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Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf

I can’t believe I waited so long to try out the broomstick lace technique. I have to admit, I was a little intimidated at first but after a little practice and much patience, I was able to complete this stunning infinity scarf!

I posted an image of my scarf-in-progress and received a lot of positive feedback. With this feedback came the request of a pattern. I have to admit, this is more of a technique than a pattern, but I have included in this post the exact number of stitches and rows to complete an infinity scarf all on your own. If you are completely unfamiliar with the broomstick lace, I suggest watching my video tutorial to help you learn!

Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf

broomstick scarf 2

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2013.

Please do not copy, sell or redistribute this pattern without first obtaining my permission. Items produced using this pattern may be sold, however please do not use the photo above.

03-intermediate web

 

 Supplies:

  • Redheart Boutique Unforgettable (Dragonfly & Polo Shown)
  • Size 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Size US 50 Knitting Needles
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Abbreviations:

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet

Stitch Guide: Broomstick stitch – The broomstick stitch requires two steps to complete one row, a loop step and a crochet step. Insert your hook into the first chain or stitch and draw up a long loop. Place this loop on the knitting needle with the working yarn at the front of the work. Continue drawing loops through the chains or stitches and placing them on your hook until you have reached the end of your row. Move the working yarn to the back of the work. Count the first 5 loops and insert your hook from left to right underneath all 5. Carefully slide these 5 loops off your hook. Pick up your working yarn and yarn over (yo) and pull through the loop on your hook. Chain one to lock it in place. Sc 5 times around the loops. This will create the twist in the stitch. Pick up the next five loops just as before and sc 5 times across the top. Continue to the end of the row.

 Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf Tutorial

This tutorial is also available in a left handed version. Click here to be directed to the left handed tutorial on YouTube.

  Broomstick Polo for Web

Written Instructions

Chain 30.

Row 1 (First Pass)

Pull up the last loop on your hook and place it on the knitting needle. Be sure to orient your working yarn so that it is in the front of the needle. Pull up your slack so you have a snug tension. Insert your hook into the next chain, YO, pull up a loop and place that loop on your knitting needle. Repeat for all 30 chains. Be sure to count the loops on your knitting needle at the end. You should have 30.

Row 1 (Second Pass)

Secure the first 5 loops from the needle onto the index finger of your dominant hand. Carefully remove the other loops from the knitting needle. With your working yarn coming from behind, insert your hook into the group of 5 loops from the left side. YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through the loop on your hook. This will lock the stitch in place. Ch 1. Sc 5 more times into the gap. *Grab 5 more loops, making sure to keep them in order and insert your hook in the same fashion as before. YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through the first loop on your hook. YO and pull through both loops (Counts as sc). Sc 4 more times into gap. Repeat from * across.

Row 2 (First Pass)

Pull up the loop from your last sc and place it on the knitting needle. Be sure to orient your working yarn so that it is in the front of the needle. Pull up your slack so you have a snug tension. Insert your hook into the back loop of the next stitch YO, pull up a loop and place that loop on your knitting needle. Repeat for all 30 chains. Be sure to count the loops on your knitting needle at the end. You should have 30.

Row 2 (Second Pass)

Secure the first 5 loops from the needle onto the index finger of your dominant hand. Carefully remove the other loops from the knitting needle. With your working yarn coming from behind, insert your hook into the group of 5 loops from the left side. YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through the loop on your hook. This will lock the stitch in place. Ch 1. Sc 5 more times into the gap. *Grab 5 more loops, making sure to keep them in order and insert your hook in the same fashion as before. YO, pull up a loop, YO and pull through the first loop on your hook. YO and pull through both loops (Counts as sc). Sc 4 more times into the gap space. Repeat from * across.

Repeat row 2 for a total of 35 rows.

To finish your infinity scarf, take a spare piece of yarn and fold the scarf in half, wrong sides facing each other, and whip stitch across the edge into each stitch. Weave in your ends.

You may also enjoy the matching hat!

Broomstick Hat Small

  • Joley

    The scarf is beautiful, for me it is easier to leave the loops on the knitting needle and only take off 5 at a time 🙂

  • BammyX11

    How many skeins of yarn does it take to make this beautiful scarf?

    • I used less than one skein of yarn for this scarf. If I had to guestimate, I’d say I used about 2/3 of it.

      • Ramona Walters

        I only got 26 rows out of one 3.5 oz skein. The pattern calls for 35 rows.

  • Rae IBe

    Do you know how I can get this pattern in knitted format for two broomstick knitting needles? Love the look of the finished product.

    • I have never seen this pattern translated for knitting. I imagine it could be done with two different size needles and a little creativity!

  • Melanie

    I am making a scarf right now after watching your tutorial. I love this stitch! Am I missing something or is there a mistake in the written instructions? In the instructions for the 2nd Pass, shouldn’t it say to make 4 more sc in the gap (hole) before it says, “Repeat from * across.”? Thanks!

    • Melanie, you are correct…thanks! Problem fixed.

      • Melanie

        Thanks! Does it need corrected for Row 1(Second Pass)also? I am using the handle of my husband’s rubber mallet for the loops! It’s working out great! 🙂

        • Oh yes it does…fixed. That’s very creative!

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  • Gerry Gurrola

    This is SUCH a unique stitch! I tried a project about a month ago with it, but the directions were way too hard to follow, so your tutorial is a tremendous help! I’m finishing a scarf for a friend coming back from studying abroad in China for a year, she had knitted me a scarf before she left, so now I’m returning the favor. So, thank you! I’ll for sure tag ya in the picture of the finished product! (Also, all of your blog posts are amazing, totally an enormous fan, woo!)

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  • Amber

    beautiful scarf and I’m excited to make it! The directions are not the same as the tutorial instructions. For instance the written directions say to hold the first 5 loops and take the remaining loops off the knitting needle. The tutorial (which is correct) leaves them on taking off 5 at a time while making the beautiful stitch.

    • Hi Amber! I’m glad you are excited about making the broomstick lace infinity scarf. To clear up your concerns about the tutorial and pattern not matching, there are actually different ways to work the broomstick stitches. I demonstrate the way I like to work them in the tutorial and present the alternative method with the written instructions.

    • Amber

      i must retract my comment the video does show pulling the loops off. I would definitely recommend watching the video tutorial before you make the scarf. She gives very detailed directions during the video. This is a beautiful pattern, thank you so much for sharing it with us and taking the time to make the video!

  • Amanda Harris

    Hi. I am currently making this scarf. Approximately how long should I expect it to be before I whip stitch it together? Thanks.

  • Angélique Ladiabolique

    where to buy this wool in France ?

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  • SueC

    Thanks so much for posting this pattern, it’s awesome! It did take some patience to get the hang of it, but thanks so much for the videos — they really helped! Was looking for a project to get back into crochet and this was perfect. And my local crafts store was having a 50% off sale on the fabulous Unforgettable yarn — working with Dragonfly now, got Stained Glass and Tidal, and will probably make a trip back for more this week, these scarves will make great gifts..

  • Ramona Walters

    I saw this yarn the other day and thought it was beautiful but had nothing to make with it at the time. I’ll definitely be getting some now. Thanks for the pattern.

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