Broomstick Lace Crochet Afghan Pattern
Each row is worked in two steps. First, drawing up loops with crochet hook and placing them on the knitting needle. Second, working single crochet in groups of loops to form pattern. All work is done from the right side.
Approximate size: 42" by 63" ( to make larger add in multiples of 5)
Materials: 5 skeins (240 yds each) Winter White -- main color
2 skeins Turquoise, 2 skeins Green, 1 Grape, 1 Red and 1 Orange
1 knitting needle size 50 1 crochet hook size K
Gauge: 5 patterns = 5 1/2 inches. 5 rows = 5 inches.
Note: See color sequence at end of pattern. Begin each row with next color and fasten off at the end of each two step row.
With A, chain 190, loosely, and work row 1. 38 patterns
Row 1, Step 1: (See fig 1) Holding needle in left hand, hook in right hand and put loop on hook onto the needle. Working left to right on chain, *insert hook into next ch, draw loop through and, careful not to twist, place this loop on the needle: repeat from * to end of chain. 190 loops on the needle.
Row 1, Step 2: (See figs 2, 3, and 4) Working from right to left, slip 5 loops from the needle, turn loops to the right in a group; insert hook through center of group and draw yarn through; careful not to tighten the first loop, ch 1 at top of group, work 5 sc in same space, * sl next 5 loops from pin, turn to right as before, work, 5 sc in center of space of group; repeat from* to end. 38 patterns Fasten off.
Row 2, Step 1: ( See fig 5) Draw up a loop with next color and place on pin, * working from left to right, insert hook under back loop only of next sc, draw loop through and place on pin; repeat from * to end. 190 loops.
Row 2, Step 2: Same as step 2 of row 1.
Repeat Row 2, steps 1 and 2 for pattern. Work 1 row each *B, A, C, A, D, A, E, A, F, A* repeat 3 times, then work , B, A, C, A. Add fringe as desired.