April's QOTM (and Your Favorite Stitches)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

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!

Jude of Random Thoughts by Jude stopped by the blog to sing the praises of linked doubles.  
"I really like linked doubles. They are easy to do, there are no gaps between stitches, and the work goes very fast. Here's a link:"
Hey, Jude.  Thanks for the idea and for the link, as well.


So the question of the month (QOTM) this time is "What is your ideal crochet environment?"

Crochet is great because you can do it almost anywhere, but I love rustic cafes & comfy chairs the most for hours of crochet.

Now it's your turn.  Let your voice be heard and tell us about your ideal environment for making crochet magic!  

Please leave a comment here on the blog, on our facebook page, or in the gossip thread of Cyber Crochet of CGOA on Ravelry.  

I can be found on facebooktwitterPinterestInstagramTumblrGoogle+,  and YouTube.  Join my monthly newsletter about crafts, crochet, and education. 


  1. My favorite spot is in my crochet corner of my livingroom , this is a quiet comfortable space where I do all my crochet , knitting and needle point .

  2. My favorite spot is in my crochet corner of my livingroom , this is a quiet comfortable space where I do all my crochet , knitting and needle point .

  3. I have crocheted at laundry mats, hospital waiting rooms and the library, but my favorite spot is a comfy chair at home!

  4. Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet


CGOA welcomes your comments! To help us avoid comment-spam, all comments are moderated. Damaging, hateful, profane, advertising, or solicitation comments will not be approved. If your comment is not approved, please feel free to reword it and post it again. For guild-related questions, please send an email to: cgoanow @ (to help us avoid spam, cut and paste address into your email program and remove spaces from "@").

Template Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2015)