Created by: immisceo
Project

Heliodon

What are you most proud of? The new skills I've learned in this course totally relit my crochet fire! I don't have the world's greatest attention span, so a pattern that starts off with a "Chain 315" would normally be a non-starter for me, knowing I'll just have to turn around and do some sort of stitch into all of those chains, THEN have to fight with those overly-tight stitches after that! Tackling foundation double crochet stitches seems to have solved all of the above! It kept me interested, had a better-looking and easier to work with result, and gave me the sensation of getting to "skip a step" when I finished the fdc row. Motivating! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I really recommend adding foundation stitches to any crochet arsenal. I've found my crochet mojo again. It may take a few attempts to really hit your stride, but once you do (and especially once you start working into the result), you'll be sold. I used stitch markers to help me keep track of the correct placement of the foundation dc stitches until I mastered the 'pinch a stitch' technique. But I got there!

You Can Make This

immisceo made Heliodon with:

Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches

Online Class

Mastering Foundation Crochet Stitches

with Marty Miller

  • I used an unmercerised DK cotton in a gorgeous golden/orange hue. I riffed on this pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocus-scarf by mirroring the motif and using the foundation dc (thanks Marty!) as the axis. The stabile and flexible nature of the foundation row ensured the exact drape I was hoping for for this skinny statement scarf. It may not be extremely warm
  • but it adds exactly what I was in the mood for on these early autumnal days. The result is approximately 190 cm long (approx. 75 inches).
  • US G-6/4.00mm

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The new skills I've learned in this course totally relit my crochet fire! I don't have the world's greatest attention span, so a pattern that starts off with a "Chain 315" would normally be a non-starter for me, knowing I'll just have to turn around and do some sort of stitch into all of those chains, THEN have to fight with those overly-tight stitches after that! Tackling foundation double crochet stitches seems to have solved all of the above! It kept me interested, had a better-looking and easier to work with result, and gave me the sensation of getting to "skip a step" when I finished the fdc row. Motivating! What advice would you give someone starting this project? I really recommend adding foundation stitches to any crochet arsenal. I've found my crochet mojo again. It may take a few attempts to really hit your stride, but once you do (and especially once you start working into the result), you'll be sold. I used stitch markers to help me keep track of the correct placement of the foundation dc stitches until I mastered the 'pinch a stitch' technique. But I got there!

Q&A with immisceo

Judi33 asked:
That's lovely.
immisceo answered:
Thank you! I'm quite pleased with it.
Missapippin asked:
You have done a beautiful piece of crocheting. It looks abosoluty lovely. I love the colour. I have taken this class and your beautiful piece of work has inspired me to try something new. Thank you for sharing your work.
immisceo answered:
Thank you so much! The colour really puts me in that autumn mood, and the lightness is great for these days that aren't yet truly chilly. The great thing about this class is that you can really add what we've learned to all sorts of projects - this one would have never happened without it!
Turbogranny asked:
Absolutely beautiful!
immisceo answered:
Cheers! It was such a fun project.
jacky_sha4971102 asked:
Love it, the pattern looks straightforward too. Using the foundation dc is a very clever way to begin the scarf. Great job!
immisceo answered:
Thank you! Yep, the pattern is quite straightforward. Some of the photos I uploaded have close-ups. I'm sure crocheters with a bit of experience could "reverse engineer" it!