Freeform crochet

First attempt at freeform crochet

I’ve really enjoyed the recent free access to Bluprint’s courses. I’ve done a few of the crochet classes, and one of my favourites has been Myra Wood’s Freeform Crochet.

You start by making a scrumble, which is a random piece of crochet made without a pattern – you just make it up and mix up stitches as you go. This is a perfect craft for these times where no concentration is required – just do what you feel like doing, try out new stitches to give texture, anything goes. The only thing that you do need to do is keep the base of the scrumble flat. This will enable you to join it to other pieces to make a bigger piece of fabric.

Freeform crochet reverse

Reverse of the freeform crochet – scrumbles are joined together with mattress stitch

I spent a little time working out the best placement for the pieces and created a few smaller shapes to fill in some of the bigger gaps. I probably won’t be doing anything further with this piece, but you can fill in gaps around the edges to produce rectangles or squares, which can then be made into bags or cushions, for example. With a finer yarn, you could make a piece to embellish clothing or a bag.

Freeform crochet

I’ve been really impressed with the quality of the courses and I have acquired so many new skills and techniques, which I’ll be experimenting with over the next few weeks. I’m looking forward to seeing which new classes appear in the future.

Thank you Bluprint!





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