Freeform Crochet

Two years or so ago I bought a copy of Renate Kirkpatrick’s Freeform Crochet and Beyond. I was at the very beginning of my crochet journey and I think I’d read an article somewhere about freeform crochet, or ‘scrumbling’ as it is also known, that piqued my interest. It’s a fascinating book and I made a whole heap of little freeform pieces with my then very limited stitch repertoire…and then I got distracted and forgot all about them!

Until last week that is, when I was hunting out abandoned and / or unfinished pieces while putting together some work for a local yarnbombing project. Digging around in the cupboard for some craft bits for my daughters I finally found the abandoned scrumbles – I’m not sure if that’s actually a noun but I like it so I’m using it! – and set to work piecing them together. It was so much FUN – I defintely see more freeform in my future! I added some flowers and beads, just because. Here is the finished piece, pictured in our recently most glorious winter sun:

And below is my whole strip for the yarnbombing – more on that to come! Right now, however, I’ve got lots of comments to reply to – thank you so much to all of you who read my yarny ramblings. It’s especially lovely when people feel compelled to respond to my crochet and / or my musings – I really do appreciate all of your comments โ˜บ X