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« on: August 20, 2018 11:04:53 AM »


Have you reached the point with your crochet skills where you've pretty much mastered the basic crochet stitches? Are you looking to add a new technique to your repertoire of crochet awesomeness?

Here's a place where you can post about your successes (and yes, even failures) when attempting to learn a new crochet technique: filet crochet, Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, surface crochet, and any other crochet technique that is new to you. Feel free to post tips for techniques, links to tutorials that you found especially helpful, images of things you're working on learning, stories of successes, and even stories of mistakes. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions!

The goal here is to cheer each other on when we step outside of our comfort zone to learn something new in the world of crochet.

You can do it! Smiley

Helpful Tutorials

Planned Pooling
http://thecrochetcrowd.com/planned-pooling-variegated-yarn/


Tapestry Graphgans
http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-tapestry-graphghans-tutorial/  {the video at the end, in particular}

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018 11:36:00 AM »

Oh, I am so in. Thanks for starting this!

hey, there's a crochet-along board on here....

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=164.0
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018 11:55:26 AM »

Here are some crochet techniques that scare the pants off of me!
1. Color pooling
2. Filet
3. Picots (because I hate the word, right up there with moist, no idea why either)
4. Crochet cables
5. Crocodile stitch
6. Using any kind of non-standard yarn (if there is such a thing), like Eyelash yarn
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018 12:06:30 PM »

For me it's overlay crochet. That crocodile stitch has me in knots too. Oh, and the Jacob's ladder. This one, *gulp!*
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018 12:27:25 PM »

Oh, I am so in. Thanks for starting this!

hey, there's a crochet-along board on here....

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=164.0

I wasnt sure if this counted as a crochet-along because we werent necessarily going to be making the same stuff. So, I plopped it here because it seemed more discussion-y Smiley But, now Im wondering!
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018 12:30:54 PM »

Here are some crochet techniques that scare the pants off of me!
1. Color pooling
2. Filet
3. Picots (because I hate the word, right up there with moist, no idea why either)
4. Crochet cables
5. Crocodile stitch
6. Using any kind of non-standard yarn (if there is such a thing), like Eyelash yarn

Oooh! Color pooling is something Ive wanted to try, and I even bought some yarn for it. But, it seemed a bit fussy to start it off, so I havent tried it yet. And, I have at least one crocodile stitch pattern but, I agree, it intimidates me for some reason!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018 12:55:36 PM »

Ya, I totally think this counts as an along!

I looked up colour pooling, that is scary like crazy!
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018 01:37:46 PM »

Some techniques I want to try:
* more tunisian crochet - increasing, decreasing, changing colors, etc
* tapestry crochet
* broomstick lace
* beaded crochet
* Reversible Intarsia
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018 05:08:39 PM »

 oh yes beaded crochet too!!!
Hey guys look I'm doing it!
Crocodile stitch, you yarn hog!
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018 06:18:25 PM »

oh yes beaded crochet too!!!
Hey guys look I'm doing it!
Crocodile stitch, you yarn hog!


Did you do that in the time since you posted above? Go you! And, was it difficult?

Ya, I totally think this counts as an along!

I looked up colour pooling, that is scary like crazy!

I'll move it over Smiley

And, somewhere, I have a video saved that seems like a good intro to color pooling (telling you how to pick the yarn and start the beginning rows), so I'll have to dig it out. There's some fiddly bits in the beginning that you have to do before you can start it, but it sets it up so that the yarn pools. I'll see if I can find it...


ETA: Okay,  I moved it over to the Crochetalongs board! And, here's the tutorial I thought might be helpful when figuring out planned pooling:
http://thecrochetcrowd.com/planned-pooling-variegated-yarn/


Here's a general question...

Should I start a master list in the first post of any tutorials that could come in handy? As people post them, I can add them to the list.
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