Crochet Pattern: Infinity and Beyond Broomstick Lace Scarf

When I was making this cowl, Nicky asked me what I was doing. And he thought I said “making a cow hole.” So now every time I pick up my hook, he inevitably asks me if I’m making another cow hole. Now I just nod and say “Yes, yes. I’m making a cow hole.”

broomstick lace infinity scarf

Anyway, I really wanted a broomstick lace project with some meat on it – one I could really start to hone my skills on and get a lot of practice. And I didn’t want to make another cow hole. So, I made the next best thing: an infinity scarf!

Are you ready for a challenge? Are you prepared to become a broomstick lace expert? Are you pumped for some drapey-lacey-goodness? Then join me . . . to infinity aaand beyooond . . .

broomstick lace infinity scarf

Firstly, you will need to know how to make broomstick lace. I have a tutorial for that here. Also, I used this pin for my lace loops:

broomstick lace pins 2

Materials needed: one skein of Caron Simply Soft Yarn, a 4mm hook, something to make your lace loops with, a large blunt yarn needle, and scissors.

Infinity & Beyond Broomstick Lace Scarf

With a 4mm hook, chain 31.

  1. Sc in second ch from hook and each remaining chain. (30 sc)
  2. Pull up a broomstick lace loop (BL loop) in each sc. (30 BL loops)
  3. Work in groups of 6 BL loops. Make 6 sc in each group of 6 BL loops. (30 sc)
  4. Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, ch 5, sk next 4 sts. *Sc next 2 sts together, ch 5, sk next 4 sts. Repeat from * 2 more times (5 sts remain). Sc in last st. (5 ch5 spaces, 2 sc, 4 sc 2 tog)
  5. Turn (do not ch 1 first). Sl st in first ch5 space, ch 1. make 6 sc in ch5 space. Make 6 sc in each remaining ch5 space to end, skipping over scs. (30 sc)
  6. Pull up a broomstick lace loop (BL loop) in each sc. (30 BL loops)
  7. Work in groups of 3 BL loops. Make 3 sc in each group of 3 BL loops. (30 sc)
  8. Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, ch 5, sk next 4 sts. *Sc next 2 sts together, ch 5, sk next 4 sts. Repeat from * 2 more times (5 sts remain). Sc in last st. (5 ch5 spaces, 2 sc, 4 sc 2 tog)
  9. Turn (do not ch 1 first). Sl st in first ch5 space, ch 1. make 6 sc in ch5 space. Make 6 sc in each remaining ch5 space to end, skipping over scs. (30 sc)

Repeat rows 2 – 9 twelve more times (or as many as you’d like to get your desired length)

When you are at your desired length, cut yarn, leaving a long length for sewing (about 16 inches). Finish off. Weave in the yarn tail from the first row.

Without twisting the infinity scarf, bring the two ends together. Using the long yarn tail, whip stitch the two ends together evenly, working under both loops of the “v” in the scs. When you reach the end, secure yarn with a small knot and weave in the excess.

And there you have it, a glorious infinity scarf just in time for holiday gifting!

Lastly, here is a very rudimentary chart for the pattern repeat (you can download a PDF by clicking the link below the photo):

broomstick lace scarf chart


broomstick lace infinity scarf



128 thoughts on “Crochet Pattern: Infinity and Beyond Broomstick Lace Scarf

  1. love your lace cowl this pin is truly amazing this will be so much better for my hands thank you love to keep you posted on my progress as i go along

  2. I have always wanted to try broomstick lace. Thanks for the pattern. If I succeed, I’ll definitely post pictures.

  3. When I saw this pattern, I knew I had to try it. I’m really new to crochet, but with your tutorials, I thought that *maybe* I could do it. Well, I’m about a quarter of the way finished, and it actually looks like it should!! Thank you so SO much for this pattern!!

  4. Really like this scarf! Could you give an approximate of how many inches long the scarf is before stitching the ends together? Thanks!

