Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Work-in-Progress Wednesday


It's the hardest thing I've ever attempted in crochet. This Maple Leaf Motif in Irish Crochet is rated as "intermediate" - way outside my beginner crochet comfort level. The instructions are written and charted, but I'm finding the visual clues provided by the chart invaluable.

With the craft show falling just over a week before Canada Day I'm keen to produce some Maple Leaf themed crafts. It'd make cute little hostess gift or table decoration for a Canada Day BBQ, wouldn't it?

This first sample is being made from a DK weight Egyptian cotton on a 2.25mm hook. Looks like it's going to finish up about 8 inches wide. I wouldn't want it any bigger than that so typical worsted weight dishcloth cotton is out of the question. Maybe a fingering weight cotton is the way to go? Any suggestions?

It's Work-in-Progress Wednesday at Tami's Amis. Take some time to check out the links posted. It's a fun way to connect with crafters at every corner of the earth.

13 comments:

stefanie g-r said...

That is very intriguing! I am looking forward to seeing this when it's done!

Dee said...

Looks adorable so far. No suggestions on yarn, but bigger could almost be a placemat?

bookworm-Mary said...

Woah! That looks really cool! I'm miserable when it comes to sizing things up or down based solely on yarn weight, so sorry I can't help!

Kepanie said...

I love the fanciness of it all. Kudos to you for stepping it up in your crochet skills. I think a chart for crochet helps so you get an idea of it's shape and evolution. I also admire how Canadians are so patriotic about their country.

Elisabeth Andree said...

Now I am really impressed by you! Crochet cotton for hooksize 1.5-2.0 mm is maybe an idea? It is lovely to work with.

Elisabeth Andree said...

Only for example (it is in Dutch and I don't know the webshop)
http://www.bijsaartje.nl/pr/showarticle.php?id=184744&orderid=post384.104.20.21&lang=nl&returnto=%2Fartikel%2F10110004%3Flang%3Dnl

Sarah ~ Crafts from the Cwtch said...

It's looking fab!

Sarah said...

Wow, your maple leaf looks stunning! And I just spotted your impressive surmount the stash post - you've been busy!

Kim said...

My hat is off to you--I don't have any idea how to crochet! Love the red yarn...
*smiles*

Tanya said...

it looks fantastic! i havent made anything like that before, and I consider myself 'advanced' ;)

mysparemoments.com said...

I love the look of it and would love to be able to accomplish something like this.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Now that is cool!

Alicia Landi said...

That is such an interesting-looking fabric! Hope it gets easier to make.