Today I am featuring crochet techniques with two of my free form afghans. This first one was made with wool yarn many years ago. I had made a number of test motifs and blocks that I had tossed into a box, then...
Since this is made of wool, I keep it in a cedar chest. I have often said I will frame and hang these, but have never gotten to it. At both of these are being kept safe until I get around to doing that. :)
Making these afghans and other items this way taught me so very much about piecing work together, working around corners, keeping work flat, spacing solid and lace pieces.... They were wonderful projects that produced results that could never be repeated.
Another fun way to use this sort of free form crochet is to make a coat, jacket, dress, or skirt. If you want to measure your subject and work from those measurements, I have a form on line you are free to use to write down the measurements. I developed this because I was tired of sending emails home while I traveled to get measurements of the kids. Now I just measure everyone before I leave and I'm set. You may want to rearrange or get different measurements than on the form, but this one works for me.
You can also use a sewing pattern and make pieces to fit the pattern pieces - without the seams - then crochet or sew the pieces together. The more basic the sewing pattern, the better.
If you like to experiment with crochet I hope this has given you technique ideas to make your own projects.
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