  5. Yay for this scarf! This is a new stitch for me and I really didn’t have high hopes for the result when I started… but I have done a few rows of the broomstick loops and it’s going really well! Mine doesn’t look as dainty (it’s kind of chunky so far), but I LOVE it! I will keep trying using different things to loop it around and see if that gives different effects.

    Thanks so much for the pattern! =)

    1. I see why mine looks chunky! After completing the 6 broomstick loops, I did the single crochets across, then I started the next broomstick loops and *assumed* (this is my biggest fault when crocheting…lol…I need to pay more attention!) that it was 6 loops together again instead of 3. I will resume FOLLOWING the pattern now… and post pics when I’m done with this gorgeous dainty scarf. =P

      1. I think it will look great either way! I think the best part is practicing the lace — once you get the hang of that part, there’s really no end to how you can use it. BTW, I assume a lot too — with varying results, HA!

  6. This is gorgeous! I’m not really fashionable and I just learned to crochet but this looks worth the effort. Where did you get the wooden thingies to use?

  7. Love broomstick lace thanks. I bought a few long dowels at the hardware store and cut some to smaller lengths after using mini wax on them and fine sand paper. Not difficult at all.

    1. Here’s an even easier tool…an empty toilet paper roll, cut length-wise from end to end then squeezed to whatever size you want to make and taped. It made a very nice scarf for me, and I love cheap short cuts!

  8. I love this pattern! Dumb question, but I couldn’t find it on your etsy posting. What is the diameter of the pin you used? I’m just wondering if it’s close to the size of a size 50 knitting needle.Thanks.

  9. I seem to get everything about this except for the end parts of #4 and #8. I’m new to trying something new with crocheting, I’ve stuck to the easier things, but I saw this scarf and I had to try to make it.So, the question is…. where exactly do I put the 2sc, 4sc together?

    1. The end parts — in the parenthesis — are the final stitch counts for each row, they are not stitches to be made. If you look at the pattern diagram, you’ll see that in rows 4 and 8, you will end up with 4 sc 2 together (you will have single crocheted 2 together 4 times in the row), 2 single crochets (you make one sc at the beginning and one at the end), and 5 spaces that are made up of 5 chains.

  10. Nicky sounds like my Paul. I said I was taking an Italian Cooking Class to learn how to make tiramisu. He said, “Why do you want to make TERRIBLE SOUP?”

  11. I have a “broomstick” needle – it’s been in my needle box about 20 years. This is the first time I have been tempted to get it out, dust it off and get busy. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Just printed this pattern. Is there any way you can control how many pages it takes? I just
    wasted 10 pages to get a pattern that would fit on 1 page, 2 at the most.

    1. Elaine, I’m sorry, but I don’t have control over that. When I print patterns, I usually copy and paste the text to a word type application — like Text Edit — and alter the font size and spacing so I can fit it on one or two pages.

  13. I love this pattern. Being left handed its hard to find things to do. I was taught this many years ago and I use a 3 foot wooden broom handle. I have made many afghans for different size beds. Great Christmas presents…

  14. This is such a great pattern. I started crocheting about 6 weeks ago and saw this pattern early on. At first the pattern confused the heck out of me, but now after doing a few tutorials and making other things. I’m getting the hang of reading patterns and making sense out of them. Plus it helps tremendously when you couple it with a pattern diagram. Thank you for being so thorough and sharing your creation.

  15. Would love to copy your pattern of the broom stick lace,but where is it?????? I don`t want all the blogs. {} Naoma

  16. Thank you so much for the inspiration! I haven’t crocheted in 20 years and got re-infected with the bug about a month ago. I decided to jump right in with your broom stick lace infinity scarf. Your tutorial is great. So non-threatening! I ended up doing it a little differently, so it works for me. Now that I’ve made 3 of these scarves, I wanted to do a hat to match. Any ideas/suggestions? The broomstick lace hat pattern I managed to find looked over my head. (Forgive the pun) And thanks again for the jump-start!

