I find colour gradients most beautiful – and it seems that it’s not difficult to paint them :)
A good many times I need colour combinations for all sorts of things and it is diffcult for me to select colours so, that I like them.
kris’s color stripes is a great help because she takes photos and ‘extracts’ a colour palette from them.
If you’re not interested in the photos to the colour combinations you can go directly to kris’s other blog where you find ‘only’ the colour combinations and where you can let search all colour combinations for one colour (e.g. orange).
kris’s color stripes (color-stripes.blogspot.com) – photos and their colour combinations
kris’s color stripes (kris-color-dots.blogspot.com) – ‘only’ the colour combinations
all colour combinations with orange
Sometimes you want to crochet not only a spiral, but a multicoloured spiral (beautiful in Freeform Needlework!).
I once found even two tutorials for crochet spirals, but the links don’t work anymore (I put them to the Links below in case you like to try them).
But because I didn’t found no more instructions I wrote a tutorial myself based on the previously found tutorials:
You will need 3 skeins of yarn in matching gauges.
Work in spirals, though NEVER JOIN!
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
1st row: work 6 sc on magic ring
2nd row: work 2 sc in each st = double each st = 12 st
work the 1st 4 st in colour A, the 2nd 4 st in colour B and the 3rd 4 st in colour C
3rd row: work * 1 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat from * to * = double each 2nd st = 18 st
work the 1st 6 st in colour A, the 2nd 6 st in colour B and the 3rd 6 st in colour C
4th row: work * 1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc in next st *, repeat from * to * = double each 3rd st = 24 st
work the 1st 8 st in colour A, the 2nd 8 st in colour B and the 3rd 8 st in colour C
- At the colour change pull the loop of the ‘old’ colour into a large loop that you lay aside until you pick it up for the next round (see detail photo with loops).
- The spiral gets hexagonal when worked this way. If you want to avoid this, move the place where you work two stitches in one stitch a little around (see photo above).
The Magic Adjustable Ring: A Better Way to Begin Crochet in the Round: very good illustrated instruction
Häkeln lernen: Der Fadenring (German)
Here at unikatissima: