After my previous post, several crocheters asked why the cats slanted on both of my first two baskets (left and center below). Motifs usually don’t slant when the hook is inserted into the back loop (center and right below). The motifs are upright in my third attempt (right). Why?
Yarning under and yarning over affects the slant of the motif, so I crocheted the third basket (right above) by yarning under. This last basket turned out much smaller, the motif doesn’t slant, and the fabric is very stiff. Why? I think the stitch is tighter because I manipulated the hook differently to keep the thread from sliding off the hook. Since I’m used to yarning over, yarning under was very awkward for me to do, but I kept reminding myself that challenges like this makes new brain cells, which I sorely need.
Tapestry crochet is still teaching me new things! I especially enjoy seeing what others are doing with this fabulous technique. I wonder, what’s next?