October 2012

Embellishing with a Crochet Hook

Embellishing with a Crochet Hook

Sometimes it’s nice to outline an intarsia shape with some embroidery, like in the last post. And then sometimes it’s easier to do that embellished embroidery with a crochet hook instead. The chain stitch is one of my favourite embroidery stitches and it’s really the same thing as a crocheted chain that goes through a supporting fabric. Why not crochet it instead? The plan for this project is to crochet around the concentric circles in the flower shape. This will help make a smoother transition between colours for the rounded shape. There’s also the added benefit that it masks any read more

Embroidery Embellishment

Embroidery Embellishment

Sometimes a project needs just a little more than colourful areas of intarsia. Embroidery is an effective way to give your knits a polished look. You can revitalize old knits (even commercial knits) or plan to embellish your project from the get go. From the beginning I knew that I wanted to smooth out the lines of this colourful flower with some embroidered stitches. It would be a fun way to add even more colour and texture to a cute baby sweater. I thought you might like to see the design submission I sent in for 60 More read more