Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.
As part of this month’s focus on hairpin lace, I’m sharing a review of my favorite hairpin lace loom along with a giveaway sponsored by Clover USA!
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Read on for your chance to win one of two Clover Hair Pin Lace Tools!
I reached out to the nice folks at Clover because I really love their Hair Pin Lace Tool (also known as a hairpin lace loom).
The tool comes with 3 pins, though I’ve only ever used 2. I love the sturdy construction of the clips, and the clip holes, which allow you to anchor the tail of your yarn.
Although the Tool is a bit pricier than other looms (it retails at $17), it is definitely worth the price.
The top and bottom clips are sturdy and can help keep your loops from sliding off when you put down your project.
The clip hole is a great anchor for the yarn tail so that when you start your hairpin lace project, you don’t have to worry about about it moving around as much.
Another great feature is the eyelet at the bottom of the pins. You can thread another color of yarn through that eyelet, and when you are crocheting a long hairpin lace strip, the other color of yarn can serve as a stitch holder. This will help to prevent your strips from twisting when it’s off the loom.
There is also a small guide included in the package, which provides basic illustrated instructions for using the loom to create hairpin lace with 2 or 3 pins, as well as how to combine strips. The guide is available in English, French, Spanish, and German.
If you’re new to hairpin lace, why not pick up a Clover Hair Pin Lace Tool and check out my roundup of free tutorials here? It’s actually pretty fun once you get started, and you can create some stunning projects!
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win one of two Clover Hair Pin Lace Tools, courtesy of Clover USA. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 26, 2015! Please note that only entries in the Rafflecopter widget will be counted, so be sure to log your entries there.
45 thoughts on “Clover Hair Pin Lace Tool Review and Giveaway!”
I love crochet. We have a special relationship. I learned to crochet when I quit smoking. It kept my hands busy and my nerves calm. But, I have never tried hair pin lace. thanks for the giveaway. I love Clover products. They always work.
I have yet to try hairpin lace. It is on my list of new things to try!
in high school we had a “arts and crafts” week. i began learning to use hair pin lace back then. i’ll bet if i looked really hard in my old boxes i would probably find the loom. i remember the “pins” being much longer but it was a little awkward to maneuver. i didn’t have the time to finish the class and never learned how to cast off or make anything from it. that was in the 70’s and i haven’t pursued it since. it would be nice to see what i could make and to be able to have the newest version of the tool.
thanks for having this giveaway and good luck to all who enter.
I’ve never made hairpin lace, but I’ve always wanted to try it.
Would love to give the tool a try
I haven’t tried hairpin lace before, but it is something I have wanted to learn for a while.
I haven’t tried hairpin lace before — I’d like to learn how to do it.
I had not heard of Hair Pin Lace before and using this tool makes it look like a really fun thing to do. I think since the tutorial I watched on YouTube linked from the giveaway shows it uses a single crochet that this might be the perfect thing to teach my Granddaughter. She’s been really getting interested in crafting and asked me if I can teach her to do some different things. This might be something she would like. After just watching that one tutorial on how to use this tool, I already know it’s something I would love to do.
Interesting. Always looking to learn something new.
Yes I did hairpin lace about 30 years ago. It’s been a long time and would love to do it again.
I find the results so beautiful! Would love to learn more about this tool and following along with your tutorials. Thanks so much!
I have my grandmothers pin, but it’s not in the best of shape, would love to have a new one!
I have never tried hairpin lace but would like to give it a go. I love the coaster pattern referenced in your article.
I did see it around but never followed up on how to use it. This would ne the perfect opportunity
I have never tried hairpin lace but have been fascinated by it for a long time now. It creates such a beautiful fabric.
I have not tried it yet however I have been wanting to learn,
I have a vintage loom that I inherited from my grandmother, but the Clover one sounds promising with the clip holes for holding the yarn end. I’ve tried a little hairpin, but I haven’t been very successful. Maybe a new tool is in order. 😉
I have never tried this but I’m very interested to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway and and a chance to win.
No I haven’t tried yet.
Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! I’ve never tried hairpin lace before, but have always thought the results are so pretty. It would be fun to add a new skill to my crafting repertoire and I’ve used (and liked) Clover products before.
I’ve never tried hairpin lace but I’m anxious to do so. This tool looks great!
Lmecoll on Ravelry
Hairpin lace is something I so want to learn, but I’very yet to try. You’very sparked me to plan to try hairpin lace crochet. Even if I’m not the lucky winner, I’m going to get a Clover tool thanks to you and your blog info!
So glad to hear it, Sue!
Haven’t tried hairpin lace, but would love to!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/peacock-stitch-shawlette Thanks for the “shawlette” pattern. It’s lacy and so pretty!
I have never tried hairpin lace before. It looks interesting.
Hairpin Lace is on my list of want to do’s…..so it would be great if I could get this!
Thanks so much for the opportunity!
I’ve looked at some of your previous Hairpin Lace tutorials and patterns and would really like to try it.
Great site! thanks for the inspiration!
Looks overwhelming to me. Is it actually easy?
It’s a little fiddly at first, MesaBear, but it basically just involves single crochet :).
I haven’t tried hairpin lace yet but I would like to give it a try.
i have yet to try hairpin lace although it looks quite pretty. i’d definitely like to make an attempt
I have done hairpin lace and love it. You can make all the stitches you already know in crochet for the center of the strips and then have fun with lots of different ways to join the strips. 🙂
I am not at all surprised to hear you love it, Juanita! You seem to be a big fan of lace in all of its crochet forms :).
No but I would like to learn…
No I have not tried this before but I would really like a chance to learn!
I’ve never tried it before, I’m kinda intimidated by it. There are some beautiful patterns out there though!
I have always wanted to learn to do the hairpin lace, so many different stitches I still need to learn!! Lately I have needed a new motivation, maybe this is it!! Thank you for this opportunity!!
Never tried one. I saw them for sale around the yarn aisle and was curious about it.
I haven’t tried hairpin yet – but I’ve wanted to for a while now.
Not yet but I want to try
I’ve not tried hairpin lace before but am always up for trying something new
No, I haven’t tried it yet, thank you!
I have never tried hairpin lace, but I enjoy trying new techniques and improving my crochet skills. It looks so delicate and lovely! Thank you for hosting this give-away!