F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn in brown and yellow
Any type of fancy, hairy, lashy yarn in yellowish colors
Small amount of Black string
One stick pen (non-clickable type)
Yarn needle (for weaving in the loose ends of yarn)
Note: Work is done in continuous rounds throughout.
Rnd 1: With brown Ch 2, 6sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join first sc to form a circle. (6 chains in total)
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around. At about the third or fourth row, you can pull it "right-side-out" (as it tends to start out as being "inside-out" at first).
Continue until it is as long as your pen. (You will have to test your length by sticking your pen into the crocheted "tube". Just be sure to take out pen when you crochet.). Once you have reached the desired pen length, fasten off brown color. Weave in end.
Row 1: With yellow, attach to any one of the six chs at the top end of pen. ch 7.
Row 2: sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch in next 6 chs back to end tip of pen. Slip stitch into next brown ch, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: ch in the next 6 chs, ch1, turn.
Row 4-7: (Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you have 6 yellow rows.
Next, join yellow row 1 to yellow row 6 by ch stitching them together. (It will resemble a corn on the cob stuck to the end of a stick - the handle).
With the black string, wind around this same place you just did with the yellow previously. Please refer to the finished product picture. This makes it look even more like a traditional broom. Weave in the string end to hide it too.
Now you surface crochet using the fancy yarn to make the broom end look more straw-like. I used a yellow eyelash yarn. (With my Harry doll's broom, I used a fall colored Cha Cha yarn.) By surface crochet, I mean, you simply single crochet along the broom end, latching into the loops created while you were making the broom. I followed along in rows going up, then down, then up again. This isn't exact science. Just try to fill in as much or as little as you wish.
© Becky. Pattern was taken with permission from http://www.geocities.com/quibblerscribbler/potter_pens.html.