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.
I didn’t use a specific pattern but did Google freeform crochet for more inspiration.
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. 🙂
Yesterday I made this. I have no idea what it is but it was fun just letting it manifest in front of me using hyperbolic crochet principles.
I began with a short tube of single crochets and then switched to single crochet increases in each stitch. Waves began to appear much more quickly than before creating a very ruffled effect. The tube was then turned and I worked the other way; experimenting with double crochets in a chain 5 loop, with added Single crochet increases to follow.
It was nice not having a pattern and just going with my gut.
I’ve now been challenged by Shana Rae to create a dragon with hyperbolic elements… best get my thinking cap on 🙂
So last night I began a piece of hyperbolic crochet. Playing around but intrigued by all the amazing organic shapes I’ve seen.
At first my work looked like little more than a disc… (1sc, Inc) repeated over and over. But then the edges began to lift and form rolls. 🙂
I’m now recieving a steady flow of amazing ideas. Ways I can use these forms in interesting ways 🙂
I’m going to have to have a go at hyperbolic crochet. There are some amazing examples on pinterest of how how mathematical principles can modelled through crochet.
Maybe I could create a sort of mobile for a Baby or a hanging sculpture.
This page is full of beautiful hyperbolic crochet from Gabriele Meyers – http://pinterest.com/pin/448741550341775514/
This video is a really interesting look at crochet and links to mathematics. It’s long but interesting and rather inspiring. 🙂