So on my About page I described myself as a “wee bit nerdy and geeky” and that you would figure out how so eventually. Well here is the proof, my Gryffindor Quidditch broom.
I belong to a Hogwarts group on Ravelry. We recently had a challenge for Quidditch in which we needed new equipment. I really wanted to do a broom in house colors, more points. The problem was I couldn’t find a pattern I was happy with and decided to strike out on my own. This is my finished product. After several comments in the group telling me I should write up the pattern I decided that I would.
I will preface this pattern by stating very clearly that I am NOT a designer or pattern writer. As a matter of fact this is my first attempt. It has only ever been worked by me so there probably will be mistakes. There will definitely be mistakes in the “technical” writing of the pattern. I am only posting this as something fun. Not trying to make any money off of it, although I’m sure someone at some point will write out the pattern much nicer than I have and then charge for it. Isn’t that how it goes and isn’t that the chance you take when you try to be nice?
So have fun making your broom and maybe some day I will get it worked out better with more pictures and publish it.
Worsted weight yarn
Color A – Red
Color B – Gold
Size F hook
With color A ch 2.
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook. Do NOT join. Place stitch marker and continue around.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
Round 3: 1 sc in each sc around (12 sc).
Continue round 3 until handle reaches 8 inches. Stuff handle with fiberfill as you go.
Change to Color B when handle has reached desired length.
Round 1: 1 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (24 sc)
Round 3-7: 1 sc in ea sc around (24 sc). Change to Color A at the end of round 7.
Round 8: 1 sc in ea sc around (24 sc). Change to Color B
Round 9-11: 1 sc in ea sc around (24 sc). Change to color A
Round 12: 1 sc in ea sc around (24 sc). Change to Color B
Round 13-15: sc in ea sc around (24 sc).
Note with color changes I tied a knot in the yarn ends and stuffed it in the broom.
Firmly stuff broom with fiberfill. Leave enough space at the top so you can crochet through both sides in order to close broom.
At end of Row 15 ch 8.
Slip stitch back down chain. You should have 7 chains.
Slip stitch back into same sc as beginning chain working through both thicknesses to close the broom.
Slip stitch into next sc, ch, continuing to work through both thickenesses.
Chain 8. Continue making bristles as above until the end.
I ended up with 11 bristles. Weave in any ends.