After learning the basic crochet stitches, I have adventured in practicing more complicated stitches with unique texture. You know me always looking for texture and dimension.
The first one I tried was the Mini Bean Stitch. It took a bit of practice to get the tension right. I like the randomness of the the yarn in this stitch. It is the same on the front and back.
I found the Suzette stitch very interesting.
The Uneven Berry Stitch has different sides. One side dimensional and the other flatter. They also like to curl up.
The Lemon Peel Stitch is a nice tight stitch and the same on both sides. It’s actually a nice bright yellow color.
It was suggested with the Waist Coat /Center Single Crochet Stitch that variegated yarn be used. But what I had on hand was a bit too variegated. I also tried it with a plain color to see the difference. A lot of Vs in there.
The Slant Stitch was fun. The recommendation for this stitch was to use a neutral yarn. But of course, I had to see it in a solid which I think is a bit nicer.
Each stitch has its own personality and texture. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite. Also, each would be practical for different projects. For example, the Slant Stitch would make an airy scarf. The Lemon Peel or Waist coat would make a sturdier scarf, hat or pot holder.
Here are two bracelets I crocheted for my granddaughter Lisa in two sizes since I wasn’t sure of her wrist size. The smaller one fit so now when she grows out of it she has another one. Yellow is her favorite color.
I’m quite fond of the Suzette and Mini Bean stitches just because of the interesting texture and dimension. What’s your favorite?