Free Broomstick Lace Crochet Patterns and Tutorials

Broomstick Lace

This crochet technique from the 1800s is also known as jiffy lace or peacock eye crochet. Broomstick lace crochet is made using an appropriate hook for crochet and another long item, such as a broomstick.

Historically, an actual broomstick was used as the long tool, which is how this lace got its name. Now a plastic knitting needle or a wooden dowel is used along with the crochet hook to make long loops.

A broomstick, as large as its circumference, would yield a lacier and open textile. The large knitting needle and dowel create a closely woven fabric.

Many different types of yarn will work, such as worsted weight yarn and super bulky yarn. Variegated yarn produces a lovely effect as well.

To learn more about this technique, see our broomstick lace topic page.

Broomstick Lace Crochet Patterns

This technique can be used to make many things that might be made with traditional crochet. Below are many creative broomstick lace free patterns to make beautiful lacy projects such as:

  • Scarves
  • Shawls
  • Baby blankets
  • Afghans
  • Bracelets
  • Tops
  • Vests

My favorite pattern below is the broomstick lace crochet top.  It is a very simple pattern, and the end result is a lacy top to layer over a cami or other top.

The designer chose to use two very large knitting needles taped together to make the “broomstick” portion of the set of tools.  The other tool is the crochet hook.

Taping two large knitting needles together was an ingenious way to make a tool as large as a broomstick for this lacy piece.

The taped knitting needles make the top with a very open lace effect. It shows great creativity all around.

For those just starting with broomstick lace crochet, this is a simple pattern since all of the crochet stitches that are necessary to know are single crochet and half double crochet stitches and then simply repeat row after row. 

If you know how to crochet, I see this as a great beginner pattern.

This very well may be my next crochet project!

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Baby Blanket

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Practice the broomstick lace stitch technique by making a soft baby blanket. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Baby Blanket Pattern

On this blog find a free crochet pattern for a broomstick lace baby blanket. The Purple Poncho


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With this tutorial, you use a crochet hook and one giant knitting needle to learn how to work a small band of lace using the broomstick lace technique and create a finished cuff in no time! It's FREE! Affiliate Link to Creative Bug

Broomstick Crochet Afghan Pattern

This lovely broomstick crochet afghan is a rainbow of colors. The broomstick lace loop is created on a giant knitting needle; a crochet hook works them together to form the broomstick pattern. All Crafts Blogs

Broomstick Lace Afghan Square

Make a lovely quilt with this unique crochet stitch; broomstick lace square! Crochet Crochet 'N More

Broomstick Lace Crochet Top

This top is pretty quick, and at least for this pattern you only need to know half-double and single crochet stitches. Mama In A Stitch

Broomstick Lace Set - Scarf

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Simple pattern modifications transform this broomstick lace scarf into a stole or throw, making it an incredibly diverse broomstick lace design. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Broomstick Lace Vest PDF

The popular broomstick lace technique was used in the creation of this stunning and chic short vest. Crochet World

Broomstick Lace Wristlets

A nice lightweight wrister pattern for spring! Gritty Knits

Cuff Bracelet

Cuff Bracelet

Crochet a warm and beautiful cuff and at the same time improve your broomstick crocheting skills! Craft Bits

Infinity Scarf

A video tutorial and, of course, written instructions to walk you through the Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf from start to finish. BHooked

Lace Clutch

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**Note: The Pattern is Free, the price listed is for the yarn. This free Broomstick Lace Clutch pattern is made with medium weight yarn. Affiliate Link to Lion Brand Yarn

Lacey Wrap

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Practice the broomstick lace technique by making this wrap. Affiliate Link to Yarnspirations

Mother's Day Scarf

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**Note: The Pattern is Free, the price listed is for the yarn. This free Broomstick Lace Mother's Day Scarf Pattern is made with medium weight yarn that has a skill level of easy. Affiliate Link to Lion Brand Yarn



You will find free broomstick lace scarf instructions here. Super Mom No Cape

Scarf - Broomstick Lace Scarf

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Shell Pattern

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**Note: The Pattern is Free, the price listed is for the yarn. The Broomstick Lace Crochet Shell Pattern is a crochet sweater pattern made with light weight yarn that has a skill level of expert. Affiliate Link to Lion Brand Yarn

Sideways Lace Scarf

This broomstick lace pattern is for a long scarf. City of Crochet

Sunset Flame Crochet Scarf

Sunset Flame Crochet Scarf

This attractive crochet scarf is made from Caron Cakes yarn using broomstick lace and crossed trebles. Golden Lucy Crafts

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