As promised, I will provide a sneak peek of my current projects. I’ve been designing for about a year now, and although I like the idea of creating something truly unique, I am also grateful to learn from truly talented designers, so I try to balance this in my projects.
The first project is one I’ve been working on forever (ok, a year, but it feels like forever). It is a bedspread in one of my absolute favorite color combinations, and is made using the technique of overlay crochet. This takes much longer than regular crochet, because most stitches are back loop stitches, which allows for anchoring stitches in the front loops, essentially adding another layer to your work. This creates endless possibilities, and another advantage (at least to me) is that it becomes quite heavy, especially when using cotton, which remains my go-to yarn until I one day get rich enough for hand-spun merino wool or something; keep dreaming, right? 😉 A sneak peek:
These squares are the circles of the sun from the incredibly talented Lilla Björn Crochet. Obviously I came up with more than this in a year, but I’ll share more later on, so stay tuned 😉
My second project has been to make myself a very warm, comfy sweater. Since it’s for me only, I didn’t mind it being heavy and chose a high-density stitch. It took a number of internal temper tantrums to finish it, because you don’t know whether your project will work out until the last minute, which my internal control freak absolutely dislikes. It turned out great though! I will soon take you through the process of creating your own sweater.
This is my favorite detail; the ends of my sweater look knit, but aren’t! It is a not too difficult crochet stitch.
The third project is my first multi (alright, two)-colored C2C pattern. C2C stands for corner to corner and is built up of tiny squares, almost like pixels. By varying your colors you can create every picture, text or other design you wish! It requires a lot of patience though, I swear I’m spending more time weaving in ends than actually crocheting. When not switching colors it is a very calming project, and I can’t wait to see it completed 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this tour! To finish, I would like to emphasize that what you see here are the nice projects, the projects I know how to do and that work out the way I want them. For every successful project, there is at least one I can’t show because it didn’t exist long enough to have it’s picture taken, or a project that has been sitting on a shelf for ages. Nobody’s perfect.