Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Biscornu with a difference

Given that it's easy in crochet to make squares, I wanted to see what it would be like to stitch two crocheted squares together in the same way as the two sides of a cross stitched biscornu would be.

What do you think? I'm not sure what I think. It is pretty - I love the flower on top, it's shape, the way it lies and the beads. But if I made just the flower, I don't know what I'd do with it!

Biscornu with a difference

But, overall, the DK yarn I used is probably too heavy. And somehow it also reminds me a bit too much of traditional crocheted doilies and things like that. With my stitched biscornus, I like to keep my favourites out on display. Somehow, I don't think I want to with this one. I think it just seems a bit too wierd and OTT.

Biscornu with a difference

I still want to figure out how to use crochet with the biscornu shape, but I guess I'll just have to have another think and try a slightly different way of doing it.

I've also crocheted these over the last couple of days, but I'm not sure what to do with them now. I had thought of making them the top and bottom sides of a pincushion, but I don't fancy that now. But I really like the design and want to do something with it.... Any suggestions?

Crochet star/flowers


Lesley said...

Lovely crochet! I think the turquoise pieces could look lovely appliqued to the front of a cushion.


Kitty said...

It's hard to tell how big they are, from the pictures. Are they a good size to make into a brooch/pin? To put on a bag or jacket?


Julie said...

The flowery one would make a nice pomander if scented for a drawer.

monique said...

I like your crocheted biscornu... the flower is especially pretty. As to the starfishy ones, if they are small, you could pin them onto things like your coat or a hat. Or make a bunch more and sew them together to make an afghan ;)

monique said...

Hi Lesley... just checked my mail and I *love* the goodies you sent!! Thank you very much!