Ok so freeform crochet is something I have wanted to learn for ages, it is something that I have always been in awe of. It can look amazing if done correctly, I have seen some done which isn't to my taste but hey everyone has different taste right!
So I thought lets give this a go, I picked some spare yarn that I had just lying around doing nothing, I wasn't sure about the colours if I am honest, they look ok here.
but once I started putting them together it confirmed to me that I really didn't like the colours.
Also can you see that wavy brown at the bottom - freeform has to lay flat at the back so that wouldn't have worked and would have to be frogged. I then decided to change my colours, so I popped off to Hobbycraft and chose some colours here is what I picked. Please excuse the poor light (working at night) and my cat in the background she loves to get involved.
I quickly started working up some magic circles in my new colours
Don't they look lovely :)
Then I started adding more colours and turning them into some shapes, the great thing about freeform is it doesn't have to be symmetrical it can be completely random. See now there's a thing I struggle doing random so this is a big challenge for me.
So here we have some symmetrical circles, some odd shapes, a one colour spiral which is hard to see in the dark purple (due to poor light sorry) and some two colour spirals.
I then took the odd pink shape and added some more stitches, which turns it completely into something else - the only downside to freeform is all those ends Arrrrrggggggghhhhhhhhh!
So once you have a bunch of shapes you are ready to start scrumbling (apparently that's what it is called) so are we ready to scrumble?
In the above photo at the bottom you can see I have joined three shapes together this is apparently a scrumble, I now need to start working off of this. You can see what some of those first magic circles became, I love my new colours and I am happy with how this is progressing albeit slowly.
Once I have achieved a bit more I will be back to show you my progress, but right now I have to make another Road Trip Scarf this one is a request from my sister and she tells me she wants it for this Winter, so I best get hooking it (I have started already see photo below) :)