ADAPTING TO CROCHET

Sometimes I see an idea for a craft project that isn’t crocheted, and I wonder why I haven’t seen it done in crochet.  The idea may be simple like this:

http://www.coatsandclark.com/NR/rdonlyres/31AB4FE0-42D5-45C1-9E8B-C18095B834AB/170854/CS0091_PocketedTablecloth.pdf

or something purely whimsical, but decorative, like this:

I would love to see a group of colorful doilies splashed across a wall like this. It would brighten the day of everyone who saw it. The idea isn’t crochet-specific, but it can certainly be beautifully and successfully adapted to crochet.

You don’t need a pattern to adapt these ideas to crochet.  You just need some inspiration.  It’s all around us.  I’d love to see what ideas my readers come up with.  Please share!

Comments

  1. says

    I have been putting crocheted circles, especially fine-yarned granny circles, into embroidery hoops lately. I like to take an old scrap of vintage fabric and put it behind the crochet work to peek through.

  2. says

    I have to agree – I see things like that all the time, but my guess on the tablecloth is that unless the pockets are lined, the yarn would stretch too much.

  3. Amy in TX says

    You know, I just did the fabric-in-an-embroidery hoop thing last week and when I got them on the wall I took a step back to admire my work. The first thing that popped into my head was that they needed doilies on them. I’ll send you a picture when I get them all attached.

  4. says

    I totally agree! I saw a ‘nickel’ quilt pattern the other day that I fell in love with, and wondered, “Why couldnt I crochet that?”….so I AM!~ It started off easily enough, and I will post it on my blog when I finish!

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