For Our Live Video chat I want to talk about this type of yarn.
It can be frustrating to work with,
and if you make a mistake, impossible to Frog.
The yarn is beautiful, soft and squishy,
but if you don't know how to crochet or knit with it,
can make you mad enough to pull out your hair!
FYI - "Boucle" means Loop in French
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So I want to share a few things I have learned about Crocheting with this style yarn is :
1. Choose a large project. Do not try to make little
Most of the color variegation can not be seen with a small
project. I suggest scarves, throws, blankets and cowls.
2. Choose a project with very little detail.
Most intricate detail is lost because of the bumpy and
fuzziness of the yarn.
3. Crochet loosely - It is better to be too lose then
too tight with this type of yarn. It is hard to find the
stitches if you crochet too tightly, and just as hard to work
with if you are a tight stitcher.
4. Lastly, don't let the yarn frustrate you.
Make a practice swatch, and study how to find your
stitches, and where to place your hook.
If you are struggling with it, set it down and come back later.
How about a project to practice:
Homespun Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
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Crochet Hook - K
Yarn - About a 1/2 an oz.Any kind of Homespun Style yarn - Boucle'
Button - 1/2 to 1 inch button of choice.
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Double Crochet (dc)
Notes: ch 3 counts as 1 dc
R: 1 - ch 10, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across, ch3 turn ( 9dc)
R: 2 - 1 dc in each ch across, ch 3 turn ( 9dc)
R: 3- R 10 - Repeat R : 2
R: 11 - Repeat R : 2, tie off and weave in your ends.
Sew your button in the center of R: 1
You can use the button to close your Cozy if You cup has a handle.
Or Put your ends together, and slst closed to form a tube.
Here are few More Patterns I Designed using
this Style of Yarn:
Just click the name below, it is the link for the pattern.