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Broomstick Lace Crochet Pattern Roundup

Broomstick Lace crochet pattern roundup on Underground Crafter - over 30 patterns, including 20+ free patterns!
Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.

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I’m wrapping up this month’s series on broomstick lace with a roundup of over 30 great broomstick lace patterns, including more than 20 free patterns. If you’re new to broomstick lace, don’t forget to check out my roundup of free beginner broomstick lace tutorials here.

All patterns are free unless otherwise noted. All photos are used with permission and are copyright the respective designer unless otherwise noted.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and step-by-step photo tutorial by Underground Crafter.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl, free crochet pattern and step-by-step photo tutorial by Underground Crafter.

Quadrilateral, a broomstick lace shawl by Marie Segares (me!): I get so many compliments on this shawl whenever I wear it, and I’m sure you will, too! As an added bonus, if you’re new to broomstick lace, it includes a step-by-step photo tutorial. Add it to your Ravelry queue or favorites here.

Glamour Broomstick Lace Jacket, crochet pattern by Glamour 4 You (for sale).

Glamour Broomstick Lace Jacket, crochet pattern by Glamour 4 You (for sale).

Glamour Broomstick Lace Jacket by Glamour 4 You/@Glamour4You: This for sale pattern creates a stunning garment with fabulous button detailing.

Broomstick Lace Capelet, crocet pattern by Rachel Choi/Crochet Spot (for sale).

Broomstick Lace Capelet, crocet pattern by Rachel Choi/Crochet Spot (for sale).

Broomstick Lace Capelet by Rachel Choi/@CrochetSpot: Broomstick lace makes a light and airy capelet. This for sale pattern is crocheted in the round.

Chica Mala, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Tammy Hildebrand published in Crochet Wraps Every Which Way.

Chica Mala, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Tammy Hildebrand published in Crochet Wraps Every Which Way.

Chica Mala Shawl by Tammy Hildebrand/@HotLavaCrochet: This is just one of several stunning shawls using broomstick lace that are included in the Crochet Wraps Every Which Way: 18 Original Patterns in 6 Techniques. You can read my review of the book here and my interview with Tammy here.

Peacock Lace Beanie, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Crystalized Designs (for sale).

Peacock Lace Beanie, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Crystalized Designs (for sale).

Peacock Lace Beanie by Crystalized Designs/@CrystalizedForU: This for sale hat pattern includes instructions for making a slouchy version, too. If you love Crystal’s designs but want to try a free pattern first, check out her Broomstick Lace Scarf. You can read more about Crystal and her love of broomstick lace in this interview.

Broomstick Offset Shawlette by Michelle Arellano/@daintyloopsThis for sale pattern for a triangular broomstick lace shawl with fringe is very fashion forward!

Ocean Vista Dress by Andrea Graciarena/@AGmode: This stunning dress uses Tunisian crochet and broomstick lace!

Watercolour Whisper Pullover, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Angela Best (for sale).

Watercolour Whisper Pullover, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Angela Best (for sale).

Watercolour Whisper Pullover by Angela Best: This for sale airy pullover pattern has delightful broomstick lace details on the collar and sleeves!

Broomstick Lace Clutch by Julie Oparka/@RedBerryCrochet: This pattern originally appeared in Crochet-opedia: The Only Crochet Reference You’ll Ever Need.

Cozy Crimson Hat and Neckwarmer by DROPS Design/@Garnstudio: This slouchy hat and cozy cowl make a great set!

Take your broomstick lace to the next level with Craftsy’s Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace Class!

Broomstick Lace Crochet Shell by Doris Chan / @dorisjchan on @LionBrandYarn: This delicate tank would be a great summer project!

Ember Scarf Heidi Nieling

Ember Scarf, a broomstick lace crochet pattern by Heidi Nieling (for sale).

Ember Scarf by Heidi Nieling / @Speckless: I love the unique shape of this tassled broomstick lace scarf (for sale).

Baby in Bloom Sweater, free broomstick lace crochet pattern by Tamara Kelly.

Baby in Bloom Sweater, free broomstick lace crochet pattern by Tamara Kelly.

Baby in Bloom Sweater by Tamara Kelly / @mooglyblog: This adorable pattern is available in 3 sizes (0-3 months, 6-9 months, and 12 months) and includes a link to a video tutorial. There’s also a matching Baby in Bloom Bonnet pattern! You can find my interview with Tamara here.

Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern and video tutorial by B.hooked Crochet.

Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf, free crochet pattern and video tutorial by B.hooked Crochet.

Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf by B.hooked Crochet / @BHookedCrochet: This simple scarf pattern is a great introduction to broomstick lace and it includes a video tutorial.

Broomstick Lace Wrap, free crochet pattern by Rhelena from CrochetN'Crafts.

Broomstick Lace Wrap, free crochet pattern by Rhelena from CrochetN’Crafts.

Broomstick Lace Wrap by Rhelena from CrochetN’Crafts / @crochetncrafts: This lovely wrap includes a beautiful edging. You can find my interview with Rhelena here.

Horn of the Moon, crochet pattern featuring broomstick lace by Jennifer Raymond (for sale).

Horn of the Moon, crochet pattern featuring broomstick lace by Jennifer Raymond (for sale).

Horn of the Moon by Jennifer Raymond / @tinkingturtle: This for sale shawl pattern features broomstick lace and it’s also a one-skein project! You can read my interview with Jennifer here.

Hugs and Kisses Hat Scarf Set by Visch. Published in I Like Crochet. Image (c) I Like Crochet.

Hugs and Kisses Hat Scarf Set by Susan Visch. Published in I Like Crochet. Image (c) I Like Crochet.

Hugs and Kisses Hat and Scarf Set by Susan Visch: This lovely set is available for sale in the December, 2014 issue of I Like Crochet digital magazine. @ILikeCrochet

Helen Mittens Tanja Osswald

Helen Mittens, broomstick lace and slip stitch crochet pattern by Tanja Osswald (for sale).

Helen Mittens by Tanja Osswald: This lovely for sale pattern combines broomstick lace and slip stitch crochet to create a lovely pair of mitts!

Spring Lace Infinity Scarf, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Tamara Kelly published in I Like Crochet. Image (c) I Like Crochet.

Spring Lace Infinity Scarf, broomstick lace crochet pattern by Tamara Kelly published in I Like Crochet. Image (c) I Like Crochet.

Spring Lace Infinity Scarf by Tamara Kelly / @mooglyblog: This light as a feather infinity scarf is a perfect spring accessory. It’s available for sale in the Spring, 2015 issue of I Like Crochet digital magazine.  @ILikeCrochet

Lavender Touch Cardigan by Drops Design / @Garnstudio: This cozy cardigan keeps you warm and includes front pockets. If you prefer a closed front, check out the Lavender Touch, a broomstick lace and crochet pullover.

Kim Guzman has several broomstick lace patterns, and has also popularized drop stitch crochet, a variation on broomstick lace. You can learn more about it in this video tutorial or in her book, Learn Drop Stitch Crochet. I previously interviewed Kim here.

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Learn Drop Stitch Crochet by Kim Guzman. Click to buy!

Some of my favorite free broomstick lace patterns by Kim include:

  • Rosaline Kimono Tunic, a beautiful, lacy, oversized tunic, is meant to be worn over a swim suit or tank in the summer. This uses the drop stitch crochet variation.
Rosaline Kimono Tunic, free drop stitch crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Rosaline Kimono Tunic, free drop stitch crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Broomstick Lace Summer Romper, free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Broomstick Lace Summer Romper, free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

  • Spring Shawl, where the broomstick lace eyelets create a stunning look when worked horizontally.
Spring Shawl, free broomstick lace crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Spring Shawl, free broomstick lace crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

  • Friendship Shawl, a dramatic triangular shawl that also includes detailed border.
Friendship Shawl, free broomstick lace crochet pattern by Kim Guzman. Image (c) Caron International Yarns.

Friendship Shawl, free broomstick lace crochet pattern by Kim Guzman. Image (c) Caron International Yarns.

Kati Donahue is another designer who really enjoys broomstick lace! She has recently developed several broomstick lace video tutorials, as well, which you can find here on her YouTube channel.

Some of my favorite broomstick lace patterns from Kati’s collection are:

Broomstick Lace Fingerless Gloves, crochet pattern by Kati Donahue (for sale).

Broomstick Lace Fingerless Gloves, crochet pattern by Kati Donahue (for sale).

Broomstick Lace Ornament, free crochet pattern by Kati Donahue.

Broomstick Lace Ornament, free crochet pattern by Kati Donahue.

Unforgettable Broomstick Lace Shawl, free crochet pattern by Kati Donahue.

Unforgettable Broomstick Lace Shawl, free crochet pattern by Kati Donahue.

