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Hairpin lace involves creating strips or braids of loops and then connecting them together. Each strip is created on a loom (also called a frame or fork), where loops of yarn are formed around the prongs of the loom and joined in the center by a row of single crochet stitches. The strips can be made in different lengths by repositioning the prongs of the loom. Once the desired number of strips are created, they can be joined together to create wonderful scarves, table runners, and other decorative items. The basic strip does not change; it is in the joining of the strips where your creativity can go wild!