21 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns
From afghans to vests, there's a lace knitting pattern for everyone!
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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.
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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.
Want more afghan patterns for a cozy winter, check out our guide to 65+ free afghan patterns! 66 Fantastic Free Afghan Patterns + 5 New Crochet Afghan Patterns
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.
If you love these lace knitting patterns, make sure to download the free FaveCrafts eBook, "12 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns," for more crafting inspiration. "12 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns" eBook
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