  • Marie Louise Poncho, a pattern sized for children with instructions on customizing to an adult size.
Marie Louise Poncho, free crochet pattern by Kati Donahue.

Marie Louise Poncho, free crochet pattern by Kati Donahue.

Jessica's Broomstick Lace Hat, crochet pattern by Kati Donahue (for sale).

Jessica’s Broomstick Lace Hat, crochet pattern by Kati Donahue (for sale).

Crochet Kitten is another designer that has several patterns featuring broomstick lace. (She also has a great tutorial series, the Beginner’s Guide to Broomstick Lace.) My favorites from her broomstick lace collection are:

Broomstick Lace Travel Hook Clutch Crochet Kitten

Broomstick Lace Travel Hook Clutch, free crochet pattern by Crochet Kitten.

Pin-Up Mamas Hair Wrap Crochet Kitten

Pin-Up Mama’s Hair Wrap, free broomstick lace crochet pattern by Crochet Kitten.

Boho Broomstick Lace Hat

Boho Broomstick Lace Hat, free crochet pattern by Crochet Kitten.

If you enjoyed this broomstick lace pattern roundup, you may like my Crochet Pattern Roundups Pinterest board!

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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast: Week 2: Softies

#FlashbackFriday crochet link blast by @ucrafter: softies

On Fridays, I share a link blast on Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! Keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns were first released at least 12 months ago.

Here’s an archive of this week’s crochet softies picks! All patterns and tutorials are free unless otherwise noted. All photos are copyright the respective designers and used with permission.

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Gift Pocket Bear, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares.

Gift Pocket Bear, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares.

Tessie Bear, free crochet pattern by Deborah Ziegler.

Tessie Bear, free crochet pattern by Deborah Ziegler.

Owlet Lovey, free crochet pattern by Jessie Rayot.

Owlet Lovey, free crochet pattern by Jessie Rayot.

Logan Baby Pig AmiPal, free crochet pattern by Mary Walker.

Logan Baby Pig AmiPal, free crochet pattern by Mary Walker.

Kaguya Hime Kokeshi Doll, free crochet pattern by The Sun and the Turtle.

Kaguya Hime Kokeshi Doll, free crochet pattern by The Sun and the Turtle.

Gema my kokeshi doll, free crochet pattern by Teresa Alvarez.

Gema my kokeshi doll, free crochet pattern by Teresa Alvarez.

Baby Duck, free crochet pattern by Corina Gray.

Baby Duck, free crochet pattern by Corina Gray.

Puppy Lovie, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach.

Puppy Lovie, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach.

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Rainbow Rachael Doll, free crochet pattern by Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Rainbow Rachael Doll, free crochet pattern by Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Napolion Lion, free crochet pattern by Dedri Uys.

Napolion Lion, free crochet pattern by Dedri Uys.

Mike the Monster, free crochet pattern by Stacey Trock.

Mike the Monster, free crochet pattern by Stacey Trock.

Kelly's Teddy and Ball, free crochet pattern by Rebeckah Ferger.

Kelly’s Teddy and Ball, free crochet pattern by Rebeckah Ferger.

Easy Amigurumi Bunny, free crochet pattern by Sara Freisberg.

Easy Amigurumi Bunny, free crochet pattern by Sara Freisberg.

Dog Woobie, free crochet pattern by Posh Pooch Designs.

Dog Woobie, free crochet pattern by Posh Pooch Designs.

Baby Bunny, free crochet pattern by Celina Lane.

Baby Bunny, free crochet pattern by Celina Lane.

Design Your Own Monster Class, online crochet class on Craftsy!

Chenille Stuffed Easter Bunny, free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Chenille Stuffed Easter Bunny, free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Leonard & Lucy, free crochet pattern by Deborah Ziegler.

Leonard & Lucy, free crochet pattern by Deborah Ziegler.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of free crochet softies patterns! If you like crochet lace, check out my Amigurumi – Crochet Pinterest board!

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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast: Week 1: Lace

#FlashbackFriday crochet link blast by @ucrafter: lace

On Fridays, I share a link blast on Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! Keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns were first released at least 12 months ago.

Here’s an archive of this week’s crochet lace picks (along with a time-sensitive coupon code for a free Ravelry download)! All patterns and tutorials are free unless otherwise noted. All photos are copyright the respective designers and used with permission.

