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Mariposa- free form crochet shawl

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Close up view of free form crochet using Watercolor threads by The Caron Collection.

Date Created: 2005
Line: Shawl
Techniques: Free form crochet
Fabrics: Watercolors by The Caron Collection

This shawl started out as a learning project. I was taught how to crochet in high school, but never really experimented with it until much later. I always had a problem following a pattern, a common enough problem.

The shape began as a circle in the center, and I stitched in a circular motion adding thread as I ran out. The yarns that I used in Mariposa are the Watercolor yarns because they are so soft. Watercolor is a 3-ply yarn that I split into single threads and just started stitching.

Often I switched direction, working my way around the shape using single, double and triple crochet stitches. I just loved the freedom of not working with a pattern, and soon I had a piece that grew into a butterfly shape.

The Caron Collection yarns and threads are so wonderful to work with, I used Kelp which is the green color and Far Horizons which is the pink/blue and green color. These hand dyed yarns come in an embroidery threads also Wildflowers which is a cotton and Waterlilies which is a silk.

free form crochet
free form crochet

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