12 days of Christmas; Crochet: Ruler or broom stick lace technique

crochet ruler lace technique 11

Ruler lace or Broomstick lace is a soft textured lace. Pattern can be used on blankets, shawls, sweaters or jumpers, scarves or as desired.

The pattern is a combination of large loops worked over a stick or metric ruler. See step by step pictures and instructions below.

The lace is done over a group of five (5) loops.

STEP 1: make chain in multiples of 5 plus 1.

STEP 2: Miss 1st chain space and one (1 ) Double crochet into next chain space. One double crochet (dc) each chain space across.

STEP 3: one(1 ) double crochet into each double crochet on previous row.

STEP 4: insert hook into dc (double crochet), pull a loop and place it on the metric ruler. Repeat across the row.

STEP 5: wind yarn around the hook.

STEP 6: insert hook, right to left through five loops.

STEP 7: yarn around hook,draw a loop through the five(5) loops.

STEP 8: Five (5) double crochet over the five loops in step 6/7

STEP 9: repeat  from step 5 across to step 8 across all loops on the row.

To continue pattern, repeat from step 3 to 9 until desired length is achieved

crochet ruler lace technique 1
crochet ruler lace technique 1: crochet chain in multiples of 5.
crochet ruler lace technique 2
crochet ruler lace technique 2: Double crochet into each chain space
crochet ruler lace technique 3
crochet ruler lace technique 3: double crochet into each double crochet space on previous row.

 

 

 

 

 

 

crochet ruler lace technique 4
crochet ruler lace technique 4: pull loops and put on a metric ruler.
crochet ruler lace technique 5
crochet ruler lace technique 5: yarn around hook
crochet ruler lace technique 6
crochet ruler lace technique 6: insert hook through five loops .

 

crochet ruler lace technique 7
crochet ruler lace technique 7: double crochet into the selected 5 loops.
crochet ruler lace technique 8
crochet ruler lace technique 8: Double crochet into the selected loops
crochet ruler lace technique 9
crochet ruler lace technique 9: yarn around hook

 

 

 

 

 

 

crochet ruler lace technique 10
crochet ruler lace technique 10: hook in loop
crochet ruler lace technique 11
crochet ruler lace technique 11: complete pattern

 

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