crochet spiralsSome people have groups of friends that they can sit around and crochet with, or they belong to stitch circles and they are able to be ‘in person’ with their craft community. Others of us don’t have a lot of physical community that share our handmade passions so we rely heavily on the internet or our own good company. I fall into the latter group.

About 99% of my craftiness is spent in isolation and because of this I do not know how other folks work through the process of designing, troubleshooting, creating and selling their wares. Honestly, sometimes my little Isle of Madlandia feels a bit deserted and uncharted. And like any situation, this has it’s ups and downs. I spend a lot of time figuring out how to do things that most likely already have reasonable solutions but I also have to be quite clever, and I like being clever.

All this is preface to my sharing the wip’s I’m working on with my When Alice Fell pattern.  I have only finished ONE wrap with this pattern but I have started another four besides. I’d LOVE to share what I’m doing, get your input and see how you are using this pattern. Please feel free to comment and link to pics of your own When Alice Fell wip’s.

So here we go, this is the two color version, in yummy sky blue and sand. These are Caron Simply Soft colors, I’ll get the exact names for you soon, but for now, I’ll just share some pictures. And I’m not sure what I’m making with this yet, wrap or blanket, I just can’t decide, but I have plenty of time to work that out.

 

Pattern found here (currently on sale)

13 comment on “When Alice Fell-WIP”

  1. Faith Brown,

    Hi. Where it talks about joining 2 circles. I first create 5 chain 5 loops. Then I do what’s in the * *. But having trouble understanding how to get 5 loops to connect. They don’t seem to line up.
    Sorry it’s hard to explain

    1. Comment author madme,

      So first you have one complete circle, including the outside loops, there are a total of 30 loops, here is a picture: http://madmadme.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_0002(pp_w903_h944).jpg

      Then as you create this last round of 30 loops on your next circle, you hook into the loops on the first one like this: http://madmadme.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_0021.jpg

      Here is the post showing the process with a few pictures: http://madmadme.com/2014/08/30/spiralwip/#.VFqIO_nF80k

      I hope this helps clarify.

  2. Tiffany,

    I am loving this pattern! And it’s wonderful to have an excuse to use the Unforgettable yarn that I’ve been drooling over every time I go to the craft store.

    One question, though. I’ve got a couple spirals made and they seem kind of small. Each one is about 4 inches across. I assume that’s because the yarn is so fine? Think I still need only 21 spirals for a shawl?

    I wish I could post a photo, but I can’t figure out how.

    1. Comment author madme,

      The do seem small as you make them, and the size you mention is about right. Once you get the spiral overlay on it, and then the border, it will be perfect.

  3. Cara Louise,

    Oh those colors are so soothing. Before I even read your description I thought ‘oh it looks like a day at the beach with the sand and a bright blue sky’… so I chuckled aloud when I got to that part where you actually say the color names! The beach is my absolute favorite place on earth and anything that reminds me of it is tops in my book!

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