Tuesday, August 11, 2009

back loop only

I love the drapey-ness of crocheting in the back-loop only. And I could just embrace Mary Jane Hall for showing this wonderful technique in her must-have book:

My attempts at crocheting a garment have always been met with sad, sad results ---> stiff, rigid & unflexible pieces that are simply u.n.w.e.a.r.a.b.l.e.!

But this! Oh my! The pattern for these arm warmers if for a beginner (most of the patterns in this book are beginner or advanced beginner) and I could not believe how liquid feeling this became as it came off of my hook.

I used Caron Simply Soft Heather Charcoal yarn and my J hook. This stitch is dreamy to say the least, and I feel that I can finally achieve such soft results that will indeed be wearable!


  1. So very pretty. I will be looking for this book the next time I go to the bookstore. Thank you so much for sharing. ~Kelly

  2. What a beautiful dress on the cover of that book!! I just got so into it, I´ll have to try to find that book from our stores d(^^)b

    Thank you for sharing,
    I wish you a nice day :)

  3. thanks for telling us about that book, I added it to our shelf... look at the bottom of blog... I made a neck warmer using this stitch I love it. I can't knit so this is the closest I get to a lovely ribbed look.

  4. this stitch is amazing it looks like knitting ! I'm not slim to wear such a dress, but I'd go for the mittens/wrist warmer ! and what a lovely grey it is !