Ramblin’ Rose Hairpin Lace Crochet Shawl

Ramblin’ Rose Hairpin Lace Crochet Shawl, Continuous Crochet by Kristin Omdahl

Hairpin lace crochet is a wonderful technique of delicate stitchwork, traditionally worked in straight strips and joined evenly. I wanted to apply what I know about increases in crochet shawls to create a new shape in hairpin lace. The increase strips manipulate how many loops you join to the adjacent strip, while the straight sections join one-to-one. Inspired by the edging on a friend’s beautiful handmade Mexican macramé hammock, this edging creates scallops from within a mesh border.

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