i’m a crochet newbie, picking up my first hook less than a year ago, but when i did, i found i preferred it to knitting, which i have been doing since i was a child.
call me impatient, but i like the immediacy of it, that each little square or circle or hexagon is a tiny project i can finish in a few minutes. starting a new colour makes me so happy!
i remember well the hippie-style crochet of my childhood, and i still like it. but lately i’ve been drawn to more graphic motifs, the work of french designer Sophie Digard and modern patterns using simple shapes and solid swaths of colour.
over new years i headed to nyc to visit my special brit friend, and he happily accompanied me (or was dragged, depending who you ask) to purl soho to pick up a few skeins. i only sometimes know what a purchase will yield in the end. my M.O. is to buy the yarn first, and wait for the project to reveal itself.
i decided to just start crocheting little circles in grapefruit pink, acid green, lichen, and ballet pink, and square them off with a white border. thanks to Magda de Lange over at Pigtails for steering me in the right direction for a pattern.
i’m thinking this will be a throw for my bedroom, due for a redecoration in the spring. i’ll probably pick up a natural linen shade and another couple of colourful yarns, vary the sizes and shapes of the circles and squares, and group them together in blocks. when i say it like that, it sounds like i actually have a plan!