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Housemate is working on a project and thought star stitch would be A+ for what he wanted. It's a pretty circular bag, so he wanted to see if there was a way to do star stitch in round (for reference: star stitch). It took me several iterations to figure out a solid pattern for increasing, but I did it.
It's a shame that housemate got some more ideas while we were troubleshooting this, so he won't be using the pattern I came up with, but my brains jittering with brain chemicals after successfully dealing with this puzzle.
Photoshoot with the seel-eel that I've been affectionately been calling noodle dude.
The pattern I've been working with (the one the pothos is hanging in) is made up of two of these "monstera leaf" pieces. I started working this one yesterday (and had a shit load of fun staring at the colors) and wanted to show it off. It's using a much smaller yarn and as such will make a smaller holder, but hopefully it'll be good for a tiny pot. If not, I think the pattern would be easy to add a third leaf to in order to make it bigger, but that's just a hunch atm.
So for once in like, a billion years, I actually crochetted something and finished it. I'm very happy with how it turned out and I really needed a hanger for this plant since I'm trying to expand my bathroom collection (and will probably need to move some inside for the winter).
Finishing this hanger snowballed into a few things, like finally drilling some holes in this pot to be able to put the pothos in it and then after that I had to put in the effort to drill a hook into the ceiling. Overall I'm extremely pleased with how it all went.
Here's a link the ravelry project I made for this which details the materials used and links to the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/star0rice/monstera-leaf-plant-hanger
So I finally got around to testing doing a double color piece with thermal crochet and? For the most part? It worked pretty much how I was expecting.
This was done with a tiny yarn and a 2.75mm hook, so your milage Will likely vary depending on what yarns you use (this test piece is like 2in x 2in big), but honestly the more no important thing I figured out is that how you carry your yarn (if you carry your yarn) matters.
I prefer carrying the second color with me instead of doing a hard cut every row because I absolutely loath weaving in ends and will avoid it at all costs. On the test piece the back color does through a lot less on the top 3-4 rows (I think it's best visible looking at the blue side. You can see the grey being carried from stitch to stitch). This is because I changed from laying it over the front and crocheting over top of it with the opposing color to laying it across the back and crocheting over itself on the reverse pass. I can elaborate more on that if anyone's interested.
I haven't really posted a whole lot about my fiddlings with thermal stitch, especially in round, but it's definitely wild. It's made this relatively stiff, thick fabric and I'm loving it.
I thought it good enough to try a yarn ball bag which I've been needing for a while. Ideally I think if want like a yarn ball cage or something i can set down and not worry about my yarn ball bouncing onto the floor, but I wanted to try this first while getting some experience with the workings of thermal stitch. I might try starching it to see how stiff I can get this fucker. We'll see.
One future project I wanna fuck with is, because of how thermal is structured, you can crochet with two colors and have one side of the fabric be one color and the other side be another. So I do wanna see how that works out eventually, but I'm slightly fixating on this bag.star-rice
okay. So I haven't tested it yet, but theoretically yes. Just given how this stitch presents and works, it should be entirely possible.
Absolutely addicted to crocheting little bags in bleeding moss stitch with superfine weight yarn and a 2.75mm hook.star-rice
@coffee its Lion Brand, Summer Nights series. The color is called "treasure island". I found it at Wal-Mart and impulse bought it. I thought it was pretty too. It came in like 4 different colors too. I usually don't like yarns with a bit of sparkle in it, but this looked pretty and doesn't feel bad at all (usually the tinsel or whatever is too rough for my liking.)
Absolutely addicted to crocheting little bags in bleeding moss stitch with superfine weight yarn and a 2.75mm hook.
Don't feel like writing up anything big about this piece, but I did wanna show it off bc it's so pretty and coming along quite nicely.
Lots of blue. Dirty desk
Megan found me and decided to be a lap loaf while I crochet.
finished this shawl a few weeks ago! it is very warm
the pattern is called I Shawl Build My Fortress by Fran Carle
I would love to have a tutorial on the moss stitch sometime if you don't mind!! (and I'd love to learn how to do it in round too, your little bag is so cute and I really want to try to make one now!! XD)
Cool okay. So I realized when I started looking for an already written up tutorial for moss stitch, that what I refer to casually as 'moss stitch' is not the traditional moss stitch, but it does hinge heavily on the same principal.
So here's a very good demonstration of normal moss stitch done with single crochets:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF1A_w7U4s8 However, the moss stitch I do (and I cannot for the life of me find the original page I learned it from) I think was called bleeding moss stitch, and it was done with half double crochets and instead of just putting the stitch in the chain from the previous row, you put it in the stitch of the half double in the row below that. - The more I reread that sentence, the more I feel like its super confusing, so I figured i'd make a full on tutorial for this.
After chaining out your foundation row, just alternate between chaining and putting single crochets in every other stitch.
Now, instead of putting single crochets in the spaces you left open on row one (as you would with traditional moss stitch) instead, put a half double crochet in the chains you skipped on the foundation row, filling in those gaps. Each row, like regular moss stitch, can't start or end with a chain, so instead put a single crochet there to make your edges neat.
The next row expands on the same established pattern, but shows off the other way to start and end the round as to correctly stagger the gaps and maintain neat edges. This time you're putting the half double crochets into the tops of the single crochets made in row 1. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you're satisfied with the length of the piece.
To finish off the pattern and make it all nice and pretty and square, instead of chaining between half doubles, you'll want to put single crochets in the tops of the row 3s half double crochets.
The traditional moss pattern ends up feeling sort of lacey, especially if you do it with half double or double crochets. But this version is much sturdier and it actually comes out feeling like a fabric that you can use for just about anything. When I do my pot holders I always use bleeding moss, I've adapted it into bags (which, its gets crazy on those increases, lemme tell ya), literally anything that requires a square panel, I much prefer to put moss stitch on it because I love the texture and it can work up very cool patterns when used with a variegated yarn.
guess who went to the yarn store........
i'm vv excited
didn't buy the cotton candy looking ones because i don't have enough money and didn't know what i would use it for
bought that last tweed looking one because dad keeps whining asking about me making him a christmas gift
(fucked up the last time i posted it. sorry)star-rice
I’m always infinitely mad that there aren’t any good (or close) yarn shops near me. So I must live vicariously through you. This shop sounds magical.