Purple Power
(26x12 in, 66x30 cm)

This piece was created for the 2014 International Freeform Crochet Challenge.

The theme for 2014's challenge was One Color. I like to play with words and numbers as well as fiber. Once I picked purple, the phrase "purple power" ran through my head. That led naturally to "power of two" and thus was born my idea for this piece: restrict the parameters beyond one color. Will it still look and feel like freeform?

I crocheted in rows only, and the number of stitches in every row is a power of two. Only chain and back loop single crochet stitches were used.

Did it feel like freeform as I made it? Yes and no. Oddly, restrictions freed me in some ways: I didn't suffer as much from indecision. And yet, at times I got a little annoyed at having to follow rules. Does it look like freeform? You tell me!

Purple power
Powers of two
Two stitches
Stitches in Rows
Rows of purple


International Freeform Crochet Challenges
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SixtyOdd: A Fiber Odyssey

2006 2006
Tree of Life/Tree of Peace 2007 2007
Through Our Eyes 2008 N/A
Four Seasons 2009 2009
Somewhere in My World 2010 2010
Mythologies, Stories, and Fairytales 2011 2011
INSPIRED! Music and Art in Fiber 2012 2012
Mother Earth 2013 2013
One Color 2014 2014

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