Scrumbles are my latest addiction. I love the little pieces of crochet joined together to form freeform pieces of art. Mishmash of colours and textures make these pieces really unique. Such a brilliant way to use up ends of yarn or to just try a sample of new wool without committing to a huge project. Each step of creating a part gives that little buzz of achievement…..no need to wait 10 hours for the finished shawl buzz. And with my many and increasing WIPS getting a few mini pieces that I can class as finished is such a bonus 🙂 I now have a little bag filled with samples/flowers/embelshments crocheted in different yarns and shades, waiting for me at mums, all ready to be combined into artwork.
My first attempt at a “finished piece” was a scrumble bracelet made in blues and greys colours that evoked our summer rainy day sky’s in the UK. The freedom of creating little crochet embellishments and then combining them and adding garnishes of gems and beads was very enjoyable.
My inspiration ( a very small selection):
I just love all the blogs I follow they always give me inspiration and motivation to further develop my crochet skills. Wether its a wonderfully toned colour selection or the most adorable little motifs they get the brain whirling over what I could create myself.
stitchedupmama has some absolutely beautiful scrumble pieces that combine different textiles and I especially love the beautifully decorative and organic woodland artwork This really opened my eyes to the versatility of crochet.
There’s a good selection of scrumble and freeform crochet on pininterst – I fell headfirst in love with the bags and scarves pinned by taarna.
And of course Ravelry features wonderful examples of freeform scrumbles.