Monday, October 1, 2012

Another Freeform Technique

  Here is another freeform technique from Myra Wood's book. This one is called Doodle Lace. I used a scrap cotton yarn and a G crochet hook. I think this would look nice as an applique on a bag or maybe a shirt. I must say I do like the randomness, or I should say freedom of freeform crochet.  The only thing you really have to worry about is keeping your work flat. Other than that, let your imagination run wild. This swatch started with 12 dc in the ring, then in the next round I made random chains and sc in every other dc. In the next round and throughout, I made random stitches into the loops of the previous rounds and chained in between, being sure to check that my work stays flat. Another option would be to stop and turn, instead of completing the round, leaving one side flat (creating a half circle), which could eventually become a shawl or scarf.


Connie said...

Hi, I just found your blog. You do such lovely needle work. I am impressed and inspired. I do love to knit and have not tried to crochet since injuring my right hand four years ago. I never was that good at it and only mastered the ripple pattern. I'm a visual learner and really need someone with kindhearted patience to sit with me and teach this old dog a new trick or two. It would probably be better exercise for my hand than knitting.
I am your newest follower and would love to have you visit and become a mutual follower. Have a wonderful day. Connie :)

Connie said...

That is a great idea to fill them with potpourri . . . mine, I am afraid are only filled with stuffing. If you make one, I am sure that you will crochet a little something on it to make it adorable. Thanks for following . . . I am looking forward to getting to know you better through blogging. Your new blogging sister, Connie :)