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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Adding Colorful Bits to a Crocheted Piece - Video Tutorial

Sometimes it's nice to use a plain, simple, solid color to crochet or knit a piece. Usually, however, I try to avoid a single solid color for an afghan or bag or sweater or whatever else I might be making. I find it just gets too uninteresting, especially if it's a larger piece like this all-red afghan I crocheted in basketweave stitch for a friend.

When I was looking for a cone of worsted weight cotton yarn for my current project, all I could find was a solid off white, or a variegated which didn't quite fit the theme I was going for. So I bought the off white and thought of ways to dress it up a little.

This is what I came up with...

Adding Colorful Bits to a Crocheted PieceYou've seen all the cotton cloths I have crocheted over the past many months. I had a little bit left from each one, so here are bits and pieces of the leftovers crocheted into my current project.

Adding Colorful Bits to a Crocheted PieceYou may recognize the fabric of this piece as the Forked Cluster stitch that I demonstrated just recently in a video tutorial. I just love the V design it makes. The cotton used for all the cloths was so varied in color with most being variegated that it was easy to get a wide range of different colors and combinations to add to this piece.

Here's a little video showing how I worked these random pieces of yarn into my work...

Stay tuned for an upcoming post when I will reveal what this project is and what you can do for a chance to have it for your own!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Hey Mary Grace,
    Where do you get these ideas girl? LOL! That is such a neat idea...I am so curious to what you are making...the suspense is getting to me...I feel another project coming on! That really looks cool...I'm holding my breath!
    Take Care,'

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At July 16, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

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