This is so cool. I could see making doilies, crafting pot holders, super-sizing it to make an area rug, oh all sorts of things in all sorts of color combos!
Click on the images to enlarge and read how to crochet a four-color spiral.
This four-color crochet tutorial is from the new book:
The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of crochet. This book provides a reference for all methods, including:
- Broomstick lace
- Bruges lace
- Freeform crochet
It includes step-by-step instructions for all the basic stitches and swatches of hundreds of stitch patterns with complete instructions. This handy guide also provides instructions and patterns for 50 projectsfor garments, accessories, and décor items!
Margaret Hubert designs for yarn companies and book and magazine publishers including Crochet, Interweave Press, Quick and Easy Crochet, Crochet Fantasy, and Belle Armoire. She teaches at yarn shops, retreats, and national gatherings and rarely misses a national conference in the needle arts field. A world traveler, Margaret pays close attention to the fashions in Europe and spots style trends as they hit New York. She is equally as passionate about knitting and crochet, and can design patterns for either, in any size or shape. Among her specialties, she is a master at free-form crochet.
Here's how it works:
- We ask a question each weekday.
- You leave your answer in the comments section each day to the question (and you can enter each day!).
- We will randomly pick a winner each day to send a free book to!
Today is DAY 7 of 19!
Who taught you how to do the craft you do? Did you learn from a family member as a child and it was "handed down"? Did a friend turn you on to it as an adult? Or did you see it in a book, take a class, or learn online?
I learned to knit, crochet and sew from my Mom and Great Grandmother. I learned painting and some art skills from my high school teachers, a lot of my design and building skills from the teachers in college, and now I learn new skills, stitches and techniques mostly from books.
Be sure to read the comments of others; maybe you can pick up a good idea, a new place to find your inspiration, or just a good giggle!