Contributor post by Jessica of CrochetNature
Hi! I’m Jessica from Crochet Nature and I’m happy to be here at the CIJ Blog sharing my tutorial for how to crochet an edge on paper. It’s one of the many ways you can embellish your pictures for the Etsy Craft Party!
First, you’re going to need some supplies:
Thick Paper – Watercolor, Cardstock, etc.
Crochet Thread – Aunt Lydia’s 100% Viscose from Bamboo 10
Crochet Hook – Steel – size 6 / 1.6mm
Step 1: Print pictures onto paper. I chose some of my Grandma – the one of he skiing always makes me smile!
Step 2: Cut picture out.
Step 3: Punch holes, evenly spaced, around edge of picture, about 1 inch apart.
Step 4: Slip Stitch into corner where you would like to begin.
Step 5: Chain 9.
Step 6: Slip Stitch into the next hole.
Step 7: Repeat step 5 and 6 across edge to corner hole.
Step 8: Chain 3.
Step 9: Slip Stitch into same corner hole.
Step 10: Repeat Steps 5 to 9 until you reach the beginning stitch.
Step 11: Slip Stitch to join with beginning stitch.
If you want a very simple border, you can stop here. Or you can continue…
Step 12: Chain 1.
Step 13: Single Crochet in next 9 stitches.
Step 14: Skip slip stitch. Single Crochet in each chain across the edge, skipping each slip stitch until you reach the corner.
Step 15: Single Crochet 3 under corner chain.
Continue single crocheting around entire picture with 3 single crochets under each corner.
Step 16: Slip Stitch to join with first single crochet.
Step 17: Chain 4.
Step 18: 1 Slip Stitch in 1st chain of 4 chain.
Step 19: Skip the next single crochet.
Step 20: 1 Single Crochet in next stitch.
Step 21: Chain 3.
Step 22: 1 Slip Stitch in 1st chain of 3 chain.
Step 23: Slip Stitch to join with first stitch. Tie off. If you’d like to hang the picture, you can leave a long tail and tie it to the other side of the top edge.
Happy Etsy Craft Day!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I’d love to see you soon at my shop!