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Reba
« on: January 18, 2007 11:14:10 AM »

A long-dead relative made this crochet piece, and I just love it, but I have absolutely no clue how to replicate it.  As you can see, it sort of looks like coral (or brain matter  Wink ).  Anyways, if anyone knows A) how to do this or B) a name for the technique used, so I can do a bit of research, I'd really appreciate it.  I have no clue where even to begin looking!  I'm 90% sure it's crochet.

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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007 11:59:29 AM »

Could it be this?  http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa013198.htm. The instructions aren't great, but it's the first one I pulled. The ruffles look deep, though - could they be trebles, do you think? About 3 or 4 to each bar?

What happens if you follow one line of ruffling, for example, the outside edge? Does it go all the way round and join to itself, or is it worked in a spiral from the inside out?

It's certainly very beautiful, however it's done. How big is it?
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007 12:04:20 PM »

I believe Scribble is right. And the link gives you a good basic.
I've heard it called "Wiggly Crochet" I have seen books about it, but never saw it in real life. I think hotpads used to be made this style quite frequently.

http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/detail.html?prod_id=19526 is a link to a pattern book.

Hope this helps. If you do some I'd love to see it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007 01:19:57 PM »

I have a free pattern at home that looks just like the ruffled part but it's a scarf pattern....i'm not sure how it could be made into a flat shape though.   
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007 02:20:31 PM »

Is it a rug? What kind of material is it?
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007 02:25:07 PM »

Ah - how about this? It's a trivet. http://www.crochetmagazine.com/free_patterns/archived/pdfs/crochet_jul03_freepatt.pdf

Has it fallen out of fashion? I like it - it has potential, especially in pink.  Wink 
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2007 02:45:53 PM »

Ive seen this before, and I believe theres a pattern for it in the crochet stitch bible. Ill have to check when I get home...
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2007 03:06:15 PM »

oh my god i wish i had crocheting skills because i would make a hat out of that so it would resemble a brain reef - i was scrolling through the recent posts and saw that and imediately pictured a coral reef hat LOL
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2007 05:42:05 PM »

They look like Bullion stitches with spaces between them:

http://www.nexstitch.com/v_bullion_stitch.html
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2009 06:30:22 PM »

I am also VERY interested in a pattern for your trivet/hot mat.  I also have a couple that were done by a long-dead relative - she used alternating colors.  I have recently heard it called "ruffling" - not sure if this is correct.  If you have a pattern, I hope you would see fit to share with me.  Thank you!
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