by waterlily 30 Aug 2009

Is it indeed crocheting? How did you get the first row in the fabric? They look so nice!


by debleerl 01 Sep 2009

Good question and answers. Some I've done, others I can't wait to try. *4all.

by noah 01 Sep 2009

When i am done a project i hate to throw out scrapes so i put designs on them.Most of my designs are from cute freebees,my b/day is comming up in Dec.(11th)& i am going to ask for the 3 months subsc. on here.Anyways i sew around the design on the serger, then i single crochet around the outside of the whole design,then i chain 6 around the whole design ,then in those loops i do 1 single halfcroc.2 double 1 treb.then i reverse around the design till done.Hope this is understandable. Carolyn

waterlily by waterlily 01 Sep 2009

Thank You so much! After reading all the other responses, I wondered if serging the edges would be a good way to get the first row in. You have answered my question. Thanks! I can't wait to try it!

noah by noah 01 Sep 2009

Oh ya i use a steel crochet hook size 1.40mm & the material is what a chefs apron is made out of .I like white as your pattern shows up.It is really quite easy to do HA!HA!

by lbrow 01 Sep 2009

Waterlily I'm not Noah but thought I would tell you how I achieve this. I sew with my regular machine Using a large needle & no thread around the doiley then when I crochet around depending on the size thread I use I put the steel crochet hook through the hole made with the needle. I usually use a size 8 or 9 crochet hook.This is done after I do a 1/4 inch hem around the doily.

by jrob Moderator 31 Aug 2009

Still don't see an answer from Noah, so TTT.;)

by tanuja 31 Aug 2009

hi, i use a wing needle and use the blanket stitch on the machine to stitch the raw edges after turning them , now u have a hole which u use to loop ur crochet thread with a thin crochet needle.

waterlily by waterlily 31 Aug 2009

Thanks! This sounds a bit easier than trying to force the end of a crochet hook through a tightly woven fabric.

shirlener88 by shirlener88 31 Aug 2009

great idea.

sewmom by sewmom 31 Aug 2009

Actually you would be surprised at how small they make crochet hooks. Not as hard as it looks. But then it depends on the fabric and the weight of thread or yarn you are using too.

by iris2006 31 Aug 2009

Interesting question back TTT for NOAH

by mpo14011 31 Aug 2009

I am not sure how she does it, but I have done a few like this and what I do is, use blanket stitch (by hand),after turning the raw edges under, for the first row, using your crotchet cotton. Then it is easy to use this as the base row for your crotchet edge.

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waterlily by waterlily 31 Aug 2009

Thank You! This sounds like a easier way than what I had pictured in my head.

by castelyn 31 Aug 2009

Bump to the top - Hope Noah sees this. Colleen *4u

by shirlener88 31 Aug 2009

Colleen, thank you for posting this and I hope that Carolyn sees this and answers the qustion for you. *4U

by colonies1 30 Aug 2009

yep that is what I used to crochet around baby items I use to make years ago. "Small metal hook. Will be interesting to find out what Noah uses. *4u all

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waterlily by waterlily 31 Aug 2009

It seems that there are several different options. It is such a nice way of finishing off some projects, that I really want to try it. I guess I'll find the one that works best for me.

by marjialexa Moderator 30 Aug 2009

When my Mom used to do this when I was a kid, she used a small metal crochet hook and worked it through the weaving of the material to get the first row. If you use a looser woven aida cloth, it isn't too hard, or I don't remember my Mom having a problem with it. I'll be interested in seeing how Noah does it. Thanks for asking here, this is really interesting! Hugs, Marji

waterlily by waterlily 30 Aug 2009

Thanks Marji. I had a feeling it was something like that, but I still couldn;t imagine one of the small steel hooks going through the fabric without puckering a lot. I'll have to practice a bit, I think.

sewmom by sewmom 30 Aug 2009

I saw someone working on one and the fabric was a fairly tight weave but she was using a tiny metal crochet hook. She said you could also punch holes with a small hole puncher (not the regular paper size) when you are using a nonwoven fabric.

dkjack by dkjack 30 Aug 2009

I used to do this a lot when I was crocheting. It took time to get the first row but then you were off and running with the next rows.

waterlily by waterlily 31 Aug 2009

It was the first row that had me baffled. Now seeing that there are several different ways of doing it, it doesn't seem as difficult a what I had imagined.