Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Hump Stitch

A Stubborn Woman: Hump Stitch

Hump Stitch

Lots of crocheters have no idea what the hump is. The term camel crochet is copyrighted, but hump and camel are the same thing. At the top of the stitch there are the two loops you can readily see. Just under these is a single strand. To crochet using the hump, you slip the hook under the two loops on top, inserting the hook from behind the loops, then swing the hoop away from you and you have captured the single strand. YO and crochet as you normally would. The two top loops now face the finished side of your crochet and look like knitting.

Crocodile or Alligator Crochet Stitch Pattern

 I just had to try this as I had never heard of it before. As I worked it, I realized it was a stitch my Mother had used on the ruffled skirts of the 'Bed Dolls' that were popular back in the 1950's. So, it is a stitch that's been around for awhile, but going under a new name.

I show the front and back. I didn't block it so it would look pretty, because I lost interest. I do have to say it is a completely easy pattern to do and if you do like it and want to try making a scarf, you can go to the link below and visit :

biStitchual: Hooking & Needling Fun!

There you will find the pattern for the scarf and her notes about how to do the stitch. (Her pictures are better,  too.)

 On another but similar note, today I found my mother's Afghan hook, which goes by another name, too. Today you know it as the Tunisian hook.

"A rose by another name would still smell as sweet."

Monday, August 8, 2011

I used the hat with a twist pattern, but left out the twist. Now this is a pattern for sale on my stubbornwoman site. Click the link to go there.
Here are some more samples of hats using the same pattern, but
with small alterations
The brim of the newsboy is turned up and held with a gold color metal button.I love the colors. All the yarn I had left was the pale salmon pink, so I dyed the finished hat with koolaid.