12/13/06

Crochet & Shaping

Shaping plays a vital role in creating a crochet piece and traditionally shaping and blocking were the final processes to completing a crochet garment, giving it a professional look. Now, you can pick up a crochet pattern and decrease and increase stitches are used to help in the shaping process as you go along. Well for me, traditional doesn't always work... I like to go to the
extreme...


















To shape my gloves I use hair rollers.... and candle pedestals. Stop laughing... because I am anxious to hear what kind of objects you use to help shape your crochet or knit projects... I'm waiting...

4 comments:

del said...

Oh my, I've never had to shape anything like that so this is new to me! I like the hair rollers idea though.

Nik said...

I've read somewhere of a woman using the curved wire from her bra as a stitch holder.

Girl, yes.

Deneen said...

What a good idea-ingenious in fact.

jae said...

OHo my goodness you are so creative!