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 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.
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 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 Lace Clutch by Julie Oparka/@RedBerryCrochet: This pattern originally appeared in Crochet-opedia: The Only Crochet Reference You’ll Ever Need.
Take your broomstick lace to the next level with Craftsy’s Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace Class!
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.
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.
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.
- Broomstick Lace Summer Romper, a lovely romper that makes a perfect gift for a little girl.
- Spring Shawl, where the broomstick lace eyelets create a stunning look when worked horizontally.
- Friendship Shawl, a dramatic triangular shawl that also includes detailed border.
Some of my favorite broomstick lace patterns from Kati’s collection are:
- Broomstick Lace Fingerless Gloves, a for sale pattern combining broomstick lace and Tunisian crochet. The small size makes it perfect for learning new techniques!
- Broomstick Lace Ornament, a free Ravelry download that will be a perfect winter holiday decoration.
- Unforgettable Broomstick Lace Shawl, which uses a self-striping yarn to create a stunning broomstick project!
- Marie Louise Poncho, a pattern sized for children with instructions on customizing to an adult size.
- Jessica’s Broomstick Lace Hat, a for sale pattern for those of you ready to take your broomstick lace beyond the basics.
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, a beautiful crochet hook case lined with felt. You can find the tutorial for sewing in the felt lining here.
- Pin-Up Mama’s Hair Wrap, a headband with style and a bit of sassy attitude!
- Boho Broomstick Lace Hat, a fabulous hat pattern that uses broomstick lace in the round.