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21 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns

From afghans to vests, there's a lace knitting pattern for everyone!

By: Caley Walsh, Editor,
21 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns

With a little experience, knitting can produce lighter garments with more intricate, openwork designs.

As opposed to solid knit garments, lace knits are good for warmer and transition months when you want something a little lighter. With this collection of easy lace knitting patterns, you can knit feminine tops, breezy scarves or knitting lace afghans.

Lace knitting patterns like these are also great for making heirloom quality birthday or baby shower gifts. The openwork designs in these easy knitting patterns make them lovely to see. 

Lace Knitting Patterns for Afghans

  • Lace Cable Afghan

    This is our favorite of all the knitting lace afghans. This pattern has an intricate, branching design intended for intermediate knitters.

  • Lacy Stitch Blanket

    This lacy afghan has a great ripple texture, making it perfect for baby blankets or bigger projects.

  • Arrowhead Lace Knit Throw

    This stunning lace knitting pattern is great for any room in your house.  It's great to cuddle up with on those cooler spring nights and a perfect addition to your bedroom decor.

Lace Knitting Patterns for Sweaters, Vests, and Shirts

  • Long Tunic Vest

    This lacy vest features various designs so you will not get bored while knitting.

  • Crossover Knit Top

    Knit a pretty, feminine top with lace panel for summer with this lace knitting pattern.

  • Eyelet Knit Top

    A lacy eyelet design runs throughout this short-sleeve sweater pattern.

  • Lacy Knit Cardigan

    Knit an elegant cardigan for work or play with this lace cardigan knitting pattern. This is an intermediate knitting pattern.  

  • Tsu Shi Tunic

    Get ready for compliments as you throw on this lightweight sweater that's perfect for summer and spring. Wear it jeans and layer it with a tank top and you'll have an outfit that's packed full of glamor.

Lace Knitting Patterns for Scarves and Wraps

  • A Green Lace Scarf

    Create a lovely lace scarf with or without bead trim with this free lace scarf knitting pattern.

  • Easy Lace Shawl

    Requiring no seaming, this lace shawl pattern is quick and looks beautiful as a wrap.

  • Diagonal Baktus Lace Scarf

    This artsy and fun scarf is the perfect spring or summer accessory.  Made in a bright and lightweight yarn, this elegant lace scarf can help you dress up an outfit or can be a fun splash of color to a simple wardrobe staple.

Lace Knitting Patterns for Kids and Babies

  • Baby Layette Knitting Pattern

    With baby bonnet, jacket and booties, accented with white ribbons, this is a lovely lace set for the new baby.

  • Pretty Floral Cardigan

    With floral detail, this lace cardigan is a lovely way to keep baby warm. Creating the cables makes this cardigan an intermediate knitting pattern.

  • Lacy Kids Cardigan

    This lace cardigan is a match to the adult’s lacy knit cardigan but in a smaller size. This cardigan is light and beautiful for any occasion.

  • Sophie Lace Baby Shawl

    This lacy combo is a great lacy knitting project. Your little girl will love this sweet combo and she can easily wear it throughout the year.

Free Knitted Patterns You Haven't Seen

  • Cardigan Wrap with Lace Collar

    Easy knitting patterns don't have to be boring. Create this beautiful wrap and carry it with you wherever you go. This handmade piece will keep you warm and look stylish at the same time.

  • Emily's Circular Lace Shawl

    Day or night, a shawl can always come in handy. Lace knitting patterns look delicate and pretty but they serve an important purpose. When the temperatures get chilly (or the air conditioning starts blasting) throw this handmade shawl over your shoulders and get comfortable.

  • StellaLuna Knit Lace Shawl Pattern

    This beautiful shawl is so versatile and easy to wear, it's sure to become a wardrobe staple. If you're looking for lace knitting patterns that are both sophisticated and stylish, this is the project for you. The beautiful look and soft feel will leave you wanting more.

  • Garter Lace Cardigan

    You can't go wrong when you create your own knitted wearables. Lace knitting patterns like this homemade cardigan help you stretch your skills while creating a useful piece. People won't believe you didn't spend hundreds on your wardrobe.

  • Light and Lacy Scarf

    Looking for free patterns for scarves? This is the perfect project for anyone who likes to rock unique accessories. This scarf can be worn in the summer or winter - it goes with everything. The lacy look and light feel make it so versatile and comfortable.

  • Knotted Lace Triangle Shawl

    Unique lace knitting patterns are few and far between, but this project really fits the bill. Simply throw this shawl over your shoulders and head out the door - it's perfect for a fancy reception, wedding or night on the town. It's light enough to wear all summer but can certainly come in handy in the winter, too.

What's your favorite lace pattern? Let us know in the comments!

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WOW! I put my needles away long ago in favor of crochet hooks, might have to dust off my needles. Fabulous patterns, must try!

I'm looking for a knitted "Leaf Pillow Cover Pattern" for my Mom. All she remembers is it starts with cast on 3 stitches, with yarn overs in between. Can anyone help me?

Does it look like this one:

this site is wonderful. thank you!

I've decided that I don't have enough hands to do all the projects I've a fancy to!!!! LOL !!!!! Thank you sooooo much for being so inspirational and so helpful xxx

Thanks for the kind words, laianna 2044698! We love hearing from happy readers and appreciate the continued support :) --Editors of FaveCrafts

no les parece mas fcil hacer graficos para tejer en lugar de instrucciones en ingles que despues se traducen mal y se presta para confusiones? los grficos para tejer son un idioma universal por favor hagan los graficos.

I love the patterns for the matching lace cardigans. They would be a wonderful gift for my daughter-in-law and her daughter. Thanks for making those patterns available.

yon means """"yarn over needle""" yfwd means """ yarn forward"""" hold the yarn forward before you slip the next stitch. This is one abbreviation that I have not seen before so I called Joann's in Canada to find out what it means. Christivas when I made this blanket I just used the American way of doing this because I found it difficult and I am an expert knitter.

I am trying to make the lace cable afghan. On row 1 (K2. yfwd, Sl 1, psso) 3 times. when I do this... it only wraps the st.. it doesn't increase and when I do row 2 I am short sts. I was wondering if the pattern is wrong or am I just not doing this right. please help.. I love the pattern and am really confused. margaret goldsmith


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