I always thought broomstick lace was going to be something really hard and confusing. How else would one make a pretty stitch that looks like the long fanned plumes of a peacock?
While it does feel a little out of control when you are crocheting into those big loops of yarn, it can be a lot of fun, and has a beautiful result. Try your hand at this cool crochet stitch - you might even get crazy and use a dowel, a broomstick, or some other everyday item as a one-of-a-kind crochet tool.
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Fingering-weight: 175 yards/160 meters. Shown in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight, colorway Aurora Borealis. Super-bulky: 70 yards/64 meters. Shown in Malabrigo Rasta, colorway Violetta Africana.
Tapestry needle and a broomstick tool. The fingering-weight version used a size 17 knitting needle and the super-bulky-weight version used a 2”/5 cm diameter dowel.
Fingering-weight: 4.5 stitches = 1”/2.5 cm in single crochet Super-bulky: 2 stitches = 1”/2.5 cm in single crochet However, gauge is not important. The stitches will be heavily influenced by the size of your broomstick tool.
Advanced beginner (broomstick lace technique)
One size fits most. Approximately 22 ”/56  cm circumference and 6 [7.5]”/15.25  cm tall, after blocking.