There's a lot of pretty cool stuff in my hometown of Bloomington, Indiana, but one of the most outstanding in my opinion is the annual Krampus Night put on by the awesome people at the Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop (K.L.A.W). A better explanation of Krampus Night and American versions of this traditional European event... Continue Reading →
Whew! As usual around this time of year, the semester has kept me super busy 🙂 I do hope to use part of my Thanksgiving break to work on some new designs I have planned - but for now I just have some sale info for you! ❤ ❤ ❤ From now through Dec. 1,... Continue Reading →
I added some major updates and new pictures to my Post Stitch Pixie Hat, so I’m reblogging my own blog here so everyone will see 🙂 Hope you like!
I think every yarn twisting mama (or papa) has a few tricks in their repertoire that they favor over others. One of my personal favorite crochet techniques is the post stitch.
While this stitch may be daunting at first because you aren’t working into the top loops like with most stitches, the results are fantastic, especially if you’re designing something you want to be stretchy (like my big booty Boho Poncho).
Alternating front and back post stitches creates a moderately stretchy fabric with the added bonus of an interesting, ribbed texture. Working it in bulky yarns enhances these characteristics for a big, cushy, warm garment. Here’s a little pattern I worked up recently to hone down my stash – a simple but fun pointed bonnet in small (child) and large (adult) sizes!
Stitches used: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), front post double crochet (FPDC ), back post double crochet…
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