  17. My grandmother made a shawl for my son (now 30!), using this stitch. It was beautiful and much admired. First time I’ve seen how to do it, so will be trying to make my own ‘cow hole’!

    1. Ahhh! Okay! Thank you! I never really understood the diagrams but now it make sense thank you again! 🙂 Can’t wait to make this. 😀

      1. I don’t know exactly how long, but that’s because I just kept going with the repeat until it was long enough to wrap twice! It’s packed away with the winter clothes right now!

  18. It’s beautiful. Greetings from Chile, a country of South America. The end of the world. Here we are in autumn.

  19. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern and the tutorial. I am using an antique (1880’s) wood Bissell carpet sweeper for my “broomstick” which is nice because the handle has had so much use it is “polished”, and it holds its handle where it’s convenient for me. I had never heard of broomstick lace before I stumbled across your pattern, and the pattern is coming out beautifully!

  20. Is row 7 a typo? Why groups of 3 instead of 6? All the rows look the same. I did two patterns using 6 and it looks like the pic.??? Thanks.

    1. They alternate: The diagram is for the repeat, so it is alternating: 5 groups of 6 loops, 10 groups of 3 loops, 5 groups of 6 loops, 10 groups of 3 loops . . . As you repeat the diagram.

  21. Hi im new to crochet i have been practicing broom stick lace for afew weeks now and have started making this cowl but im a bit stuck on the end of 4 it says Repeat from * 2 more times (5 sts remain). Sc in last st. (5 ch5 spaces, 2 sc, 4 sc 2 tog). Are the 5 remaining stitches are they on row underneath? if i crochet in last stitch wont that make it curl in without 5 chains and single crochet in last stitch? and why is there a 5 before chain 5 spaces?
    sorry for all the questions i only started to crochet because i wanted to make this cowl

    1. 1. Wow! This is a very ambitious first-ever crochet project 🙂
      2. Please refer to the pattern chart for a visual of what row 4 looks like.
      3. The “5 remaining stitches” does refer to the row beneath — the row of all single crochet. After you “Sc next 2 sts together, ch 5, sk next 4 sts” two more times, there will be 5 sc left that are not worked into in the row below (row 3).
      4. Here are the stitches you will make in row 4, without the lingo: Ch 1, turn. Sc in first st, ch 5, sk next 4 sts. Sc next 2 sts together, ch 5, sk next 4 sts. Sc next 2 sts together, ch 5, sk next 4 sts. Sc next 2 sts together, ch 5, sk next 4 sts.Sc in last st.
      5. Again, if you look at the chart, you’ll see that there are 5 “bridges” of chain fives, all evenly spaced.

      Please let me know if this still doesn’t make sense!

  22. Do you remember the name of the color of yarn you used? My friends wants me to make her one that’s exactly the same!

  23. How do you get the edges straight like that? I’ve counted stitches but every row comes out crooked and uneven. 🙁 help!

    1. Hey, Sarah,
      Have you tried blocking it yet? The combination of tight stitches (the sc) and the loose stitches (the broomstick loops) can appear to be a bit uneven. Once it’s blocked (or even stretched out a bit), the edges appear straighter. If all your stitch counts are correct, I’m guessing this is what is happening! Also, the more “drapey” the yarn you are using, the better the edges will look. Let me know if blocking doesn’t help!

  24. wow this is an awesome pattern, I have made a few now. I didn’t have the right size needle so I searched around the house and endd up using a part of my vacuum…lol hollow and it worked for my gauge, I made another with a size 20mm knitting needle. I also had a thought that I want to share here with you all….a broomstick is heavy after awhile, so I thought PVC pipe would work great it’s hollow and you can get it in what every diameter or length that you need, and then I thought what about those things that kids like to play with Noodles, they can conform and also come in different diameters….again thanks for the great patterns perfect for chilly Canada….

