Chant with me…I …. LOVE…Threadwork…
I know, I know modern crocheters shy away from thread…why oh why I’ll never know. For me thread is the quintessential medium in which to crochet. It’s just counting people, so much of beautiful thread work is just a series of negative spaces created by chains at repeated intervals. Don’t fear the steel hooks (we need more cowbell)…
Beautiful and quickly made ornaments and appliques can be easily achieved with so little effort! Don’t let people fool you, it’s not hard, it’s just a matter of paying attention to your counting! So, why not make some snowflakes or flowers? If you don’t like thread, MANY sock yarns will work up beautifully too!
Let me inspire you with some of the thread work I’ve found on Ravelry…and may this inspire you to dust off those little hooks, grabe some size 10 thread, and have jingly and merry crochet time 😀
Click on the pretty pictures to get to the pattern pages on Ravelry 😀
By CLF member KidMay using a Patons pattern
These cute stars were made by catsmum on Ravelry, the pattern (click on photo to get there) is by Julie A. Buldoc for JPF Crochet Club. Love MUCH!
SHINY!!! SPARKLEY! Now that's what I'm talking about!!
I love the glass ornament covers! WOWSIES…and they aren’t as difficult to make as they look…the fabulous use of negative spaces involves really long chains, that’s it folks…COUNTING…I know you can do this!! This lovely pattern was designed by Susan M. Allen, click the pretty picture to get to the pattern download on Ravelry.com!
- Pretty Angels, flat even 😀
These angels are just too dainty 😀 Click the photo to get to the project page on Ravelry.com. Designed by Pascilla Hewitt, this pattern is free via a direct PDF download on the project page on Ravelry!
I just thought they were too sweet…
- Stunning cameo effect…
In the words of Molly from the musical Annie, “Oh my goodness, oh my goodness!” This is such a beautiful keepsake ornament! It’s worth EVERY penny of the $5.00 price tag! Click on the photo to go to the pattern download page on Ravelry.com. Designed by Sue Pendleton. I have to say I am in love with this beautiful piece!
Now, if you have trouble crocheting with thread because of the small hook shaft, take a few pointers:
A) Loooooseeeeennnnnnn up! No death grips…that leads to injuries, trust me. Just think about how you hold your knife or pencil, you don’t death grip those do you? (I dunno maybe you do, so lighten up!)
B) If you can’t seem to lighten your grip there are several things you can do.
1) Get foamy hook covers that help with ergonomics
2) Get the egg shaped hook handles that you can put over your steel hooks.
C) Don’t be afraid of thread at all…and get this, you can make the same kinds of ornaments in sock yarn 😀 I usually use a C or D hook, and crochet tightly 😀
Don’t be afraid of thread, it doesn’t bite!! It’s fun…it’s fast…and it’s pretty 😀 (Well unless you’re making a bedspread or a table cloth, but that’s another story!!)
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Tagged Christmas Ornaments, Crochet, Crochet Lace, Crocheting with Thread, Free Patterns, Hearts, Holiday Ornaments, Lace ornaments, Ornaments, Pre-Winter Crochet Week, Thread Crochet, Thread Head
Hello my pretties! From here until mid-December I will be putting up great holiday crochet ideas. Most of them will be simple, and quick since that clock is tick tick ticking away!
These really cute ornaments would make quick and easy gifts for relatives, teachers, friends! I could see them used tied to gift tags instead of ribbons etc…Remember teens are getting ready to move out on their own, and may just love to have a set of their own ornaments! That’s what I’m doing for the neices and nephews this year!
These were made by Yarnjungle on Ravelry.http://www.ravelry.com/projects/yarnjungle/christmas-hearts
No pattern listed, but I’m sure the internet is just chock o block of great patterns for christmas ornaments!
If you read Crochet Today, their Fall issue had the most delightful Christmas Ornaments that really made me think, “Now why didn’t I come up with that!”…Ribbon candy!!! I love ribbon candy, and the gingerbread house is just too fun as well…Check it out online here!
Stay tuned, as the projects on Ravelry inspire these gift and decor ideas! You never know when you have a last minute gift that needs hooking up!
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Tagged Christmas Crochet, Christmas Gift Ideas, Christmas Ornaments, Crochet Liberation Front, Crocheted Ornaments, Crocheting Hearts, Gifting, Gifts, Hearts, Holiday Crafting, Holiday Crochet, Holiday Gift Ideas