Thursday, June 12, 2008

Question from Reader: Illusion Crochet?

Hi Dee, I was reading your entry from yesterday and saw the picture you posted.  Is that Illusion Crochet?  I looked on the Knit and Crochet Show site but could not find where you are teaching it.  Am I missing something?  Carol

Hi Carol,

Thank you for visiting with me.  The image I included in my post yesterday is not Illusion Crochet.  But, in looking at it in a technique persepective, I guess you can possibly call it a cousin to the Illusion Crochet technique.  Illusion Crochet is the technique of using two contrasting colors of yarn (or thread if you want a smaller project) so that when  you look head-on, the work looks one way, yet when you view it at an angle an image magically appears.  Darla Fanton will be teaching the Illusion Crochet class at the Conference.

The work I showed yesterday is a sample I am currently designing for the Pushmi-Pullyu class I'll be teaching at the Conference.    The picture I am showing today is a longer view -- which, btw, I am showning at an angle for a reason.  This might be why you were thinking it was Illusion Crochet!  :)

The Pushmi-Pullyu class I am teaching will focus on the crochet technique of turning stitches around -- creating them backwards!  This is just one sample to show that there are fantastic advantages to knowing this technique -- and if you're interested in learning it, then I highly recommend registering for it ASAP as it's close to being sold out.

Thank you for visiting me, and for the great question!


Anonymous said...

Hi Folks,

I am new to this forum.  I am a frustrated granny that is wondering where to go to find a John Deere tractor pattern.  I am not sure if there is any such thing, but I thought I would take a shot at it and ask.

Thanks so much for any help you may be able to give.

Granny Gil

Anonymous said...

Hi Granny Gil,
Since John Deere is a registered trademark, finding a pattern exclusively offering one will be difficult.

However, you might be able to find a chart at the site -- they sell charts there AND you can simply change the colors in the graph to fit your needs.  The profits from the website helps Project Linus -- so it's a good cause.  And yes, I've ordered from them in the past and found the service to be good.  :)

I hope this helps.