Saturday, February 4, 2012

Crafting On The Bright Side

My Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia arrived earlier this week.  Designer Robyn Chachula has an engineering background, so there are many helpful comments relating to structure and texture, and it's become my new bedside reading.  I found a simple tweed stitch in the book and used it to start this project:

 I'm calling it "Technicolour Dream-Tweed."

Working with lotsa colours means lotsa ends to work in.

Here's a view of the stitch up close.  It's simply staggered single crochets and chains (chain one over a single crochet in the row below, single crochet in the chain one space from the row below).  This is a great stitch for beginners.  It also works up fast and is helping me use some yarn from my stash!

I'm sharing this post on Visions of Sugarplum's Fibers on Friday and Wisdom Begins in Wonder's Fiber Arts Friday.


  1. A very cheerful blanket! Looks like a fun project!


  2. I like all the colors...and that the pattern is good for beginning crocheters (hmmm, me?)

  3. Reading crochet stitches seems like a foreign language to me! I love the colours, you are brave, I shy away from weaving ends in. Or sewing up. In fact, now I just sound lazy. I LOVE the colours, it looks amazing.


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