LEARN HOW TO CROCHET THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH:
Let’s just say, I hope you are ready to learn the broomstick lace stitch. It’s really lovely when it comes to texture & eye-appeal. The interesting thing about this stitch is that you will be needing not just the crochet hook & yarn. Because you’ll also need a but also a “broomstick”. The broomstick however can be anything round & long, lik a pen, a thicker crochet hook or knitting needle. How big the diameter of the “broomstick”, decides the how the outcome looks.
The stitch is not as hard as it looks, & you’ll get used to using the “broomstick” quite quickly. However you’ll need to know how to crochet at double crochet stitch to crochet this stitch.
If you have bought one of my crochet patterns, you might wonder how the broomstick lace stich is crocheted. This crochet tutorial will walk you through step by step, with pictures, video & written descriptions. Try the crochet stitch today & find a crochet project to use it in later. On the bottom I’ve added a list of the Joy of Motion crochet patterns where the broomstick lace stitch is used.
OTHER CROCHET STITCHES YOU MIGHT WANT TO LEARN:
Before you start learning the crochet stitch for this post, I want to share other crochet stitch tutorials from Joy of Motion. Just click the link & open them in new tabs to learn them later.
Beginner Crochet Stitches:
Easy Crochet Stitches:
Intermediate Crochet Stitches:
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MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH:
To follow this crochet tutorial you’ll need a crochet hook. When I crochet I usually use 2 types of crochet hooks. I’ve listed them below:
- Knitpro – Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks – My first choice as of now is the Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from KnitPro. They opened my world to wood hooks & impressed me with their amazing lightness & how they feel in my hand. Even though they’re not padded, they never give me any strain while using them. I’ve only come across them in sets They are available here:
- KnitPro – Waves Crochet Hooks – Are the crochet hooks I use almost as my favorite. They are padded hooks & are comfortable to crochet with. They are a little heavier than wooden hooks, but the padded comfort is truly amazing. You can purchase these both in sets & alone. They are available here:
- Love Crochet
- Wool Warehouse
- Wool Warehouse (set)
- Amazon (set)
You’re going to need some yarn to follow this crochet tutorial to learn a new crochet stitch. I really do love purchasing my yarn online. Here’s my top yarn resources:
HOW TO CROCHET THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH – PICTURE GUIDE:
1. Starting the stitch:
1a. Make chains:
Chain as many stitches as the pattern suggest. Always chain a number that can be divided by 5, + 1 extra chain.
No picture – refer to “Beginners Guide to Crochet part 1“.
1b. Single crochet:
Turn your work & single crochet (sc) stitches along chain (ch) row.
You are now ready to find your “Broomstick”.
2. Drawing up loops:
2a. Move the loop from the crochet hook to the broomstick.
2b. First time you do this: Move the loop from the crochet hook to the broomstick. Draw up loops from the back loop of every single crochet (sc) from last row.
When repeating: Draw up loops from the back loop of every double crochet (dc) from last row.
2c. You have now all loops on the “Broomstick”.
3. Crocheting double crochet stitches:
* You can choose to pull out the whole “Broomstick” or move 5 loops at the time over to the crochet hook.
3a. Starting the row (3a-3d): Move 5 loops over to the crochet hook. Tighten….&
3b. & slip stitch (sl st) around the 5 loops.
3c. Ch 2 stitches.
3d. Dc 4 stitches around the 5 loops.
3e. Across the row (3e-3g): Move 5 stitches on to the crochet hook.
3f. Tighten & crochet 1 sc around the 5 loops.
3g. Crochet 5 double crochet stitches (dc) around the 5 loops.
*Repeat 3e.-3g. until end of row.
**REPEAT number 2 & 3 until desired length.
HOW TO CROCHET THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH – WRITTEN DESCRIPTION:
Row 1: Chain as many stitches as the pattern suggests.
Row 2: Sc in 2. Chain from hook. Crochet sc in all chains from last row.
Row 3: With a “Broomstick” draw up a loop and add to the broomstick from all stitches from last row.
Row 4: Move 5 loops from “Broomstick” over to the crochet hook. Tighten and slip stitch around the 5 loops. Chain 2 stitches. Dc 4 stitches around the loops. *Move the next 5 loops from “Broomstick” over to the crochet hook. Tighten and sc 1 stitch around the 5 loops. DC 5 stitches around the same 5 loops**. Repeat from * to ** until end of row.
Row 5: With a “Broomstick” draw up a loop and add to the broomstick from back loop of all dc stitches from last row.
Repeat row 4 and 5.
HOW TO CROCHET THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH – VIDEO GUIDE:
This soundless video shows how to crochet the Broomstick Lace Stitch.
Compare this with the written instructions & you should have a feel about how it’s done.
CROCHET PATTERN DESIGNS USING THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH:
Click on the picture to view the Crochet Pattern Descriptions.