Ack!!!! I didn’t realize it had been so long! I’m enjoying my recent opportunities to translate crochet pieces and diagrams into written instructions. It’s proving to be a rewarding challenge that I am enjoying. If you have ever written a pattern, you will know that it is sometimes monotonous, but can be well worth the effort in the end.
As far as my latest crochet project goes…… it’s slow, done in thread, and full of treble stitches. As in over 200 or even 400 treble stitches in a round. I’m to the point now that if I start crocheting, the repetitive trebles put me to sleep in about 15 minutes, which is entirely not what I want to happen!
I do love working with thread crochet and the beautiful projects that can be made (I was just able to pick up more than 75 patterns, including some fabulous tablecloth designs, for less than $1 each!). On the down side, thread projects take a much longer time to complete, and can be tedious after awhile.
Do you work with thread crochet? If you do, what projects do you make with thread? Let me know in the comments!
If you are like any other fiber artist that I have met and are on pinterest, then you may have come across countless crochet patterns that are written as diagrams, rather than line-by-line instructions. Knitting charts are fairly normal, but crochet diagrams are not the norm in the US (although they are gaining popularity). Most crochet charts come out of Eastern Europe and Asia (I come across a lot with Russian and Japanese notations). One of my favorite flower patterns is a rose. Specifically this one:
Beautiful, no? The only problem is that there are no written instructions, just the chart diagram at the bottom. So for those friends that prefer the written instructions to deciphering the diagram, I wrote the instructions down! It’s in PDF form, completely free. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know!
Thread Crochet Rose <- PDF file (just 1 page)
Disclaimer: As far as I am aware, the pattern and picture are not under copyright or any other publication restrictions. If I am informed otherwise, I will be removing both the PDF file and the post entirely.