Free Form Crochet
Join me in an online Scrumble making frenzy of crocheting freedom and enjoyment.
- You start and finish whenever you please.
- You can do just one, or a couple, or all, of the scrumbles
- You can do them in any order you like
- You can alter and change the stitches whenever you want to
- You use whatever wool. yarn, or thread you have to hand
- Feel free to do your own thing
My most important Rule for Free Form Crochet Scrumbling is this:-
- Adapt, change, disregard, add, adjust, customize, harmonize, modify, turn, change colour, reject, change hook size, use weird or unusual thread combinations......... (do you get the idea yet?)
I'd love to see photos of scrumbles you create from this "Scrumble-Along" event. Let me know where I can find your photos.
Scrumbles do not usually have instructions or a pattern to follow as they are meant to be totally innovative, unique and have a "free-form" style.
I have included the stitches I used to make my scrumbles only as a guideline for you to follow as much or as little as you wish.
You do not have to follow my instructions exactly as written. Feel free to alter, change and modify to suit yourself.
Fluffy Ring Scrumble
These instructions are using English crochet terminology. I have included the American crochet terms at the end of the article for your convenience if you should need it.
Abbreviations key is at the end too.
This Scrumble uses 2 colours - one is a yarn with a "fluffly" effect (i.e. eyelash, or feather)
I started with a thin yarn.
Ch6, and join with a sl st in first ch to make a ring.
Ch1, 16 dc into ring.
Do not join last st to complete the round. Carry on into first dc made, and work in a spiral around the piece now.
*1dc into each of next 2 dc. Then 2 dc in next st*
Repeat from * until it is the size required.
I stopped at just under 2" (5cm).
Note: you do not have to keep track of where beginning and end of rounds are with this scrumble. The increase needed for the larger rounds is already calculated in the stitch repeat.
The last round has just started curling up which will create the raised texture I wanted for this scrumble.
When you have a circle made of the required size cut yarn and finish off.
Now join your "fluffy" yarn, with a sl st, to any outside dc.
Ch1. Then work 1 dc in every st around the circle.
Cut yarn and finish off.
Make a few of these in various yarn combinations.
An extremely useful scrumble for using up your fluffly effects wool.
Also try it with gradiated colour wool for another effect.
If you want to use American terminology you will have to change my stitch names for the following:-
dc (double crochet) ............ sc (single crochet)
sl st (slip stitch)