A visitor to the Knitters shop very kindly showed me how to make the ‘knot’ in these, by folding a rectangle of paper into the required shape for the joining seam!
For those of you not lucky enough to have had personal instruction there is a really clear video of it by ‘Just be Crafty’ here.
I have tried them in dk, aran and chunky weight yarns and would say that aran and chunky work best for me. They are made in (UK) half double crochet – back loop only, ending on a row of dc.
These ones are in Rico essentials soft merino (aran) Saffron (066) and Silver-grey (096), and Rowan pure wool superwash worsted Teal wash (discontinued). I used a 6mm hook and started with a chain of 72 for the aran yarn and 62 for the chunky version. Each headband took about 25g of yarn.
Now, who has 25g of yarn to spare to give one a go?
Although it is some time since I have blogged I have actually been very busy with crochet! The Scottish Highlands has had a bumper crop of visitors this year and I have been busy replenishing shelves with various crochet items that have been sold.
All of this has led to a dearth of anything new being created, and it has really only been this week that the pressure has eased and I have felt able to try my hand at something new.
These are adapted from a pattern by Entrelac Cat Designs, using King Cole Riot in in Blue Jeans (3437), Dude (400) and Stormy (3079) with King Cole Panache in cream (2077) and Stonewash (2069) on a 4.5mm hook.
You will notice that the top two have a distinct curve to their shape as the starting chain edge is tighter than the last row. I tried to correct this by doing a chainless foundation (US) single crochet in the bottom one, but I would say that this is still a work in progress.
Interestingly, although mosaic crochet is something new for me, I have used this stitch before; as it is effectively ‘moss stitch’ made in two colours. See my previous projects here, here and here. Which just goes to show that nothing learned is ever wasted!