Broomstick Lace Crochet Tutorial
Below the text is a broomstick lace crochet tutorial, that shows you the basics of how to make the broomstick lace crochet stitch.
Broomstick lace is not hard to do once you have mastered the basics of crocheting. All you need to make the lace is your yarn, a crochet hook that is suitable for the yarn, and a large knitting needle. If you are working with thick yarn, then you will want a thicker needle as it will help to bring about a lacier look. But for a thinner yarn, you can use a smaller needle.
In broomstick lace crochet you basically have 2 types of rows; a crochet row, and a loop row. The crochet row is the row when you do your actual crochet stitches, and the loop row is when you pull up the loops onto your knitting needle.
One of the great things about broomstick lace is that you never have to turn your work, as both the crochet rows and the loop rows are worked from the same side. The crochet rows are worked from the right to left, the same as with normal crocheting; and the loop rows are worked backwards, from left to right. The only time you would turn your work in broomstick lace is if you have 2 or more consecutive crochet rows.
If you are having trouble holding the knitting needle in your left hand as you pull up the crochet loops, then you can hold the needle with your knees so that both of your hands are free to work the yarn.
Watch the video below for a visual demonstration on how to make the broomstick lace crochet stitch.