I don't really know how to crochet, but I know how to follow a tutorial. YouTube has plenty of great broomstick lace tutorials that even the most hand-eye coordinationally (word?) challenged can follow. This one was my tutorial of choice because her voice was very calming and mother-like.
Broomstick lace tutorial video
Step 1- First I made a chain 15 links long. (Please excuse me if I don't use proper terms, like I said before, I don't really know how to crochet.) Onto that chain I single crocheted 15 times.
Step 2- Do not turn your work over! You are basically going to take that last loop and pull it over a large knitting needle about the diameter of a broomstick or you can do like I did and just use an actual broom handle.
Step 4- Pull these off the handle. Careful not to unravel your last loop! You will not turn your work over at any point. Just grab up five loops on your crochet hook and do a single chain stitch through them. Put your hook back through the center of your loops and single crochet 5 times in there. Continue this process across the rest of the loops. (The single chain stitch is only needed for the beginning of your loop series. The rest of the loop groups after the first one just get 5 single crochets.)
Caveat- the broomstick lace is cumbersome and takes time. I keep hearing that over time you develop a rhythm that makes it faster but I've made over a billion of these and I haven't found an easier way. My advice: just take your time and relax. These make great little gifts!
Bohemian beachy cute.