this top, but it couldn't track it back to a pattern. I did find instructions for the stitch on MyPicot crochet site, here. I experimented crocheting the stitch with three different size hooks. I think the biggest one, 6 mm, is too loose and floppity. The smallest one, 4 mm, is not bad, but a bit stiff. The goldilocks one is 4.5 mm, in the middle of my sample.
So I have the stitch, but not a pattern. I'm using my favourite knitted top as a template:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
here. It's going along well, in spite of the fact that it turns out the orange yarn is double knitting and the black 4-ply. I need to pay more attention when shopping! What am I making? A mat to go outside my front door. It might just startle the owl who sits sometimes above the door, but there you go.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
round 4 of the Spring doily, I've been busy helping in the background of the competitions of the women's organisation I belong to. But I have finished the round, and I love its dainty look! I'm still managing to climb out of round with split chains and split rings. I hesitate to say I'm enjoying split chains, but I'm pleased to have the hang of them.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
this pattern. Booties like this are all over Pinterest, so perhaps they are still used? Or perhaps they're just made by nostalgic knitters for their cuteness.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
his tutorial from Niccupp Crochet. The squares pattern I learnt from angelfire's post, here. I struggled a bit to get going, as you can see from my first sample:
When I was researching the subject, I came across this interview with Nickerjac, who is a renowned British designer of double filet crochet. She mentions the East Londen Crochet Group. Their gallery here shows designs that are freestyle, which shows that double filet crochet is not necessarily geometric. Interesting.
PS. I think I've solved my photos problem. I downloaded a Windows resizer to make the photos use less data, and I'm using Paint to crop and write on them.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
post about the wee snowball, I shortened the beginning and end of the outer round chains, to make it more crowded, like the original. I could have shortened the other chains a bit too. I'd like to redo it using dot picots. One of these days....
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Friday, February 2, 2018
Round 2 of the Renulek Spring Doily. I like the asymmetric picots. Easy, but different and effective. Peering at Renata's photo, I noticed that her joining picots are smaller than her decorative picots. I wondered if my bigger picots would lead to cupping, but no, it lies perfectly flat.