Monday, October 26, 2009

Crochet is most definitely not evil!

Is it, MissFee?!


I was so taken with this pattern when I got the Spring 2009 edition of Interweave Crochet. And now I am going to make it!

I've done a couple of swatches with some Rainbow Wools 8ply cotton leftovers, kindly provided to me by Jody. Check it out - crochet cables! (ignore the bit below the hook on the yellow swatch, I mucked up the pattern there!)

I've never done front or back post crochet before, let alone crochet cables - I'm glad I practised, it takes some getting used to, I can tell you, especially doing 3 front post double trebles crossed behind 3 front post double trebles.


This cotton is interesting to use - it's a crepe construction cotton, quite soft. I think the crepey-ness of it stops it from being splitty as some cottons are. Now, just to chose a colour...I'm thinking red (but of course!) - but am also considering one of the blues or greens, or possibly the orange...what do you think?

13 comments:

Bells said...

i vote green!

Now that is looking pretty damn clever. I can crochet and can't quite get what you are saying.

Oh and ANOTHER WIP??????

Donna Lee said...

I've never seen crochet cables before. They're beautiful. I want to go look them up and see how it's done. I'm intrigued.

Michelle said...

I love crochet cables. They are so very clever, and you are so very clever for making yours look so darn good!

That yellow-y green in the first pic looks pretty nice! But you can really never go wrong with red ... (I'm preaching to the converted on that one, I think!)

MadMad said...

Wow. I didn't even know you COULD do those things with crochet! Very cool!

Roxie said...

Rock on with red! And I approve of crochet. It's so much faster than knitting. So, will this be a blanket? A scarf? A sweater?

Em said...

I am rooting for the red, too. It's pretty! The crocheted cables are pretty impressive, I think I get how they work, I might go home and play a little tonight. What a cool way to make them work.

del said...

Wow, what a gorgeous pattern! Hmm, I don't know about color, I love them all. I guess whichever you'd like to wrap up in the most.

kms said...

are you sure its not evil? really? just kidding of course, because that looks pretty impressive. im thinking the goldy yellow myself, just for something different....

missfee said...

cables - that is a whole other level I am still at the chain entry level

2paw said...

I'm with Bells, green is the go. The cables look quite complicated. You look quite proficient after only a little while though.

TinkingBell said...

They are all lovely - but you know I'm going to say red, don't you?

Lynne said...

Wow I had to look twice to see that it was, indeed, crochet!

Jodi E said...

I look forward to seeing the finished blanket. I always love seeing what people do with my patterns, and I'm happy you are enjoying learning how to do the cabling. :D