weekly photo challenge: minimalist (crochet)

minimalist, adj: of, relating to, or following a style in art, literature, or music that is very simple and uses a small number of colors, parts, materials, etc.; … first used 1929

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All you need is long skinny fabric – ribbon, thread, strips of fabric, leather, wool, acrylic, bamboo, viscose – you get the idea? And a crochet hook. Period. Can’t get much simpler than that!

Started some crochet last week that was originally going to be a mug warmer.  Then my computer mouse hand started its annual winter freeze, and the mug warmer became a hand warmer.

Stretchy ribbing pattern is simple:

U.S. terms

  1. Crochet chain length you need. Chain 1 (turning chain). Turn.
  2. Single crochet into every chain (except that turning chain you just made), to end.
  3. Chain 1 (turning chain). Turn.
  4. Single crochet in back half of each stitch, to end. See last photo for position of “back half of stitch.”

Keep going until you’ve made the length you need.

European terms (someone please correct me if this is wrong – thank you!)

  1. Crochet chain length you need. Chain 1 (turning chain). Turn.
  2. Double crochet into every chain (except that turning chain you just made), to end.
  3. Chain 1 (turning chain). Turn.
  4. Double crochet in back half of each stitch, to end. See last photo for position of “back half of stitch.”

Keep going until you’ve made the length you need.

Can’t get much more minimalist!

Original WordPress post here.

More photos here & here.

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2 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: minimalist (crochet)

  1. Thimberlina

    I learnt to do this stitch recently and used it for the rib on a hat, would have made a great head band too.
    Mug warmers…..mmmm….another idea for Christmas pressies!

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