Diagrams for Bobbin Lace

Many Attractive Examples for GroundForge

Miscellaneous examples



Miscellaneous examples, collected on this page.

Vase ground

vase ground

3 paired join

There are several ways of making three-paired joins. As Groundforge does not do real three-paired joins, we decomposed the join in several 2-paired joins, and show approximately how the stitch looks like. We would like to thank Gibritte for inspiring us. She discovered, that you can make a star-join on the fish-scheme! Please click on the picture of the join you wish to see.

  • Star
    p-3pr-st-h p-3pr-st-v p-3pr-s2-v
  • Triangle
    p-3pr-tr-h p-3pr-tr-v
  • Fish and snowflake
    p-3pr-fh-h p-3pr-sn-v p-3pr-sn-d
  • Other examples
    p-3pr-132 p-3pr-123

This rose ground variant looks like a three paired join, but has crossings instead of twists.
A three-paired join can be made with a half little snowflake. See half little snowflake for more configurations with half little snowflakes.
See also page Counting snowflake families.


The traditional units separated with plaits. Please note: the plaits should stay plaits. The snowflake-unit example is meant to be made with pins at the sides of the snowflake-unit. The ground came into being as a half stitch spider, but forgetting the twists at the corners.

fusion rose-ground-unit bias-unit snowflake-unit

Another fish

Another fish The following grounds were created to work “upwards” from one square to another. As Groundforge does not support going upwards, the pattern in Groundforge is turned one quarter.

Bias and Paris ground

bias and paris As the “another fish” pattern, the pattern in Groundforge is turned one quarter.


The windmills are a special kind of snowflake, and moved to page snowflakes.