L is for Lace

We’re nearly half way there now with the crochet A-Z!

I chose lace for L as I love how simple it is to create a lace effect using crochet. However, I decided to try something new today and, as is often the case with new things, the results left a lot to be desired. 

Rather than the typical (but beautiful) crochet lace, I tried out broomstick lace using this tutorial. It was surprisingly good fun, though the broom handle was a bit tricky to use in a confined space (I could have done with having a foot long lump of wood chopped off to use for this rather than a whole handle with brush attached!)

As you can see, I’m not going to be a professional broomstick lace maker any time soon. In fact, looking at the state of my sample piece, I barely qualify as an amateur! On the ‘good’ parts, though, the shape reminds me of a peacock feather and I could just imagine a piece of broomstick lace made out of purple, green and blue variegated yarn-perhaps a nice little shrug cardigan?

I quite enjoyed the experiment, though I think I’ll stick to using the brush for sweeping, at least for the time being.

Have you ever tried broomstick lace? I hope it was more successful than my attempt! 

Are there any other unusual forms of crochet which you’ve used as well? I’d love to hear, I’m always looking out for new things to try!

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