Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Needlework Tuesday: Learning the ins and outs of something new
When it measured about 13 inches across, I switched to doing the single crochets only in the back loop. After I completed that round, I switched to double crochets. It is hard going working with the cloth. I had to play around with the best way to hold the hook so as not to tire my hand. I can't stitch too long without a break, but it is progressing.
At this point, it looks like it's make a nice cat bed, but since I don't have a cat, I'll keep going with the plan to make it a basket for my current knitting project. I'm glad I gave this a try though I don't know that it will become a favourite technique as it is harder on my hands. It might work better with a different size or style of hook. I'll have to shop for a larger hook and see how it feels.
Most of use tend to follow instructions or patterns when we are learning. Some of us veer off onto our own path once we have learned the basics and some of us only follow patterns. Nothing wrong with either approach. As long as it's fun and no one gets hurt, then follow the approach that works for you and enjoy.
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