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BROOMSTICK LACE (a/k/a Jiffy Lace)
Viewer Stitch Idea:
Hi my name is Christine I am searching for a pattern made with a real
broomstick. I remember when my grandma use to make things on it and I am
interested in learning how she did it. Can you give me any suggestion on
where to find one.
This method of crochet is called BROOMSTICK LACE. I've also seen it called Jiffy Lace.
Broomstick Lace is done with a large knitting needle or broomstick... I made mine from a real wooden handle. I cut it in half and used hubby's Swiss Army Knife to whittle a point on one end then used sand paper to smooth it. Wrapped a rubber band around the flat end to ensure my stitches wouldn't fall off and started crocheting. You use a crochet hook to form the loops one at a time and place them onto the broomstick needle. Loops are worked off of the broomstick needle by removing them in sets and crocheting into them.
This stitch is illustrated in the Broomstick Lace Afghan Square pattern:
Broomstick lace can be altered to suite your taste. Instead of doing 4 loops per section you might want to do 5. Use your imagination. Just remember... if you pull off 4 loops (like in the square pattern) you must do 4 stitches into those loops. If you pull off 5 loops you must do 5 stitches into the loops, etc.
Crochet Cabana has a tutorial with illustrated instructions for Broomstick Lace:
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When working with two colors of yarn in a project the yarn strands tend to twist and tangle as you switch colors. To help tame this problem place the yarn in a plastic basket and sit the basket on a kitchen turntable (like this). As the yarn gets twisted, rotate the turntable to untwist it.
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Subject: stitch question.
Hi Lisa: I've been crocheting quite some time and have just come
across an abreviation for a stitch in baby bootie patterm. It's a first for me!
What does the "D" stand for?
I thought perhaps it meant decrease and it was just a typo,
but I did an end of round count and if I decrease my count doesn't come out right.
Thanks for any help.
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The pattern on this page has a reference to a Dhdc stitch being “Decrease Half Double Crochet over next three stitches” :
Dhdc is not a common crochet stitch abbreviation.
When you need to decrease stitches you work each of the stitches for the decrease without completing the very last step of the stitch, then you yarn over and draw through all of the loops.
I was looking at your Christmas Tree coaster and could not figure out the pattern.
The gray background is also crochet? is it stich to some material? How is that goes?
Please let me know because is too cute and I want to make it.
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The grey you see behind the Christmas Tree Coaster is
not part of the pattern... the tree shape is the coaster.
I hope you enjoy the pattern.
Subject: Lustersheen flat crochet angel
Hi I am looking for an angel crochet pattern that I am sure I got from your website. It was about 2 ½ inches long made out of lustersheen and a 1’ inch plastic ring. I just cant find it and I really need it because I am going to make Christmas angels.
Thanks, Lisa Allred
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Here are a couple of angel patterns that I have on my site:
but this pattern sounds more of what you described:
RE: Pattern Issue
My pattern is switching to another color and after I switch it says
ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch-1 sp), dc in same sp
I think I understand the first part but after the parentheses I don't know what that means. It is working in a circle, if that makes more sense.
Thank you very much for your help, and let me just say that your website is certainly the most informative that I've come across for crochet information. I greatly appreciate the tips and your how to read a pattern section has help me numerous times in the past.
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For your pattern once you switch colors you do the following:
chain 4 (that will be one double crochet and one chain)
Now to work one double crochet in the same space... that means you
place that double crochet in the same stitch... just beneath those 4 chains.
When you do this those chains and double crochet should look like a little V
with a chain in the center of the top of the V.
Wonderful pattern. You are so talented! I can crochet anything I want but have no imagination to try to create anything. I like to make things like this for Christmas gifts. Hope that is ok by you and I will put a note with it with your name as the one who made the design. They may want to look you up.
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Thanks Connie. I used to make a lot of things using patterns but I would
always alter the patterns somehow. Then I started making things without
patterns. The hardest thing for me was trying to write the patterns down
so others could understand them .
I allow items made using my patterns to be given as gifts OR to sell for a profit.
All I ask is my patterns not be sold or reposted elsewhere... if you want to share
my patterns please share the URL to my site (www.crochetnmore.com).
Thank you for including my name with your items also... that’s very thoughtful of you.
RE: Stitch Question
On the shrug pattern for dogs, 'special stitches',dtr, and qtr, the directions were a little confusing until I read your directions for a dtr. Now I have to undo and redo. I was just doing a dc. Rats.
I did not see in your list a qtr. Your directions are easier. Or so it seems.
For a qtr, it says:
[yo] (5) times, insert hook in stitch and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] (6) times - 1 loop is left on hook.
It still doesn't seem very clear but I can try. Is that correct with you? Your directions are very good and simple to understand.
Oh, and how do you work with two stands held together as one throughout, if you are using 1 skien? I find this very confusing because the materials for this shrug calls for only one skien of the color I will be doing the next one with. No flower; he's a he.
Am I supposed to make two balls from the one skien or buy two? Or do you know how to do this impossible feat? If so, please let me know. ;)
Anywho... FYI: I didn't see the qtr stitch on your list.
Hope you have a blessed holiday season filled with joy and peace.
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For the qtr... which stands for quadruple treble crochet you do this:
yarn over 5 times (6 loops on hook)
insert your hook in the stitch and pull up a loop (7 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through 2 loops (6 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through 2 loops (5 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through 2 loops (4 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook)
yarn over and draw through 2 loops (1 loop on hook)
To work with two strands held together as one throughout a pattern... use both ends of the yarn... the
end that pulls from the center and the end that is on the outside of the skein. You can make two balls from
one skein but I always just work from both ends of the skein at once.
I will add qtr to my list of stitches... thanks for letting me know I didn’t have this one listed.
I just had to drop you a note to tell you this is the cutest hat and bootie set I have ever done. I have gotten so many comments about how adorable they are. Thank you for sharing the pattern with us.
I didn’t find an error, but I am incredibly experienced, and I don’t quite understand the instructions for R2…I got through R1 just fine, but any extra help you could provide on R2 would be greatly appreciated!
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For R1 you chain 29.
Work one double crochet in the fourth chain from the hook
* Skip the next chain
Work a double crochet, one chain and another double crochet all in the next chain.
Skip the next chain. Work one double crochet in each of the next two chains.
Now repeat from the asterisk across the rest of the row.
For R2 you chain 3 and turn.
Work one double crochet in the next double crochet.
* Work a double crochet, one chain and another double crochet
all in the next chain one space (the hole below the chain).
Work one double crochet in each of the next two double crochets.
Now repeat from the asterisk across the rest of the row.
Keep repeating R2 until the scarf is as long as you want it.
I have a pattern that I don't understand a step I did see in your list.
It will say, ch 3, then right after that, ch 1 and the next step for the stitches. Why doesn't it just say chain 4? Isn't that what you'll end up doing with the instruction above?
I'm getting ready to give up on this pattern. So many directions that don't make sense or I don't know what it means.
Patti - AGAIN! ;)
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I’ve seen a few patterns like this myself... I have no idea
why a designer would word a pattern this way unless it is to
show that the chain 3 would be a double crochet and then
there’s a chain 1??? I agree with you... I would just write Chain 4.
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