I am currently obsessed with this kind of crocheting that’s sort of a mix between the simplest crochet chain stitch and embroidery. I don’t actually know if it’s a legitimate crochet technique, but my version (if it is mine) suits me just fine. This is how I make my nintendo controller pouch, the dandelion fingerless gloves, and the details on the spiderman hat. I love it because it feels a lot like drawing.
Last night I stopped mid-project and gathered five different “leftover” yarns because I suddenly, absolutely needed to make a crochet peacock feather. I was originally intending to make a bunch of little ones to sew onto headbands (which I still want to do), but of course, with nearly all of my favorite crochet designs, I made the first one too huge. I started with a teeny navy circle and then just sort of shaped it to look like the multi-colored part of the feather. Then, knowing it was way too big, decided to attach it to a plain hat I made on the trip to La Push last weekend. THEN I got the idea that I could make the “feathery” part using my special cro-broidery technique.
A couple episodes of Bones later, and ta-da! This is a seriously unique hat, and I’m super proud of it. If you do a google search for “crochet peacock,” there’s nothing that looks like this! Now that doesn’t mean that there isn’t one NOT on google… but its a pretty good indication of uniqueness in my opinion.