Sunday, May 31, 2009

No Turning Chain Double Crochet

I started my Grange Fair project this afternoon. Here it is so far:

I ended up frogging 10 rows of the blue. I decided to try a no-turning-chain double crochet method, found in this tutorial. As you can see in the photo, the edges look great - no big gaping holes the way you get with a turning chain!

I picked up the yarns I needed at Michaels. I haven't shopped there in a while and stopped in because I heard they are introducting their own line of yarns. I chose some Vanna's Choice in the green color I need, some light blue Red Heart Super Saver, and some white and some brown in the new Michael's line called Impeccable. The only thing I couldn't find there was the green fun fur yarn I need. Luckily, right next door to Michael's is AC Moore. Literally, right next door! I did find the fun fur yarn there.

Of course, I couldn't get out of Michael's with just the yarn I needed. I also bought a booklet called "I Can't Believe I'm Knitting Socks". Someday, when my crochet WIPs are finished, I may sit down and try my hand at knitting again.


  1. I have got to try that technique! Great start! We dont have a Michaels or an AC Moore. Oh well, just Hobby Lobby and Walmart for me. Have a great night!

  2. That is a NIFTY technique. I'm starting another batch of baby blankets, and I bet I'll be able to incorporate that. It'll make a much nicer edge. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the link -- that is a really cool technique!

  4. Thanks so much for the compliments on my baby boy! he is too precious for words. Just ignore that Not Me Monday! He would never drive me nuts!

  5. Thank you for posting this with the link, I'm definitely going to give it a try. Now I need to start a project so that I can, LOL.

    What is your Grange Fair project going to be?