Also, yes, I used just 1 ball of mandala. Blocking really makes the shawl get bigger.

  • Yarn Used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: Intermediate lace
the amore shawl—free crochet pattern

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Iris Shawl

Next up, the lovely Iris Shawl, designed by Kirsten from Hooks, Books, and Wanderlust! This is one of those lace patterns that just drapes so well. Best of all, it just takes one hank of sport weight yarn. If you have a hand-dyed hank you don’t know what to do with, this might be perfect!

  • Yarn used: sport weight (#2)
  • Level: intermediate lace
Iris lace crochet shawl pattern

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Dragonfly Shawl

Another one skein wonder – the Dragonfly Shawl! This is a Bernat Pop! Yarn Pattern. Isn’t the fade just amazing?!

  • Yarn Used: Worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: Easy lace

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Aspen Shawl

Intricate isn’t always better. The Aspen Shawl features very simple lace – it just uses double crochets and chains. The yarn and the lace border really ends up being the star, don’t you think?

  • Yarn Used: sport weight (#2)
  • Level: beginner lace
Aspen lacy shawl crochet pattern

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Wave Shawl

Believe it or not, the Wave Shawl ALSO uses just double crochets and chains…proving there really are endless ways to combine stitches for different looks! This design utilizes these stitches by making v-stitches and shells in a triangular form.

  • Yarn Used: fingering weight (#1)
  • Level: beginner lace
Wave shawl - lace crochet pattern

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Helena Shawl

There’s always a time for a good old-fashioned granny square, am I right? With this shawl, I used a traditional granny that my great grandmother actually made herself! Then I added on some more lace to make it larger and stylish. So really, this is both a vintage AND modern lace pattern!

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: beginner lace
Helena granny shawl crochet pattern

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Lightweight Lace Crochet Cowls & Scarves

After talking about shawls, it is only right to jump right into lacy cowls & scarves! Now, I know the norm is to wear these during the winter for extra warmth. However, a lace scarf can be just a great for a summer accessory if you use the right yarn!

Royalty Scarf

This pattern looks intricate, but don’t let it deceive you. It just uses double crochet, single crochet, and chains. What really makes this scarf so lovely is the stitch combined with the super fine, lace weight yarn!

  • Yarn used: lace weight (#0)
  • Level: Beginner lace
Royalty Scarf - fine yarn crochet pattern

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Wayward Scarf

Designed by the Country Willow, the Wayward scarf features large, openwork shells. I love how the yarn self stripes! This is another one-ball Mandala pattern.

  • Yarn Used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: Beginner lace
mandala lace scarf crochet pattern

Autumn Leaves Cowl

Next up, use crocheted clusters to make lace in this beautiful cowl! Reminiscent of falling leaves, this design is the perfect lightweight accessory.

  • Yarn used: fingering weight (#1)
  • Level: Intermediate lace
Autumn Leaves Cowl - FREE Lightweight Crochet Cowl Pattern

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Winter Blossom Scarf

Everyone needs a good crochet infinity scarf. This one is light and airy, featuring easy shells!

  • Yarn Used: fingering weight (#1)
  • Level: beginner lace
Lace crochet scarf pattern

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Crochet Lace Home Decor

Moving on down the line…and next up is lots of patterns for the home! You might not realize it right off the bat, but there really are a LOT of ways to incorporate lace into your home decor. We’re going to look at mandalas, wall hangings, coasters, and more!

Stellar Mandalas

In my mind, nothing beats pineapple lace. This age-old lacy design is just about as classic as it gets. With the Stellar Mandalas, I put my own twist on the classic pineapple doily to make a modern fine lace design! This pattern comes in a small size that is free, and a large size that is premium only.

  • Yarn Used: lace weight cotton thread (#0)
  • Level: advanced lace
Lace Mandala Crochet Pattern

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Seaside Wall Hanging

Lace doesn’t have to be all over…it can also be an accent. That’s how I like to think of it with the Seaside Wall Hanging! This pattern features a unique lacy shell in the center, along with some openwork at the top.

  • Yarn Used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: beginner lace
Seaside Lace Wall Hanging - Free Crochet Pattern

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Seaside Mug Rug

Oh, did someone say matching? That’s right! There are two patterns in the Seaside Set, and the second one is a mug rug! I gotta say, it doesn’t get much cuter than rectangular coasters with 1″ fringe. This may be a small crochet lace pattern, but it certainly still makes a statement!

  • Yarn Used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: beginner lace
Lace Mug Rug Crochet Pattern

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Iris Lace Table Runner

When I first saw the Iris Table Runner, I KNEW I had to include it in this post. Just look at that epic lace! Large sections of shells and large sections of netting 😍 I might just have to make this for my own table.

  • Yarn used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: Beginner lace
Lace Table Runner crochet pattern free

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Forget-Me-Not Coasters

The table decor just gets better when you see this next pattern…the Forget-Me-Not Coasters! I’ve always loved forget-me-not flowers, so it was only fitting that I designed a coaster inspired by them. The lace just makes the flowers pop even more, don’t you think?

