27 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns

Lacy knits are incredibly lovely, delicate, and intricate. Most inexperienced knitters believe that such lovely creations must be difficult to create, but guess what? They’re not! The holes in lace knits — known as eyelets — are created by combining increases with left or right leaning decreases. To that end, I’ve compiled a list of easy lace knitting patterns for lace-curious and lace-loving knitters.

Knitting lace always reveals the wonders of what we can create with our own two hands. With a few simple techniques and a little mental focus, incredibly delicate patterns materialize off the needles, begging the question, “Did I really make that?!”

Lacy knits are great for warmer and transition methods when you want something a little lighter. With this collection, you can knit feminine tops, breezy scarves or shawls, and blankets or throws. Why not find yourself some needles and give these patterns a try?

27 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns


1. Easy Lace Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

Make a keepsake quality blanket that adds seaside style to baby’s world. The pattern features a classic knit ripple and easy lace design that perfectly complements the calming color transitions on this layer of warmth. Keep your sweet crochet blanket as designed or easily customize shades to match the nursery.

Easy Lace Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations

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2. Easy Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

This comfy wrap features the look of understated waves and open stitching as well as a drapey, airy fit. Easy to dress it up or down, this wrap looks beautiful with your favorite sundress, evening outfit, and even your beachwear. It’s knit with a simple four row repeat so it’s a great pattern for a beginners who would like to try lace!

Easy Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern by Mama In A Stitch

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3. Amarelle Hat Lace Knitting Pattern by Gabrielle Vézina

Amarelle Hat is a beret worked in the round from the top down, with an interesting lace pattern of leaves and fruits that is just as exquisite as the sour cherries it represents. Worked with worsted weight yarn, this hat is fun challenge for lace lovers and will create a perfect hat to enjoy the spring season with elegance. 

Amarelle Hat Lace Knitting Pattern by Gabrielle Vézina

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4. Lace Neckwarmer Knitting Pattern by Anne Hanson

This neckwarmer in two sizes (S/L) echoes the movement of natural grasses and vines in its tangled forms. The pleasantly irregular pattern of ever-changing angles is produced by introducing rest rows in one part of the motif and removing them in the other. Worked in the round with the right side facing at all times, the lace knitting is quite intuitive and easy to work with simple stitch maneuvers, making this a great project for any knitting level.

The final fabric is delicate and at the same time, has a somewhat rustic and organic appearance, with interesting edges. It makes for a stunning accessory to gift or keep.

Lace Neckwarmer Knitting Pattern by Anne Hanson

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5. Pucks Tunic Knitting Pattern by Interweave

A whimisical zigzag lace pattern on the front and back of this knitted tunic make it unique and perfect for staying cool on those warm days. This top is worked in two pieces in a dk-weight cotton/linen blend yarn, giving it breathability and excellent drape.

Pucks Tunic Knitting Pattern by Interweave

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6. Easy Lace Cowl Knitting Pattern by B.Hooked Crochet

If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at lace knitting, this project is a great place to start. The simple lace pattern will introduce you to some common lace knitting stitches and ease you into lace repeats.

With this project, you’ll get lots of practice with the yarn forward and the open stitch it creates. You’ll also get some practice with a simple decrease, the knit two together. The stitch pattern has a manageable four row repeat with only one of those rows a “lace row” so you can ease into lace knitting with this one.

Easy Lace Cowl Knitting Pattern by B.Hooked Crochet

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7. Bow And Arrow Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern by Tisserin Coquet

Worked from the bottom up with both i-cord cast-on and bind-off, this Bow and Arrow fingerless gloves pattern is a really quick knit. Its easy lace pattern evolves along the mitt as a flying arrow. It will keep your fingers in a warm wool cocoon while staying practical thanks to its thumb gusset. It will only take you a few hours to spoil yourself with a new pair of fingerless gloves and taking good care of your crafty hands!

Bow And Arrow Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern by Tisserin Coquet

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8. Snazzy Water Bottle Cozy Knitting Pattern by Brenda C

Here’s a snazzy bottle holder with a shoulder strap that is a great way to make sure you always have your water bottle handy. The yarn carrier absorbs the condensation, so you can toss it in the car or into a tote bag without worrying about getting things wet. The easy lace pattern expands to fit any size bottle and an I-cord provides a sturdy strap.

