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This gorgeous Broomstick Lace Scarf can also be worn as a crochet cowl. It's an easy crochet pattern that's worked in rows, so if you'd like to make the pattern longer to transform it into an infinity crochet scarf, it's easy to do so. Add buttons to give the pattern closure and security, and to keep it snuggly wrapped around you in the brisk autumn and winter chill. The lacy look is sure to get you so many compliments and help you stand out in a crowd. Make them for yourself in all different colors so you can wear them with any type of outfit you choose!


Crochet HookG/6 or 4 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


Broomstick lace is a crochet technique that dates back to the 1800s. As opposed to other lace crochet techniques, broomstick lace is done using two tools: a crochet hook and a cylindrical object. That cylindrical object is where the name comes from because 19th century crocheters would use a broomstick to help them craft this gorgeous lace. 

Today, in modern times, people will use a plastic knitting needle or wooden dowel to make broomstick lace. Depending on what you want your lace to look like, the general rule is: the thicker the needle or dowel, the lacier and more open the crochet pattern becomes. If you use a smaller tool, the broomstick lace will be more tightly woven. This crochet lace is ideal for blankets and clothing because of its sturdiness. 

Just like other forms of crochet, you start out with the chain stitch as a base for broomstick lace. You'll have to decide if you want the first row to be broomstick lace or to start out with single or half-double crochet stitches. The very basic idea of broomstick lace is to transfer the loop from the crochet hook to the needle or dowel, which is very similar to the technique of knitting. 

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I have wanted to try broomstick lace and I think this pattern would be perfect for the first time. It's cute and it is also smaller scale so, it would be perfect for my first broomstick lace project.

I accidently hit remove pattern.please don't I want to make this. I saw a tutorial for a cowl. I love it. Thanks

I have made things with the broomstick lace patterns but over the years I have lost the beoomstick needles. I had size 50 and 35. Where can I get them? I am having a very hard time finding them.

AC Moore sells them and I think Michael's does too.

the broomstick lace, i was under the impression would be difficult but to my surprise the video in easy steps guided me easily i loved it thank you

I love broomstick lace! I have made a least 12 baby blankets out of it .

I have my tube and always keep a sample of basic broomstick lace with it. If I forget I just study it ,do a row and I'm back to doing it!

i love the broomlace pattern. Haven't done this in over 30's years. Thank you for bringing it back. I lost most of my patterns when I moved. Thank you again!

I made capes for my flower girls in this, while my mum made me a full length cape with leg of mutton sleeves and a hood to go over my wedding dress. It is called Swiss crochet in Scotland and it was all created out of our heads.

My grandma taught me to crochet when I was 10. Broomstick lace is the first thing she taught me.

i used to do broomstick lace years ago how do i find the the tube and pattern. i have been joanns no help.

I am unable to print this pattern. I keep getting error on the page when I try to print. Did anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions on how to get this pattern? I even tried to google it and it still won't print.

Gorgeous, I shall have to give this a go as I've never attempted broomstick lace

I love this pattern! I have been looking for broomstick lace patterns, it has been probably 20 years since I saw any! What else ya got? :-) Thank you!! AK crafter,

I love this pattern and made fingerless gloves in lavender. Definitely going to make this scarf. slucas you are so lucky to have had your grandmother make BLA for you. I was very young when my gma passed away. Now I have a gdaughter and will make one for her when she is older....only 2-1/2 yrs.

My Grandma used to make Broomstick Lace for each of us, six total, for Christmas years ago. I still have mine in hot pink, light pink, and lavender. I will treasure it always!


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