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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Crochety Creative Space

I think I’ve jumped into the deep end with this dress I’ve started crocheting for Maya. I have no pattern. I wouldn’t even know how to read a pattern yet. So I’m making it up as I go along.
I’ve learnt how to chain, double crochet and treble crochet and I’m using one of Maya’s other dresses as a guide for shaping the armholes. I’m making 2 pieces, a front and a back, which I’ll join at the shoulders and sides later. I started crocheting at the neckline and created the V shape by adding extra stitches at the centre – I’m guessing that’s what you call increasing? You guys can probably tell me more about what I’m doing than I can! Then to try and flatten the V shape at the bottom of the dress, I’ve had to add “wedges” of crochet at the sides, which is why things look a little wonky in this photo above. It’s looking okay though and I promise to show and tell more later when it’s finished.

There has also been some success with the blanket I want to fix. I’ve only fixed one side so far – it’s slow going trying to push the hook through the grey loops and then pulling my new purple round through. And I have to pull the whole ball of yarn through the grey loops too. The yarn keeps getting tangled which is very frustrating and I can’t wait just to get it finished now and back onto Khye’s bed where it belongs. Thanks heaps for your advice on this one.

Heading to Kootoyoo now to check out your Creative Spaces!

7 comments:

Kirsty said...

Oooh I need to do a granny repair. Do you have to pass all the yarn through the loops? I guess you must. Great job.

LeelaBijou said...

Fantastic job! I love the colors.

Chicken Willow said...

Wow, what a job fixing that hole. It's looking good though. I can't believe you aren't following a pattern for that dress, looks great!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

well done you for trying. the dress is looking amazing.

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michelle said...

your hooking is fab. the colours look great. well done on the d.i.y approach

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

That dress is looking fantastic – well done. Yay for freestyle crocheting!!! Who need to learn to read a pattern anyway?? I went to the library to try to find a book to teach me – but nothing, so I am continuing on my freestyle journey……

angelina said...

what nice clean work you do.

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