Awesome web page with many many crochet motif diagrams.
I am so happy that I decided (years and years ago) to subscribe to a magazine called “Magic Crochet”. Does anyone remember it? It went out of publication long ago and nearly broke my heart! Anyway, that is how I learned to read crochet diagrams. Any more, I seldom have the patience to read a written out pattern unless there is also a diagram.
This one diagram from Minidecky in particular piqued my interest. I have wanted to try the second diagram for some time now. So, I sat down and studied it for awhile. It did take a little bit of doing to sort it all out. Then, I had that ‘aha’ moment! 😀
Here is what I tried. One with size 10 crochet thread, and one with medium worsted weight cotton yarn. This motif is just so . . . antique-ish looking. I LOVE it!
I would love to make a large project with the motifs, but I haven’t yet figured out how to connect them as I go. I am not one that is inclined to sew pieces together after making 150. How tedious! I am all about finding the easiest way to get a thing done. Sometimes this philosophy can be a bit detrimental. (sigh)
Here is the same motif done up in yarn. Cotton worsted weight. Which is one of all-time favorites to work with.
It’s hard to tell what it really looks like from the photo. But it’s about 4 times as large as the one with thread. Here are some photos of the two together:
So . . . tell me what you think. I could really use some ideas. Purrrty please???