Hi everyone, this is Julie of ACCROchet with some crochet tips for you. This month’s Knitcrate features a beautiful crochet pattern by Jennifer Dickerson: the Caribbean Escape. I have three tips and tricks for this one. I hope you’ll find them useful.
Math it Out!
Jennifer is nice enough to provide us with the stitch multiples for this pattern. This means that if we want a wider or slimmer project, we can simply math that out.
When we read that the pattern is a “multiple of 4 + 2”, that really only means that the pattern is worked in a multiple of 4 sts, to which we add 2 for the turning chain.
If we want it wider, we can simply work more stitches, say 80 + 2 turning chains, so a total of 82 chains. Alternatively, if we want it slimmer, we can work less stitches, say 40 + 2 turning chains, so a total of 42 chains.
The next tip is about working in chain spaces. Some people want to work through the chains. I recommend working your stitches around the chains – so through the space – this does two things : the legs on your stitches hide the chain, which makes for a more beautiful finish; and it is so much easier to do as well!
Jennifer tells us we can add a fringe to this project. Do you like fringe? I do, but it can be time consuming to get strands that are all the same length.
Here’s a really quick tip to make the perfect fringe: wrap your yarn around something that has the length you want. Then cut your yarn. MAGIC!
Until next month!