Alexander the Great, Crochet Consultant

At my daughter’s request, I’m crocheting a sweater. It’s a cute striped pullover. Or rather, it will be a cute striped pullover. Right now it’s just two rhombuses and two rectangles with little tabs on top because I am terrified of joining crocheted pieces together.

I’ve tried whipstitch. I’ve tried slip stitch. I’ve tried single crochet. These all work fine when I’m joining row-to-row, top-to-bottom. But when I try to join the sides of crocheted fabric, I just end up with big holes and visible yarn, and I just want to cry.

This time, I brought in some help:


In case it’s not apparent, these are Alexander the Great and Hannibal, weighing in with their advice about how to join my crocheted sweater pieces. Hannibal clearly thinks I ought to use the crochet hook and try the slip-stitch or single-crochet joins again, while Alexander the Great seems to think that a short sword/dagger thing is a more appropriate tool.

As you might have guessed, the sweater is still in pieces. And I’ve fired the heroes of ancient history as fiber arts consultants.

3 Replies to “Alexander the Great, Crochet Consultant”

    1. We had to buy itty-bitty fasteners for the ancient heroes’ joints. And of course, now I need a way to store the fasteners. *sigh*

      I wish they could just join the pieces for me.


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