Broomstick Lace Top Pattern

Broomstick Lace Crochet Shell

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as ‘Mikey’, I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I’m a ‘hooker’ at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

5 thoughts on “Broomstick Lace Crochet Shell

  • June 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm
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    Oh, I like! Thank you for posting this Mikey. The last garment I made that had the broomstick lace stitch was over 40 years ago. I think it is time to do it again. I like to layer vests or shells over light weight turtlenecks in the winter. This will be awesome in a multi-color yarn.

    Thanks again for finding this.
    Eldonna

  • June 20, 2014 at 9:23 am
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    Your intro paragraph makes it sound like this is an easy pattern. It’s not. I made it a few years ago. It’s not just broomstick lace, it’s broomstick lace in the round, alternating with rows of V stitches. I couldn’t find a circular knitting needle that big, so I fudged it with 3 or 4 regular size 35 knitting needles. It’s rated as an experienced pattern. I think you should tell people that before the look at how beautiful it is and decide that really want to make it.

    I also have a comment on your broomstick video. I’ve been doing broomstick lace since my grandmother taught me 35 years ago. I’m also a certified crochet instructor and I watched several videos and looked over several different sets of instructions for broomstick lace to validate my technique before submitting broomstick swatches for my certification. I’ve never seen anyone else lock every group the way you do. You need to lock the first group like that, but all the remaining groups you usually start with a regular SC not some special locking stitch. I’ve never seen this before, and the instructions in the pattern don’t tell you to do it that way either. If the students I’ve taught broomstick to look at your video, they will be confused.

    I usually really appreciate your video tutorials. They are detailed and very helpful for those with less experience or if something is not quite clear in a pattern, but I’m glad I looked at this one before recommending it to my students, because this one conflicts with what they have been taught and would only confuse them.

    • June 20, 2014 at 9:31 am
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      I just wanted to add that in general, i would call broomstick lace an easy technique. All you need to know to learn it is SC. It’s just this pattern I’m saying is not easy. The skill level is listed as experienced, and in this case, I agree. The broomstick is worked in the round with increases and decreases. Definitely not recommended as a first broomstick pattern.

    • Mikey, The Crochet Crowd
      June 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm
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      I will remove the video tutorial to be less confusing. My introduction doesn’t say it’s easy, nor did I imply it any where. Maybe I am misreading it but I don’t see where I wrote that.

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