  25. Love love love this! I’ve been looking for a broomstick lace infinity scarf pattern for some tarn I found on vacation and this is it!

  26. Hello! I really love this scarf that you have created and would love to try it however I am not good at reading or interpreting the charts, I have always learned by watching and trying it with them. Do you happen to have a video tutorial for this pattern?

  27. hi! this is such a pretty pattern but I don’t have a 4mm hook or something that is 3.5in around, would it be okay if I used a 4.25mm hook and a candle that is only 3in around? Also would it be okay if I made a few of these to sell at our church fundraiser for HOPE worldwide?

    1. Yes, I think a 4.25 hook would be okay! I would suggest finding something other than a candle, though — the wax might get in your yarn and all over your hands. I sell pins in my Etsy shop. Other people have used tubes of glue, rulers, pieces of PVC pipe . . . and even a cardboard tube (much bigger than 3.5″). The size of whatever you use for the “pin” won’t matter too much — you can just keep going until your scarf is as long as you want!

      And yes, you can sell items made from my patterns!

  28. I’m in the process of making this, but I’m using different yarn. Can you tell me approximately how long your scarf was before you connected the beginning to the end? I’m having trouble figuring out if I should continue or end where I am. I’m a novice at this! Thanks! 🙂

  29. what does “single crochet next two stitchs together and how do i do it!! i am great with the rest but dont understand this! HELP!!!!

    1. Insert hook in stitch and draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook. You can find lots of videos for this on You Tube — just search for “single crochet 2 together” or “decrease one single crochet.”

  30. I love this! I have crocheted for many years (started pre-school age) but never tried to use my broomstick lace tools I’ve carried in my crochet kit forever. Your scarf gave me the inspiration to learn a new skill. It certainly looks easy enough and I’m wondering why I never tried this before. With two weeks to Christmas, I bet I can bang out five or six to give to some co-workers as gifts.

  31. This pattern is great, but do not follow the broomstick lace example because it does not mesh with this pattern. You will need to start from scratch to make this scarf because the broomstick lace tutorial is totally different. It would have been nice if the BL tutorial was actually the beginning of this scarf so you didn’t need to rip it all out to start over. Aside from that, love the pattern.

    1. I made the broomstick lace tutorial before I wrote the scarf pattern. The scarf pattern is different, as I wanted to do something different than the basic formula from the tutorial.

      The tutorial is to teach the stitch. The scarf pattern is to expand on it, just as any crochet pattern is different combinations of basic stitches. I am sorry if that is unclear in any way!

  32. The broomstick lace stitch is definitely stretching my crocheting abilities, but I think I’ve got it! Still quite awkward, but in time I hope it will become as natural as basic crocheting.
    Thank you for sharing your well written pattern! Think my daughter will love her birthday present 🙂

  33. I’m using a new yarn I found at Hobby Lobby by Yarn Bee. It’s called Diva Sequin. The yarn is light weight and variegated. I little heavier than sock yarn and wound tight. It’s going to have a different look than yours but I can already tell it’s going to be very pretty. Thanks for this wonderful pattern. Love the alternating pattern of broomsticks.

  34. What size is a large blunt tapestry needle, I have been searching for one but can’t find it and not sure what I am looking for, how big, long and wide is it

  35. Hello! I love this pattern and stitch! I am on the row after the group of 3 BL loops. For the life of me i cannot figure out where my sc next 2 together should be. lol -I chain 5 skip 4 st. should i end up between two groups of bl loops ? I always feel like Im not putting the 1st stitch in the right place or maybe I messed up the row before. Ugh sorry for the stupid question…Im just tired of making mistakes on projects lol Thank you so much for sharing this! Jules

  36. Hey
    I loved your pattern so much I made a scarf for myself of it 🙂
    I blog too and I translated your pattern into Dutch.
    Off course I linked back to your site and pattern!
    My blog is in Dutch and in English.
    You can take a look. I hope you don’t mind me translating it.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Greetings from Belgium.

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