An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, February 24, 2020
I've been crocheting patterns with zigzags. The bottom one has zigzags on the other side as well, though the top one has stripes:
Both of them are designed to overcome the natural bias of beaded crochet rope. To do that, they shift the pattern to the right, which means that the threaded bead sequence starts in a different place on the chart for each repeat. I've found that with such patterns, it's helpful to keep a space between each bead sequence so that I can start from the bottom of the chart each time. It helps me keep my place on the chart. This will probably be gibberish to tatters, but it might be helpful to someone!
The top rope is now long enough for a bracelet, but I've decided it will look good as a necklace, so I'm going to go on with it.