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Here is a free crochet pattern for a broomstick lace cowl. It is very easy to make once the basics of crocheting and broomstick lace have been mastered. The only stitches required are the chains (chs), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) and the broomstick lace st.
Broomstick lace is worked by pulling up loops onto a knitting needle from left to right. This row is referred to as the loop row. The loops are then worked off the needle with regular crochet stitches from right to left. Broomstick Lace Tutorial
Note: This pattern was updated on Aug. 28, 2014. Pictures were added to help with rounds 3 and 4. A typo was fixed in regards the rounds, and stitch counts were added as well. You can make this in any size that you want as long as you start off with a multiple of 6.
Material: Patons Canadiana The New Generation 1 100g/3.5oz. ball.
Hook Size: H/8-5.00MM
Circular Knitting Needle Size: 20MM
Gauge: Measures approximately 1.5″ over a set of 6 loops and dc2tog.
Finished Measurements: The circumference around the neck measures approximately 15″ for the small, 16.5″ for the medium and 18″ for the large. The bottom flares out and measures approximately twice the measurement as the circumference around the neck. From top to bottom it measures approximately 7″.
The cowl is crocheted from the neck down.
Instructions are given for the smallest size and the medium and large are given in brackets
Chain 60 or any multiple of 6, being careful not to twist the chains, join with sl st in first ch to form circle.
Row 1: Ch 1, working in bl only, sc in each ch around. Join with sl st. (60 sts)
Row 2: (Loop Row) Place the first lp onto the knitting needle, *working from left to right and in bl only, draw up a lp in next st and place it onto the knitting needle, repeat from * around. (60 lps)
Row 3: Working from right to left, Insert hook under the first set of 6 lps and remove from needle, yo and pull through, ch 1, work 6 sc in the set of 6 lps, *dc2tog over the next 2 visible bl where the last worked lp and the next lp were drawn up from, work 6 sc in the next set of 6 lps, repeat from * around, dc2tog over the next 2 visible bl where the last worked lp and the first lp were drawn up from, join with sl st. (70 sts)
Row 4: (Loop Row) Working from right to left, sl st into next 2 sts, place the first lp onto the knitting needle, working from left to right and in bl only, (draw up a lp in next st) 2 times, *sk next dc2tog, (draw up a lp in next st) 6 times, repeat from * to last 4 sts, sk next dc2tog, (draw up a lp in next st) 3 times, join with sl st. (60 lps)
Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 3 & 4.
Row 11: Insert hook under the first 3 lps and remove from needle, yo and pull through, ch 1, 6sc in the set of 3 lps, *dc2tog over the next 2 visible bl where the last worked lp and the next lp were drawn up from, work 6 sc in the next set of 3 lps, repeat from * around, dc2tog over the next 2 visible bl where the last worked lp and the first lp were drawn up from, join with sl st. (140 sts)
Rows 12-15: Repeat rows 3 & 4, starting with row 4 and ending with row 3. (120 lps)
Row 16: Ch 1, sc into each st around, join with sl st. Fasten off.
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