Crocheting isn’t just for older generations. It’s a timeless craft and relaxing pastime that allows you to create beautiful accessories and things to make your house nice and cozy.
One of the best things about crocheting is that there are all different types of stitches that give you completely different looks.
One unique stitch is the broomstick lace stitch. Also, known as the jiffy stick or the peacock eye stitch.
The stitch gets it name “broomstick” because it involves using a crochet hook to pull tall loops of yarn onto a dowel. The dowel is the “broomstick.” The loops are then stretched left to right in a row and then looped together in bunches by a single stitch.
It ends up forming a beautiful circular shape.
There are also variations on how you can do a broomstick lace stitch. But you have to know the basics first. You can learn the basics of how to crochet a broomstick lace stitch in the video tutorial below:
Once you have that down you can create some pretty amazing stuff. Including clothing for yourself. Like this beautiful top that was made from a broomstick lace stitch.
Or this tunic.
Or this hat.
You can even make all sorts of cool gifts for your loved ones.
Or this bag.
As you’ll notice each of these stitches look a little bit different. That’s because they use a variation of the broomstick lace stitch.
Most of the time the broomstick lace stitch starts with a single crochet starting row, but you can get around this by skipping your add “1.” You can get the details on that here.
You can also create a longer chain or taller loops. You can also create a cluster of stitches of varying sizes.
Another variation involves increasing and decreasing your broomstick lace. You can also combine different stitches in a single piece like you see below. This one is called the Indian Summer Lace.
Other variations include the chained ridge or the beautiful broomstick chevron lace stitch. Whatever variation you may choose, you’ll want to master the basics first in the tutorial above. And you’ll likely find that the creative and calming combination of crochet is something that you’ll enjoy greatly.
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