Hard or Rigid Crochet

So my gnome home is finished and is in my shop….

As I was creating this gnome home, I thought (is this Hard Crochet?) so I went to my…
reference book.  I bought this copy of Hard Crochet, in 2003 for $8.74.  
You can possibly find it at your local library.
 Mark Dittrick is a 1970’s Crochet designer whom after much practice and research created the Hard Crochet method.  One part of this method is using a much smaller hook then may be regularly used.  For instance crocheting a worsted weight yarn with a B hook or smaller.  
He is know for his hats among other sculpture pieces.  
I am enjoying reading his book.  I really like his sense of writing style.  Kathryn Vercillo of Crochetconcupiscience.com wrote a wonderful blogpost about Mark and his method of Hard Crochet.  
So did I create hard crochet with the gnome home, no.  I created rigid crochet.  Rigid crochet will hold it shape and is just as fun to make.  
Here is another look inside my gnome home…

Published by gwengoods

I live with my family in Neenah, WI. My day job is working at our local library. I spend time everyday exploring the art of crochet. Everyday life inspires my work from family to nature.

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