Jul
08

Broomstick Lace Tree Wall Decor | Christmas in July

Broomstick Lace Tree Wallhinging | Christmas in July wIth Vickie Howell

Broomstick Lace Tree Wall Decor

This week on Ask Me Monday, I show how to combine a traditional crochet method with thoughtful increases and chunky yarn to create playful Broomstick Lace Tree Wall Decor. This project can be made as kitschy, classic or modern as one wants, simply by choosing colors and embellishments that speak to the individual style. It works as a Christmas decoration for those who celebrate, or a woodland ode to nature for those who don’t. Regardless it’s fun to create and makes for a great gift. Get started now on making a bunch for the holidays, or bookmark this project for later when we get closer to festivities.

Happy Christmas in July!


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Broomstick Lace Tree Wall Decor Pattern

MATERIALS

1 ball each Valley Yarns Superwash Super Bulky in colors: (A) AstroTurf by Vickie Howell OR White and (B) Chocolate, or equivalent super-bulky yarn

Size 12mm Knitter’s Pride Dreams Crochet Hook

Size US 50/25 mm Knitter’s Pride Jumbo Birch Knitting Needle

Knitter’s Pride Wool Needle

Optional: Flower sequin, mini pompoms, or other decorations

GAUGE

Not important for this project.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

9″/23 cm tall, excluding hanging loop and tassel

NOTES: This project is made using the Broomstick Lace technique.

Bromstick Lace Tree Wallhanging | Christmas in July with Vickie Howell

DIRECTIONS

Tree:

With A, ch 4.

Row 1: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 4 loops

Row 2:  *Holding knitting needle in left hand, slip 4 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close], 8 sc in center of hole just created; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 1 hole, 8 sts

Row 3: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 8 loops

Row 4:  *Holding knitting needle in left hand, slip 4 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close], 6 sc in center of hole just created; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 2 holes, 12 sts

Row 5: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 12 loops

Row 6: *Holding knitting needle in left hand, slip 4 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close]**, 5 sc in center of first hole created; repeat from * to ** , 6 sc in center of second hole; repeat from * to ** , 5 sc in center of last hole. Turn. Turn. — 3 holes, 16 sts

Row 7: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 16 loops

Row 8: Holding knitting needle in left hand, slip 4 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close], 5 sc in center of hole just created; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 4 holes, 20 sts

Row 9: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 20 loops

Row 10: Holding knitting needle in left hand, slip 4 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close], 5 sc in each center of first TWO holes created; repeat from * to ** , 4 sc in center of third hole; repeat from * to ** , 5 sc in each center of last TWO holes. Turn. — 5 holes, 24 sts

Row 11: Place loop from hook onto knitting needle; *using hook pull loop up from the next ch and place onto knitting needle; repeat from * to end. Turn. — 24 loops

Row 12: Holding knitting needle in left hand, slip 4 loops from needle to crochet hook; [YO, pull through loops, YO pull through rem loop to close], 4 sc in center of first hole created; repeat from * to ** , 5 sc in each center of next FOUR holes; repeat from * to ** , 4 sc in each center of last hole. Turn. — 6 holes, 28 sts

Fasten off.

Hanging Loop:

Join A at top of tree with a sl st. Ch 10, sc in same space as join. Fasten off.

Note: For a taller, skinner tree, add a non-increase row (meaning, work the same number of sc into each of the 4 loop groupings as there are groupings) in between of eah increase row.

Broomstick Lace Tree Wallhanging | Vickie Howell

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

Make Tassel:

Wrap B 12

or so times around desired length cardboard piece. Slip an additional piece of yarn through the top loops of all of the strands; tie.

Carefully slide yarn off the cardboard, and pinch together about 1″/2.5 cm down from top, cinching tightly, using an additional strand of yarn.

Cut the bottom loops to create tassel strands.

Sew or tie tassel to center bottom of tree.

Optional:

Sew or glue decorations onto tree front.

 

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2 Responses to “Broomstick Lace Tree Wall Decor | Christmas in July”

  1. Lois Griesser

    I think this is a very charming Christmas decoration and am going to try to make it. I do not use, until now, chunky yarn but there is a first time for everything. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  2. Erica

    This is so pretty! I’ve never tried broomstick lace, but I may give it a go now. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

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