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Broomstick Lace Tutorial

February 12, 2012


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  1. January 19, 2013 10:01 am

    Your tutorial was the easiest tutorial I have experienced! I have tried this pattern multiple times and could never get comfortable with the outcome. You explained it very well! I tried it and am on my way to my first broomstick lace project. Thank you so much for being so clear and easy to understand. Cindy from My Yarn Cafe

    • January 20, 2013 5:01 pm

      Cindy, I love hearing that! Good luck with your projects — broomstick lace is very satisfying and a nice way to switch things up a bit!

  2. January 27, 2013 10:28 pm

    That was an awesome tutorial!! I completely understood every step and feel confident that I could try this myself!! Thank you! :)

  3. Anonymous permalink
    February 5, 2013 1:27 pm

    Best tutorial ever on how to do the broomstick lace!

  4. February 7, 2013 6:14 pm

    Are you kidding me, you just made that so much easier to understand. That is the best tutorial I have ever see, so well photographed and worded, thank you so much, I have wanted to know how it was done for ages.
    I am off to have a look at what else you have on your wonderful blog.

  5. Tee permalink
    March 29, 2013 7:29 am

    I’m a lefty and I still got it. It was by far the best tutorial for broomstick lace. Thank you

  6. Anonymous permalink
    April 9, 2013 12:10 pm

    FANTASTIC tutorial!! So easy to understand :)

  7. April 24, 2013 8:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing your talent. I have been crocheting since I was 8 and always wanted to try something a little different and this looks so easy to do. I will definately give this a shot. Thanks again ~ Donna

    • April 26, 2013 8:16 am

      Thanks, Donna! Good luck, and let me know if you have any questions!

  8. April 29, 2013 4:21 pm

    BEST tutorial EVER!! I’ve tried doing this sooo many times before, & now, after your tutorial, I can FINALLY do it! Now I can start your Infinity and Beyond Lace Scarf–thank you so much! :)

  9. Linda J permalink
    May 11, 2013 2:33 pm

    Thank you so very much for the picture instructions. Also, including the addition of making a row of single crocheting to pull stitches from in the beginning of project was so very helpful. I have wanted to learn this stitch for years. Now that I am almost 60 years old I’m learning and can share with our crocheting group at our senior activity center. Majority of the ladies are in their 70s and 80s. We are having so much fun refreshing our skills in this and other crafts as well.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    • May 11, 2013 2:52 pm

      Linda, thank you so much for your message! This really touched my heart and made my day. Keep up the good work — you are amazing!

  10. Anonymous permalink
    May 15, 2013 8:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing these are very good directions!

  11. Anonymous permalink
    July 12, 2013 9:21 pm

    Do you think this could be worked for a triangle shawl?

    • July 15, 2013 8:41 pm

      Yes — I have seen triangle shawls on the web that are made with broomstick lace. I would do a search for “how to decrease broomstick lace” and also take a peek at Ravelry for some ideas!

  12. jan permalink
    July 25, 2013 2:52 pm

    love it so easy to follow thank you

  13. August 3, 2013 7:12 pm

    Great tutorial. Do visit my broomstick patterns too when you find time. here is the link.
    Thanks a ton

  14. Anonymous permalink
    August 8, 2013 2:04 pm

    Beautifully and patiently explained, with pictures for each step. It was very easy to follow and very helpful. Thank you!

  15. hester van staden permalink
    August 10, 2013 7:04 am

    i do not understand the last 5 sts of row 4. can you help me please?

    • August 10, 2013 9:19 am

      Yes! Can you copy and paste the text that you’re stuck on (because the tutorial isn’t written in rows)?

  16. October 20, 2013 11:22 pm

    I have watched countless YouTube videos and have yet to figure it out.I came across your tutorial and I finally know how to do this stitch! Thank you!!! :)

    • October 21, 2013 7:05 am

      Oh my, you don’t know how happy this makes me! Thank you so much!

