The question for discussion is how do you approach the start of a scrumbling session? Do you usually have a specific project in mind? Do you scrumble to make wearables or home decor? Do you first pick interesting colors and textures of yarns and fibers? Do you begin with a theme or colorway? Do you start with a new technique or stitch or motif you're dying to try? Do you use freeform reference books or DVD's? Do you need something substantive like a challenge to get going, or are you able to play spontaneously?
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What a gorgeous first scrumble!!! The colors are pleasing in combination, and the variety of stitches (particularly inclusion of both knitted and crocheted motifs) adds wonderful texture.
I start by choosing the colours from my stash and then jumping in :)
Very nice!! Lion brand yarn site has free patterns for some croched reef stuff. Good luck! Please print pics of anymore items you finish!
I created my First FF Crochet Coral Sponge this morning. It took me 2 1/2 hours. I used the book called, Nicky Epstein's "Crochet Flowers". I used the "SnowBall" pattern because to me it looked like a "Coral Sponge"! I used MicroSpun Yarn and a F Hook. I am going to try and attach a photo of it. I would love some feedback. Thanks Hugs Judy
Just discovered freeform recently, and doubt I will ever use patterns again! When I statrted at first i just studied pics of other 's scrumbles, tried to do similar stuff, Now I just crochet up something, a bullion circle, a spiral or whatever , then start to embelish, add new colors, maybe a bead or 2, and just let it "grow". What I like about crochet is how easy it is to simply unravel anything that doesnt look as I think it should.(I was going to say "my mistakes" but in freeform I guess we dont make "mistakes" per say,lol)
I'm a newbie to stitchin fingers, so please excuse me if I am providing info that you are already aware of.
For those just beginning to do "scrumblesl" or aka free-form crochet, I highly recommend looking at the website of Sylvia Cosh and James Walters. It has a series of free downloadable pdf files on the various kinds of free-form crochet. I've found it invaluable. Go to the workshops page.