The Broomstick Lace Stitch is a technique that creates large loops of yarn that gently twist to the left, giving the finished project especially elegant drape. It’s great for elegant stoles, household items and afghans.
Native Twist (Imperial’s most popular product) is a single-ply, lofty yarn. The bulky weight creates a soft, smooth knit fabric, making it an excellent option for heavy-weight outerwear such as coats and sweaters.
Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.
Note: Traditionally this stitch is performed using a broomstick handle. You can also use a large knitting needle, paper towel roll, or curling iron. Just make sure the curling iron is unplugged…
Row 1: Draw the final chain of your foundation chain up over the broomstick. Crochet back into the chain, drawing up a loop in each stitch and pulling it up over the broomstick. Repeat until you have drawn up a loop through every stitch in your chain and transferred them onto the broomstick. This step creates the large loops of yarn you will see in the finished lace.
Tip: At this point, if it is easier for you to manage, you can remove the large needle from your work altogether.
Row 2: Slide your hook through the first 5 loops and pull them off the broomstick. Yarn over and pull through the group of large loops on your hook. Work one single crochet for every loop in the group (5). Continue this process until all the loops have been crocheted into.
Warning:Make sure to check how many loops you have in each group to avoid accidental increases or decreases. Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached your desired length.
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