Another Tip Tuesday is here and this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE broomstick lace! It’s a very unique, elegant stitch. But best of all, its easier than it looks! I have a few patterns using a slightly altered version of the Broomstick Lace stitch. But in this broomstick lace crochet tutorial and scarf pattern, you’ll learn how and then be able to practice with an easy crochet pattern.
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Broomstick Lace Crochet Tutorial and Scarf Pattern
The broomstick lace stitch was developed in the 19th century using none other than a broomstick! Nowadays, a large knitting needle, wooden dowel, or another long slender item is preferred over a broomstick.
This lacy, exotic stitch is attractive and unique but can be somewhat intimidating. I can promise you, once you learn, you’ll love working up unique items everyone will want!
Broomstick Lace Tid Bits
- ‘Object’ will refer to any tool you may use to complete the broomstick lace stitch.
- Item that is most commonly used for the broomstick lace stitch is a large knitting needle but PVC piping, a wooden dowel, a broomstick, can be used. A very helpful tool is Chetnanigan’s the Groove Broomstick Lace Tool (click here to read the review).
- Various yarn and hooks may be used to give different appearances.
- The smaller the object used to work the broomstick lace stitch, the smaller the stitches will be. The larger the object, the lacier they will be.
- When pulling up loops, you’ll insert hook into chain/stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop large enough to fit on object. Place on object and drop off hook.
- You may find holding object between knees when pulling up loops works easier than holding with hands. If you hold object in your left hand and pull up loops with your right, inserting hook from front to back.
- Single crocheting into the loops is what is used for this tutorial. Other stitches can be used. Work double crochets for a new look, just be sure to ch 2 or 3 for the first broomstick lace stitch!
Special Pattern Notes:
Chain 1 does not count as a stitch. You may pull loops off your object when working into them but be careful not to pull or tighten the loops. Pinch the bottom of the loops to secure them if needed.
Start with a chain as indicated. Then, put loop from hook onto object. Insert hook into next chain from front to back.
Yarn over, then pull up a loop from that chain. Place loop just made on object and drop off hook.
Pull up a loop from every chain across.
Insert hook into indicated amount of loops. Yarn over. Then pull through loops.
Chain 1 for the first broomstick lace stitch only. Insert hook back into loops. Then, single crochet into loops as directed.
Insert hook into next set of loops and single crochet as directed and continue across. Put loop from last stitch on object and pull up a loop from every stitch inserting hook from front to back. Once all loops are on object, single crochet as indicated again. Repeat pulling up loops and single crocheting.
Broomstick Lace Scarf Pattern
- Yarn: 3 Colors Worsted Weight Yarn like Red Heart Super Saver
- Hook: Size I, 5.5mm
- Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
6 sc = 2”
- Ch: Chain
- Sc: Single crochet
- St(s): Stitch(es)
- YO: Yarn over
- * *: Repeat instructions between symbols until indicated
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After working the first broomstick lace stitch, you may pull loops off your object but be careful not to pull the loops. Pinch the bottom of the loops to secure them if needed.
R1: Put loop that is on hook on the object, pull up a loop from each ch and put it on object, repeat across (20 loops)
R2: Remove first 4 loops, insert hook into 4 loops, YO and pull through loops, ch 1, 4 sc in loops, *remove next 4 loops from object, insert hook into 4 loops just removed, 4 sc in loops* repeat across (20 sts)
R3: Put loop that is on hook on the object, pull up a loop from front to back from each st and put on object, repeat across (20 loops)
Repeat row 2-3 until length in chart below according to desired size:
Finish off and weave in ends.
Add fringe in each broomstick lace stitch on both ends of scarf if desired.
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