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...