Does anyone know how to crochet a broomstick afghan??? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Does anyone know how to crochet a broomstick afghan?

About 27 years ago my former mother-in-law taught me to do this and it created a beautiful afghan. You loop some of the stiches around an actual broomstick or other round stick.

I'd love to make some of these now but I don't remember quite how to do it.

Any help will be appreciated!!!

-- Suzy in 'Bama (, February 06, 2001


Is this what you're talking about? That's pretty! I'll have to make one sometime! Go here for instructions for a "granny square" using the broomstick lace technique and here for lots more links to patterns for broomstick lace afghans and such.

-- Wingnut (, February 06, 2001.

Well, I did a search on and tried to link to the results, but it just takes you to the main search page. Type in "+broomstick+afghan+pattern" and you'll come up with more than a hundred links.

-- Wingnut (, February 06, 2001.

Hi Suzy, if you e-mail me with your address I'll send you an older magazine that has several patterns for broomstick lace. It covers more than just an afghan.

-- michelle (, February 07, 2001.

Suzy, I used to do the broomstick lace and even made a poncho with it one time. Instead of a broomstick or even the pointed large needle I used a piece of pvc pipe. The plastic pipe with the end nicely rounded and smoothed off allowed the loops to slide off easier and really speeded up the process. Good luck.

-- Larry L. McWilliams (, February 11, 2001.

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