I am very happy to say that having this project in mind, has ignited my senses and creative faculty to explore the endless possibilities of the pattern.

Prima Lou because this particular project is very much inspired by my Prima Lou Coordinates that I made a year ago for my daughter before we hit on a summer vacation.

And this is going to be a series of projects using the same pattern principle using the very basic stitches. Rows of single crochet and then rows of double crochet in an alternating pattern. The number of rows for both stitches are very much variable, depending on the project. And what’s unique with this stitch pattern is that, the sc and dc rows are crocheted in one direction whether in panels or in rounds. The stitches has only one orientation. Hence, we do not turn our work after each row. And both stitches are looped through the back loop of the chains to create a distinct texture on the right side of the project.

Actually, my Prima Lou Coords also draws inspiration from my other project that I did two years ago for my daughter as well. It was another coords named Prima Coordinates. Both the top and the short pants were crocheted with double crochet stitches all the way. And then I noticed the stitches on my short pants were a bit closer which was crocheted in rounds whereas on the tank top, the stitches were quite apart with each other, which was crocheted in panels. The closer stitches was more appealing to me. Hence, I made my second coord, Prima Lou Coordinates, in rounds and to break the mundane pattern, I inserted rows of double crochets in an alternating fashion.

Prima Coordinates

He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.”

Exodus 35:35

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