Happy April, everyone! Are you still recovering from such a jam-packed National Crochet Month!? It was a lot of fun for me, and I hope you enjoyed it as well.
After posting my first Question of the Month, I was delighted to learn about some of our fellow crocheters' favorite stitches. It seems that it was a pretty tough decision, though.
For example, Allison (abjCrochet) from Ravelry's Cyber Crochet Chapter of CGOA, wondered how to pick a favorite stitch! She ended up sharing the following:
"Well to take up on your extended sc, i love the extended dc for making the squares in my filet projects more square. Oh and standing dc and chainless starting dc i love so much for doilies and mandalas and, well, anything with a chain or new color at the start of a round/row. And chainless foundation stitches for the chain counting impaired (and those who get frustrated with working into a chain)… how to pick a favorite stitch???"
Joyce (dunnica) chimed in on the conversation and echoed Allison's sentiments. It seems like it's more of a "stitch du jour" than favorite thing for her.
"I’m with Alison on this one…how do you choose a single stitch? I design a lot of afghan blocks, so I love things that give me some texture on the surface of the fabric. I do alternating sc and tr, working from the wrong side, to get little bubbles on the right side, or long stitches in the round before last, to get a smooth lump of yarn dipping down over the previous round. I have a block coming out in a week or so that uses foundation dc to form a center motif, working in the back bar to get a raised chain on the surface, and those long stitches that I mentioned.
"Yeah, I can’t choose a single stitch. In fact, I can’t even choose a favorite technique. At the moment, I’m torn between Tunisian and slip stitch."
I don't know about you, but I am liking the idea of alternating sc and tr. Nice for texture!
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