My starting point, today. (above)
This is a huge post, so I’ll try to keep it simple by just identifying each addition beneath each photo. Above, see the red and yellow fluffles in the upper right corner.
The beginning of a new scrumble, #3. It’s a two-color spiral with two popcorns between the spiral double-crochet rows.
In yellow, a row of double crochet clusters (*3dc, ch1* in one space). My plan is to make a granny square corner, so there are 2 chains in the center (between clusters 3 and 4).
In pink and beige-multi, two rows of granny square corners. These are just 3dc clusters in the chain spaces; one cluster in a one-chain space, two in a two-chain space.
Hey, I’m kinda liking the new scrumble in this location……
How about a slip-stitch rectangle off the side to continue the woven ribbon effect? I think I’ll keep it here.
Here you can see the woven effect a little better.
So, let’s make it permanent and sew it on with mattress stitch.
All sewn, and I’m looking at the V-shape just created.
Just want to look at the whole piece, once more, to see if this is a good place to fill in. I finally think I know what I’m going to make with this whole thing, in the end. It has taken on a life of its own – stretching out long – and I plan to work with that idea.
In lavender, a triangle of k1p1 ribbing in the V.
The lavender triangle didn’t fill in the whole V-shape, so I’ll do a popcorn pyramid to fill in the rest.
Popcorn pyramid in progress….
More popcorn pyramid……
The orange popcorns will be the last row of the pyramid.
In light turquoise, two rows of single crochet throught the back loops. Also, in hot pink, a short section.
In green/blue multi, another row of sc/bl.
A row of curlicues in the same multi-color I’ve used for this stitch in other parts of the piece.
Another look at the whole piece to help me decide where to work next. I’m looking at the V-shape on the bottom left.
In shades of brown/charcoal, a lacy openwork section of chains covered in single crochet.
Checking the overall balance, looking for things I don’t like.
The edge of the slip-stitch square doesn’t feel finished or like it belongs, yet. I think a bright yellow fluffle will help.
Yellow fluffle, in progress ….
More yellow fluffle……
Whole piece, searching for places that need details.
That small indentation in the blue/green multi row of single crochet needs something.
A cluster of RUST bullions (center of top edge). The bullions are calling attention to the vertical seam, below them.
I think I’ll put a little red fluffle on part of the seam.
That feels better.
Here’s another edge I don’t like. Do you see it? The bottom row of the turquoise slip-stitch rectangle just looks fat, and I really wanted it to look like it was weaving under, right here.
A little row of single crochet, on top of the “fat” row, helps.
I think I’ll stop here, for today. There are more places that can use work, but I will probably start the next scrumble, first. There are so many ways one can approach Freeform. Usually, I make lots of scrumbles then connect them. This time I have some elements weaving under and over, so I have to plan a bit more.
Now that I think I know what this will become, I have to keep that in account, as well. I’ll show you, next time, what I’m planning.