How to Crochet Lace Eagle ~ Free Lace Animal Crochet Pattern
Crochet lace eagle is inspired by nature and my love for birds and the natural world.
This pattern is advanced skill level. It is 3 dimensional and more or less crochet in one go. A couple of times only do you have to fasten off and reattach yarn.
Crochet hook size 4.0
Crochet yarn 100 % cotton 4 ply (color of your choice).
Ch sp (chain space)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Treble (dtr)
Triple Treble (ttr)
Crochet Pattern Instructions
This crochet pattern uses US stitch abbreviations.
Begin crochet eagle head.
Ch 10, turn and sl st in next 2 chs, hdc in remaining chs (beak). Continue crochet underneath as follows: hdc in next 6 sts, turn, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts, ch 4, sl st in 1st st end of row 1. Turn.
6 hdc in 4 ch sp, hdc in next 3 sc, turn, sc in next 14 sts, turn. Sc in same st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dtr in next st, ttr in next st, turn.
Sc in next 6 sts, hdc in next st, turn, (ch 5, sk 1 sts, sl st in next st) x 3, 8 hdc down ttr, hdc in next st. Do NOT fasten off.
Begin crochet eagle body.
Ch 10, sl st in next st, sl st in next 2 sts, ch 15, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 20, sl st in next st. Loop 10 ch sp inside the 15 ch sp and loop the 20 ch sp inside the 10 ch sp. Tighten. Turn and continue crochet in the ch sps just made as follows: (3 ch-picot, 2 sl st) x 3 inside each loops, sl st in next loop before 3 ch- picot, all up 9 x 3ch-picot, 10 hdc in remaining ch sp, sl st in next ch sp on eagle. In same ch sp crochet (3 ch-picot, 1 sl st( x 3, sl st in next st, (ch 5, sk 1 st, sl st in next st) x 4. Fasten off.
Reattach yarn in 2nd 3 ch-picot 1st ch sp below the beak, ch 10, sk 2 picots, sl st in next picot, ch 15, sk 3 picots, sl st in last picot, sl st in next st, turn.
(Ch 5, sl st in picot) x 6, turn. In each 6 ch sp crochet: (ch 2, hdx) x 3, turn. Ch 5, hdc in 15 ch sp, (ch 5, hdc) x 7 om same ch sp, sl st in 10 ch sp, (ch 5, hdc) x 7 in same ch sp, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Turn and refasten yarn in 6th 5-ch sp, (ch 10, sk 2 x 5 ch sp, sl st in next 5 ch sp) x 3. Turn.
In 10 ch sp crochet: 4 hdc, (ch 12, turn, sc in next hdc, 15 sc in 12 ch sp, sl st in hdc, 4 hdc in 10 ch sp) x 3. Repeat in next 2 x 10 ch sps, end with sl st in next st. Fasten off.
How to use Eagle Lace Crochet Motif
Crochet lace Eagle can be used as decoration or as motif that can be laced together into a bigger piece, be it a shirt, skirt, or any other garment or house decoration :).