Quadrilateral was my third published pattern, released in the August, 2011 issue of the now defunct KnitCircus magazine. (You can read my original post about it here.) It was one of my early explorations into broomstick lace, and it’s very simple to make but quite stunning. It’s actually one of my favorite shawls to wear, but due to the rectangular shape, I usually use a shawl pin.
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The yarn in the photographed sample is the now discontinued Schaefer Yarn Company Heather. You can substitute any fingering weight yarn. (I used Made in America Yarns Wayfarer in Bordeaux for the pictures in the tutorial.) I’m now sharing Quadrilateral for free on the blog, along with a photo tutorial. If you enjoy the pattern, show it some love on Ravelry!
Quadrilateral: a broomstick lace shawl
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
- Length: 20 in (51 cm); Width: 54 in (137 cm)
- Approximately 1200 yds (1097 m) in any fingering weight yarn
- F-5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge
- US 35 (19 mm) 14 in (36 mm) straight knitting needle or any size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
- Shawl pin (optional)
- 6.5 broomstick lace groups (33 sc) and 9.5 rows (5 rows sc + 4.5 rows broomstick lace loops) = 4 in (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical to this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- 5 lp-sp – 5 loop space – space created by 5 broomstick lace loops on hook
- BL – back loop only
- ch(s) – chain(s)
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- t-ch – turning chain
- yo – yarn over
- * Rep after asterisk as indicated.
- Pattern uses one straight knitting needle as the “broomstick” to create the lace stitches. A broomstick handle or other wide, rounded stick can substitute for the needle.
- Right handed crocheters should work Row 3 with knitting needle in left hand and hook in right hand, working from left to right across the row. Rows 1, 2, 4, and 5 are worked from right to left as usual.
- Left handed crocheters should work Row 3 with knitting needle in right hand and hook in left hand, working from right to left across row. Rows 1, 2, 4, and 5 are worked from left to right as usual.
- Once you are comfortable with the grouping of loops worked with the crochet hook, you may remove the knitting needle from all loops in Row 4, taking care to keep the first active loop from unraveling.
- Photo tutorial follows written pattern.
- Ch 146.
- Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next ch and in each ch to end of row. (145 sc)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1, skip t-ch, scBL in first and in each st to end of row.
- Row 3: Do not turn. Pull up loop on hook and place it on needle, skip first sc, *insert hook in BL of next sc, yo, draw up loop and place on needle; rep from * across. (145 broomstick lace loops)
- Row 4: Do not turn, insert hook under first 5 loops, remove loops from needle (being careful not to unravel), yo, draw loop through 5 lp-sp, ch 1, 5 sc in 5 lp-sp, *insert hook under next 5 loops, remove loops from needle, 5 sc in 5 lp-sp; rep from * across. (29 broomstick lace groups, 145 sc)
- Rep Rows 3 and 4 until shawl measures approximately 48” long, ending on Row 4.
- Row 5: Rep Row 2. Fasten off
- Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Wet block shawl to measurements.
Stitch Symbol Pattern Key
Stitch Symbol Pattern
Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace Class on Craftsy!
Broomstick Lace Tutorial
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