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.
These instructions are using English/UK 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 4 colours.
Make a slip knot and ch15.
Row 1 - Dc in 2nd ch from hook. 1dc in each of next 5chs. 1 htr in each of next 3chs. 1 tr in each of next 3 chs. 1 dbtr in each of the last 2 chs. Turn.
Row 2 - Ch3 (counted as first st.) 1 dbtr in next st. 1 tr in each of next 3 sts. 1 htr in each of next 3 sts. 1 dc in each of next 6 sts. Turn.
Row 3 - Ch1, 1 dc in each of next 5 sts. 1 htr in each of next 3 sts. 1 tr in each of next 3 sts. 1 dbtr in next st. 1 dbtr in top of turning ch. Turn.
Row 4 - Ch3, 1 dbtr in next st. 1 tr in each of next 3 sts. 1 htr in each of next 3 sts. 1 dc in each of next 6 sts. Cut yarn and finish off end.
Join a new yarn about half way along the side you have just finished.
1 dc in same st as the joined yarn. Ch3, 1 dc in same st.
*1dc in next st, ch3, 1dc in same st*. Repeat * till end of row.
Make one more * repeat in the same st as last one made. Turn the corner and continue the *repeat till end of that row. Cut yarn and finish off.
Turn the whole thing around and join a new yarn (with a sl st) to the other corner.
You will now be working into the original foundation row stitches.
1 dc into every st to end of row. Turn.
*Ch1, 1 dc in every st to end of row.*
Repeat * for a 3rd row. Cut yarn and finish off.
Join new yarn to widest part of the wedge shape. I have combined 3 thin yarns now to get a similar thickness as my previous yarns.
1 dc in joining st.
Dc to end of row. Note:- as you are now working along the side of the piece you need to make sure you do 3dc in each of the dbtr posts that you are working into & 1dc into each of the row end turning chs.Turn.
Ch1. *1 dc into each of the next 2 st. 1 bobble st in next st* to end of row.
(Bobble st = 3 tr in same st leaving last loop of each treble on hook. Yarn over hook and pull through all loops on hook to complete the bobble)
Note- the raised part of the bobble should be away from you. Turn.
This is what the bobble looks like from the other side (this is the right side up)
Ch1. 1 dc in each st to end of row. This last row helps to emphasize the bobble. Cut yarn and finish off.
If you want to use American terminology you will have to change my stitch names for the following:-
dc (double crochet) ............ sc (single crochet)
tr (treble)............................. dc (double crochet)
htr (half treble) .................... hdc (half double crochet)
dbtr (double treble)............. tr (treble)
sl st (slip stitch)