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21 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns

By: Caley Walsh, Editor,
Lace Cable Afghan

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 lace knitting patterns make them lovely to see. 

Lace Knitting Patterns for Afghans

Arrowhead Lace Knit Throw
  • Lace Cable AfghanThis is our favorite of all the knitting lace afghans. This pattern has an intricate, branching design intended for intermediate knitters.
  • Lacy Stitch BlanketThis lacy afghan has a great ripple texture, making it perfect for baby blankets or bigger projects.
  • Arrowhead Lace Knit ThrowThis 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

Tsu Shi Tunic
  • Long Tunic VestThis lacy vest features various designs so you will not get bored while knitting.
  • Crossover Knit TopKnit a pretty, feminine top with lace panel for summer with this lace knitting pattern.
  • Eyelet Knit TopA lacy eyelet design runs throughout this short-sleeve sweater pattern.
  • Lacy Knit CardiganKnit an elegant cardigan for work or play with this lace cardigan knitting pattern. This is an intermediate knitting pattern.  
  • Tsu Shi TunicGet 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

Diagonal Baktus Lace Scarf
  • A Green Lace ScarfCreate a lovely lace scarf with or without bead trim with this free lace scarf knitting pattern.
  • Easy Lace ShawlRequiring no seaming, this lace shawl pattern is quick and looks beautiful as a wrap.
  • Diagonal Baktus Lace ScarfThis 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

Lacy Cardigan and Hat Set
  • Baby Layette Knitting PatternWith baby bonnet, jacket and booties, accented with white ribbons, this is a lovely lace set for the new baby.
  • Pretty Floral CardiganWith 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 CardiganThis 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.
  • Lacy Kids CardiganThis lacy combo is a great lacy knitting project.  You're little girl will love this sweet combo and she can easily wear if throughout the year.

Free Knitted Patterns You Haven't Seen

Cardigan Wrap with Lace Collar
  • Cardigan Wrap with Lace CollarEasy 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 ShawlDay 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.
  • Stella Luna Lace ShawlThis 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 CardiganYou 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 hundred on your wardrobe.
  • Light and Lacy ScarfLooking for free patterns for scarves? This is the perfect project for anyone who likes to rock unqiue 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 ShawlUnique 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.

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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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