How To Crochet: Broomstick LaceBy Robin Beers – 37 Comments
|The broomstick lace stitch is a very pretty stitch that is made using both a crochet hook and a knitting needle. The concept is to loop your crocheted stitches onto a larger knitting needle, and then to gather them up in groups for a lacy effect.|
You can use a very large knitting needle for bigger loops and you can create different rows with different size stitches. The only stitch that you need to know is single crochet, can you believe it? For this tutorial, I used my favorite crochet thread in size 3 with a size C crochet hook and a size 17 knitting needle. The usual grouping of stitches is 4 to 6. Your initial chain will vary in length depending on how many groups of stitches you want to make. In this example, I am going to make 4 groups of 5 stitches so I will chain 20.
Note: If you are left handed, just put your mouse over the photo for a left-handed view. Not all the photos require a left-handed version.
Chain 20. Then make a loop over your knitting needle.
Insert crochet hook into each chain, yarn over and bring the loop up onto the knitting needle.
You should now have 20 loops on your knitting needle.
In groups of 5, gather the stitches off the knitting needle.
Now begin to draw up your working yarn and chain 1 to close the group.
Now make 5 single crochets in the space for the gathered stitches. Note: you are making one single crochet for each stitch in the group. (in this case we have 5 in each group)
Continue across row gathering 5 stitches,
and making 5 single crochets in each group.
Now 4 groups of 5 stitches made. This is your first row.
Hook a loop onto your knitting needle at the working end of your row.
Working across row, insert crochet hook into each single crochet, yarn over and bring the loop up onto the knitting needle.
You should now have 20 loops on the knitting needle.
Begin gathering 5 stitches at a time onto your crochet hook.
Make 5 single crochets in each group across as you did in row 1.
Continue across and make as many rows as you like. As I said before, you can change the size of your knitting needle for each row if you want. This will result in rows of different group lengths. As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. I am happy to help.