As evening comes this Independence Day, we’d like to feature three works of crochet recently posted by our readers. The captions are in their own words. We hope they inspire…
“It’s from Leisure Arts–A Year of Afghans, Book Eleven, (year 2000)” — Delores Owen
“Ihave only two more rows to finish sewing together and its all finished!Used the African flower pattern, I call it “A Walk In the Garden”. Thisis only my second afghan, and I am so proud of this one!” In response to a question about if she used the “join-as-you-go” technique: “Imade each flower separately, making all of them before I started putting them together. I could pack yarn in my purse, and whenever I hada moment, I would work on them. I then sewed them together into strips, joining one end of each. Then Ican buzz along and sew all the strips together. That way as I’m joiningthem, I can weave in all the ends. I’m still learning, and I didn’t even realize until my last flower that my ‘single crochet’ stitch is actually just a slip stitch!” — Jasmine Foley
“Thisone I made is called a Double Wedding Ring. I made it for a wedding gift. I really enjoyed making this one. The pattern can be found at RedHeart in the free pattern section.” — Georgeanne Altice
Thank you all for sharing photos of your work with our crocheting community at Starting Chain. We learn from each other. Yarn Over!