An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I've been experimenting with Tunisian crochet in the evenings. There's a Tunisian crochet section for the craft competition of the Women's organisation I belong to. The brief is to make a shopping bag, with crocheted-in flowers ie you can't crochet a flower separately and add it to the shopping bag, it has to be integral to the pattern. I had a look on Ravelry and downloaded a couple of patterns. But when I looked more closely at them, it turned out that you crocheted a square and then added the flower in cross stitch. That won't do. But I used Sandi Marshall's chart for a daisy flower and worked out how to do the flower in Tunisian crochet. You use the different colours on the pick up row, but not on the return row. But you have to strand the second colour at the back so that it finishes up in the right place for the next row. This sample is far from perfect, but the principle works, so I'm happy about that. Do you want to see the back?
Rather messy, I haven't threaded the ends in, since this is a pretty inept sample, but you can see the stranding.