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Crochet Broomstick Lace Scarf Pattern

January 26, 2015 /

Oh my goodness, 3/4 of January has just slipped away at the speed of light while I turned myself into a busy bee buzzing around between my craft room, office, and other daily chores. Finally, I have managed to squeeze in some time to share with you my latest creation.

This free pattern makes a cozy, lovely, and elegant crochet scarf. It is the perfect accessory for a road trip, date night, or even a movie night at the cinema. Pair this Broomstick Lace Scarf with a crochet hat or switch up a look with this bucket bag or this simple tote bag.

Broomstick Lace Scarf

CROCHET SCARF FOR EVERYONE

A crochet scarf is a perfect project for any first-timers dabbling in the art of crochet. If you are looking for simple patterns to practice whilst constructing something useful, then you have come to the right place! Crocheting scarves are a great way to practice basic crochet stitches. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Hence, by the end of the scarf-making process, you will be an expert at all the basic stitches.

In addition, crochet scarves can be as easy or as challenging as you want them to be. There are so many free crochet scarf patterns to choose from, ranging from easy patterns to complex super bulky scarves with pockets. There are free scarf patterns for everyone with different crochet skills. I would recommend taking your time to explore and find the perfect pattern for you. 

Broomstick Lace Scarf Crochet Pattern

FREE CROCHET SCARF PATTERNS

Besides this gorgeous broomstick lace design, I, too, have a list of all free crochet patterns I would like to try out in the near future. At the top of this great list is this crochet scarf with a detailed ribbed stitch made with variegated yarn. This neutral color scarf is the best thing to put on on a fall afternoon. 

Another perfect crochet scarf pattern is this Reeva scarf. This cute pattern is made up of my favorite colors: white and blue. The yarn used in the tutorial is a lion brand yarn called Genie mandala yarn. The color changes of the yarn are convenient if you would like to make a colorful scarf but do not fancy buying multiple yarns of different colors. 

A scarf does not have to be worn only during the colder months. It can also be a fun way to add vibrant colors to your everyday outfit. One of my favorite things about this skinny scarf is that it is lightweight and lacy. It is the perfect thing to put on for any time of the year. This design utilizes cotton yarn instead of bulky yarn, as cotton is more breathable in warm weather.

HOW TO CROCHET A SCARF

Before you begin on this crochet scarf journey, a good grasp of crochet knowledge would be beneficial to the process of scarf making. This is a beginner-level crochet pattern, as long as you can do crochet stitches like the chain stitch, single crochet stitch, and slip stitch, you should be able to get it done without much problem. However, should you require more guidance, please feel free to read my beginner’s guide to crocheting for more detailed explanations.

Let’s begin with the materials and tools to gather for this crochet pattern. I used cotton lace of 14-wpi (wraps per inch) in the color gray for this scarf. You may use yarn of different color combinations to make the best patterns of your choice. Besides that, if you want a warmer scarf, you may switch to a bulky weight yarn. 

In this tutorial, I used a 4.0 mm crochet hook for the cotton lace I chose. Furthermore, I used a knitting needle of 18 mm, but you may also use a dowel rod of the same size. I started the process by constructing the broomstick lace pattern until I achieved a finished dimension of 66” x 20”.

I then worked on the side borders on both edges over the whole length of the scarf. Finally, I used the twisted fringe method to make the 4″ long fringes to mark the end of the scarf. I adapted this tutorial to make the twisted fringe, but I made it longer and skip 1 stitch between the fringe.

Broomstick Lace Crochet Pattern

EASY CROCHET SCARF PATTERN 

There are countless scarf crochet patterns on the internet. Most of them are suitable for beginner crocheters as no advanced shaping techniques are required. Crochet scarves are commonly elongated rectangles made up of simple stitches in repetition. In this tutorial, I would like to introduce the broomstick lace pattern to you.

Broomstick lace has many names. It is also known as jiffy lace or peacock eye crochet. It is a 19th-century crochet technique that involves using a crochet hook and another long, slim tool like a knitting needle. The term comes from the fact that it was once done with a broomstick. Although nowadays, it is done using a lightweight plastic knitting needle or a smooth wooden craft dowel. 

lace crochet scarf me

The chain spaces between stitches depend on the size of the needle or dowel. A bigger knitting needle or dowel will provide a lacier look, whilst a smaller needle or dowel will produce a more densely woven effect. The resulting fabric is soft and stable, making it ideal for clothes, blankets, and scarves. 

Most online tutorials, be it written or step-by-step video tutorials, will guide you to pick loops and place them on the left needle, but there is a slight variation in this crochet scarf design. The difference is just to turn your work and 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 details on this simple crochet scarf pattern and view the differences between the left vs. right needle pick below.

Broomstick Lace Scarf Pattern

Broomstick Lace Scarf Pattern

Yield: 66″ x 20″ scarf
Active Time: 3 days
Total Time: 3 days
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $30 - $50

A crochet scarf is a perfect project for any first-timers dabbling in the art of crochet. This free pattern makes a cozy, lovely, and elegant crochet scarf. The lace thread used here is from a local online shop, Cotton House, the range is Fine Cotton 100.

Enjoy crocheting them!

