I had to make some hairpin crochet strips this week for the class that I'm taking. I had heard of hairpin crochet (otherwise known as hairpin lace), but I never had done it before. I read the instructions on the back of the loom, which didn't make any sense to me. I then read some instructions in a book... and I still couldn't figure out what to do. It took watching 2 YouTube videos to finally figure it out. Sometimes you just need to SEE someone do it before it all makes sense.
These are the strips that I made. I had to do a different spine (center) for each one. Yeah, they all look pretty much the same to me too... LOL!!!
I have 5 more strips to make, including a hairpin fringe (!!!) which I'm going to make out of my fave size 3 crochet cotton, as a trial run to some fun hand towel edgings I want to make.
If you're inspired to try some hairpin crochet, I highly recommend these videos:
Hairpin Lace Demonstration (super awesome tute!)
Left Hand Version - How to crochet Hairpin Lace (good for us lefties!)
Stacey Trock at Fresh Stitches did a podcast recently on Hairpin Lace. I thought it was really interesting... Go HERE to check it out.
I also really enjoyed this article from WEBS about keeping hairpin lace strips neat. It also had links to some fun projects!
|Uh, this is my version, not Kendra's. The text below is kinda misleading...|
On to an entirely different subject now! Ever since I got that first photo of Kendra Harris' Tardis bag, I have been shocked at how much Doctor Who crochet is out there... Here's a sample of all the cool stuff I've found:
Dalek Amigurumi (found via Nyan!)
Bigger On The Inside (a Tardis scarf!)
Tardis Headwarmer (would make an awesome gift! It's a pic for a sold Etsy item by chibitoaster, but I think it's worth checking out for the inspiration)
Crochet Cabana has a treasure trove of Whovian love... Filet crochet, scarves, and a mini-Tardis blanket that would make a rockin' baby shower gift...
Now I'm off for the day! I'm going to enjoy a lazy Sunday at home, and then going out with the fam for my brother-in-law's birthday. (Happy Birthday Doob!) Hope your day fun too!