Broomstick Lace Crochet Stitch

Skill Level

Intermediate

Multiple

5

Project Ideas

Shawls, scarves

The broomstick lace crochet stitch is one of the most unique and beautiful of crochet stitches. It’s open and airy, making it great for fall and spring projects.

Broomstick Lace Crochet Stitch
getting started

Suggested Supplies

Broomstick lace crochet requires an additional tool to create the sweeping loops that are characteristic to this stitch. It gets its name from broomsticks being used. Nowadays, it’s most common to use a US 50 knitting needle for medium bulky weight yarn or a US 19 knitting needle for light weight yarns.

Supplies used in demonstration video:

  • Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn, Cream/Taupe
  • US 50 Knitting Needle
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors


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pattern details

Abbreviations & Special Stitches

This stitch pattern is in US crochet terminology.

  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch Chain
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • SC Single Crochet
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
  • YO Yarn Over Hook

Broomstick Stitch: *Insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a long loop. Place loop on knitting needle with working yarn at the front of the work. Rep from * to end of row.

Move working yarn to back of work. Insert hk underneath next 5 loops. Slide loops off needle and keep on hook. Holding the 5 loops together, ch 1 (does not count as st). 5 sc around loops. Pick up the next five loops. 5 sc around loops.


the pattern

Written Instructions


Row 1: Ch a multiple of 5. Pull up on working yarn and place it on knitting needle. Pull up a loop for each ch and place it on the needle.

Move working yarn to back of work. Insert hook from left to right underneath next 5 loops. Carefully slide these loops off needle and twist so hook is at right side (or left if you are left-handed). Ch 1 (does not count as st). 5 sc around loops. Pick up the next five loops. 5 sc around loops. Continue to the end of row.

Row 2: Pull up loop from last sc and place it on needle. *Insert hook in the BLO of next st, pull up a loop and place it on needle. Rep from * for each rem st.

Move working yarn to back of work. Insert hook from left to right underneath next 5 loops. Carefully slide these loops off needle and twist so hook is at right side (or left if you are left-handed). Ch 1 (does not count as st). 5 sc around loops. Pick up the next five loops. 5 sc around loops. Continue to the end of row.

Repeat: Rep row 2 until your project measures the length you want. End on an odd-numbered row.


see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial


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