"Begin to weave and God will provide the thread"
~German Proverb

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Practicing Broomstick Lace Crochet

Was fascinated with the vintage crochet pattern of broomstick lace when I found it while web surfing that I immediately started projects using this pattern.

Also known as Jiffy Lace, it requires the use of a cylindrical object, referred to as a "pin" to make the loops and in olden times crocheters used broomsticks in making this pattern.Marti and I roamed most of the malls during the holidays looking for the 50" knitting needle that was used in this pattern I found by Crochet Cabana but couldn't find any. Out of desperation, I rummaged our home for the perfect pin and found some glue sticks that did the job!
My first try...used a glue stick as a pin :)

Well the glue stick only worked for several rows when I noticed that the yarn fibers were starting to stick so I had to find another pin which came in the form of a marker pen!

Using a marker pen as a pin the loops are more pronounced

Almost finished with the first bracelet so I'll post the pictures soon.

"Everyday and in Every Way, I become better and better!"

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