In this week’s swatch I’m revisiting my work on increases and decreases in a chevron pattern.
I discussed increases and decreases in chevron patterns in my newsletters for July/August and September 2018. The concept still needs some work and in this week’s swatch I aligned the vertical repeats so they match for increases and decreases (meaning that the increases/decreases are made over the same number of rows).
The swatch was worked in my fingering weight merino with a 3.5 mm hook (I could definitely go up a hook size).
In this swatch of the week, I played around with a stripe where dc’s and sc’s are alternating on the same row. I presented a version of this stitch pattern in my newsletter for October 2018.
I wanted to see if I could “lighten up” this stitch pattern by inserting ch spaces. To do this, I had to widen the stitch groups – this test was made with groups formed by 7 dc/sc.
It’s interesting to notice how the original stitch pattern (at the bottom of the swatch), which has a rounded appearance, becomes much more “square” when adding the spaces. In reality, I added a small piece of filet crochet to the pattern.
This swatched was worked in organic cotton, using the colors damson and tussilago, with a 4 mm (US G-6) hook.
If you know me already, you might be aware that I’m a little bit weird…
I love swatching!
Here is a swatch inspired by my recent newsletters about mosaic crochet worked flat. Here, I’ve just worked vertical lines. I love the fact that these lines are not perfectly straight and smooth. They make me thing of some kind of assembly toy, where you attach straight pieces to one another using small balls.
In this swatch I played with increases, inserted between the red lines. I haven’t seen shaping incorporated in mosaic patterns so far, but I think the idea has potential. What do you think?
This swatch was worked in organic cotton, using the colours anemone red and heathered light grey. I used a 4 mm (US G-6) hook.