Crochet This Gorgeous Baby Blanket Using Broomstick Lace
Apparently, broomstick lace gets its name from crocheters in the 19th century who used a broom handle to crochet this particular type of lace.
Nowadays, it is more common to use a large knitting needle instead. However, what do you do if you don’t have a large enough knitting needle around?
Well, there is no need to get the broom out again – why not try using a popsicle stick instead?
All you need to get started is some yarn, a crochet hook and a popsicle stick.
As you can see from these images, the popsicle stick can easily replace a knitting needle (or a broom handle). This broomstick lace technique is great if you just want to make a bracelet, hairband or a scarf.
If you would like to try something a bit more ambitious like a baby blanket, you may want to use a knitting needle. Here is short video showing how to crochet broomstick lace using a large knitting needle…
To crochet the gorgeous broomstick lace baby blanket your are going to need 3 skeins of yarn and a 6 mm (US J-10) crochet hook.
If you are using a knitting needle, you will need a 25 mm (US size 50) needle. You will also need a yarn needle if you don’t want to use your crochet hook to weave in the yarn ends.
The finished baby blanket measures 28 inches by 39 inches.
You can access the FREE pattern here: Broomstick Lace Baby Blanket.
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