|My Crochet "Doodle"|
What I love the most is working with a technique or a stitch until I am comfortable with it and then
going off and designing something all on my own. I love that feeling when my brain starts whirling and saying "what if...what if...what if...".
Somehow though this has not translated into "freeform" crochet. I do have plans to work on that technique. For now the closest I come is what my friend Robin calls my "doodle" as in the picture above. When I am stuck I pull this out and just start to crochet. It isn't anything, so anything goes, next I am going to play with some color I highly recommend it as a relaxing exercise in shape. I am using cotton crochet thread size 10 and a size 10 hook but it can be adapted to any weight. Don't think useful as in hat, scarf, toy, etc, just let go and start to crochet. You can see I was sort of rigid in the beginning. I had been crocheting beaded ropes and it took a while to get out of that mode, plus I kept making mistakes while making the tubing so I went with the "what if I let the mistakes go into the design"? That is when I really started to enjoy it. Try it you might like it too.