Freeform Crochet Instructions

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Freeform crochet is a highly creative craft. It uses combinations of yarns, colors, motifs, patterns and shapes to make a richly textured finished product. This is done by continuously changing the elements of a single crocheted work or by making several smaller pieces and sewing them together. Freeform crochet is used to create everyday items and accessories, as well as unique works of art. There doesn't have to be any order to the composition of a freeform crochet piece. It can be as abstract as you choose.

Things You'll Need

  • Various yarns
  • Crochet hooks
  • Use a variety of yarns. Freeform crochet uses several different crochet stitch patterns and motifs. Choosing yarns that stand apart from each other helps highlight every individual piece while contributing to the overall look of the project. Although there needn't be a limit to your personal creativity, consider choosing yarns in colors that complement or go well with each other. The texture of the yarns you choose is entirely up to you.

  • Make one continuous project without sewing any pieces together. Simply change yarns and patterns whenever your creativity moves you. You can make a continuously changing strip like a scarf by adding new elements every few inches. You can also make a round or less defined shape by starting with a central piece and adding changes all around it as randomly as you wish.

  • Make "scrumble" freeform crochet by creating several separate motifs and patterns and then sewing them together. This method of freeform allows you to lay out all of your different pieces to see how they will look joined together. There are no limitations to the shape, size, color or texture of all the separate pieces you make. You can make a template of the shape you want your scrumbled piece to take, then arrange your pieces over top of it to make sure they effectively fill the space.

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