|First efforts at crocheting lace|
I should have put a quarter in the pic for scale. I will try to remember that for the new pics.
Although all three pieces spent the night in a book, the bottom super-simple piece does not want to lay flat. None of these have been "blocked" which seems to involve handwashing, then pinning onto a cloth surface to dry completely for the purpose of shaping.
OK, some linkage for this new project:
Some excellent beginner crochet video tutorials I used these to learn the stitches I needed.
Pattern directions for pink and lavender lace A note on the "multiples of 5 plus 3" ... this seems to be crochet-speak for (5x + 3) in algebraic expression. I am seeing it in several other sources, including a nice book from the library titled Crochet Edgings & Trim: 150 Stitches which is where the little one on the bottom comes from (and I have at least half a dozen more to try), ranging from the simple chain-loop I did in a few minutes, up to complex patterns with 9 or 10 rows with stitches I still need to look up tutorials for.
The small simple loop lace will be perfect to put on a cross stitched hatband, once I figure out how to make it lay flat.
Now, the coffeemaker is finished and calling to me ...