I’ve always admired broomstick lace and envied those who could do it. I’ve never braved the technique myself, though I’ve always wanted to (and I have the perfect jumbo-size knitting needles just waiting to be used). The problem is, where do I start and what sort of project do I make for my first broomstick lace project?
Donna Wolfe solves all of that with her new book Broomstick Lace Crochet: A New Look at a Vintage Stitch, with 20 Stylish Designs. The book does a great job of going through and teaching all of the crochet stitches step by step, so even a beginner who has never made a slipknot or single crochet stitch can pick up this book, and with some time and patience, learn broomstick lace. Virtually every technique you’ll ever need to know related to broomstick lace is covered in this book – increases, decreases, working in the round…
And then once you have the technique down, you have a great selection of projects to choose from. There are 20 patterns ranging from a scarf, pillow, hat, skirt, wrap, blanket, phone cozy, wristlets and more.
If I have one criticism of the book it’s just that the photos of the designs are a bit lackluster. But would that stop me from purchasing the book? Absolutely not! Between the great step-by-step directions and selection of projects, this book is a great choice for a beginning crocheter or a skilled crocheter looking to learn a new technique.
Want to take a look at the book. Click HERE to see the Look Book.