How To: Broomstick lace crochet

Broomstick lace crochet

If you're into knitting and crocheting, you probably know it all. But what about a broomstick lace crochet? If you haven't attempted this fine crochet pattern, you must… now! Broomstick lace crochet forms a visually interesting and beautiful stitch.

You Will Need
* A size K crochet hook
* Nine skeins of yarn
* A size 50 knitting needle
* Additional skeins of yarn (optional)

Step 1: Make a chain
Use the crochet hook to do a slipstitch of the first color, and then chain 180.

Step 2: Loop the needle
Form row one. Hold the crochet hook with your right hand and the knitting needle with your left, insert the hook into the loop, pull it up, and place it on the needle.

Step 3: Loop the remaining chains
Insert the hook into the second chain, yarn over, and pull up a second loop. Place the loop on the needle and repeat this process for the rest of the row until there are 180 loops on the needle.

Hold the knitting needle between your knees if you are having difficulty using only your hands.

Step 4: Form row two
Slip off the five loops nearest the point of the needle and turn them to the right. Insert the crochet hook through the loops, yarn over, chain one, and do five single crochets.

Step 5: Complete row two
Slip off the remaining loops in groups of five. For each group, turn the loops to the right, insert the hook, yarn over, and do five single crochets. Continue until row two is completed.

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