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  • Visit to the Kantcentrum, a beginner Bruges lace pattern with a photo tutorial by @UCrafter (me)! This crochet pattern is usually for sale but for the next 24 hours, this pattern will be free on Ravelry with coupon code #FFLace (through 3 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, April 11, 2015)!
Visit to the Kantcentrum, crochet pattern by Marie Segares.

Visit to the Kantcentrum, crochet pattern by Marie Segares.

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Vintage Ruffled Coaster, free crochet pattern on the Crochet Memories Blog.

Vintage Ruffled Coaster, free crochet pattern on the Crochet Memories Blog.

Butterflies Shawl, free crochet pattern by Cheri McEwen.

Butterflies Shawl, free crochet pattern by Cheri McEwen.

Waves Scarf, free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Waves Scarf, free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman.

Shell Baby Slippers, free crochet pattern by Rebeckahs Treasures.

Shell Baby Slippers, free crochet pattern by Rebeckah’s Treasures.

Mayan Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern by Jaime George.

Mayan Sunset Shawl, free crochet pattern by Jaime George.

Extended Ripple, free crochet pattern by Jessie at Home.

Extended Ripple, free crochet pattern by Jessie at Home.

Broomstick Lace Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern and photo tutorial by Simply Collectible.

Broomstick Lace Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern and photo tutorial by Simply Collectible.

Spider Lace Throw, free crochet pattern by Heather Tucker.

Spider Lace Throw, free crochet pattern by Heather Tucker.

Penelope Shawl, free crochet pattern by Carolyn Christmas.

Penelope Shawl, free crochet pattern by Carolyn Christmas.

Easy Star Stitch Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern by AG Handmades.

Easy Star Stitch Baby Blanket, free crochet pattern by AG Handmades.

Bohemian Rhapsody Dress, free crochet pattern by High Strung Designs.

Bohemian Rhapsody Dress, free crochet pattern by High Strung Designs.

 I hope you enjoyed this roundup of free crochet lace patterns! If you like crochet lace, check out my Crochet Lace Pinterest board!

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Interview with Rhelena from CrochetN’Crafts

Underground Crafter Crochet Specialty of the Month 2015

Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.

As part of this month’s focus on broomstick lace, I’m sharing an interview today with Rhelena, the blogger behind CrochetN’Crafts. Rhelena shares free crochet patterns along with craft and sewing tutorials on her blog. Rhelena happens to have quite a few broomstick lace patterns and tutorials available, and I’m also sharing a mini roundup of my 4 favorite free broomstick lace crochet patterns from her collection.

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You can find Rhelena online at CrochetN’Crafts, or on Facebook, Pinterest, Ravelry, and Twitter. She also maintains a free pattern directory, Crochet Pattern Bonanza. All photos are copyright Rhelena/CrochetN’Crafts and are used with permission.

Interview with Rhelena from CrochetNCrafts on Underground Crafter with free crochet pattern roundup

Rhelena from CrochetN’Crafts.

Underground Crafter (UC): How did you first learn to crochet?

Rhelena: My sisters taught me the double crochet when I was kid. One of my older sisters and I crocheted a huge blanket using scrap yarn that someone had given us. After that I learned by following pattern books. In my late teens/early 20s, I began working with crochet thread and enjoyed making pretty doilies.

Broomstick Lace Wrap, free crochet pattern by CrochetN'Crafts.

Broomstick Lace Wrap, free crochet pattern by CrochetN’Crafts.

UC: What inspired you to start designing?

Rhelena: One of the biggest reasons behind it was that nothing ever fit me when I followed patterns. I’m very short, and it didn’t matter what pattern I followed it was always way too big for me. So I found it easier to just design my own from scratch. A few of my first patterns were a pair of slippers and a tank top.

Broomstick Lace Cowl, free crochet pattern by CrochetN'Crafts.

Broomstick Lace Cowl, free crochet pattern by CrochetN’Crafts.

UC: Several of your patterns include broomstick lace. How were you introduced to broomstick lace, and what do you enjoy about designing with it?

Rhelena: I learned about broomstick lace when I began to study the history of crochet. I was intrigued to discover that in the olden days, they had used actual broom sticks to create the lace. Knitting needles are commonly used today, which in my mind makes broomstick lace a cross between crochet and knitting. And for me it’s simpler than knitting because you work with only one needle and one crochet hook.

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Another reason why I love broomstick lace is because it creates a nice lacy texture on the fabric. It’s great for wraps, blankets, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

An 18-inch doll dress Rhelena sewed for her niece.

An 18-inch doll dress Rhelena sewed for her niece.

