Monday, January 28, 2013

Combining Yarn Crafts 012813

by M. J. Joachim
I decided to get a little bit uber creative today and ended up combining a few different yarn crafts together. This is by no means a tried and tested pattern. Rather, it is a simple swatch – the result of my experimentation.
It is with great enthusiasm and encouragement that I suggest you pick up your yarn crafting skills and mix & match as you see fit. The possibilities for patterns are endless, and the results…well, who knows? You might end up with a very unique and fabulous masterpiece!

Step 1:  Begin with a foundation chain (+1 more chain)
Step 2:  Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across
Step 3:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), turn
Step 4:  Double crochet in each stitch across, turn
Step 5:  Make this row Tunisian crochet cast on stitches

Step 6:  Turn and knit this row with knitting needles – insert knitting needle behind afghan hook (as if it were another knitting needle), move stitches to knitting needle

Step 7:  Knit this row
Step 8:  Transfer stitches to afghan hook, just like you did with knitting needle

Step 9: Cast off Tunisian style – first 1 loop, then 2 loops at a time, until 1 loop remains on hook
Step 10:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), double crochet across row
Step 11:  Chain 1 (counts as 1st sc), single crochet across row
Repeat each row in sequence (Steps 2 – 11) for pattern.
Until next time, happy crocheting!

M. J.

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