  17. Hito permalink
    October 27, 2013 6:00 am

    I have literally read through three broomstick lace patterns and sobbed because they didn’t explain the transition from the first five to the second well. I tried and tried and couldn’t. Thank you so much for pictures and well described actions!!! I look forward to finally getting this right!!!

  18. Anonymous permalink
    November 7, 2013 12:07 pm

    Why don’t you just do a video ?

    • November 7, 2013 2:49 pm

      I don’t have money to purchase a video camera. I often don’t do tutorials all in one sitting because I have a full time job and I don’t have time to do that.

  19. Marina permalink
    November 19, 2013 4:30 am

    Great tutorial.
    Is there a right side to broomstick lace or not?

    • November 19, 2013 2:56 pm

      The right side is the side that faces you as you work through the top loops of the broomstick lace! Depending on the pattern, you might always have the right side facing you (because broomstick lace is worked back and forth without turning), or you might have some rows of different stitches between broomstick lace rows. Then, you would be turning your work.

  20. Rachel permalink
    January 3, 2014 6:29 pm

    I have been making a baby blanket it is ready to finish. What is the best way to finish it? The blanket is the broomstick lace style.
    Thanks. Rachel

  21. February 1, 2014 7:59 pm

    Reblogged this on Brooklyn Red Girl and commented:
    broomstick lace

  22. February 2, 2014 3:04 pm

    Reblogged this on UK Crochet Patterns.

  23. February 2, 2014 5:50 pm

    Check out our Broomstick Lace Blanket/Afghan. Great tutorial.

  24. February 3, 2014 3:26 pm

    I may actually give it a try after reading through this !!! always thought it was way too hard, you have explained it wonderfully .

  25. Angela permalink
    February 8, 2014 10:52 am

    I am just learning to crochet and looked at the picture and thought no way! Your pictures and explanations made it easy to follow and I am proud to say it worked.. Thanks for making it seem easy!

    • February 8, 2014 11:10 am

      YES! I am so glad it made sense and worked for you — it feels awesome to learn a new skill!

  26. Anonymous permalink
    March 16, 2014 3:27 am

    Hi,from the Philippines ,
    thanks for this wonderful share! i did it!

  27. July 18, 2014 7:07 pm

    Reblogged this on missy4987m and commented:
    I can not print this page.

  28. Steph permalink
    August 24, 2014 1:35 pm

    Hi, does the single crochet that joins the five loop groups count as one of the five single crochets into that group?

    • September 2, 2014 7:02 am

      Yes! There should be a total of 5 sc in each group.

  29. Jessica permalink
    September 28, 2014 1:01 am

    I love this tutorial!!! I have been wanting to learn broomstick lace for awhile but haven’t had the time to teach myself until now. Thank you for making the learning part easy…now I can’t put it down :-)

  30. Anonymous permalink
    December 10, 2014 3:41 pm

    Thanks for an easy to follow tutorial. I found the hardest part was keeping all the loops the same way round. I did two rows on a thick rolling pin then two on a wooden spoon handle. I was over the moon with the results. Thanks.

  31. Anonymous permalink
    January 22, 2015 4:27 pm

    Oh my gosh, My Grandmother also made broomstick lace….and her name was Grace. I loved see this…

  32. Anonymous permalink
    February 3, 2015 3:38 pm

    I did it! Very good instructions, thank you

  33. mawz76 permalink
    February 6, 2015 12:47 am

    Your tutorial was exactly what I needed. I am making a broomstick lace afghan. The pattern instructions weren’t detailed enough., so I’m so glad I found your example. Its comung along beautifully. Thanks so much for posting this!!!

  34. Anonymous permalink
    May 6, 2015 5:57 am

    Thank you! I just got a lovely cashmere lace yarn that I want to use for a scarf for my mother. I was scratching my head all night trying to figure out broomstick lace for it. Finally I found your tutorial and I’m flying through practicing it :) I don’t have any large hooks/needles or dowels on hand, but I’m using a credit card and it’s working nicely. Again, THANK YOU :)

    • May 6, 2015 6:59 am

      YAY! So happy to hear that! It really isn’t hard once you get the hang of it — just a little tedious.


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