Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My New Favorite Stitch (The Making of a Contest Entry Part 3)

I am now finishing up my CGOA Design Competition entry, and as I step back to look at it, one of the things I really like about it are the pieces that are crocheted using the extended single crochet stitch.  It is shown in the sneak peek photo above, on the right hand side, crocheted in chocolate brown yarn.  It is slightly taller than a single crochet, so it creates more drape.  It is a simple stitch that creates a lovely overall pattern.  Before I learned about this stitch, half double crochet was my favorite stitch when a double crochet was too tall.  Since I like to use fine yarns, I think I will use this stitch often in future projects.  I discovered this stitch while watching the fabulous designer Robyn Chachula, demonstrate it on this segment of The Knit and Crochet Now! show.  First, she demonstrates how to do ribbing in crochet, which I found interesting as well.  In addition, there is a great photo tutorial about this stitch, on a site I like called The Crochet Spot.

I am trying to find the perfect snaps for my competition entry and devise a way to disguise them.  Then, I will be finished.  I can't wait to send it off!  After the judging on July 8th, I will be able to share photos of it here. It isn't due until the beginning of June, but I have given myself this week as a deadline, because I have a box of yarn arriving that will require immediate attention.  Back to regular work!

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