Saturday, April 05, 2008

Choas Crochet


I've finished my freeform crochet for the month long CAL on Ravelry. It was great fun. Each day we had a different stitch to do and a way to randomly generate a number of stitches. Everyone's came out looking very different from each other. If you are Ravelry look for the NatCroMo Freeform Game CAL to see the various versions.

If you aren't on Ravelry consider joining if you like knitting or crochet but otherwise Kaet has a few bits on her blog and also the instructions if you fancy a play. Now I just want to find something else similar to do.

Doing this taught me quite a lot about the possibilities for things you can do with crochet. Things like the yellow stagasourous spine at the top were not so much a stitch as how far can you go with adding more and more wraps to the stitch each time. Many stitches I had to look up on the internet, you tube is wonderful for such things, but that was half the fun. The last stitch is probably the one that took longest, it is the big mass of purple at the bottom. 23 separate spirals to make a fringe, great fun though and I will certainly consider using that again on a scarf or something.

The question now is what do I do with it?? Partly because it was done over Treestump's birth I don't want to just throw it into a bag and forget it but what else do i do with it? Answers on a postcard.. or in a comment if you must :)

4 comments:

Julie said...

Very distinctive!

I particularly like the purple ringlets at the bottom :)

As for what to do with it now... How about putting on the front of a cushion/pillow?

Or if you want something you can show off outside the house, what about using it to decorate a bag?

Jenny said...

What an interesting project! I just learned to make crochet flowers, but I can see the possibilities. As for me, I'd make a funky knit or felted purse and attach the free-form right to the front. Heck of a diaper bag! Congrats on the new baby...
Signed, first-time visitor Jenny from the US at www.CraftTestDummies.com

Jenny said...

What an interesting project! I just learned to make crochet flowers, but I can see the possibilities. As for me, I'd make a funky knit or felted purse and attach the free-form right to the front. Heck of a diaper bag! Congrats on the new baby...
Signed, first-time visitor Jenny from the US at www.CraftTestDummies.com

Esther said...

Hi Jenny,
Thanks for visiting and glad you liked it, on the front of a bag is possible, that might be fun..

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