Clones Lace is very near the top of perfection when it comes to lace  crochet, in my opinion.  The level of skill is very high and the creative part is limitless.

You can create works of art “out of thin air”, like Maire Treanor says “it is the original freeform crochet, they are no rules” I like that concept.

Clones Lace is exquisite and Maire Treanor is the expert for this type of lace. I want to learn but I have not started any projects yet. I know it is going to take serious dedication, so I have put it on the back burner for now.

The clones knot is a vital part and she makes it seem easy. For her,  it probably is, because she has made thousands of them. Take a look at this video:


This Blog,  Clones Lace, is a gem for all  who want to learn 

Clones Lace

Clones Lace (Photo credit: stitchlily)

this form of crochet.



Clones Lace Doiley Thingy

Clones Lace Doiley Thingy (Photo credit: stitchlily)


  1. WOW… I have just started on a size 2 needle and size 10 cotton for crochet as I am learning to make mini animals, I believe one day I will make some lace, I love it and since learning all this stuff I see now why lace is so expensive. This work is amazing and I am off to see some more work. ❤ Thankyou for sharing such beautiful work.


  2. Lovely crochet lace work. So beautiful.


  3. It’s the filling in that kills me every time. 😉


    • Hi Marcia!!! can we see one of your work?? why is the filling difficult for you?


      • Sure it’s over at my blog in the ‘clones lace’ category. It’s difficult because I want to make it go nice and orderly and because the motifs aren’t all even it just doesn’t seem to work that way. Or I’m incompetent regarding filling, either or. 🙂


  4. This is beautiful – I shall make something like this one day….. 🙂 Thank you for sharing – you just keep on pushing that button!!


  5. This is the work of a true artist. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  6. cloneslace says:

    Hi Patricia
    Thank you very much for your lovely comments on my work! Maybe we’ll meet sometime! Where do you live? I am trying to work out my summer schedule this month. I wan’t to be able to book my tickets shortly, but I need help on the ground!


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