- Crocheted lace
Crochet lace is an application of the art of crochet. Generally it uses finer threads and more decorative styles of stitching - often with flowing lines or scalloped edges to give interest. Variation of the size of the holes also gives a piece a "lacy' look.
Originally crocheted lace was not regarded as true lace. Crocheting was considered easy and less time consuming, but otherwise clearly inferior surrogate for "true" lace such as bobbin lace, needle lace or netting. The first examples of crocheted lace try to reproduce the products of other lacemaking techniques as faithfully as possible. Later, the many possibilities and inherent beauty of crocheted lace were appreciated more.
Main styles of crocheted lace include filet crochet, Irish crochet and its modern derivatives, pineapple crochet. Freeform crocheted lace also exists, examples of which are pieces striving to imitate reticella lace.
Crochet Tools Techniques and motifs Items Crocheted lace Related Lace types Needle lacePunto in Aria · Point de Venise · Point de France · Alençon · Argentan · Argentella · Armenian · Hollie Point · Halas lace · Point de Gaze · Youghal · Kenmare Lace · Limerick
Embroidered: Reticella · Buratto · Filet/Lacis · Ñandutí · Needlerun net · Tambour · Teneriffe
Cutwork: Battenberg · Broderie Anglaise · Carrickmacross
Bobbin laceAncient: Antwerp · Ecclesiastical · Freehand · Torchon
Continental: Binche · Flanders · Mechlin · Paris · Valenciennes
Point ground: Bayeux · Blonde · Bucks point · Chantilly · Tønder · Beveren · Lille
Guipure: Genoese · Venetian · Bedfordshire · Cluny · Maltese
Part laces: Honiton · Bruges · Brussels
Tape: Milanese · Flemish · Russian · Peasant
Tape laceMezzopunto · Princess · Renaissance · Romanian point Knotted lace Crocheted lace Lace knitting Machine-made lace
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