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« on: April 15, 2011 02:58:18 PM »

Today I learned how to do Overlay Crochet!



This is only my first attempt (and holy moly, following the pattern was somewhat gruelling), but I think I've got the basics down.

Basically, the trick is to mostly work into the back loop only, so that when you go to make the stitches over the the front of the piece, you can work them into the exposed front loops.  (You also sometimes do front post stitches).

It makes a very cushy fabric.  I haven't decided what to do with this yet.  Despite the fact that it has a LOT of single crochets in it, it's still pretty stretchy.

One of my guild members has made this and made it the centre of a really neat-looking blanket.  So... I might do that. lol

Oh, and here's the back:


ETA: I used a friend's pattern to make this, referring extensively to the finished version my friend had made.  I don't have the pattern right now and am not sure where you would get it.  There is a bit of an over-view of this technique in the book Crochet Master Class.  I'm on the prowl for more patterns like this and will share my sources when I find them!  In the mean time, try Googling "overlay crochet"!

ETA2: once I get a better feel for this technique I'm going to try to post a bit of a tutorial for it.  At this point, I'm not sure how that would work, but I'm confident that I'll be able to figure it out. lol
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011 03:19:36 PM »

wow!  that's gorgeous!   Shocked
i can definately see it as the centerpiece of a blanket or something.
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011 03:23:34 PM »

Oh my goodness that's beautiful! I've never heard of overlay crochet- thank you for showing me something new today!
I'll have to give this technique a try when I'm in the mood for a challenge! Thank you for posting Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2011 03:28:30 PM »

Thanks!

I highly recommend this technique (though, again, the instructions were... interesting... to follow).

I think I might try it on a purse some day...
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2011 03:42:39 PM »

That is so beautiful mio!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2011 03:43:25 PM »

That's gorgeous.  I've never heard of this technique, but it's clearly worthwhile skill to have if it creates centrepieces like this!

Brava!
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011 03:50:17 PM »

That is so beautiful mio!

Thanks Mare!

That's gorgeous.  I've never heard of this technique, but it's clearly worthwhile skill to have if it creates centrepieces like this!

Brava!

Thanks!  You'll be glad you tried it, I think. ^_^
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011 05:20:16 PM »

Totally wonderfully fantabulously astonishingly gorgeous. Wow.
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011 05:36:04 PM »

Wow! I have a long-standing aversion to crochet granny-squares, yet I have to say I LOVE THIS! What a great design, and the colours work beautifully!

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011 06:36:05 PM »

FANTASTIC! It reminds me of a kaleidoscope, I'd love to put one on a bag. Where is your pattern from?
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