Wednesday, March 18, 2015
One of the things I struggle the most with in crochet is straight edges. Especially when there are different stitches involved. You really have to stay on top of your stitches and count, count, count... The good thing with crochet though is that it doesn't always have to be perfect. No, unlike knitting or embroidery a lost stitch or two is hardly noticeable most of the time.
This loss of not less than 8 stitches (!!! Oh may gosh! I think I was watching a good movie...) was a hard digested discovery... Initially I wanted to frog it but then I realized that naaahhh, it might not be necessary. This is a back piece of a Popcorn & Lace Pillow and with some blocking I can use it as it is. With its wobbly edge and all. And you know what? No one would ever guess the mistake once I have pieced front and back together. A hidden mistake and the pillow stays as beautiful as it could be. That is one reason I love crochet. There are always short cuts and tricks to hide all those small - or big - crochet mistakes of yours.
Note: Find my How To Crochet A Straight Edge Tutorial here.
Note 2: Find the Popcorn & Lace Pillow pattern here.