Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crochet Swap, part 2

Last week (I guess it was more like two weeks ago) I showed you the projects I made up to send to my swap partner.  Here are the goodies that were sent to me:

A headband - which will be perfect for St. Patty's Day!

A little bag.

A big bag.

And this fun and funky scarf!
I also thought that while we're on the subject of crocheting I would share my latest obsession with you.  Tunisian Crochet.  I love it!  It is so super easy but has more of a knit look.  There are different stitches so there are many different looks.  I'm still learning, of course, but I love that YouTube is making it so easy for me to figure out. 

When I first started practicing, all I had was a regular crochet hook.  This is fine for small projects but I went out and bought myself a tunisian crochet hook.  (Tunisian crochet is also known as the afghan stitch.)  And for the life of me I cannot find a picture of it online, so I'll have to take a picture of it myself.  Hmph!

In the meantime, here are my prcactice stitches:

The bottom section - Tunisian Simple Stitch.  The middle section - Tunisian Purl Stitch.  The top section - Tunisian Knit Stitch.

The next three sections are very pretty stitches!  I love all of them.  The 4th section - Gobelin Stitch.  The 5th section - Honeycomb Stitch.  The 6th - Rib Stitch.

 These are horrible pictures and don't do justice to what the stitches really look like.  I'd like to get some better pictures.  So here's what I'll do.   I'll find some space on one of the cameras and I'll take a picture of the Tunisian Crochet Hook and some better shots of the stitches so you can see how pretty they really are.  Deal?  Deal.


Erin C. said...

That's an awesome scarf!

Erin said...

Looks fun! I have a hook and need to try it out! :)