I’m working on a new capelet, and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing a patch of freeform crochet come together step by step.
I start with a basket of yarn that I like.
I make a bunch of motifs, to figure out more precisely how each yarn will look and behave, and what balance of colours works best. I leave the tails long so I can use them to slip-stitch the motifs in.
Now my piece starts. This time I’m starting with a spiral.
I start adding pieces.
I deal with the ends as I go. Next, I’ll crochet on some small bits.
Now I’ll add a curve of something interesting. A line of cluster stitches, this time. Sometimes I do popcorns or puff stitches.
Now more motifs. I always think more of these guys is a good idea. Such cheerful little spots.
I notice a spot for something square there…I have just the thing.
Now to fill in and smooth out the lines:
And it’s done! I’ll make a half-dozen of these before I start joining them together for the finished garment.