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.
Lots of concentration needed! - if you line the bag when it's done, that would hide the back of the work. It would also make it a lot stronger, because Tunisian crochet might stretch .ReplyDelete
Luckily the competition calls for the bag to be lined, so yes, the back won't show and the bag will be stronger.Delete
I don't know anything about this, but I love your flower!!! :)ReplyDelete
I remember doing Tunisian crochet when I was in junior high. It was the only craft I could do well. I tried again a few years ago, and couldn't manage it at all! I'm enjoying seeing what you are doing with it!ReplyDelete
Oh, very good. It looks like your Tunisian lays flat, I always have trouble with that, mine wants to curl on the ends.ReplyDelete
Would a knit chart work?
Yes, I'm sure a knit chart would work, or even a cross stitch pattern. I blocked the piece, ironed it with a steam iron, and that stopped the curling.Delete
beautiful tunisain work look my shawlReplyDelete
beautiful the tunisian work I like thisReplyDelete
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