Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Broomstick Lace Bolero

I have really wanted to explore new crocheting techniques lately, so I though I'd try my hand at broomstick (or jiffy) lace. The end product was this bolero. I started with a row of foundation single crochet the width of my shoulders in a multiple of 4 stitches. I just made it up as I went along. Broomstick lace is lots of fun and very easy! The only awkward part was holding the 25mm knitting needle to cast on the loops for the motifs. I had to put it between my legs in a most unlady-like manner-- I won't be crocheting jiffy lace in public, that's for sure!

I learned the technique with this youtube video. The lady who does these crochet tutorials is awesome!