Thursday, October 3, 2013
Peach Tree Street Experiment
It was so beautiful out today that I made any excuse to be outside... How about taking a few pictures of one of my WIPs outside? Sure!
Actually, this project started as an experiment to see if I could take this gorgeous vintage bedspread pattern (Peach Tree Street from Star Book No. 224, Tablecloths & Bedspreads) which is written for size 10 thread, and make it in acrylic worsted weight yarn.
The pattern called for a number 8 or 9 steel crochet hook to be used with the size 10 thread. In general, a number 7 is used with that thread. So, since I usually use a 6mm hook with this acrylic yarn, I went down to a 4mm hook. I think it worked great. The pattern needs the stitches to be a little tighter to help make it's round shape.
I liked how the experimenting was going, so I decided to just keep going! I thought it could be a great stash busting project! What a great way to use up leftover bits from other projects! (And then of course it makes a great excuse to restock your stash!)
I love the texture that the popcorn stitches make! What do you guys think? Do you think it could make a fun modern bedspread with a bit of a crazy quilt feel?