Oh my goodness, 3/4 of January just slipped away in light speed while I turned myself into a busy bee buzzing around between my sewing room and craft room, office, kid’s back to school errand and other daily cores. Finally, I managed to squeeze a good time to share with you on how to crochet this cozy lovely elegant Broomstick Lace Scarf. This is a beginner level crochet pattern, as long as you can do crochet stitches like chain, single crochet, slip stitch you should be able to get it done without much problem 🙂
Broomstick lace, also known as jiffy lace and peacock eye crochet, is a historic crochet technique from the 19th century which is done using a crochet hook and another long slender item such as a knitting needle. Traditionally a broomstick was used, hence the name, but the modern variant is a lightweight plastic knitting needle or smooth wooden craft dowel. A larger knitting needle or dowel will result in a lacier effect, while a smaller will provide a more closely woven effect. Because the fabric created is soft yet stable, it is well-suited for clothing and blankets. [Source: Wikipedia]
Most online tutorials (written or video) will show you to pick loops and place on the left needle but this broomstick lace scarf do it a little differently. The different is just to turn your work, pick loops to place on the right needle. A flatter but more defined straight v line between the broomstick lace layers is the result of this little change. Get more detail on the pattern and view the different between the left vs right needle pick right after the jump to second page.