This is for the FO Friday over at Tami's blog. I hope that this will keep me on track to finish up some items so that I can post over there. Some really, really talented people are taking part of this.
I tried my hand at some tunisian crochet and decided that I really liked the look of the stitch that is made. It is really cool how this actually works!!I embarked on a scarf making mission. I thought both my sons would love to have a handmade scarf from mom. I quickly chained 21 and went along my merry way. WELL.....tunisian crochet all on it's own curls up really, really badly. I was so disenchanted, I didn't even take a picture. I googled and found that if you do a row of tunisian purl stitch at the beginning, that should take care of the curling problem. I tried that with 4 chains and it worked like magic. Can you guess the story is not quite done yet? I quickly pulled that out and chained 21 again and went along with just the one purl row. It curled again!! Pulled it out, chained, did 2 rows - no dice - lots of curling. At 4 rows of the purl stitch it pretty much held it's shape and I was pretty happy. Crocheted until it was long enough, did 4 more rows of purl stitch and was done, or so I thought. Now the ends just flipped over. HMMM...I decided to do two rows of single crochet around the entire thing. Magic happened - no curling and no flipping!!
Close up of the stitch detail. Just love the straight up and down stitches!
Started: First part of November
US9 Tunisian Crochet Hook
Yarn: Sensations It's a Wrap
Color: #3 Taupe
Chained 21 stitches to begin - 4 rows tunisian purl stitch-regular tunisian stitch for the rest-ended with 4 rows tunisian purl stitch-2 rows of single crochet around the entire scarf.
Dimensions: 66 3/4" X 6 1/2"
These are fingerless mitts. I thought the 11 year old boy would enjoy these.
Chained 26 to start-4 rows tunisian purl stitch-13 rows regular tunisian stitch-4 row tunisian purl stitch. I did not apply the single crochet around the mitts.
Dimensions: 7 1/4" X 6 1/4"
My hand modeling one of the mitts. They feel very comfortable. I hope my son likes them :o)
Scarf #2 for 6 year old son.
Same pattern used
Same hook used
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Paints
Color: 0009 Sticks & Stones
Dimensions: 44 1/4" X 6 1/4"
Younger son's mitts.
Dimensions: 6 1/2" X 5 3/4"
Now to finish up the mitts for the girls!!!