Crochet Embellishments: 5 FREE How to Cross-Stitch on Crochet and More
Textures, colors, techniques such as Tunisian or broomstick lace, stitch patterns, inventive constructions, and crochet embellishments are a few of the methods we employ to make our crochet work interesting and eye catching. And while I crochet primarily for my own satisfactions, it's always nice, after all of those hours of work, when a kind stranger stops to admire the beauty of my crocheted bag, scarf, or top.
Need to add the final touch to a crochet item? From borders, to flower motifs, and even cross-stitch on crochet, there are many avenues to explore when adding crochet embellishments. I love the simplistic elegance of an embellished project. And two of my favorite embellishments are artfully placed motifs like flowers and leaves and embroidery worked on the surface of the crochet.
This free collection of crochet embellishment patterns, 5 Free Patterns for Crochet: Learn How to Cross-Stitch on Crochet, Make a Crochet Edging, and Other Techniques for Embellishing Crochet, celebrates just a few of the many diverse techniques available to the modern crocheter. You’ll get a quick and easy bag pattern made even more functional with the addition of straps, buttons, and a quick access front pocket. Then, whip up a pair of mittens worked in Tunisian simple stitch and learn how to embroider on crochet using cross-stitch techniques. Practice cross-stitch on crochet with yet another pattern, a barrel-shaped bag based on traditional cross-stitch designs from the Ukraine. Next, dive into a tutorial on making simple crochet flower motifs and vines, then placing them on a crocheted bag. Finally, try a simple yet stunning lace edging, the perfect crochet border for any handmade garment or accessory.
Projects on Crochet Embellishments You’ll Find Inside:
Bag Pattern with Crochet Embellishments
Helping Hand Walker Bag by Sarah Read
Worked in modern colors, this bag is sporty as well as sturdy enough to carry essentials from place to place. Easy-to-handle toggle buttons fasten the straps to the bar of a walker or handle of a wheelchair. Worked in rows of single crochet, this easy project is a great stash-buster and perfect for beginning crocheters and groups looking for a community-supported project.
Gloves Pattern with Cross-Stitch Crochet Embroidery
Blueberry Cobbler Mittens by Toni Rexroat
Tunisian simple stitch is shaped into toasty mittens in this design. After working up the mitts, you’ll learn how to cross-stitch on crochet by simply working in the grid of the Tunisian stitch. You’ll love adding this wonderful finishing touch to many crochet projects.
Bag Pattern with Cross-Stitch Crochet Embroidery
Ukrainian Cross-Stitch Bag by Alexandra Lockhart
Tunisian simple stitch forms a grid that lends itself perfectly to cross-stitch. Alexandra designed this bag after being inspired by the traditional cross-stitch patterns on towels and shirts during her first visit to the Ukraine. Plastic canvas provides the structure needed for the barrel-shaped bag and crochet cross-stitch adds colorful dimension to the finished project.
Bag Pattern with Simple Crochet Flower Motifs
Flower and Vines Bag by Melissa Mitchell
Inspired by flower vines growing up a chain-link fence in late summer, this pretty and sturdy bag holds all you need for a day out or an evening of fun. For those who haven’t yet made crochet cables or added crochet embellishment, this bag is a good project to learn on.
Crochet Border Pattern
Design 12—Lace Flowers Designed by Midori Nishida Created by Yurie Yura
Crochet borders add elegance to this project with the addition of red beads to accentuate an otherwise gold motif. The piece combines a thick lace yarn crochet edging with round beads to smoothly blend into the soft fabric of a stole or other garment.
Whether a handmade item is a gift for you or for a loved one, adding little finishing touches can take it from completed to FINISHED. This free collection of crochet embellishment patterns is perfect for any crocheter looking for a variety of embellishing ideas to keep close by. Learn how to cross-stitch on crochet with two bag tutorials, or how to add useful features, such as straps and buttons, to bags. Try a crochet lace edging, and get the pattern for a simple crochet flower motif you can use to embellish anything. Explore each technique individually, or combine them for even more unique crochet embellishments. Download 5 Free Patterns for Crochet: Learn How to Cross-Stitch on Crochet, Make a Crochet Edging, and Other Techniques for Embellishing Crochet to get started today!
So, visit the Interweave’s crochet shop to browse through the variety of patterns that employ embellishment to at a touch of elegance, a spot of color, or a sense of fun, and download your favorites.