Snazzy Water Bottle Cozy Knitting Pattern by Brenda C

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9. Easy Lace Sweater Knitting Pattern by Justyna Lorkowska

This Easy Lace Sweater can be your first pullover as a knitter. It can also be your latest one! An uncomplicated, yet effective lace pattern which blooms in worsted weight yarn makes it gorgeous to wear, whereas its simple construction allows knitters of all levels to enjoy it.

Easy Lace Sweater Knitting Pattern by Justyna Lorkowska

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10. Twist Market Bag Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

This pretty open lace market bag knitting pattern has an allover twisting lace pattern and contrasting seed stitch handles, it’s perfect for trips to the farmers’ market! This market bag pattern is knit in the round using both double pointed and circular knitting needles.

The larger knitting needle size makes this a really quick knit and the twist lace pattern is quick and easy to master. Make sure to use stitch markers to keep track! You’ll want to knit a whole bunch of these cute market bags!

Twist Market Bag Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

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11. Lace Knit Socks Pattern by Yarnspirations

At home or on the go, give your feet some love with these beautiful lace-and-cabled socks. Knit a pair in whatever shade you imagine, and enjoy both warmth and beauty. Socks are a great handmade gift — and a particular favourite for the holidays – so start early and make many.

Lace Knit Socks Pattern by Yarnspirations

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12. August Evening Top Knitting Pattern by Meiju K-P

This top feature easy lace stitch patterns and some fun eyelet stripes. It is knitted in linen yarn mixed with woolen stripes and makes a fun summer garment. The length of the top can be easily modified into a longer or shorter version if preferred.

August Evening Top Knitting Pattern by Meiju K-P

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13. Lace Cardigan Knitting Pattern by Vert And Rose Knits

This cardigan is worked top down. The front, the sleeves and the waist tie are all worked using the same lacy stitch, while the back is worked in plain stockinette. There are plenty of ways to add shaping and make adjustments throughout the pattern to get the best possible fit for yout unique body shape.

The cardigan is designed to tie right at your waist and is perfect to wear over dresses. This piece can be dressed up with a flowy skirt or dressed down with a t shirt and jeans.

Lace Cardigan Knitting Pattern by Vert And Rose Knits

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14. Free Easy Lace Sweater Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit

This eye-catching top is the ideal outfit choice for trips to the seaside. Lace knitting needn’t be difficult and this all-over lace pattern is both simple and quick. If you’re a beginner then this knit is great for advancing your skills. Make it in a weekend and you’ll be ready for sunny spells!

Free Easy Lace Sweater Knitting Pattern by Let's Knit

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15. Phlox Headband Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

Wisps of delicate flower-esque lace cascade gracefully down the center of a beautiful headband, making this Phlox Headband an exquisite, ethereal accessory for fall and winter. The striking contrast of stunning lacework boldly emerging from a sea of classic knit stitches makes this headband truly captivating. 

Phlox Headband Knitting Pattern by Darling Jadore

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16. Flutter Lace Bonnet Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window


This Flutter Lace Baby Bonnet Knitting Pattern is a beautiful classic looking baby bonnet with an easy to knit lace pattern. It’s only an easy 4 row repeat that produces a gorgeous intricate looking result! And this cute baby bonnet knitting pattern is just as pretty from behind as it is from the front! This one will look so cute on your baby or toddler! 

Flutter Lace Bonnet Knitting Pattern by Little Red Window

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17. Vlinder Wrap Knitting Pattern by Christine Bylsma

Cables, a bit of easy lace and dropped stitches create an airy, reversible wrap called “Vlinder”, or “butterfly” in Dutch. Clever buttons and loops along the edges offer endless style options for a shrug, wrap, poncho, cardi, moebius, and more. The large needles combined with the beautiful merino offer an unusual and sumptuous feel.

Vlinder Wrap Knitting Pattern by Christine Bylsma

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18. Tiny Pine Legwarmers Knitting Pattern by Sarah M. Goodwin

Stay cozy and stylish with these adorable legwarmers. The lace pattern is simple to master and easy to keep your place — a lace worthy of knitting in public without fear of getting lost.