UC: You also sew and share sewing tips on your blog. Do you have a favorite craft or does it depend on the project or season?

Rhelena: Crochet is by far my favorite hobby because it’s so easy to do. In school I was taught the very basics of knitting, but I soon discovered that holding one hook was far less complicated than trying to work with two knitting needles. At the same time, I love the gorgeous drape of knit fabrics and I hope to one day learn how to knit beautiful sweaters and other tops.

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As for sewing, at one point I had this crazy dream to be a seamstress. During the course of that dream I made quite a few pajamas and simple clothes for myself. I also made a graduation dress for my one niece and a doll dress for her younger sister. Both dresses were done in a satin material, which is difficult to work with. As a matter of fact, I ruined the first dress and had to go back to buy new material and start over. At that point I realized that although I enjoyed sewing, it wasn’t something I wanted to do for a living.

Broomstick Lace Chunky Crochet Scarf, free crochet pattern by CrochetN'Crafts.

Broomstick Lace Chunky Crochet Scarf, free crochet pattern by CrochetN’Crafts.

UC: What are your favorite crochet and sewing books in your collection?

Rhelena: The books that taught me how to read and follow crochet patterns will always be my personal favorites. My sister-in-law once gave me an old worn out book that gave you basic instructions on various arts and crafts, including crochet. I no longer have that book, but it will always have a special place in my heart because that book taught me how to read a crochet pattern. After that I resorted to those Leisure Arts pattern booklets that I picked up at Walmart. Two of my personal favorites are Dainty Little Doilies and Pineapple Doilies.

I also have a digital stitch directory that I’m finding very inspirational, especially when it comes to designing patterns.

Broomstick Lace Beaded Valance, free crochet pattern by CrochetN'Crafts.

Broomstick Lace Beaded Valance, free crochet pattern by CrochetN’Crafts.

UC: Do you have any crafty blogs or websites you visit regularly for inspiration or community?

Rhelena: Yes, there are many designers who inspire me. A few of my favorite websites are Cre8tion Crochet, Jessie At Home, Kim GuzmanPatterns For Crochet, and Red Heart. (UC comment: I previously interviewed Kim Guzman here.) I love their designs and seeing them inspires me to bring out my own creativity.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Rhelena, and sharing your love of broomstick lace with us!

April, 2015 Crochet Specialty of the Month: Broomstick Lace Crochet

Underground Crafter Crochet Specialty of the Month 2015

Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.

I first discovered broomstick lace back in 2007. I was taking the Craft Yarn Council’s Certified Instructors Program in Crochet at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Arnetta Kenney, the fabulous instructor, gave us a sampling of different crochet techniques including broomstick lace.

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After the class,  I forgot about broomstick lace for a while. It was a tough time for me because my grandmother became ill and passed away shortly afterwards. She was my first crochet teacher and she inspired my love of the craft. One of the books I inherited from her happened to have a very well illustrated broomstick lace tutorial, which I later used to refresh my memory about Arnetta’s lesson.

Crocheting for Pleasure from my grandmother's collection.

Crocheting for Pleasure from my grandmother’s collection. You can read more about it in this post.

So, what is broomstick lace anyway?

Broomstick lace is a technique where you form loops with the aid of an object with a large diameter – such as a broomstick, knitting needle, large emory board, or folded cardboard – and then crochet into these loops to create lace. It’s also sometimes called jiffy lace.

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What’s special about broomstick lace?

To make broomstick lace, you only need to know basic crochet stitches, such as the chain and single crochet, but it looks much more complex.

Many broomstick lace patterns can be crocheted without turning with the right side facing.

To see more examples, check out my growing Broomstick Lace Crochet Pinterest board!

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Free Broomstick Lace Crochet Tutorials for Beginners Roundup

Roundup of 7 free broomstick lace tutorials for beginners on Underground Crafter

There are many great beginner broomstick lace tutorials online! Here are a few of my favorites.

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  • Crochet Spot has a series of beginner and intermediate broomstick lace photo tutorials that you can access from this page. Each tutorial included step-by-step photos for righties and lefties.
From Crochet Spot's broomstick lace tutorials. Photo (c) Crochet Spot. Used with permission.

From Crochet Spot’s broomstick lace tutorials. Photo (c) Crochet Spot. Used with permission.

Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace Class on Craftsy!

I hope you enjoyed this post! I’ll be back later this month to share more broomstick lace crochet fun!

Have you tried broomstick lace crochet? If not, do you plan to try it now?