A great source of a wide variety of free hairpin lace crochet patterns to suit every taste. Just click on the pattern title under the category of your choice and you will be taken to the free hairpin lace pattern. Enjoy!
A lot of people are more than a little intimidated when it comes to attempting their first hairpin lace project, and while it may appear to be mind-numbing on the surface it's really just like learning anything else in life - it takes time, dedication and patience. On the journey there will absolutely be moments of frustration and failure before the necessary skills can be mastered, but in the end most crochet enthusiasts will wonder why they waited so long to get started when they view their first successful project. Listed below are some wonderful tutorials in hairpin lace for beginners - there are many more available across the internet but these are a good starting point. Review each closely and chances are you'll pick up a few good pointers from each, easily more than enough information to get moving on the right path.
ALLFREECROCHET - This is a hairpin lace tutorial on more-or-less how to read a basic hairpin lace pattern. If you view the other resources on this page first you'll get this quickly and it will be very helpful. The link for this is http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Tutorials/How-to-Crochet-with-Hairpin-Lace This is an excellent video tutorial on beginner's hairpin lace that is well worth viewing several times. It's easy to understand, short and directly to the point.
This is another very good tutorial for those new to hairpin lace - it communicates a great deal of information in under 6 minutes. Again, this is worth watching several times to follow and absorb the hand movements.