I am in no way an expert on freeform crochet or scrumbles, but I am in love with this medium. I keep seeing posts in my facebook group, Freeform Crochet World Group, from people looking for patterns, tutorials, or even just where to start. First thing to remember – there are NO patterns. If you follow a pattern, then you aren’t creating freeform crochet. There are, however, tutorials on how to make some of the scrumbles you see regularly in freeform; I’ll add some links at the bottom of this post. I don’t use them often because to me it seems like I would just be copying the work of others. But I can show you pictorially how I create a scrumble; hope it helps a little.
Right now I am working on a capelet. I had some yarn intended for another Sophie’s Universe, but I have two going already and that is more than enough for a non-finisher like me.
This is the picture that inspired me; it is an example of crewel embroidery.
And this is the progression I followed to create it. I’m not terribly pleased with the outcome, but I learned from it. I’ll post another one tomorrow and we’ll see if I can get the result I want.