Posts tagged ‘crochet’

Making Lace

I haven’t completed anything new lately, but I am crafting. I’ve been practicing my tatting. Just making a long piece of lace. It’s not for anything in particular. I have just been feeling like tatting. Nice thing about tatting compared to crocheted lace is that since it is a form of knotting, it can be cut to the size I need. If I was to try to do that with my crochet without a LOT of effort on my part it would come completely unraveled. When I use a crocheted lace edging I prefer to crochet it directly onto the item I’m working on. Tatting on the other hand, there may be a few stitches that come undone, but that’s it. It’s for that reason I like keeping a long piece of tatted lace in my sewing box. I can easily add it as last minute decoration to something.

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Double Ended Crochet Hook

I’ve been teaching myself how to use a double ended crochet hook. I got a pattern book on ebay that uses this method. (crochenit Easy cuddly Critters by Carolyn Christmas) It’s out of print, but there were quite a few¬†available, so just keep checking if any of you are¬†interested. I’m making Bartholomew Bear. He’s turning out to be much larger than I thought he would. I hope I have enough yarn to finish him.

DIY Yarn Bowl

DIY Yarn Bowl

I came across this today and just had to share. Such a cool idea.