l picked up my Mum's very old 'Encyclopaedia of Needlework' the other day and looked at the crochet section...such a treasured book l think Mum said she had it as a 21st Birthday present..
hugs miss ya lots xx
Anyway back to the 'USE ONE STITCH'....
Using SC that's the American version.....hook though the st pull yarn though and then hook again and make the sc st.....
lots of variations to try and different stitches too but for now l thought l'd share this with you.....
First square is SC done as you would normally through the whole stitch
pictures 2&3 are worked from the back so you are bit blind doing it.
But hooked ONLY into the back half of the ST...giving a lovely knobbly texture
perfect for the centre of flowers or just a lovely chunky texture to a cushion or blanket even!
This next picture is still SC again done into the back half of the stitch only but done from
left to right oops thanks for pointing that one out CRAFTY PAM......right to left it should have read hehehe....only so it has a back and a front....both of which are lovely looking stitches
the top one being the closes to the normal st.
the bottom photo gives more of a slanting stripe almost like an embroidery st.
2ND OPTION..... if you work it continuously but still into the back of the st. only
you get a ribbed almost pleated look to the piece....fascinating really chunky ribbed sort of feel and look...
making every other row dominate and the other rows half hidden....
isn't it great and all from just the simplest of the crochet stitches?
LOVE THIS SORT OF EXPERIMENT
Hope you do too?
Still more options with SC st but l might try
DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH today!
CUBBY STASH UPDATE...
Took 11 packs back and swapped them for same colours in the second yarn l ordered hehehe
The 7packs l had to wait a couple of days for were so much softer and well worth the extra few pence
So l was allowed to change any packs l hadn't opened for the softer better quality yarn...wasn't that good......thanks Steve...l'll be back!
RAINBOW OF ACRYLICS FOR SALE....
Anyone wants any just let me know the colours are fabulous and it really is very soft and great quality and makes up beautifully
Buying in bulk it comes out @ £1.50 per 100grm ball plus P&P
Pity they don't do an Orange though..theirs is too bright even for me!! hehehe
BLOCKING TOOL UPDATE...
First appointment with the plastic company...no good far too expensive so more research needed
wood has been suggested but that would go moldy and warp mixed with steam oR water so it has got to be plastic if it's going to have any life span!!
watch this space and cross everything for me...pleeeeease.will track another plastics compant down sooner or later that can do the job for a good price