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Another fun crochet technique to try is Broomstick Lace Crochet. Here, you need a broomstick (or very large knitting needle) and a crochet hook. There are two stages to the technique: first, you pull up loops from the foundation chain or previous row and slip them over the broomstick and, second, you work the loops off, usually in groups to form clusters, using single or double crochet stitches (or try the triple crochet stitch!) The results? A beautiful fabric made up of lacy-looking clusters, each with a center hole, that makes for great scarves, handbags, decorative items -- the possibilities are endless!