Surface crochet is a fun and easy way to add embellishments to your projects. This could be amigurumi, household items (such as pillows or dishcloths), and even garments!
This technique gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of what designs you can make. You are not limited to rows and columns like with charted colorwork. One stitch at a time, you can move in any direction you'd like while still maintaining a neat appearance. Let's look at how!
- Pick the stitch you want to start at and inset the hook
- Pull the yarn from the wrong side of the piece, to the right side
- Insert hook into the next stitch
- Yarn over
- Pull through the loop on the hook
Repeat steps 3 - 5
You are not limited to moving in any one direction! I did this for the tutorial so that you guys could see the progression of stitches more clearly. When moving in different directions, just keep your tension so that the fabric lies flat and doesn't pucker. There's a lot of creative potential in this embellishment stitch.
I hope you found this tutorial to helpful!