Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Busy Swatching

For the last week I've been busy swatching. I'm trying new stitch patterns, regular crochet and Tunisian, and trying out some new motifs. I'm working with some new yarns. And I'm trying to find the right combination of fiber, hook and stitch pattern so that I can design and made a short-sleeved summer top for myself. I bought some sport weight yarn sometime ago for this purpose, I'm now feeling that it's going to have to be a regular crochet design in a lacy stitch pattern, and possibly a sleeveless vest. I also have some fingering weight yarn that I purchased for either a sweater or a baby afghan. It looks like this might work out for a short sleeved top in a Tunisian stitch. But I'm still swatching.

While swatching, I made three 7 x 9 inch blocks with Caron Simply Soft which I will drop off at Michaels for the Warm Up America program. And one of the patterns I decided would make a nice baby blanket. So I'm working up a design in white which will go to the church's Shawl Ministry, it will be used for the presentation & baptism of a baby in the church.


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