Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf

broomstick lace infinity scarf

Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2013.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

03-intermediate web

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Abbreviations:

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

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

30 thoughts on “Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf

  • Karen

    Hi. I just came across your website and this broomstick scarf. What a fabulous pattern. After you have put the 30 loops onto the needle and you start to gather the first five loops… why do you chain 1 then pull it off? Why don’t you do your first single crochet at this point (meaning you’d do just four more SCs after this for that first loop? I’m fairly new to crocheting so maybe this question is obvious to others but I’m a bit bewildered. I know when doing a regular scarf you typically do a chain 1 at the end before turning and starting your next row but this is different (or seems to be).

    Thanks again for your videos and patterns!! I’ve been binge learning on your site. 😀 I’m excited to try this one. I don’t have that size needle so might have to get creative with using an actual broom handle. 😀

    • Hi Karen! This is how I have always done it so it feels very natural to me 🙂 There are different approaches and I’d say do whatever feels most comfortable for you. Have fun with your scarf! I have heard of so many others getting creative with household things as the needle!

  • Crochet Ching

    I would like to know how many skeins to buy for a straight scarf? What other kind of yarn works for the brroomstick pattern? Which needle works better the plastic or wood? Thank you.

    • I would recommend two skeins of Boutique Unforgettable for a nice sized straight scarf. You can use any worsted weight yarn for this particular broomstick lace pattern. You may use what ever material needle that you are comfortable with. I use a plastic needle because it was available at my craft store 🙂

  • Megan R

    I love this!! I didn’t have the knitting needle and was too anxious to wait and buy one, so I’m using my sons light saber ?? it’s working out great thanks to your detailed tutorial!!
    My only problem is.. why is my yarn so frizzy and yours is so perfect and tame? I’m using the same yarn ?

    • Now that’s creative! I’ve heard of people using broomsticks and hammer handles but a light saber is the first! 🙂
      RH Boutique Unforgettable is known for it’s frizziness. I find that being extra careful with it (not ripping out stitches or stashing it in a bag) helps quite a bit. It happens as a result of repeated rubbing so I do what I can to limit this. Mine started out nice and tame but after a few wears, has some frizz to it.

  • Patricia Varner

    On the broomstick lace design, can you just finish after 35 rows instead of making it an infinity scarf, just keep it long? Also, can you use a thicker yarn?

    • Hi Patricia!

      Yes and yes 🙂
      This is a pretty versatile stitch pattern. You can convert it to a straight scarf and you can also use any weight yarn. The openings may be a little smaller as a result of using thicker yarn but the outcome is still beautiful.

  • Terri

    Thanks for the tutorial on this lovely scarf AND what beeeeautiful hands you have! I just moved from Hawaii to Idaho and it is COLD here–I see many scarves in my future and this will definitely be one of them!

  • dmvelez

    Excellent Video! Excellent instruction, excellent production. One of the best “How To” videos I’ve seen! Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve wanted to try this technique for years and never gotten around to it. The color choices were exactly what I would choose and DID! Just got back from the craft store with both of them. 🙂

  • 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.

  • 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..

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!)

  • 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!

  • 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.

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