This isn’t as difficult as it looks!
This bracelet is all in UK DC, and is a great way to learn the broomstick technique. You can use all sorts to achieve the look – not necessarily a broomstick! You could use a 12 mm crochet hook, a big fat knitting needle, crayons, anything that generates a fat stitch like the one in the picture.
The pattern and photo tutorial come from The Evolution of Home, a superb craft blog, with lots of other crafty ideas too (not just crochet), including a piece of artwork from toilet rolls … that actually looks good!
Love the broomstick stitch but think i’d be all fingers and thumbs with it just now lol think thats one i’ll be leaving til i’ve built up my confidence
Broomstick lace is very easy. Actually it’s basic single crochet done with loops pulled up through the stitches and taken off if groups of 3 or 4. This is the first crochet tech, I taught my daughter because of it’s being simple. Love It. It is so much fun. When I want smaller loops I like to use a dowel rod. These you can get at any lumber co.
I have never tried broomstick crochet but I am in jewelry-making mode right now so this is going on my list. But what’s interesting is, when I clicked on the link it took me to the “blogspot.co.uk” blog but the link to the *pattern* was on a “blogspot.com” blog and it was in US terms (sc, not dc). I’m not sure what happened there – maybe it is reading my IP address and routing somehow? – but anyway, for your American readers (like me) I thought I’d mention that. Thanks so much for posting this.
Hi :> There isn’t any difference between the two domains you mention xx It’s just easier for them to have local servers – that way, US visitors see the blog on the US server, and UK visitors see it on the UK server. This splits up the traffic and makes sure no one gets slowed down. :>>>>>>>
Love the way ups turned out! I have tried this pattern before but I think I was doing it tight? Or maybe I needed a bigger “broomstick” 🙂 I’ll try again one day…
All of my broomstick ‘pins’ are actually very big knitting needles, they work really well!