Crochet Textures

One of my favorite things about new patterns and designs is the textures that you can create with simple patterns.  The feel of a chunky cable scarf on a winter-y day or the soft drape of a lace-weight top in summer; the textures created in the crochet world are as different and varied as the artist that create them.

Lately, I’ve been working in thread crochet, but the texture patterns can be used with any type of yarn.  Working in just the back loops (or even the back-back loops) for each row gives a great ridged texture.

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Alternating the stitches can produce soft, almost bubbly textures like this sc,dc pattern.

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Surface crochet, spike stitches, and puff stitches are also hot right and all give your work fantastic results for adding some dimension to your work.

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My crochet time gets limited by this little one – she keeps trying to help!

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What’s your favorite stitch to produce texture?

Finished Fluffy

This is a long over due post. I finished the Fluffy blanket about a month ago, and finally delivered it about a week and a half ago.  It was given just in time, too.  The momma-t0-be loved it, and went into labor about 9 hours later.  She and the baby girl are enjoying it at home now.

Not much else is on the hook right now.  I have thread project that I hope to have finished in the next two months.  Finding time to hook right now is hard, between kids, farm, and other commitments.

fluffy blanket done

Fluffy blanket, fresh of the hook and before blocking. April 2016