Summer is definitely in the air and I was feeling like decorating my craft room a bit. So, I made this crochet Hairpin Lace Dreamcatcher.
I’d had the idea of making a sort of flower with hairpin crochet for a while. I think it was last summer when I first started playing around with hairpin crochet and made a sort of huge flower.
However, for one year, this flower stayed there, hidden in a corner of my messy craft room without being anything more than a round-something. But I never forgot about it and kept thinking about what I could possibly do with it.
So, I am so happy that I finally managed to transform it into something more than a half-done project!
Don’t Know How to Hairpin Crochet?
If you are new to hairpin crochet, don’t be afraid to try this out. I prepared a photo and video tutorial on how to hairpin crochet for beginners. So, please, head over to the tutorial and take a look.
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AD-FREE DOWNLOADABLE PATTERN
– 4-mm (G/6 USA, 8 UK) Crochet Hook
– Hairpin Crochet Loom with a width of 2” (5 cm).
– Sport-Weight Cotton Yarn (18-19 wpi). I used Schachenmayr Catania.
– One metal loop or wooden hoop with a diameter of 8″ (20-cm).
– Tapestry Needle
– Stitch Marker
– Optional: Decorating Beads
Approximately 15 g (50-60 yards) for the dreamcatcher, and 15 g (50-60 yards) for the fringes.
The finished Crochet Hairpin Lace Dreamcatcher has a diameter of 8″ (20 cm).
9 sc for 12 rows in 2” (5 cm).
Crochet Abbreviations (US Terms)
Ch – Chain
Bobble – Bobble Stitch
Dc – Double Crochet
MC – Magic Circle
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
Yo – Yarn Over
Bobble Stitch (Bobble)
Yo, insert your hook into the indicated st, yo, and draw up a loop, yo, and draw yarn through two loops (you now have two loops remaining on your hook). Repeat from the beginning other 4 times. You will now have six loops on your hook. Yo and draw yarn through all six loops.
How to Read the Pattern
- (…) – Repeat the instruction within brackets for the indicated number of times.
- If the pattern says “5 sc”, it means that you have to make one single crochet in each of the next 5 stitches.
It is really crucial to meet gauge and use the same exact distance with your hairpin lace loom.
Hairpin Lace Strip
Set up your hairpin loom at a width of 2.75” (7 cm).
Using your 4-mm crochet hook, make a hairpin lace strip with 60 loops on each side.
Remove your hook and place a stitch marker on the loop to prevent your work from unraveling.
With your color of choice and your 4-mm crochet hook, make a MC.
Round 1. Sc 6 in MC. Join with a sl st into the first st. (6 sts)
Round 2. On one side of your hairpin strip, divide the loops in groups of 5.
Here’s a Little Tip
To create a more invisible join between the beginning and end of your hairpin strip, leave the first 2 loops separate, and proceed to group the other ones. At the end, you will have 3 loops remaining, which you can group together with the first two loops once your strip is circularized.
*(Sc, sl st into 5 loops of your hairpin strip at the same time) twice in the first st. Repeat from * for each st around. This way, you’ll have 6 increases. Join with a sl st into the first st. (12 sc and 12 sl sts)
Remove your stitch marker from your hairpin strip and sl st into the first st of the strip to join in a circle.
Working the Outside of the Flower
Round 3. Group the loops on the outside of the strip in groups of 3.
To make a more invisible join between the beginning and the end of your hairpin work, start making your groups of 3 starting from the second loop. This way, you will join the first loop together with the last two.
Join your yarn into the first group of 3 loops and make 3 sc. Ch 3. *Group the next three loops with 3 sc, ch 3. Repeat from * other 18 times. Join with a sl st into the first st. (120 sts)
Round 4. Ch 1. Make 1 sc on top of each sc and 3 sc in each 3-ch space all around. Join with a sl st into the first st. (120 sts)
Round 5. Ch 1, 1 sc, (1 bobble, 5 sc) 19 times, 1 bobble, 4 sc. Join with a sl st into the first st. (120 sts)
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.
To attach to the loop or to the hoop, cut a piece of yarn with a length of about 60” (150 cm). Thread it onto your yarn needle, and insert your needle through any st of of the last round going from the back of your work to the front. Holding your crochet work inside the loop, thread your needle around the loop going from front to back. Sk 1 st and insert your needle into the next st from the back to the front of your work. Repeat all around and fasten off.
Weave in your ends.
Cut 42 to 72 pieces of yarn of approximately 35” (88 cm). Fold the lengths of yarn in half and attach them to the bottom of your loop or hoop as you normally attach fringes.
Please, note that in the images below, I pulled my fringe from the back to the front.
1-2. With the help of your crochet hook, pull the length of yarn from the front to the back of the loop grabbing it from its center.
3. Pass the tails of yarn through the pulled-up loop.
4. Tighten your fringe by pulling the tails of yarn.
Decorate your fringes with beads, braids, or macrame stitches.
Your Crochet Hairpin Lace Dreamcatcher is ready!
Summer Solstice Giveaway
The pattern of the Crochet Hairpin Lace Dreamcatcher was featured in the Summer Solstice Giveaway organized by Shannon from The Loophole Fox. Make sure to check it out for some great summer ideas to crochet!