I am currently working on a Doris Chan designed lace cardigan but ran out of wool on Sunday grr...so in the mean time whilst I wait for the shops to open I had a little go at following some video tutorials for some interesting crochet stitches I've always wanted to try...
Entrelac Crochet - a form of tunisian crochet, in the first image I followed the tutorial and changed colour each row. In the second image I made much smaller squares 3stitches by 3 rows and only changed colour every two rows, this made an almost chevron pattern. Looking around this stitch would work really well with colour changing yarn.Catherine Wheel Stitch - creates repeated circles linked by lines when you change colour, looking online there are so many good colour combinations for this pattern.Crocodile Stitch - Layering up of what look like petals or scales, very textured and three dimensional, but all very simple crochet stitches and great video tutorials.
Monday, 16 April 2012
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Recently it was my Gma's birthday and for Christmas she had brought my sister and I and how to Knit tea cosy book, I can't knit to save my life so my sister and I worked together to create this floral design, she knit the base structure and I crocheted on the flowers.
I have been wanting to use up some of the wool I have, loads of purple and pinks that although I love the colours these days I tend to crochet things I can wear and I don't honestly wear that much purple so I have decided to start a massive ball of finger knitting and crochet it in the round with my new, quite massive, crochet hook...
This has been one of the first projects I have done using my knitting machine - other than samples and tests to see what i can do. It was a basic knit stitch with intervals of tuck / missed stitches to create a pattern and texture. I then used crochet to add on a granny square edging and a frill.