What historic technique from the 19th century is making a comeback in 2015? Broomstick Lace crochet! To create this beautiful fabric you will need a crochet hook and another long slender item — such as a broomstick! You can also use a large knitting needle or a dowel.
The larger the diameter of your “broomstick” the more open your lacework will look! This fabric is gorgeous for scarves, hats, and blankets.
Give the broomstick lace crochet a try with one of these gorgeous patterns and projects!
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Broomstick Lace Scarf
The best way to learn a new crochet stitch is to make a scarf. This gives you plenty of practice with the new stitch technique and a finished project you can show off in a short amount of time!
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Broomstick Lace Glasses Case
Small crochet projects are great for gifts because they can be completed so quickly. This eyeglasses case pattern would be perfect for a makeup case or smartphone case as well.
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Broomstick Lace Fingerless Mitts
With Spring just around the corner, and this pattern is perfect for a springtime mitten that won’t make your hands sweat. Crocheting these in a silk or alpaca blend would be perfect for a dinner date or bridesmaid gift!
Photo via Katherine Donahue
Broomstick Lace Slouchy Hat
This is pretty much the cutest slouchy hat I’ve seen since forever. I love how it has almost a vintage heirloom quality, but the color is fresh and modern!
Photo by Deja Jetmir
Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf
I love the fresh Spring Crocus inspired color of this scarf, and how it uses two different gauges of broomstick lace to achieve a patchwork effect! This scarf would be beautiful paired with a denim jacket and a pair of rain boots while you’re waiting for the last winter snows to melt.