This Broomstick Lace Accent Scarf Crochet Pattern was inspired by the Knit Accent Scarf I shared recently. I got so many requests from my crochet friends to make a crochet version that I knew I had to sit down and figure one out for you. And I am so happy with how it came out!! I can’t believe how similar they look. For the crochet version, I used single crochets in through back loops to mirror the garter stitch and broomstick lace rows to mirror the drop stitch rows of the knit version.
If you’re new to broomstick lace, don’t be intimidated at all! It’s really quite simple. And I have included step-by-step photos at at the end of the pattern to help guide you through. If you find video tutorials more helpful you might like this class from Bluprint.
Hope you enjoy it!
Broomstick Lace Accent Scarf Crochet Pattern
Here is what you need:
- 1 hank (163 yd/150 m) Lion Brand Collection® Silk Yarn, Sport Weight (shown in color #200 Aquarius )
- US H-8 / 5 mm hook
- 19 US/15 mm knitting needle
- scissors and yarn needle
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Finished scarf measures approximately 6 in. × 48 in.
Row 1: Work 1 sc in the back bump of the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across (note: although working into the back bump can be optional, it makes for a more finished edge), turn — 22 sts.
Rows 2 through 8: Ch 1 (does not count as st here and throughout), work 1 sc in the back look only of each st across, turn — 22 sts.
Row 9: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the back look only of each st across, do not turn — 22 sts.
Row 10 (see Photo Tutorial below): Put loop from hook onto knitting needle; *insert hook into the back loop of the next stitch on the right and pull up a loop, transfer loop to needle, rep from * across, do not turn — 22 loops on hook.
Row 11 (see Photo Tutorial below): Insert hook through first loop on needle, yo and pull through loop, ch 1, work 1 sc in same loop, *inserting hook through next loop and work 1 sc, rep from * across, turn —22 sts.
Rows 12 through 15: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the back look only of each st across, turn — 22 sts.
Row 16: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the back look only of each st across, do not turn — 22 sts.
Row 17: Put loop from hook onto knitting needle; *insert hook into the back loop of the next stitch on the right and pull up a loop, transfer loop to needle, rep from * across, do not turn — 22 loops on hook.
Row 18: Insert hook through first loop on needle, yo and pull through loop, ch 1, work 1 sc in same loop, *inserting hook through next loop and work 1 sc, rep from * across, turn —22 sts.
Rows 19 through 130: Repeat Rows 12 through 18 sixteen more times or until you reach about 3 in. shy of your desired length.
Rows 131 through 138: Ch 1, work 1 sc in the back look only of each st across, turn — 22 sts.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if desired … you can find my free tutorial on How to Block Knit and Crochet Items here.
Photo Tutorial for Broomstick Lace Rows
Nancy Thomas says
Just checking out the pattern for the pattern for the broomstick lace accent crochet scarf. It appears that there is a typo in the instructions in that it says 2 use the front look, l-o-o-k, versus loop l-o-o p.
Linda C. says
Kara—I have wanted to try broomstick lace for a while and I think with your explanation I can master it. Do you think this pattern would work for a table runner? Thanks so much. Linda
I think that would be lovely!
How beautiful! This scarf looks terrific! Thank you very much! 🙂
My pleasure! So glad you like it 🙂
I love this broomstick lacy pattern.. I’m going to make mine doing 2 loops instead of one, to give more texture. There for, instead of one single crochet, I’ll do two. This way there are the same number of sc as loops to keep the stitch count. Thank you for the nice scarf pattern..
this looks different from any broomstick stitch I’ve seen.. nice though.
Tim Meyers says
This is a beautiful pattern with a very clear explanation of broomstick lace! I like adding taller stitches to scarves for aesthetic appeal and to make scarves lighter. This seems much faster and less consuming of yarn than making a triple or quadruple crochet. I haven’t tried it yet, going to get some lightweight yarn today and give it a try. Do you have any tips for adjusting/adapting the pattern for a larger piece, such as a shawl or small lap throw (without using a tool longer than a standard hook or needle)?
Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Adjusting this pattern would be super easy. Just start with a chain as wide as you would like your piece an follow the pattern until you reach your desired length.
Just in case anyone else is having trouble finding a “broomstick” I use a plastic ruler instead, works well.
Hi! I need help with this please:
Insert hook through first loop on needle, yo and pull through loop, ch 1, work 1 sc in same loop, *inserting hook through next loop and work 1 sc, rep from * across, turn —22 sts.
When you yo and pull through loop-do you leave on the hook or do you pull it under the first initial loop and then chain 1 afterwards? And then do the ` sc?
Many thanks xo
Hi Karen 🙂 You pull the loop through so you only have 1 loop remaining on your hook. Then you complete your single crochet. Hope that helps!
Karen Sebor says
I have never before seen such a vivid explanation of “broomstick crochet”!! Thank you SO much for yours! You have taken away any fear I might have had for trying it! Your scarves are sensationally beautiful and I am thinking what beautiful gifts they would make! Once again, thank you for sharing your expertise!! Sincerely, Karen
I am so happy you found it helpful, Karen!