A Little Bit of Broomstick Lace Crochet Goes a Long Way

broomstick lace crochet dishcloth

I’ve only done broomstick lace crochet twice before and it’s been more than a year since the last time. I love the technique. It’s beautiful and it’s a lot easier than I originally expected. So I decided to play around with it a little bit and to do so in a new way. What I did was took a really basic crochet project and did one row of broomstick crochet to make the project more unique and special. The result was a set of matching crochet dishcloths with broomstick lace near the top.

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

I used Sirdar Snuggly Baby Speckles Yarn, which is one of the yarns that I chose to purchase with the gift card I got from Black Sheep Wools back when I was named their April blogger of the month. This is a lovely cotton blend yarn that’s 60% cotton, 40% acrylic. It took one 50 gram ball to make each dishcloth.

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

I worked it with a G size crochet hook. I started by doing a founddation chain of 36, a turning chain and then two rows of hdc in BLO.

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

Then I did the row of broomstick lace. I used groupings of 4 so that there were 9 groupings across the row.

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

Then I went back to the hdc in BLO for an easy ribbed crochet dishcloth pattern. I finished up with slip stitch on the short edges and sc on the long edges to give it a finished edging. Then I repeating the process with two more colors t make a total of three matching crochet dishcloths.

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

broomstick lace crochet dishcloths

This post is part of the 52 Week Crochet Blogging Challenge hosted by Julie of Red Berry Crochet.

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Kathryn

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

4 Comments:

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  2. That is so pretty! Broomstick lace has been on my “to do” for a long time. Crochet helps me survive from depression, but depression keeps me from being able to do as much as I’d like :)

  3. txmommylady Totally understand that!! Broomstick lace turned out to be a lot easier to learn that I thought it would be at first. Takes some adjusting to get the hang of the way to hold the hooks but after that it’s smooth sailing.

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