Have you tried Surface Crochet yet? It is such a great technique to add some color and design to your crocheted fabric. I’ve used it in a couple of patterns and plan to use it more in the future too 🙂
I have right and left handed video tutorials for this on my Youtube channel.
The photo tutorial shows how to make a straight line using surface crochet. If you would like to see how to make free-handed designs, you can find it in my video tutorials mentioned above.
Step 1: Pick the yarn you want to surface crochet with and make a slip knot.
Step 2: Insert your hook (from front to back) where you would like to start your surface crochet design from. Grab the slip knot and pull it through the fabric (from back to front) as shown in the pictures below.
Step 3: Identify the next space where you would like to make your stitch and insert your hook there (from front to back). Yarn over and pull through the fabric onto a loop on the hook (from back to front).
Note: Make sure that the loop added in this step is nice and loose otherwise the surface crochet pattern will leading to bunching of your fabric.
Step 4: Pull the loop you from Step 3 through the other loop on the hook – making a slip stitch.
Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until you have your desired design.
Step 6: Once you have your entire design complete, cut the yarn. Insert your hook (from back to front) in the same location as the last stitch, pull the loose strand to the back of the fabric.
Step 7: Sew in all ends with a tapestry needle.
Please leave me a message or send me an email if you have any questions about this technique. You are welcome to join my Facebook group to share pictures of your work and to get any help you might need!