  • Yarn Used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: beginner lace
Lace Flower crochet coasters

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9″ Angel Square

Next, we have a unique square pattern called the Little Angel Square. This pattern is great for a sampler blanket, or you could make a bunch of them and sew together!

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: intermediate lace
Crochet Lace Square Pattern - Little Angel Square

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30 Minute Trivet

Proof that lace doesn’t have to be made with fine yarn only – meet the 30-Minute Trivet! This design uses a bulky yarn, but it is still lacy. It functions well too!

  1. Yarn Used: bulky weight (#6)
  2. Level: beginner lace
30 Minute Trivet crochet pattern

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Boho Wall Hanging

Last but not least for the home decor section, we have the Boho Wall Hanging. With this pattern you’ll learn several different stitches, all put together for a rustic look.

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight cotton (#4)
  • Level: intermediate lace
boho wall hanging—free crochet pattern

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Lacy Accessory Patterns

There’s just a few patterns in this next section, but they are still well worth including! When I say accessories, I’m talking lacy bags, headbands, or earrings. To be precise, one of each! 😉

Blue-tiful Earrings

Earrings are an AMAZING way to use up leftover bits of crochet thread. Amber from Bliss This designed such a cute pair I just had to include it! In fact, she has many more lace earring patterns, so I highly encourage you to check out her website. 🙂

  • Yarn used: various weights! Ranges from thread to sport weight
  • Level: Beginner lace
lace crochet earrings with thread

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Berry Good Hair Scarf

When you need a cute way to tie your hair back, a lacy headband/hair scarf is perfect! This one, designed by Ashley from the Loopy Lamb, looks like it works up so fast.

  • Yarn used: fingering weight (#1)
  • Level: Beginner lace
lace hair scarf crochet pattern

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March Market Bag

This section wouldn’t be complete unless I included a market bag pattern. The March Market Bag is like a sampler pattern – it uses over 3 different lace stitches!

  • Yarn used: sport weight (#2)
  • Level: Intermediate lace
March market bag - lace crochet pattern

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Crochet Lace Stitches (with tutorials)

We are on the LAST category in this post…but certainly not the least! I wanted to end by showing a whole bunch of crochet lace stitches you can practice. You might even recognize some of them, because I’ve used them in the patterns I showed you above.

These lace tutorials are great if you want to practice a stitch before making a whole pattern…or you can make them into your own custom shawls, scarves, etc.!

Shell Stitch

First up, we have the shell stitch. This is featured in many of the patterns above, so it is a great one to learn. In fact, there are different ways to make this stitch! I demonstrate two variations in this post, plus some other stitches as well. All in all, you will learn 4 types of crochet lace perfect for beginners.

lace crochet shell stitch

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Eiffel Tower Stitch

One of the beauties of lace is that you can make it look like so many different things. Can you see the little eiffel towers in the photo below? Hint: make sure to focus on the double crochet, not the chains 😉

  • Yarn Used: DK weight (#3)
  • Level: beginner lace
Eiffel Tower stitch

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Heart Stitch

Recognize this stitch? It’s the same one used in the Amore Shawl! The Heart Stitch is a great one to practice before hand so you can get the hang of it.

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: intermediate lace
Lace crochet heart stitch

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Snowflake Stitch

The Snowflake Stitch may look Christmassy, but it can be used anytime of year! Use it with silver or white yarn to look like snowflakes, or a pastel color to look more like flowers.

  • Yarn Used: sport weight (#2)
  • Level: intermediate lace
lace snowflake stitch crochet

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Coral Stitch

Stitches of different heights can be used together to create such a unique look. The Coral Stitch utilized this technique!

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: intermediate lace
coral stitch

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Crown Stitch

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: beginner lace
crown Stitch crochet

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Victorian Stitch

For a victorian lace look, I love combining shells and v-stitches. I’ll show you exactly how to make this stitch in this free tutorial.

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: beginner lace
Victorian lace crochet stitch

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Foliage Stitch

Recognize this stitch but not sure from where? I used it in both the March Market bag AND the Boho Wall Hanging! Lace that looks like leaves is always very attractive, so I always love using the Foliage Stitch in patterns.

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: intermediate lace
how to crochet the foliage stitch—free crochet pattern

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Sprout Stitch

Triple crochets can be such a cool stitch to add into lace. In the case of the Sprout Stitch, I made some large triple crochet shells that make quite the statement!

  • Yarn Used: sport weight (#2)
  • Level: intermediate lace
lace sprout stitch crochet

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Sunburst Stitch

LAST in this entire post, but still not least – the Sunburst Stitch! This stitch is reminiscent of bright sunny days, and it uses half double crochet clusters and chain spaces.

  • Yarn Used: worsted weight (#4)
  • Level: beginner lace
how to crochet the lacy sunburst stitch—free crochet pattern

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So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this ultimate list of over 30 crochet lace patterns, perfect for summer.

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2 thoughts on “Ultimate List of Crochet Lace Patterns – FREE for 2021!

  1. Love these pattern suggestions 😍 can’t wait to try a fee.
    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
    Lyne

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