Imperfect Pattern Design

My last post was about Rethinking this Crochet Design Thing, and I’ve been doing lots of thinking. I’ve found, for me, that designing the pattern before I pick up a hook is taking much longer, but is proving to be more accurate. There are still moments when even though something works mathematically, it just doesn’t look nice visually. That perfectly-calculated increase just doesn’t look as smooth, or the neckline actually fits better with less stitches. Either way, the pattern will have to be continually modified along the way during the design process. Sort of like when using pattern design software.

This is something I will continue to explore, and I will share as I work my way through this.