In January it was my birthday. I received some beautiful double ended, symfonie crochet hooks from my mother and father in law.
They are lovely to look at; light to use, and allow me to do Tunisian crochet in the round. I can see them being useful when crocheting infinity scarves, hats and sleeves.
Whilst experimenting, I created a small band using the honeycomb stitch. I wasn’t too sure how well the stitch would work.
Not only did the stitch work really well but working in the round with two colours of yarn created a great effect.
I’ve used my double ended crochet hooks in another project that I’ll share soon.
It’s our 3rd (+11) anniversary and we’re off on our holiday. I’m writing this on the train to London after enjoying a spot of tunisian crochet.
I’ve brought an ongoing slow growing WIP. I wanted something that wouldn’t take up much room and would be simple to pick up and put down.
I’m making a honeycomb stitch scarf. There’s no counting just alternating standard stitch and purl stitch. The patons colour works yarn means I don’t need to fiddle changing colours, it’s all done for me.
If I finish this ball of yarn I have another to keep me going. I intentionally left my scissors and yarn needles at home, I’ll just join the next ball and weave in the end when I return.
I’m looking forward to catching the Eurostar tomorrow and heading off to Amsterdam for a few days. 🙂
youngatfifty recommended I have a go at the honeycomb (Tunisian crochet) stitch. It looks lovely and, just as she said, the fabric produced doesn’t curl or roll up on itself. Youngatfifty’s post on this stitch can be found here and features a great scarf she made.
Here’s my attempt.
It’s surprisingly simple. All you do is alternate between a Tunisian purl stitch and the Tunisian simple stitch.
I’ll definitely be using this in a project 🙂