A very pink crochet cloche inches toward completion

Today, as the fourth Thursday in November drew ever nearer, I found myself having to run several errands, and for me, by the time I run a second errand, I am ready for a coffee break, so when I found myself near Joe Van Gogh in Durham, I decided to make the most of an open parking space and get myself a cup of coffee.

I had brought my crochet with me, so in short order, I was in business, working to extend the length of foundation double crochet so that it could become a crochet cloche:

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Coffee shop crochet

And while I did make progress on it at the coffee shop, too soon other errands beckoned, and I had to pack up and go run them.

Eventually, however, I made it home, and with one final push, I got the length of the foundation double crochet to where it looked like a whole cloche’s worth of crochet, and then, so the end would not be abrupt and jagged, I transitioned from a foundation double crochet to several stitches of a foundation half double crochet to several more stitches of a foundation single crochet.

Then I called it done(ish):

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A crochet transition

As is captured in this view from the back, I have yet to work out the details of how the edges of this strip will be joined.

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A view from the back of a crochet cloche

This detail further highlights one of the challenges I will face at the very top of the cloche where there are more curves: How to make the joining look smooth while managing to navigate some sharp (for crochet) curves:

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A view from the top of a future crochet cloche

And this photo of the front, I think shows how with just one stitch technique, it is possible to create something very interesting:

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A view from the front of a crochet cloche

Obviously, I still have a way to go before this cloche is done, but I will move forward as I always do — one stitch at a time.

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