Summer is here and that means it’s time to pack away the bulky yarn and embrace the lace! While most people may think of sweaters and blankets when it comes to the fiber arts, there are plenty of projects you can do during the warmer months that make great gifts and beautiful additions to your home.
While I love a snuggly scarf (hence the “cozy” part of Cozy and Cheer), I get more use out of little tops and light shawls since I live in a warmer part of the world. The six stitches mentioned in this post usually call for yarn that is a little on the thin side, but don’t be intimidated! Your fingers will learn to work with slimmer strands soon enough, and you’ll be cranking out lace in no time!
I chose the following stitches because they’re relatively easy for an adventurous beginner to learn, and they’re often in patterns for summery clothing and accessories. Ready? Grab your hooks and go!
Have other suggestions for lace stitches? Drop them in the comments!
The Offset Stitch (Video by We are Knitters) This stitch creates an open, net-like design which is good for light scarves and shawls.
The Filet Squares (Video by We Are Knitters) An easy stitch that looks complex! It features skips and double crochets.
The Hugs Stitch (Video by We Are Knitters) Want more double crochets? Try the Hugs stitch for your summer baby blankets!
The Solomon’s Knot Stitch (Video by We Are Knitters) This stitch is just a bunch of yarn overs and single crochets. If you can do it, you can make an incredibly delicate looking scarf or shawl easily!
- Lace Star Flower Stitch (Video by Lanas y Ovillos) Can you chain? Can you skip stitches? Can you count? Yes, yes, yes? You can complete this stitch easily!
Fancy Lace Crochet Stitch by JennyandTeddy Learn this easy stitch featuring double crochets.