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They are so closely related, one might not be enough to support a separate topic, but together they could be.

 

Wheat

who uses hairpins to do broomstick because it is less awkward - certainly easier to carry about.

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Hairpin is only similar to broomstick in the fact they both produce loops. The process of producing those strips of lacey loops are far from similar. Whereas broomstick makes rows of loops with a crocheted base, hairpin makes two rows of loops (top and bottoms with a fancy knot like stitch in the center.

Broomstick is easier and you can work one row broomstick, crochet loops together and add the next row of loops right on top of it to create a full piece. Hairpin is a little more complicated and you cannot add another section on top due to the fact the loom has to be turned constantly (a little difficult when a large piece is hanging from it). The hairpin designs usually require you to complete the strip/strips and then join them when they are off the loom.

Here are some reference pics I found showing the tools and the strips of lace they produce. A variety of center "knots" can be done in creation of the hairpin strip, the knot in the picture is a basic stitch. The broomstick is merely a very very large knitting needle shape. The hairpin looms are various and this is just the most common one. The only off the loom crocheting done to both that may be similar is a process of weaving the loops to each other rather than crocheting. :sweat, :hook

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Edited by HappyOldCro

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I love the idea of a hairpin section too... I learned how to do basic hairpin strips and would love to see discussions to take me to the next level/step. ;)

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I love the idea of a hairpin section too... I learned how to do basic hairpin strips and would love to see discussions to take me to the next level/step. ;)

 

Hi and welcpme to the ville:hook

 

If you want to start a discussion or ask a question about hairpin, do feel free to post. The Help section would probably be the best place for how-to questions, either under general crochet help or crochet stitch help. If you want to discuss hairpin, get opinions, etc, Other Crochet Topics would probably be the best section. Even though there is not a specific section for hairpin, the topic is welcome:)

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I'mjust learning hairpin lace, here is my first attempt

 

I would love a hairpin lace section to, id love to see others work, I think this form of crochet is beautiful, I will certainly be doing a lot more of it.:clap:manyheart

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq242/mollybaby_album/DSCF3029.jpg

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