I was working on my Christmas Bunting, doing UK Trebles in groups of four, as per the Grandma Tree Pattern from The Royal Sisters (like I explained in my last post, and in the one before). And I was thinking to myself "Why does this pattern have stitches in groups of four, rather than the traditional three? What does that do to the pattern?"
And then I got my idea:
Do ALL the sides need to have the same number of stitches in their clusters/groups?
What if - what IF - I did groups of four on the two long sides of my bunting, but just groups of THREE on the shorter side??
Would it go all wonky? Or would it work?
Well, I tried it ... AND IT WORKED!
Yes, yes, alright, all you clever people who already knew that would work. I've only been crocheting for a year, remember? This is all amazing to me! I Never Knew that you could DO that!
And the result? A more isosceles-ish triangle! Perfect for my bunting!
Alright, I'll leave you in peace now. Please excuse my frequent postings this week. I'm back at work after the holidays, you see, so, of course, that means I'm avoiding said work whenever possible. Hence the increase in crochet and in blogging. ;-)
I better get back to it, though. The (paid) work, I mean.
But before I do, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has been stopping by this week, checking out my bunting and leaving me lovely comments. It was so great to read them all! I loved that you loved my bunting, and that you thought the Christmas pattern-combo bunting was groovy. That was great to hear because I've been so excited about it.
I was particularly pleased to see that the consensus seems to be that I have actually, kind-of, made up my very own pattern here! Even Michelle herself (from The Royal Sisters) stopped by to say that she loves my new idea! And she even suggested that I provide a tutorial about it! Wow. I really admire Michelle's beautiful and clever crochet, so I do indeed feel very chuffed to get that "seal of approval" from her.
So, what do you all think? Would you like this pattern-of-sorts written out on here? With photos or some-such? That would be a big thing for me - heading into new territory there. Never Knew I'd end up in such a spot. Never Knew I'd end up inventing something!
Well, I'll do it if you want. I will. But I feel a bit daunted by it. So I won't if you don't need it. Like I said, you can easily pop over to Michelle's blog for an excellent photo-tutorial of her hexagons. Do you really want my help, too?
Please let me know.
Anyway, back to that paid work I mentioned. If only crochet could pay the bills. *sigh*
Thanks again for stopping by!
Happy hooking,Caz :)