Following on from my Tunisian crochet sample last week I have decided to use the technique in a new project…
…a very simple triangular shaped shawl that I can wrap around my neck when I feel the need to be extra cosy!
It’s crocheting up pretty quick so I hope to have it finished soon. I really like the tweed colour effect.
I have received various results back for my samples submitted for the International Diploma in Crochet. Most have been very good but I have been asked to resubmit one sample. It’s a sample that asks for a piece of textured crochet using a minimum of four different stitches to create a bumpy texture. My first sample below just wasn’t bumpy enough- I knew this when submitting it but I’ve really struggled with this one!
There are so many textured crochet patterns and techniques (such as popcorns) but I haven’t been able to find any using four different stitches. My tutor has encouraged me to experiment and it’s been so useful to be pushed out of my comfort zone in this way. Just to pick up a hook and see what happens…
Well this is the new sample. I used double crochet and double trebles on the one row and then half trebles and trebles on alternate rows to create this bumpy texture. Hope it passes now although I have so appreciated being forced to try new things.
I’ve been finding recently, more than ever, that there just aren’t enough hours in the day for me to be doing all the crochet I’d like!
Happy Crocheting Everyone… 🙂
Looks very good and bumpy to me.
There is never enough time…
How true! 😊
I admire your discipline in stretching yourself to learn new techniques. That shawl looks incredibly cosy!
Thank you- I hope it’s not going to be too cosy as it’s quite a chunky fabric!
Just imagine throwing it around your shoulders at sunset on the beach, lovely!
Oh yes, you’re so right- I can picture it now! You’ve spurred me on – Thank you! 🙂
Your samples are so square! I am in awe!!!!
Thank you so much! Blocking always helps to get them square 🙂
You have some serious blocking skills! They look so perfect 😀
Awwww, thanks! 😊
Great to see you putting your new technique into a garment. Hope it’s not to chunky. Lovely blues.
Thanks! I was starting to worry about it being too chunky but as it progresses it’s feeling like it might just be right (for a cold day!) 🙂
That’s good news. Plenty of cold days in the UK
The shawl is looking great. Hopefully this sample will be okay, it is definitely looking bumpier than the first 🙂
Thanks Sharon. I hope it’s bumpy enough! 🙂
It’s great, I think you’d struggle to get bumpier without bobbles or popcorns! 😃
Hi Eleanora, I’ve just found your blog and it’s been a life saver! I’m half way through my International Diploma in Crochet and have really struggled to figure out what was needed for the sample requiring 4 different stitches, so this has really helped. Many thanks 😀 x
Hi Kate… happy you have found my blog and I’m very happy it helped!! I remember really struggling with that sample too… Stay in touch! 😊❤️
Will do! I have to tell you that we share some similarities; we have a miniature schnauzer called Millie, my first name is Eleanor (although I’ve always been called Kate) and I have a number of relatives in Holland! I’m also addicted to crochet 😆
Yay!! How fabulous Kate… yes it sounds like we have a lot in common!! Do stay in touch…😊😊❤️❤️❤️