Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Crochet - Hot tip #1 - Stripes



















Goodness me, this crochet tip has taken me ages to work out. Sometimes the obvious is staring me straight in the face!!

Speed up your stripes by tying the different coloured yarns together before starting (Doh!). Crochet the width you require your stripe to be i.e how many rows you want it to be. Make sure the start and finish are directly above each other or as near as. Cut your yarn about 5mms from your first and final stitches, leaving enough to create knots, then unravel your stripe.
Straighten out the yarn and use as a guide for lengths of yarn for each of your stripes. Knot them together in order of colour preference.
Phew! That is so much easier than fiddling around trying to tie knots inside the tube.

3 comments:

Ginga Squid said...

Beautiful colours!

Carmen said...

Hola me han encantado tus trabajos, son bellos y originales.
Un saludo.Carmen

grrl + dog said...

Hi Elin,

I have just discovered your blog, and I see the amamzing Ginga Squid has been before me.

AS I ma returning to crochet jewelry I am inspired by you. Thanks for the tip....