Broomstick Lace Class


This is a post sharing information about one of the classes I teach in northern Illinois.

The Broomstick Lace stitch is a crochet technique from the 19th century according to Wikipedia. The stitch is also known as Jiffy Lace, Peacock Stitch, Witchcraft, and Lattice Loop, but it is most commonly known as the Broomstick or Jiffy Lace stitch. Whatever you decide to call it, it is a beautiful crochet stitch that works exceptionally well when making shawls, afghans, baby blankets, scarves, and other items.

It would do you well to learn to do this old method of crocheting if you are a serious crocheter since its uniqueness makes for beautiful gift giving. The weekend crocheter benefits because of the simplicity of the stitch and the ease it takes in learning it. This pretty open worked lace design can be done with both thread and yarn. It is for a person who would like to expand their crocheting knowledge.

In this one day class you will crochet a lacy small scarf. The class lasts for four hours and a knowledge of a chain stitch and single crochet are recommended.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Broomstick Lace Class

  1. Teresa Richardson says:

    I have been trieing to buy a red heart tote bag but I can’t find one, where can I buy one at. Thank you

  2. You might want to contact Red Heart and try there. But I have be unable to locate one through the internet. Hope you succeed.

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