Hairpin lace is really fun to learn once you have mastered basic crochet. There are many patterns out there, but very few looms are available online. Also, many DIY versions are heavy and awkward or limited in width. I have created my own DIY heirloom lace loom spending LESS THAN $5!!! My version is fairly wide and very versatile and it took me 30 minutes to create!
What you will need:
- 1 pair of knitting needles, on the thinner side (I used size 6)
- 1 pair of XL size flip-flops, the cheap foam kind
- utility knife, marker, ruler, piece of scrap paper, straight pin, scissors
Step 1: Step 1
Remove the thong piece from the flip-flops. They should pull right out of the holes with a little tugging.
If you are having trouble, pull the button part up out of the sole and carefully cut the button end off with your utility knife, repeat for each button.