I finished this broomstick lace scarf and I am so pleased with how it turned out.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with broomstick lace, it is a crochet technique that uses a knitting needle to form the large loops.
This video offers great instructions for the beginner or for someone who may need a refresher, as I did after not having done any broomstick lace in many, many years.
For my scarf, I used 3 skeins (819 yards) of Rosários 4 Pluma. I wound two of the skeins each into balls and then the third skein was wound into two equal sized balls. I used almost the entire three skeins in the scarf.
As the Pluma yarn is 2 ply, I used a double strand of yarn to make the scarf.
You could also use a worsted weight (4 ply) in which case you would not double the yarn and would need approximately 400 yards depending on how long you decided to make your scarf.
To make the scarf:
Using a 4.5 mm crochet hook, chain 31.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each chain across.
Row 2: Pull up broomstick lace loop in back loop of each stitch across and place it on the broomstick lace needle. You should have 30 stitches.
Row 3: Working in groups of 6 BL loops, work 6 sc in each group. (30 sc)
Note: In the video she works in groups of 5 loops but I liked the look of using 6 loops which over 30 stitches gave me 5 sets of 6 loops.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Sc in same st, (ch 5, sk next 4 sts, sc next in next 2 sts) four times. Ch 5, sk next 4 sts, sc in last st.
Row 5: Turn. Sl st in first ch5 space, ch 1. Work 6 sc in ch5 space and in each ch 5 space across, skipping over the 2 sc between the ch 5 spaces.
Repeat Row 2 to Row 5 until the scarf is the desired length. (I made this scarf 60 in.)
Marjorie NathDecember 6, 2012 12:28 am
Off Topic….Just wanted you to know that the coin purse kit that I won on your giveaway arrived today. Thank you very much!! Now to decide whether to make it now or wait till after the holidays.
Marj in Mexico
wendyDecember 3, 2012 8:29 am
it’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing the instructions, I really want to have a go at this now I’ve got some free time.
StephanieDecember 1, 2012 6:39 pm
Very nice. Elegant and classy. Somebody is going to be very happy to receive this.
EdnaDecember 1, 2012 2:33 pm
Came out lovely………..Several years ago I made a Baby cape with that pattern………..Was used for a baptismal cape……
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