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How to Crochet Broomstick Lace

Practice the broomstick crochet stitch with this photo tutorial

Broomstick lace rows are worked in two “passes” – the Loop Pass and Return Pass – both made from the right side of the fabric, without turning. In some patterns, the broomstick lace rows will be written as two rows in the pattern, one for each pass. In others, only the Return Pass is written out as the Loop Pass is almost always the same. The Return Pass is where the variations typically occur. 

How to Work the Loop Pass
Note that in many broomstick lace crochet patterns, the Loop Pass is worked in the back loop only; however, in the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf, the Loop Pass is worked under both loops.

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At the end of the previous row, do not turn. With the knitting needle held to the left, slip the last loop on the hook onto the needle (counts as first loop).

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Moving from left to right across the row of regular crochet, skip the first single crochet and *insert the hook through both loops of the next single crochet, yarn over and draw up a loop.

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Slip the loop onto the needle without twisting; repeat from * across and do not turn.

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How to Work the Return Passes in the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf 

Return Pass in Ones: Remove the knitting needle from the loops, being careful not to twist or pull on them.

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Starting on the right side of the row, insert your hook into the first loop,

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pull the working yarn up to the height of the loop, yarn over and pull through the loop.

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Chain one and single crochet in the top of the big loop.

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Single crochet in each loop across to the end.

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Return Pass in Threes: Remove the knitting needle from the loops, being careful not to twist or pull on them. Starting on the right side of the row, insert your hook into the first 3 loops,

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pull the working yarn up to the height of the loops, yarn over and pull through the three loops. Chain one….

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and single crochet three in the top of the three loops as if they were one.

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Work across the row of loops in groups of three, working three single crochet in each group of three loops.

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While in the Spring Lace Infinity Scarf, groups of both ones and threes are used; in other broomstick lace patterns, other groupings and Return Passes may be used.

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Are you ready to give the broomstick lace a try? What do you think you’ll crochet with this fun stitch?

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Comments
  • Sandra J.

    Yes! I made an afghan for my sister years ago using this technique. I found the broomstick I’d used the other day; but, had totally forgotten the technique. I am in the process of making afghans for my grown grand children and would love to use this technique!

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