Materials

  • Cotton lace, 14 wpi (wrap per inch), Weight Type : Lace [Note *]

Tools

  • Crochet hook: 4.0 mm
  • Knitting needle or long dowel rod: 18mm
  • Scissors

Instructions

Finished dimension: 66″ x 20″

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
sl knot = slip knot
fo = fasten off

SCARF CROCHET PATTERN

in American crochet terms

Broomstick Lace

Slip knot to begin crochet
Row 1: ch 424, increase or decrease every set of 4 ch until you reach 66″ of length,
Row 2: ch 1, sc on second ch from hook until the end of the row, lengthen last loop and place on the 18mm needle (this is the first loop of next row), turn [Remark **]
Row 3: Pick loop from next stitch until the end, turn. Check: You should have the same number of loops as the ch sts you made in row 1
Row 4: Insert hook through the first set of 4 loops, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops, chain 1 follow by 4 sc on the same 4 loops, one broomstick cluster made. Repeat 4 sc in each set of 4 loops until the end, turn. Check: you should have a total of 424/4 = 106 broomstick clusters.

Repeat row 3 and 4 until you reach the height of about 20″. I repeated row 3 and 4 25 times.

Last row: slst on each st until end. Continue crochet with the side border.

Remark:

** This is the “pick loop and place on RIGHT needle” and it is different from most of the online tutorial that showing “pick loop and place on LEFT needle”, the former method need to turn the work and the latter don’t. Refer picture below to see the slight different on the segment line between the broomstick lace layers.

Use This Method

right needle loopright needle loop line

Not This Method

left needle loopleft needle loop line

Side Borders

ch 1, sc on first st, ch 5, sc on next broomstick row, repeat until you reach the end. fo
Repeat the same to the other edge.

Fringe

I used twisted fringe method to make the 4″ long fringes. I adapted this tutorial to make the twisted fringe but I make it longer and skip 1 stitch between the fringe.
Insert hook into the first st and pull the loop to about 8 1/2″ long before start twisting it for about 40 turns with the hook, fold down the twisted loop into half and it will twist back to form the twisted fringe. slst into the same st, slst to the next st. Repeat the pull loop and twisting to complete the entire side with twisted fringes.

MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO CROCHET BROOMSTICK LACE SCARF

  1. Crochet Row 1 and Row 2 by following the crochet pattern above to make a long chain and single crochet base before starting the broomstick lace stitch.1 crochet chain
  2. Leave a big loop at the end of row 2, remove the hook.
    With the needle of the right, insert the needle through the loop from the right.
    Insert hook into the next stitch, draw loop through and place it on the needle.2 insert loops
  3. Repeat picking up loops of every stitch until you have reached the end.
    Check: You should have the same number of loops as the ch sts you made in row 1.3 loops on needle
  4. Insert hook through the first set of 4 loops, from right to left.4 broomstick
  5. Yarn over and draw through all 4 loops, chain 1, this is commonly known as locking stitch in the broomstick lace pattern.
    You need to make the locking stitch at the beginning of each broomstick row to lock the loops.5 broomstick
  6. Follow by 4 sc on the same 4 loops, one broomstick cluster made.6 broomstick
  7. Repeat 4 sc in each set of 4 loops until the end, turn. Check: you should have a total of 424/4 = 106 broomstick clusters.7 broomstick stitch
  8. Repeat loop picking and single crochet rows until you reach the height of about 20″, it is about 26 broomstick lace layers.8 broomstick stitch
  9. Slip stitch on every stitch at the end of the row.9 scarf edge
  10. Continue to crochet the short edge side border. Fasten off and crochet the other side.11 crochet scarf edge
  11. Make twisted fringe at both short edges to finish off the broomstick lace scarf. Fasten off and hide all yarn ends.
    Block the scarf before using it.12 crochet fringe

Love the scarf so much as it looks good on me 🙂 lace crochet scarf me

Notes

* I bought the lace thread from a local online shop, Cotton House, the range is Fine Cotton 100. You need about 3 balls (90-110 gram each) of cotton thread. I am not sure if they will ship internationally but no harm dropping them a message to ask.

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Lorna Hodkinson

Friday 13th of December 2019

Hi, what a beautiful pattern and great clear instructions too. Have you tried broomstick lace with a fine 2ply mohair yarn? I have some Drops Kid Silk yarn that i'm itching to make a shawl/wrap with but, having never tried Broomstick, I'm not sure if it would work? Cheers Lorna xx

Craft Passion

Sunday 15th of December 2019

I haven't tried it before but I could imagine that it will look great and glorious with the mohair texture.

Sameer Sharma

Monday 2nd of September 2019

Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Aditya Laces

Saturday 31st of March 2018

Colour selection is really nice.

Mallena

Thursday 26th of January 2017

Hello, The scarf looks awesome but I was wondering how you do the twisted fringe? Do you mind explaining. Thanks

Craft Passion

Thursday 26th of January 2017

There is a link to the tutorial to make the fringe within the post. If you can't find it, here it is.

Renata Bursten

Sunday 6th of November 2016

What a great pattern! Your instructions are exceptionally clear and easy to follow and I can FINALLY figure out how to do broomstick lace left-handed. It's just a beautiful scarf too, it really shows off a nice yarn. Thanks! Renata

Craft Passion

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

That's great, Renata :)

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