I’m getting far too distracted with new toys at the moment, when I should be finishing the suffolk puff/yo-yo coverlet so these will be the last little experiments with new toys until I’ve finished my current projects (or at least most of them!)
I took the test pieces that I made on my new hairpin lace tool last night and played around with them to see what I could come up with.
First of all was a cool ric-rac braid. Made with a small width and a fine thread this would be great as ornamentation on crazy quilting. Made with yarn you could join lots of strips together to make a retro afghan. The waste threads I mentioned in my previous post made this incredibly easy to do because I was never worried about picking up loops from the wrong side of the braid.
I also found reference to hairpin rosettes in one of Interweave’s Weldons reprints (I’ve forgotten which one, I’ll have to go through them again) and had a go making one in yarn.
I just made up the regular crochet part as I went. DK weight yarn on a 4cm pin with a couple of rounds of regular crochet made a 13.5cm rosette. I might use this idea to make a scrap yarn afghan.
Edited to add:
A study of tatting combined with hairpin crochet lace. With lots of interesting links if you just want to do the crochet.
Stitch Diva Studios Tutorials
I have to go out now but I’ll see what other links I can come up with for tomorrow!