This is one of my favorite projects from Crochet So Lovely! It started as a tunisian crochet color work motif project that went awry. After several failed attempts at making the project work, I had to pitch the secondary color and come up with a quick project (deadline looming) with half the original yardage. I knew hairpin lace used little yardage comparitively to traditional crochet as well as tunisian crochet. And about that same time, I was admiring someone's passionfruit flowers in their garden on Facebook. It occurred to me that if I were to turn a hairpin lace strip into a circle, by cinching the loops on one side and stretching the loops on the other side (with increases) it just might work.... Well, it did work. And I think these gorgeous medallions truly look like passionfruit flowers, hence the name!
Watch the tutorial video to not only learn how to crochet hairpin lace strips, but also how to create round medallions and join linear strips, too! I have a few tips and tricks along the way as well:
You can order the book, "Crochet So Lovely", directly from Kristin. It comes autographed and personalized. Otherwise, please request it at your favorite yarn shop!
Here are a couple of other projects I've designed in Hairpin Lace over the years: