Contortionist crochet…

August 4, 2010 49 Comments by Kirsty

Broomstick Lace

After months…nay years of admiring broomstick lace I think I’ve finally got it!

I’ve got an old McCalls magazine featuring a blanket of “broomsticked” mohair. It was hook/sticked in delightful candy colours & now I can do it too!

And because I don’t like to waste anything my practice pieces have become cuffs.

Just so excited about the potential for this one.

Edit:  I now have a how to posted here.

49 Comments

  1. Nanette
    4 years ago

    LORDMARYMOTHEROFGOD, I love this one!

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  2. hana
    4 years ago

    The cuff is such a great idea!! I want one :D

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  3. Maxabella
    4 years ago

    You are on a creative roll! This is really gorgeous. I covet.

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  4. Sally
    4 years ago

    WOW – looks amazing. What an interesting stitch. It looks fantastic! …and what a clever way of using your practice piece – loving your braclet.

    You are such an amazing and clever woman. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  5. One Flew Over
    4 years ago

    I'm So excited about this one too…can you imagine the possibilities!!!

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  6. Cherie
    4 years ago

    OHhhhh GORGEOUS! You must be feeling so darn pleased with yourself as you well should be ;-)

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  7. Michelle
    4 years ago

    Okay, i'm officialy excited. I need to do housework, and make things for the Niche Market, and bake some muffins and take photos, BUT i'm off to practice Broomstick Lace instead!!! Bwahahahahaaa! Love you x

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  8. nicole
    4 years ago

    that looks brilliant! i love it as a cuff, but trying to work out how the crochet works is making my head ache ha ha!
    xox

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  9. mel @ loved
    4 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love the cuff.

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  10. angelina
    4 years ago

    i love little practice pieces.
    ive been crochet/knitting necklaces!xx

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  11. Jennie
    4 years ago

    That is gorgeous!
    It looks like it would have been quite difficult, until you got the hang of it!?

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  12. Yana
    4 years ago

    that is stunning and i want to make one myself! how did you do it??

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  13. Cath @ chunkychooky
    4 years ago

    I love it!!! love love love love!!!
    Imagine the potential- magine a blanket… or a scarf… it looks a little bit macrame.. in a good way… plus I generally like anything grey…

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  14. Rie
    4 years ago

    Fantastic, how awesome is that!!

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  15. gret
    4 years ago

    I LOVE this one! Looks fantastic!

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  16. Michelle
    4 years ago

    Need to catchup on my housework now! Hehe! Love you xx
    http://twoandsix.typepad.com/twoandsix/2010/08/broomstick-bliss.html

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  17. zsazsazsu
    4 years ago

    Yep, just my style !

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  18. Jenni
    4 years ago

    this looks so ace Kirsty, does it really involve a broomstick?
    I'll type it into google.

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  19. little grubs
    4 years ago

    LOVE the cuff. I too have seen it but never tried it. It looks great. x

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  20. Bridgadett
    4 years ago

    Now I have got to learn how!!
    This is Gorgeous! I have been putting off learning how for years. Thank You for giving me the push I needed. ♥

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  21. linda
    4 years ago

    Wow, that looks so cool…wish I had an old McCalls! Can't believe it's crochet…looks uber complicated!

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  22. Fruitful Fusion
    4 years ago

    I love broomstick lace and the cuff looks lovely! Great idea to!

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  23. Rosalind
    4 years ago

    I feel a tutorial coming on… if only I could crochet! very cool

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  24. Anna
    4 years ago

    looks great, and what a good use for practice pieces. I am going to google broomstick lace!

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  25. Lara
    4 years ago

    You already know how much I love this! But I really want to see a video of you actually making it ;-)

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  26. 1/4 of an inch
    4 years ago

    And how come I didn't spy this today??? Love it..love the photo of you on Michelle's blog too you gorgeous thing, xt

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  27. Anna Lloyd
    4 years ago

    Oh, I love it! Can I buy one? :)

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  28. jessyz
    4 years ago

    Marvelous, I usually just frog my practice pieces because I don't like wasting yarn, now I'll just make cuffs instead. :-)

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  29. Baa-Me Kniits
    4 years ago

    Now that I like!!!! Can you do a tutorial or let me know where I can get instructions?? I saw a very nice beret/beanie with that stitch around the middle and would love to make it :-)

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  30. Kristine
    4 years ago

    I love this. It's so interesting.

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  31. teddybearswednesday
    4 years ago

    It's stunning Kirst just stunning. xo

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  32. Kellie Christie
    4 years ago

    LOVE IT!! Yes I think you have mastered it!! Good job!!

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  33. handmadehappiness
    4 years ago

    this is soooo lovely go you x

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  34. Blue Farfallina
    4 years ago

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this stitch!!!

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  35. Kylie
    4 years ago

    This is just wow! I really love this Kirsty. Any chance of a tutorial? K

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  36. Rachel@oneprettything.com
    4 years ago

    Whoa… that's stunning! I just learned broomstick lace last year but never did anything with it. I LOVE this idea!

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  37. Nikki
    4 years ago

    I've been eyeing this stitch off in one of my (many) new crochet books….. LOVE what you've done with it!!

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  38. Little Cooties
    4 years ago

    YES PLEASE – i'd love to see a tutorial!!! that's a fancy bit of work :)

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  39. dash robin
    4 years ago

    Wowee, a stitch I have never heard of and so beautiful! I love this as a cuff and would love to see a tute on this if you have time. Utterly lovely work, big ups!!

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  40. t does wool
    4 years ago

    that is wonderful…
    thank you!

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  41. Emma
    4 years ago

    That was an inspired move making it into a wrist cuff. It's perfect for blokes, very masculine. I adore the stitch and is definitely something I want to have a go at. I love the modern interpretation of something that sounds old fashioned with a name like broomstick lace. I think it needs a new name to match your reinvention of it. I could also I imagine this working well in leather or hemp… Hmmm the possibilities are endless!!

    Have fun x

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  42. Holly
    4 years ago

    Love it! Want. One. Badly.

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  43. Jill
    4 years ago

    This is gorgeous, I am going to attempt at making one, and had a quick question for you. How did you fasten it? Do you have a closure of some sort to put it on and off? Thank you for the inspiration.

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  44. MacGyver's Lovechild
    4 years ago

    Oh it's beautiful. I love the witchy title. I would wear this cuff on days when I was feeling a little naughty

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  45. Mary
    4 years ago

    You do certainly have it! Beautiful job, and almost instant gratification!

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  46. Leni and Rose
    4 years ago

    Far out, Kirsty – this is AWESOME!

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  47. Jacqueline
    4 years ago

    Its lovely!
    Where can one learn?

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  48. Element Boutique
    3 years ago

    I absolutely love this cuff and made an attemp to create one for myself. Thank you for the tutorial, it was very helpful. I featured this post on my blog elementboutique.blogstop.com, hope you don’t mind.

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  49. Donna Harris
    1 year ago

    I think this cuff is so pretty.

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