Friday, December 9, 2016

Just to keep my hands busy

Normally when I see a chart pattern, I can imagine what the finished product will look like (with varying degrees of accuracy, it must be said).  So, when I found this intriguing chart on Pinterest and couldn't quite see how it might turn out, I simply had to give it a whirl.  Just for shits and giggles, you understand.  Turns out it was bloody gorgeous!
Irish crochet motif - experiment 1

I didn't have the tension quite right - I'd need to use a larger hook to stop the pineapples from buckling like they have here, or a finer thread - but I really like this.  I think a few of these motifs joined together would make a stunning top.  A project for when I'm at a loose end, perhaps!  I was thinking that certain elements, like the rosettes in the central parts of each point, could be picked out in a different colour to emphasise the pattern too.  Oooh, the possibilities ;)

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