Heloise as in Hints from Heloise suggested that her readers go try something new. A grandmother responded – she learned how to crochet so that she could make slippers for her granddaughter! Read it here
We all crochet for different reasons. For me, it has been a passion of mine since I was a child. In college I sold crocheted earrings. And when I ended up retiring and going on disability due to Muscular Dystrophy, I had more time and opened up JadeRoseCrochet.com.
Now that I meditate, I realize how relaxing it is, and how the time flies when I am designing. Now a study has shown that those of us who crochet and knit have less memory loss!
This was posted in 2014, but I just saw it and am amazed at this crocheted wedding gown – and it only cost #30.00 dollars! Check out this lovely wedding gown made with the pineapple pattern.
Fringe is in this year! Would you like to up-date the look of your favorite scarf or shawl?
I took an antique design and modernized it by adding picot points, and then crocheted it around three sides of my shawl.
I used medium weight yarn with a J Hook( 6 mm for our friends up north and across the pond)
Picot Point: ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1.
- Attach yarn to the corner. I just happened to have some left-over yarn that matched, but a contrasting color would work as well. Ch 7.
2. Work a picot point:
3. y/o 5 times, insert hook into next st:
4. draw up a loop, (y/o, draw through 2 loops on hook) 6 times. Note that you have to pull through 2 loops a little further than you are used to with dc and tr stitches, or you will end up with too much extra yarn at the top. Here is what it looks like after you pull through 2 loops 3 times:
Repeat 2 – 4 for each fringe in each st around your scarf or shawl. When you get to the corner, work 2 fringes in each of the 3 corner points:
Continue around 3 or 4 sides, fasten off, and weave in ends.
Pin it on your ironing board to block it, if you want. If you like a casual look, skip this step. Cover with a cloth and press on low heat, taking care not to burn or melt your yarn.
Put it on and enjoy!
I like variety, don’t you? For a quick tutorial of different ways to wear a long cowl, check out this Lion Brand video on youtube.
I love to read and I love to crochet, so it only made sense to combine my two passions. I whipped up this bookmark and decided to attach a Crochet Queen charm. I love the result and use it all the time.
I used Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton #10 and a Steel Crochet Hook Size 7.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 11 ch, ch 1, turn. 12 sc.
Row 2: sc in 2nd sc, (ch 1, sk st, sc in next) 5 times, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: (sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk st) 5 times, ending row with sc between the last sc and the turning ch.
Repeat Row 3 until you reach the desired length.
Attach a favorite charm.
If you like the Crochet Queen charm, I sell the charm with the “o” ring already attached at JadeRoseCrochet.