Today, as the fourth Thursday in November drew ever nearer, I found myself having to run several errands, and for me, by the time I run a second errand, I am ready for a coffee break, so when I found myself near Joe Van Gogh in Durham, I decided to make the most of an open parking space and get myself a cup of coffee.
I had brought my crochet with me, so in short order, I was in business, working to extend the length of foundation double crochet so that it could become a crochet cloche:
And while I did make progress on it at the coffee shop, too soon other errands beckoned, and I had to pack up and go run them.
Eventually, however, I made it home, and with one final push, I got the length of the foundation double crochet to where it looked like a whole cloche’s worth of crochet, and then, so the end would not be abrupt and jagged, I transitioned from a foundation double crochet to several stitches of a foundation half double crochet to several more stitches of a foundation single crochet.
Then I called it done(ish):
As is captured in this view from the back, I have yet to work out the details of how the edges of this strip will be joined.
This detail further highlights one of the challenges I will face at the very top of the cloche where there are more curves: How to make the joining look smooth while managing to navigate some sharp (for crochet) curves:
And this photo of the front, I think shows how with just one stitch technique, it is possible to create something very interesting:
Obviously, I still have a way to go before this cloche is done, but I will move forward as I always do — one stitch at a time.