Green Kitchen: Craft Blog, etc. Craft Book Design. Free Form Crochet - Techniques. Good morning, Today I am featuring crochet techniques with two of my free form afghans.
This first one was made with wool yarn many years ago. Irish Crochet. Once again, I have allowed many days to elaspe since my last blog posting.
Thank you to anyone still coming around to see me, such an unreliable reporter. :-) And thanks always for the comments. I receive them via email, and often respond, but am never sure if anyone gets my reply... so may start responding in the comments, themselves. Now then. Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News (Link Love) Happy February!
Link love is my way of giving back to the crochet community by highlighting the great work out there each week from crochet bloggers, designers, artists and more. Here are this week’s links … Seattle Knitters Guild Fiber Frenzy Sale. Ah March.
The season of spring cleaning and my favorite knitting garage sale. Rather than selling, this year I shopped. Nothing cost me more than $3 a skein. The purple Reynolds lot was 3 balls for a buck. Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Coming to Washington. August 18, 2010 This fall, the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef will be in Washington, D.C.
A traveling exhibition, it combines art, marine biology, and the mathematics of hyperbolic geometry. In 1997, mathematician Daina Taimina (Cornell) discovered how to make models of the geometry known as "hyperbolic space" via the art of crocheting. Taimina has chronicled her work on her blog and in the book Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes, the 2010 winner of Britain's Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year. The World's Best Photos of bullionstitch. Flickr Hive Mind is a search engine as well as an experiment in the power of Folksonomies.
All thumbnail images come directly from Flickr, none are stored on Flickr Hive Mind. These photos are bound by the copyright and license of their owners, the thumbnail links take to you to the photos (as well as their copyright and license details) within Flickr. Because some other search engines (Google, etc.) index parts of Flickr Hive Mind, you may have been led here from one of them. Welcome to Flickr Hive Mind, almost certainly the best search engine for photography on the web. Freeform Crochet Interview with Renate Kirkpatrick. A Guest Post by Linda Cee.
How did you get started crocheting and when did you get interested in freeform? I made my first granny square in my mid-teens from an old tattered ‘How to crochet’ pamphlet that I found in an opportunity shop. In my late twenties when the children were in bed asleep I crocheted granny square rugs (afghans) for fun, relaxation and gifts but I soon became bored with the repetition and began searching for more interesting, challenging patterns. I had never read a pattern before, let alone decipher what the heck all those odd abbreviations meant but, I persevered and, over the years, through trial and error, gained confidence and experience. Freeform was introduced to me by a student while teaching at a local craft shop and has become my passion and creative joy.What are some tips that you find useful when crocheting? 25 Crochet Techniques to Learn. Cro-tatting – learn more Continuing on with the series, here is a list of 25 crochet techniques to learn to help jumpstart your crochet creativity.
Some of them are specific techniques for traditional crochet and others are variations on traditional crochet. I’ve included seom information on getting started with learning each of these things. Print out the list, add to it and challenge yourself to learn something new with crochet all of the time! 1. Do you learn better from words and still photos than video? Many people prefer to use the magic ring to start their in-the-round project. 2. Freeform Crochet By Irene Lundgaard. Bullions & Beyond - tips & techniques for the crochet bullion stitch … From Beginner to Advanced on Craftsy! The Hyperbolic Crochet Reef. Extraordinary Crochet Workshop. Map Data Map Satellite When: June 27, 2013 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Crochet. Stitch Story: Surface Crochet! I was introduced to this wonderful technique, when I was first exploring the possibilities of freeform crochet.
I found that after assembling my scrumbles, I could add some definition and more color in areas that were lacking. One of the many things I love about crochet, is that you can put your hook anywhere in the work and start stitching. The possibilities are endless! I often use this technique in my crochet designs. You will find it in the recently published "Fanfare Cowl" design.
Surface crochet is worked in the following manner: insert your hook anywhere in your crocheted or knitted fabric and hold the working yarn underneath the fabric, wrap the yarn around your hook and pull up loop to top of fabric, then pull this loop through the loop that was already on the hook, insert hook again wherever you want to go next and repeat the process.
In case the idea of surface crochet is new to you, here is a great photo tutorial. Freeformin' this Summer.