Freeform Crochet Show and Tell-Make a purse

United States
December 5, 2006 1:09pm CST
This is for fun only. Here's what you do. Take ten or more types of yarn. This is a good chance to use up all those oddballs lurking in our yarn bins and drawers. Crochet them in the freeform (Scrumble) style and make a purse or handbag. Show off your results here. I'll make one too. Ready, set, go. If you'd rather knit it, see my thread on knitting.
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@suscan (1956)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I am really not clear on what scrumbling is,but I have seen some beautiful free form on the net. I have lots of those little oddballs around of all different varieties.
• United States
14 Jan 07
I think Prudence named it Scrumbling. Before that it was called organic crochet. Some people call it free form crochet or FF. I personally call it Jigsaw Puzzle crochet because you make a bunch of pieces and then try to get them all to play well together. But if you go to a search engine and type in Scrumble and maybe put it on the image search feature, you'll see what they are.
@sasklily (240)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
I would love to join in but I have so many projects on the go already. I'm doing some baby sets and trying to do some reborn dolls and mixed in with that is painting walls. But I'm going to look up the 'scrumbling', it sounds interesting.
• United States
21 Feb 07
My daughter makes beautiful crocheted afghans by starting with one main color yarn, then she goes through her scraps and finds yarn that contrasts, but still looks good, with the main color. She pays no attention to the weight of the yarn--it could be a fingering weight, one of those new fuzzy yarns or even a bulky type yarn. As she crochets, every few rows, she joins in one of the contrasting yarns--not all the way across, but maybe 12 inches, or sometimes more, depending on how much yarn she has. She uses the same crochet hook throughout and the look is fabulous! I really don't know how to describe it--maybe it gives it a rustic look and reminds me of weaving, where the yarn used isn't uniform. She has sold some of these for $200 although most have been given to friends and family as gifts.
@suscan (1956)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I am really not clear on what scrumbling is,but I have seen some beautiful free form on the net. I have lots of those little oddballs around of all different varieties.
@yarntales (639)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I've done something like this before. I don't think I have any pics of my work though.