From far away, the stitch patterns looks like a standard small lace design: cute, but not extraordinary. Up close, the lace reveals it’s secret: a forest of very small pine trees to adorn your legs. A bonus: the vertical stretch of the lace pattern means you can really get a variety of lengths out of one pair of legwarmers without much bunching.

Tiny Pine Legwarmers Knitting Pattern by Sarah M. Goodwin

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19. Arrowhead Lace Throw Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

A soothing shade and appealing stitch pattern enhance the airy quality of this practical, lightweight throw. Beautifully elegant, imagine a different colorway to enhance your décor. Place it over an armchair or sofa to add interest and warmth to any space.

Arrowhead Lace Throw Knitting Pattern by Red Heart

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20. Knitted Wall Hanging Pattern by Gathered

Want to try a few different lace knitting stitches while making an on-trend decoration for your home at the same time? This sampler-style wall hanging includes five beginner-friendly stitch patterns for you to master.

Knitted Wall Hanging Pattern by Gathered

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21. Lantana Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Heaven To Seven

This Lantana Baby Blanket features an easy lace stitch stitch that looks adorable and will be perfect to wrap your new baby in. The beautiful stitch pattern uses four different colors: cream, pink, green and yellow, which are alternated, this really helps this knit blanket shine and sets it apart, but you can certainly get creative and work up this knitted baby blanket in any color you desire.

Lantana Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by Heaven To Seven

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22. Kindled Easy Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern by Tikki

The easy lace knitting pattern and simple garter stripes in a familiar shaping make for a knit that keeps your interest piqued without crushing your confidence. Kindled is an asymmetrical triangular-shaped shawl worked in garter, stripes and simple lace; perfect for using up mini skeins and left over odds and ends.

Kindled Easy Lace Shawl Knitting Pattern by Tikki

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23. Meadowood Table Runner Knitting Pattern by Jen Hagan

This Meadowood is a good pattern for beginner lace knitters. It features two easy lace patterns and may be made up as long or as short as you wish. It would also make a great dresser scarf or you could make it shorter as an antimacassar to embellish the back of your favorite chair.

Meadowood Table Runner Knitting Pattern by Jen Hagan

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24. Cancun Boxy Lace Top Knitting Pattern by E Kate Archer

This lace-sampler top is knit in two simple rectangles from the bottom up & seamed at the shoulders and sides to create the boxy shape. This piece is very suitable for beginners and would make an excellent first garment.

Cancun Boxy Lace Top Knitting Pattern by E Kate Archer

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25. Lace Socks Knitting Pattern by Knitty

Nothing is as graceful as lace. This toe-up lace sock covers the whole foot with grace since the lace pattern starts from the tip of the toe. Twisted-stitch tendrils lick flame-like at the edges of the foot, then blossom into vines that extend up the sides. This sock features a rounded toe and gusset/heel flap construction, my favorite construction for a really well-fitting sock. 

Lace Socks Knitting Pattern by Knitty

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26. Emilia Cardigan Knitting Pattern by Katherine

Vintage details and a modern silhouette make this girly cardigan a great new project to cast on. Body is knit from the bottom up, with a high, ribbed bottom border and knit-in pockets. Then, a lovely and easy lace knitting pattern is introduced, which only consists of yarnovers and basic decrease techniques in a very repetitive design. 

Emilia Cardigan Knitting Pattern by Katherine

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27. Foam Bath Cloth Easy Lace Knitting Pattern by Iglinz Crafts

Just a decorative little cloth with an easy lace pattern. Use it as a dishcloth or a washcloth – whichever you prefer. Everyone needs at least a few of these on hand, making them excellent gifts!

Foam Bath Cloth Easy Lace Knitting Pattern by Iglinz Crafts

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START WITH THESE EASY LACE KNITTING PATTERNS IF YOU ARE NEW TO LACE, HAVEN’T TRIED IT IN A WHILE, OR WANT SOME SIMPLE LACY STITCHES TO FLY THROUGH.

Is everyone dreaming of lace now? I can’t wait to see what you all make from these amazing patterns! Share your progress and connect with the community by sharing pics on our Facebook Page.

If you’re unsure of what to knit this summer season, we’re here to help you out. From lacy patterns like lightweight summer scarves, to crop tops and tank tops — you’re surely find something to make next!

Now go find a gorgeous yarn, choose one of these easy lace knitting patterns and let’s get knitting!