May 16, 2017 by Robin @ Imperial Crochet
Karen has chosen to tell us about something she’s working on right now. Without any further distraction from me, here’s Karen!
Hi! My name is Karen.
I’ve been crocheting since I was about 8. I think that’s right. Over forty years. I figure I’ve got this down pretty good.
As I’ve always been fascinated by the idea, I decided to teach myself Tunisian crochet. Looked at BLOGs, watched some u-tube videos, bought the funny looking hook. I finally sat down and started to Tunisian crochet. Did a small sample and decided this wasn’t too bad. So, I grabbed some yarn from my stash and set out to make a scarf.
You know what? I hate this stitch. The scarf is wider then the sample was, and I’m running into the problem of how do you hold the hook? If I hold it where I usually do, then my fingers are in the way of the yarn on the hook. If I hold it farther down, it’s all awkward. And the stitches are not consistent. They are loose on the two ends, but too tight in the middle.
And it CURLS!!! What is up with that?
I’ve done about six inches. That’s not long enough for a scarf. It’s done in acrylic yarn so, even if I could get it to lie flat, it wouldn’t make a very good pot holder.
Thank you so much, Karen, for sharing with me and my readers! Personally, I think it looks pretty good! I’m not sure how to make it stop curling though.
Anyone know how to help Karen with Tunisian crochet? If you have any suggestions, please share them in the comments and be sure to let Karen know how much you enjoyed reading her yarn.