Crocheting: An Irish Crochet Leaf in Kitchen Twine

26 January, 2012

in Crocheting & Knitting

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Hello, my friend! I’m playing with scale here and working out an idea. The leaf on the left is an Irish crochet leaf and more typically looks like these photos.  The other leaf is my own pattern, which is usually smaller, like on the Folk Fruit.

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Irish crochet is usually delicate and decorative. Rope, or kitchen twine in this case, is sturdy and all about function.

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I love the pronounced ridges and bumps. Not so crazy about the holes on the curve.

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I have an idea for these.  I’ll let you know how it goes!  Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to work I go on those photos and in the basement again! 

Have you worked up anything lately just to see what would happen?

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SherriNo Gravatar

Yes! Today actually. I worked up a swatch of crocodile stitch in green Rowan Lima to see if it would look like leaves. I does!

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ElizabethNo Gravatar

Ooh, that sounds cool! And wow, that crocodile stitch is getting a lot of love all over the crochet world lately, isn’t it?

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pamNo Gravatar

As always! A visit to you results in inspiration!

First I think the Irish leaf is beautiful. And I think you should allow the holes as they really add to the overall delicacy and design.

And second! Kitchen twine? I have a whole big roll of it I purchased so long ago I can’t remember whether or nit it is food safe. I have been thinking of disposing of it. Not any more! Once I improve my crochet skills – I will attempt a small market bag for Diane! So I thank you! And Diane will thank you!

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ElizabethNo Gravatar

Thank you! A market bag would be perfect. Mine are headed for a kitchen rug, I think. I need to go buy more….

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