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Keeping in Touch with Crochet

Posted in Fun Ramblings on January 15th, 2013 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 2 Comments

Do you like to keep in touch with old friends and colleagues? I do! Even though there are always more and more ways to stay connected, my favorite way to receive correspondence is through old fashioned, handwritten mail. There is nothing quite like opening up a personalized letter or card. Aside from crochet, another favorite hobby of mine is making greeting cards. I thought it would be fun to combine that craft with crochet.

Because greeting cards are relatively small compared to many crochet projects, it would be best to use thin yarn or thread and small hooks. In general, I think it’s fun to explore the ways a crochet pattern transforms by changing the hook and yarn size, so this could be a fascinating project! You could take a larger, flat project and scale it down, making an applique for the front of your card. Of course, there are lots of quick patterns that would fit onto either a folded or flat card just as they are.

For instance, I think the Cherry Applique would be adorable on a card! Since it’s only 2 x 1.5 inches, it’s the perfect size for an invitation. A simple granny square done in sock yarn would look beautiful covering the front of a square card. In that case, if your yarn is variegated, then you wouldn’t even have to switch colors. These appliques could be attached using simple white glue or tacky glue. It might be a good idea to apply it with a toothpick, so your card doesn’t weaken with the liquid glue. It will take a little bit of trial and error before you get the perfect adhesion to the front of your card. If you don’t want to use glue, you could always just forget the appliques altogether and crochet a simple edging onto a plain greeting card.

As you can see, there are lots of possibilities! Have you ever used crochet to keep in touch? Which Crochet Spot patterns do you think would be cute on greeting cards? Please also let me know if you’re going to try this. I love hearing from you!