I created this motif to try out some creative stitches. It measures 8” X 10” and could potentially be used as anything from a project embellishment to component of a large freeform project. It has good texture but not so much that it couldn’t be worked into a somewhat flat freeform fabric. It could also serve as a really pretty trivet.
Although an intermediate familiarity with crochet is suggested this would be a great introduction to freeform. I mostly use existing stitches but in a slightly unconventional manner. Some stitches are beyond basic and for those I have included hyperlinks to instructional videos made by others. I also include some general information about freeform and explanations of why I do certain things (tutorial is 11 pgs) and 27 full-color photos.
The tutorial uses the following stitches: Sideways Cluster Stitch Half double crochet over sc Royal Ridge Stitch Pineapple Stitch Knurl/Crab/Reverse sc/Corded ridge Stitch Standing sc Bullion st
I used the following worsted weight yarn available from Hobby Lobby: Yarn Bee, Soft Secret, White Yarn Bee, Soft Secret, Light Denim (Light Blue) Yarn Bee, Soft Secret, Denim (Medium Blue) Yarn Bee, Soft Secret, Navy (Dark Blue) Yarn Bee, Soft Secret, Blueberry Hill Ombre (Variegated Blue yarn with white and silver)
The tutorial uses the following hooks: Size F aluminum crochet hook Size G aluminum crochet hook Size H aluminum crochet hook
If you have any questions about the contents of the tutorial please don’t hesitate to message me.
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Apr 10, 2018 by Debbie Gay
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