Jen Tyler of Hooks ‘n’ Tails is another fabulously creative crochet designer.
Her style takes a bit of getting used to
but so worth it if you can cast pre-conceived ideas to the wind and go with her!
This pattern is a Mystery even to Jen herself, she is making it up as she goes along and each week gives us another few rows to work on. The pattern starts with a flower and then We’re OFF! on a voyage of discovery.
Texture, overlay and all sorts of avant garde instructions follow.
If it were not for the videos, I don’t think I would ever be able to follow the patterns. They are clear and well written but the stitches and methods of achieving them are unconventional, often taking a bit of working out and it makes my head spin.
Even the videos are not easy to follow.
They are not tutorial videos, but more Jen racing along with her crochet hook and me scampering behind trying hard to keep up! Sometimes I re-play the video 4 or five times to work things out.
I have just arrived at the end of Part 3 and it measures 67cm (26″) square.
This project is like going on a Crochet Safari – you have to keep your wits about you and you never know what exciting new experience is round the next corner.
It is fun! And I have to concentrate so hard that all other worries melt away for hours on end – so therefore it also gets to be relaxing.
If you want a crochet adventure, this is definitely the right pattern for you!
There are plenty of other brave explorers who have picked up the challenge and you can see all their amazing work on Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry.
Karoo Vintage Mystery along by Jen Tyler
4.5mm hook and Stylecraft Special DK in woodland colours.
I loved working with Woodland colours for my Woodland Ripple so much, I was just waiting for another project in which I could use them again.
Joining in with Ginny’s monthly Yarn Along.
I rarely read books nowadays but I do listen to stories and dramas on the Radio whilst I crochet and The Little Ottleys has been a delight to listen to whilst going on safari in the Karoo.