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Poly or Mono Squares: That is the Question

Tulips from Holland Square

There are those who think color photography is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and there are those who think that black-and-white is the only true art form. It’s a bit similar in crocheting, the same pattern done in polychrome and monochrome can give radically different results. Take a look, peruse and please let us know – which do you think is “the one” for you? Poly or Mono, you decide. or don’t decide at all and make both!!

It’s noteworthy that there are no wrong choices here. Whatever path you take, it will be an expression of your taste, thoughts and personality. It’s also significant that in between full mono and full poly there are subtle gradations. and increments of color, where a colorful accent, such as a small central rosette, will highlight the beauty of the monochrome background rather than overpower it. Whatever you choose, you can be sure that you can use the infinite versatility and endless variability of the crochet art to reach your decorative goals.

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Poly or Mono Blanket?

Emma’s Throw Free Crochet Pattern in Mono

Emma’s throw in monochrome is a beautiful project with large squares and a classic look, perfect for complementing a subtle Scandinavian decor without excessively overpowering it. It’s a piece that will be truly appreciated by both Grandma and by the Millenial grandchild.

Emma's Throw Free Crochet Pattern

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Emma’s Throw Free Crochet Pattern in Poly

Or would you prefer polychrome, with a panopoly of matching or contrasting colors, either abutting directly, or separated by a border. Bring a little colorful wildness into your home with this absolutely wonderful multihued rendition of Emma’s Throw.

Emma's Throw Free Crochet Pattern

The full article about this pattern is here:

Emma’s Throw

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Poly or Mono Square?

Tulips from Holland Square Free Crochet Pattern in Mono

These were designed by Wilma Westenberg as part of a bigger project, the Traveling Crochet Afghan. This is a great example of the dilemma being discussed. Should I use a single to color to make a square? Or maybe many colors? Aaargh, the choices! At any rate here is the Tulips from Holland pattern in mono, with its beautiful, subtle flowers really highlighting the intricate pattern of voids around them.

Tulips from Holland Square

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Tulips from Holland Square Free Crochet Pattern in Poly

What about in color? Well, here is the Tulips from Holland pattern in three colors, but in two variants. One is entirely done in colors, and the colors highlight the beauty of the rows of tulips. Alternatively, why not a single row of colored tulips on a monochrome field, highlighting the gentle beauty of the texture. Or, you could combine all three kinds and really personalize the project. That’s the whole beauty of crocheting!

Tulips from Holland Square

The full article about this pattern is here:

Tulip Square Afghan

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3 comments

catherine 25 April 2020 at 7:26 pm

gorgeous i love them both

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Tracy 25 April 2020 at 8:31 pm

I love it both ways! In multi-colors, it is very fun and playful and in monochrome, very elegant. It depends where you want to put it and which mood you are going for. And of course it could be done in a multitude of other color combinations.

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Jessica Forman 1 May 2020 at 8:46 pm

I prefer the mono, but may make mulit-colors to use up scraps.

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