Thursday, May 12, 2005

News Article: Crochet Grows Quickly

Crocheting hobby hooks more people: "We are seeing an especially rapid growth in crochet, which is certainly not just about granny squares anymore. Current fashions have helped boost this hobby, and it doesn't hurt that celebrity magazines tell us about the crocheted creations of Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Zeta-Jones and other stars."

And we can't forget that the poncho that Martha wore also helped put crochet on the front page of the News Times. the image to the right, one of my students had great difficulty with the trim instructions from the Lion Brand website.  So I created a simpler trim for her:

       Crocheting only in the open spaces going around the edge of the poncho:
        Rnd 1:  ch3, [dc, ch 1, 2 dc in open space], ch 2, sc in open space, ch 2, *[2dc, 1ch, 2dc] in open space, ch 2, sc in open space, ch 2, repeat from * around.
        Rnd 2:  sl st to ch1-space, ch3, [2dc, ch 1, 3 dc in ch1-space], ch 3, sc in sc st, ch 3, *[3dc, 1ch, 3dc] in ch1-space, ch 3, sc in sc st, ch 3, repeat from * around.
        Rnd 3:  sl st to ch1-space, ch3, [3dc, ch 1, 4 dc in space], ch 4, sc in sc st, ch 4, *[4dc, 1ch, 4dc] in ch1-space, ch 4, sc in sc st, ch 4, repeat from * around.  End off.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dee,  I am going to give yours a go this next time.  I have made 3 so far but I am working on one for my Mother now.  So I will give yours a try this next time.

Thanks for sharing.