A while back I made a video tutorial on Broomstick Lace, and showed you just how easy this stitch can be. Though it looks intimidating, an experienced crocheter should be able to master it in an evening – probably less! And a new crocheter with the motivation to tackle this technique is sure to succeed. Once you’ve got it down, you can make all sorts of things with broomstick lace – and here I’ve gathered some of my favorites!
Before we get started with the free pattern roundup, here’s the tutorial video I made. It’s a good refresher if you’ve made Broomstick Lace before, and it’s a great way to learn if you’re new to it!
That’s the basics – but what fun is it if you don’t mix things up a bit? Once you’ve got the general idea down, you can add all sorts of little changes to make each project unique. Here are 10 free patterns that all have their own take on, and use for, Broomstick Lace!
10 Free Broomstick Lace Crochet Patterns
- Broomstick Lace Afghan Square by Lisa Hamblin, on Crochet ‘N’ More: If you’re making a sampler afghan, this is a great opportunity to try your hand at Broomstick Lace! There’s even a photo tutorial to help you along.
- Hundred Yard Dash by TeaLady, on Cloud9 Patterns: This scarf makes a bold statement with a single skein of yarn!
- Myth’ens by Myriam Loreau, a Ravelry download: A little taste of Broomstick Lace on a quick pair of fingerless mitts! Love the pop of color and texture!
- Infinity and Beyond Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf by Heidi Hengel, on Speckless: A simple change in stitch counts gives this crochet infinity scarf tons of movement and style!
- Pearl River Wrap by Doris Chan, on Yarnspirations: Broomstick Lace and Bobbles combine to add lots of interest to this wrap! NOTE: This pattern can be difficult to find on the Yarnspirations website, so here’s a direct link to the pdf: http://www.yarnspirations.com/naturallycaron-files/projects/pearl_river/pearl_river.pdf
- Broomstick Lace Crochet Shell by Doris Chan, on Lion Brand: This pretty crochet pattern shows how to do shaping with this lace pattern – fantastic!
- Baby in Bloom Sweater and Bonnet by Tamara Kelly, on Moogly: Oh hey, those are here! 😉 A sweet little baby sweater and matching bonnet are a great way to try this stitch!
- Pearls Baby Coat by Ana Cristina, on It’s a matter of stitching: Another take on the baby sweater, this time with an all-over broomstick pattern! Very cute!
- Friendship Shawl by Kim Guzman, on Ravelry: This pattern uses a unique variation of Broomstick Lace, that Kim came up with just for this project!
- Shawl “Morning Sun” by Luba Roytberg, a Ravelry download: UPDATE: This pattern is no longer free, alas! The video tutorial on youtube is still free though, so you can learn the stitch! This is another pattern with a whole new take on Broomstick Lace – so be sure to watch her video tutorial to see how it’s done! It’s simple enough from the video, but I never would’ve gotten it from the written pattern.
So what do you think? Ready to try something new, or is Broomstick Lace old hat to you? Which pattern was your favorite? Is there another pattern using this stitch that you like? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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I love this broomstick lace and want to make a shawl this way ! Thank you,- these tutorials were helpful !
WOW!! You made my day…I’ve tried on my own to figure this one out and felt it was too awkward for me to do. But now, I’m so excited to try again. Thank you for this video. I love the color of the yarn you were using. So pretty.
Thank you Ann! It’s awkward at first, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s pretty simple!
Just as an FYI… I’m sure that when you posted this particular post, that all the above mentioned patterns were in fact free. However, there apparently has been a change. As when I went to the Ravelry site to download pattern #10, the shawl “Morning Sun” by Luba Roytberg, it was no longer free. It’s not outrageous by any stretch, at on $4.60, but alas, nonetheless not free…. Just thought I’d share so folks would be less likely to be surprised, or perhaps to even give you an opportunity to “update” your post.
Also wanted to take the opportunity to mention how VERY much I enjoy your blog! Being that I’m not real big on crochet (mostly because I’m just not very good at it! Better at it than knitting though!)(shudder!!!) so it’s really a HUGE compliment coming from me! 😉 Well done!
Ah shoot, always a bummer when that happens. Thank you for letting me know Shelly! 🙂 And thanks so much for your kind words!! 😀
Hi Tamara, Back in February I had let you know about Pattern # 10, Well recently I came back to look at the patterns again and decided that I would try looking at #5, (Pearl River Wrap by Doris Chan, on NaturallyCaron.com) I wanted to see if it was something that I thought I go do. Well as it turned, out at the time the site was down for maintenance. So I decided to email them at Caron. They just got back with me. And here’s their reply:
Caron Naturally Spa, Country and Joy are all discontinued products,
for this reason the yarns have been removed from the web site.
The patterns for those products are beautiful so we have added them
to the bottom of the website page. http://www.yarnspirations.com/
They can be found on line at the bottom of the page under:
· Naturally Caron Patterns
So I went to the site (when she says bottom of the page, she’s not kidding!) and I clicked on the “Naturally Caron Patterns” link which took me to the “yarnspirations” site as promised. Then you had the option of either scrolling down the page until you found the pattern or you could click on the letter of the alphabet at the top of the page that corresponds with the first letter of the title of the pattern, which in this case of course was letter “P”, for Pearl. Now seeing as how all of that is so ridiculously laborious, I have opted to just cut to the chase and supply you with the direct link to the pattern!
Now that being said, all the patterns on the page at “yarnspirations” are free, it there are indeed some BEAUTIFUL patterns on the page, making it WELL worth the time it takes to scroll down through them! But, that’s not the original purpose of this particular blog post. So …. I just hope that it keeps the formatting that I put it in! Otherwise, it could get messy!
I apologize for the length of this “comment’ but I just felt like you and the rest of your readers might like to know.
I hope that this is helpful for you
Wow, the Yarnspirations re-formatting has done a number on several roundups – I’m glad they’ve brought back at least some of the patterns, but so much are just gone. And clearly they haven’t made the ones they are still sharing easy to find! :/ Thank you so much for sharing the URL for the PDF – I’ll add it to the text of the post!
Do you have a pattern for afghan using the Broomstick stitch for adult
I don’t have one myself, and all the ones I’ve seen are baby sized. But this one is free, and you just increase by 5 chains until you get the width you want, and then work til you get the length you want! http://www.rakjpatterns.com/2013/11/sweet-lace-blanket-free-crochet-pattern.html 🙂