I have been eager to try Broomstick lace crochet for quite sometime now, then I found a gorgeous pattern for a crochet cowl whilst scouring Pinterest for 'How Broomstick Crochet' posts and could wait no longer!
The pattern I fell in love with is called the Broomstick Lace Cowl and can be found on the beautiful Mon Petit Violon blog (free to download).
For my cowl I have decided to use DROPS Karisma in Forest Green (colour 47), a 20mm knitting needle and a 4mm hook. The pattern does, however, use a 25mm knitting needle, so I know I will need to do many more rows than the pattern suggests. I will keep you posted as to how I get along.
In the meantime, I am currently enjoying the rhythmic rows. Progress is much slower than regular crochet stitches, but, oh, so therapeutic. There is a real sense of achievement every time I reach the end of a row. I love learning new stitches, you too?
If you are new to this stitch too, it is useful to know that each row takes two passes; the first pass sets up all the loops, then you tentatively slip them off. In the second pass, you double crochet over groups of 5 loops, a delicate but rewarding process. Well off I go to practise, Happy Hooking!
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