Have you tried Broomstick Lace? It’s a great way to add some lace to your wardrobe and a fun way to try your hand at crochet (if you haven’t yet).
Let’s Get Started!
Step 1: Ch21, turn.
Step 2: SC in the second chain from the hook and every chain after that (20 SC’s).
Step 3: Pull the loop that’s on your hook so it’s large enough to fit on your knitting needle/dowel. Hold the needle in your left hand and insert it into the loop.
Step 4: Insert hook into the first SC. YO and pull through a loose loop.
Put that loop onto the dowel/needle (hold it in your left hand and point the end of it to the right).
Repeat Step 4 until you’ve put a loop through every SC. Make sure to tighten the loop once it’s on the dowel so all the loops are the same size. 20 loops on the dowel. DO NOT TURN.
You didn’t turn at the end of Step 4, right? If you did, turn it back again. The dowel should be in your left hand with all the loops on it and the hook in your right hand.
Step 5: Insert hook in FIVE of the loops all at once. Make note of where you’re holding the working yarn (either in front or behind), YO and pull through a loop. Ch 1.
Step 6:Slide all 5 loops off of the dowel. SC 4 times in those same five loops.
Repeat Steps 5 and 6 until you’re done and you have no loops left on the dowel.
Now, repeat from Step 3 for each new set of rows.
Once your work is long enough, cut the yarn and pull through that last stitch.
Here’s our swatch after 3 reps of steps 3-5.
Free Pattern for a Broomstick Lace Shawl
Our Balai Shawl is a great intro to Broomstick Lace, and you get a usable piece when you’re done!