Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 20 and Broomstick Lace

Broomstick lace. I needn't say more. An unusual technique and it can be a bit cumbersome at first for crocheters since you have to hold a big fat needle in the opposite hand when you're used to holding only yarn. Lot's of tutorials are available online for the basic technique. Something I do differently is add a row of single crochet between each row of broomsticking. You'll notice a ridge form when you pull up loops for the broomstick portion. Doing a row of single crochet makes the ridge trade sides and you'll have a completely reversible pattern.

1 skein Caron Simply soft
Size H hook
Size 35 knitting needle (the big plastic kind)

Ch 25, SC into second chain from hook and all chains across (24 stitches made)
Row 1: Pull up loops working from left to right and place them on the needle.
Row 2: Hold 4 loops together and sc 4 times in each set of loops across work (6 sets of loops with 4 sc in each loop)
Row 3: Sc in each stitch across work.

Repeat these 3 rows until you're happy with the length or you run out of yarn, whichever comes first. :)

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