Category Archives: Freeform

A crochet covered pebble

This last weekend, we went away for a couple of days. We were based near Cleethorpes, on England’s East coast,  and enjoyed spending some time with family.

We walked across the Humber bridge on Sunday and spent a sunny afternoon in Hull.  There was a nice shingle beach that we enjoyed pottering around on with our niece and nephews. The kids really enjoyed throwing larger pebbles into the mud, that was a little closer to the water, and listening for the very satisfying plop as they landed.

I too played around with the pebbles and collected some small smooth stones for a crochet project.

There are lots of examples of pebbles (large and small) being crocheted around on pinterest- take a look they are great. I thought I’d have a go perhaps producing something pendant sized that could go on a chain or cord.

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I used the pictures I found as inspiration   and experimented with embroidery thread and a 1mm crochet hook. I’m quite pleased with how well it turned out.

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The king of procrastination

This should have been written about a month ago … Sometimes life happens! Never mind better late than never.

Here is another piece of my attempts at freestyle crochet. I’m really quite pleased with how it turned out.

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I made use of my amigurumi skills.  Also, I used my double ended crochet hooks in continuous rounds producing an impressive effect.

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The Tunisian simple stitch with two colours created a great look with a really flat  surface texture.

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Currently I’m finishing off a commission and will finish off another Afghan soon.

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Still crocheting

I sat for about 5 minutes trying to think of a good title for this post. It’s been ages since my last post. Sadly, I’ve not been crocheting as much as I was or as much as I would like to.

I do have some things I’d like to share though: I’ll begin with my first go at freeform crochet.

After admiring works of crocheted art on Pinterest, I thought I’d have a go myself.

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I didn’t use a specific pattern but did Google freeform crochet for more inspiration.

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I played around with hyperbolic crochet and used my amigurumi skills. I found tutorials explaining how to do the bouillon stitch and included some of that too.

My only regret now is using only one color of yarn. However, this was my first attempt…

My next go at freeform crochet, I feel, looks a lot better. But I’ll share that in another post. 🙂

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