Friday, August 29, 2008

Broomstick Lace Shawl Pattern! It's here!

After much delay, I'm finally getting around to posting my new pattern. The pattern is written in multiples of 7, so if you need to adjust it just make sure you start the base chain at a multiple of 7 plus 1. I'm calling it the Meryle shawl, for my Mother-In-Law.

Here is what the shawl looks like when finished:

Broomstick Lace Shawl
Broomstick Lace

If you are unfamiliar with how to make broomstick lace, I highly recommend watching this video: Intro to Broomstick Lace. Just watch the series (it's short and easy to follow) and you will be ready to make this beautiful pattern!

You will need:
  • A lightweight varigated yarn of your choice (TLC Baby Ultra Soft was used in the example above)
  • A 4mm or 5mm crochet hook
  • A 1/2 inch wooden dowel


Chain 189

Row 1 - sc in each stitch across

Row 2 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 3 - Join in groups of 7 loops with 7 dc in each loop group (for the first group, insert your hook through the loops, ss, chain 3 to count as first dc and then 6 more dc in group)

Row 4 - Repeat Row 2

Row 5 - Repeat Row 3

Row 6 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 175 stitches

Row 7 - Repeat Row 3

Row 8 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 9 - Repeat Row 3

Row 10 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 161 stitches

Row 11 - Repeat Row 3

Row 12 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 13 - Repeat Row 3

Row 14 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 147 stitches

Row 15 - Repeat Row 3

Row 16 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 17 - Repeat Row 3

Row 18 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 133 stitches

Row 19 - Repeat Row 3

Row 20 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 21 - Repeat Row 3

Row 22 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 119 stitches

Row 23 - Repeat Row 3

Row 24 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 25 - Repeat Row 3

Row 26 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 105 stitches

Row 27 - Repeat Row 3

Row 28 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 29 - Repeat Row 3

Row 30 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 91 stitches

Row 31 - Repeat Row 3

Row 32 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 33 - Repeat Row 3

Row 34 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 77 stitches

Row 35 - Repeat Row 3

Row 36 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 37 - Repeat Row 3

Row 38 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 63 stitches

Row 39 - Repeat Row 3

Row 40 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 41 - Repeat Row 3

Row 42 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 49 stitches

Row 43 - Repeat Row 3

Row 44 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 45 - Repeat Row 3

Row 46 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 35 stitches

Row 47 - Repeat Row 3

Row 48 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 49 - Repeat Row 3

Row 50 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 21 stitches

Row 51 - Repeat Row 3

Row 52 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 53 - Repeat Row 3

Row 54 - ss in first 7 stitches, draw up loops through the next 7 stitches

Row 55 - Repeat Row 3

Row 56 - Draw up loops through each stitch across onto broomstick

Row 57 - Repeat Row 3. Finish off.

For the border:

I unfortunately did not write out the border as I crocheted it. :( I always forget something. The pictures I took for the blog don't show the start of the drop stitch shell pattern, and I cannot remember how I began it. I already gave the shawl to my MIL, so alas...no pattern. Boo! It's ok, I deserve to be boo-ed for this. I might be making another one soon. If so, I will record the pattern as I go along. But, basically, to make the angle of the triangle from the steps of the loop groups...slip stitch into the furthest stitch out in the group, chain 6, ss into the next step down's further stitch out, all the way down. This will give you a nice flat base to work from. The drop stitch shell pattern came immediately to mind when I was working on this. The long part (for around the neck), was done in an alternating front post/back post double crochet over 6 rows. I'm really sorry I don't have the pattern for the border. :(

If anyone tries this pattern and finds something wrong with it, please contact me so I can alter the original pattern. Also, please don't sell this pattern or claim it as your own because it took me forever to get it the way I wanted it. Seriously, I'll be mad. And I am internet savvy. I will find you. :)

I hope you enjoy this pattern. The basic broomstick lace pattern presented here makes a beautiful fabric for afghans, shawls, scarves, skirts, etc, etc. It works up fast and looks much more complicated than it really is. :) Don't be afraid of the broomstick. It is your friend.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice - thanks for sharing!

varun said...

nice stuff!!Shawls and Scarves

Meg said...

This is a great pattern, but i can't seem to find anywhere were you said the amount of yarn needed, i would like to make this shawl as a gift for my sisters, but i dont know how much yarn to buy. can you help??? And if i missed it cuz i'm blind let me know that too! thanks!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the pattern! I also would like to know how much yarn is used.