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Broomstick Lace Crochet Basics with Mary Beth Temple

July 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join author, designer and podcaster Mary Beth Temple to learn the basics of the broomstick lace technique, including beginning, increasing, decreasing, and incorporating other stitches while learning to make a scarf. Broomstick lace is one of the extended techniques that both crocheters and knitters seem to be more and more interested in, and it’s a lot more versatile than most people suspect.

Broomstick lace crochet (Photo by Hooked for Life)

Techniques taught/reviewed

Basics of the broomstick lace technique, including beginning, increasing and decreasing.

Skill level

Beginner and up

Materials needed/Homework

  • Broomstick needle – 25mm. Straight is preferred over circular as circular is hard to handle when you’re learning.
  • Crochet hook size 6mm
  • Worsted weight yarn

About Mary Beth Temple

Mary Beth Temple is an author, designer and podcaster. After successful careers as both a costumer in the entertainment arena in NYC, and an antiques dealer specializing in nineteenth- and twentieth-century textiles and decoratives, Mary Beth is now a full time author/designer of both knitting and crochet patterns. Her work appears frequently in knitting and crochet magazines including Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting Crochet, Interweave Crochet, The Knitter (UK) and Inside Crochet (UK). She is the owner and lead designer for the pattern line Hooked for Life, which is available both online and in independent yarn stores.





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