HOW TO Crochet the Broomstick Lace Stitch

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Let’s just say, I hope you are ready to learn the broomstick lace stitch. This crochet lace stitch pattern is 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.

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MATERIALS YOU’LL NEED TO LEARN THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH:


Crochet Hook:

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
  • Amazon (set)
  • Etsy

Yarn:

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:

Crochet a blanket!

Use this crochet stitch pattern to crochet a blanket! Learn more about crochet blanket sizes & making one with any size crochet hook & yarn:

  1. Crochet Blanket Sizes
  2. Any Yarn & Hook Blanket Calculator
  3. Other Crochet Stitches for Blankets

HOW TO CROCHET THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH – PICTURE GUIDE:


1. Starting the stitch:

1.1 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“.

1.2 Single crochet:

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Turn your work & single crochet (sc) stitches along chain (ch) row. You are now ready to find your “Broomstick”.

2. Drawing up loops onto the broomstick

2.1 Move loop onto broomstick and insert crochet hook into next stitch

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Move the loop from the crochet hook to the broomstick and insert crochet hook into back loop of next stitch.

2.2 Yarn over

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Yarn over.

2.3 Draw up a loop

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Draw up a loop.

2.4 Move loop onto broomstick

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Move the loop onto the broomstick.

2.5 Repeat steps 2.1 to 2.4 until end of row

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Draw up loops from the back loop of every stitch across row. You have now all loops on the “Broomstick”.

3. Crochet double crochet stitches in the loops

3.1 Move 5 loops over to the crochet hook

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3.2 Slip stitch around the 5 loops

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Slip stitch around the 5 loops to start the row.

3.3 Chain 2

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Chain 2, counting as the first double crochet.

3.4 Yarn over and insert hook into the 5 loops

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Yarn over and insert hook into the 5 loops.

3.5 Yarn over

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After inserting crochet hook into the 5 loops, yarn over to draw up a loop. The yarn over isn’t shown on the photo.

3.6 Draw up a loop

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Draw up a loop, you have 3 loops on your hook.

3.7 Finish a double crochet

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Finish as a regular double crochet after pulling up 1 loop.

3.8 Repeat steps 3.4 – 3.7 to crochet 3 more double crochet

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Repeat steps 3.4 to 3.7, 3 more times to finish the first group of 5 dc.

3.9 Move 5 more loops over to the crochet hook

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Move the next 5 loops onto the crochet hook.

3.10 Tighten and crochet 1 sc around the 5 loops

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Single crochet into the 5 loops.

3.11 Crochet 5 double crochet into the 5 loops

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Crochet 5 double crochet stitches into the 5 loops.

3.12 Repeat steps 3.10 and 3.11 across row

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To finish the row, repeat steps 3.10 and 3.11.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3

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Repeat steps 2 and 3 every other row to continue to crochet the broomstick lace stitch. The photo below shows how it looks after repeating a couple of times.

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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.

Crochet Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet stitch pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

HOW TO CROCHET THE BROOMSTICK LACE STITCH – VIDEO GUIDE:


These soundless videos 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:


I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet the Broomstick Lace Stitch. Comment below to let me know what you used the crochet stitch for, I’d love to see what you’ve made!

Janne Kleivset

Janne Kleivset

Founder, Crochet Pattern Designer & Owner of Joy of Motion Crochet.

Janne has helped millions of crocheters find their next crochet project with more than 250 free crochet patterns and 110 crochet tutorials on her blog.

With more than two decades of crochet experience, and crochet designing since 2011, she's been featured on multiple prominent sites such as Lion Brand Yarn, in crochet magazines and the OML "Make" book.

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