I have the most fun when I search for yarns to do freeform crochet. I go on a treasure hunt to my favorite place in Kuwait, where there are rows and rows of shops in one area, selling fabric and trims from all over the world. I like to search for fine cording and unusual embroidery threads to use to embellish my yarn scrumbles. I like how the different fiber textures and levels of sheen add interest to the piece.
Pictured here, is a wristlet I made for a jewelry exchange. I made many scrumbles, embellished them, and played with the arrangement until I had a piece I was happy with. Then I added a little more embroidery here and there to balance everything.
You only need a few yards of an interesting fiber, cord, or trim to really make an impact and make your freeform crochet come to life!