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Broomstick Afghan

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Broomstick crochet is a unique crochet technique worked with a crochet hook and a broomstick or giant knitting needle. The giant needle means this broomstick afghan works up quickly and easily.

Materials:

  • Crochet Hook size K () or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 1" diameter broomstick, dowel or giant knitting needle.
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun Yarn: 54 to 60 ounces

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished size: Approx 60 X 48

Gauge: 2 1/2 sts=1"

Stitch Notes: Broomstick St (br st)

Instructions:

Step 1: At beg of row, remove hook from lp and draw it up and onto the broomstick end, insert hook in next st and draw up lp, remove it from hook and loop it over broomstick. Continue until all sts have lps drawn over broomstick.

Step 2: Remove 4 lps from stick, YO and pull through, ch 1, 4 sc in loops.

Rep from until all lps are removed.

Afghan:

Foundation Row: Ch 125 (or any multiple of 4 plus 1 to obtain desired width). The multiple can be varied to make smaller or larger stitch patterns.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end (124 sc).

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in 1st sc and in each sc across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st hdc and in each hdc across.

Row 4: Do Step 1 of br st in each sc across. (124 lps)

Row 5: Do Step 2 of br st until all lps are removed. (31 loop groups).

Row 6: Sc in each sc across. (124 sc).

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in 1st sc and in each sc across.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st hdc and in each hdc across.

Repeat rows 4 through 8 until throw measures approx. 60" or desired length. Fasten off.

Loop Fringe Edging (Make 2):

Ch 125.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across (124 sc). Brace a 5" piece of cardboard (strip) behind the work with left hand, insert hook in next st, transfer strip to right hand and take yarn around strip front to back, draw up a lp, yo, draw yarn through 2 lps, rep from to end of row, sliding lps off and moving strip forward as it becomes filled. Sew a loop fringe edging to top and bottom of throw.

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Oct 7, 2010

I don't know if the people requesting a picture of the Broomstick lace ever got one, but there is a tutorial on YouTube. Go go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxYywyFSeh8&feature=related. Copy and paste this link into your browser and it will take you to it. There are more tutorials at the site of the woman that did the one on YouTube. They are located at: http://www.stitchdiva.com/. Hope this helps.

 

Sep 21, 2010

It's real simple. You only need to know two stitches. SC and chain. E-mail me for the picture if you want. I started making these 20 years ago, and still enjoy making as they work up fast. My e-mail addy is: cae1950@netcommander.com I would put the picture here but don't know how. lol.

 

7 Ratings

Jun 3, 2010

I AM CURIOUS WHAT'S LOOK LIKE BROOMSTICK AFGHAN. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PICTURE OF IT AND SUGGEST YOU SHOULD ADD LIKE "EASY, INTERMEDIATER OR ADVANCE SKILL". I AM NOT SURE, IF I CAN DO THAT. I DONT ADVANCE YET. STILL ON BASIC EASY ON CROCHET. FOUND OTHER WEBSITE FOR CROCHET, SHOW ME THE STEPS TO STEPS TO MAKE IT, I DID FOLLOW THE STEPS TO STEPS WITH PICTURE SHOW AND DID PRINT IT OUT. WONDERFUL, ITS HELP ME TO ABLE TO CROCHET BETTER. PLUS I NEED SOME HELP ME LIKE CLASS OR IS ANYONE WHO LIVE IN NJ, WOULD BE NICE FOR ME TO CONTACT THEM, ASK FOR HELP ME, HEHEHE. SINCE I AM DEAF, I AM VERY GOOD BASIC EASY MANY AFGHAN FOR MANY YEARS AS I WAS LEARNED AT MY AGE OF 19 YEARS OLD FROM MY COMPANY CO-WORKER, SHOW ME HOW TO CROCHET ON BABY SHELL AFGHAN, AND STILL DO ON IT, LOVE IT, AND ALSO OTHER, SOME OF THEM, NEVER SAW MY DIFFERENT AS GRANY SQUARE WITH RIPPLE, SO BEAUTIFUL. CAN U HELP ME, OR U MAY CONTACT THEM WHO LIVE IN BLOOMFIELD, BELLEVILLE, OR NUTLEY, OR GLEN RIDGE, NJ. GIVE THEM OF MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS KATHYROSE57@AOL.COM, I WOULD BE SO THRILLED TO SHARE WITH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. KATHY

 

Apr 13, 2010

Yes, where is the picture. I would like to be able to see what it looks like.

 

Mar 2, 2010

I have done the broom stick lace afghan only in multilples of 5, so I haven't try ed other variations yet. Kathleen

 

Mar 1, 2010

This was an anonymous reader submission with no picture. Hope you enjoy the technique anyway.

 

Feb 28, 2010

Where is the picture?

 

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