Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lace Greeting Card Tutorial

I should really take the time to do more photo tutorials. I never seem to catch the right lighting for good photos, though, so I'm afraid my tutorials are few and far between. In the meantime, here is my tutorial for embellishing plain white cards with crochet! I used boring white because this card in particular is for a friend of mine who's getting married in a few weeks.

You will need:
US 1.5 mm steel crochet hook
Size 10 mercerized cotton thread
Good old Elmer's Glue
Blank greeting cards (I got a 10-pack for $1 at Michael's)







  Instructions are written out below. For a list of crochet abbreviations, look here.

Doily: 

Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, (counts as sc, ch 3), *sc in next sc, ch 3, repeat from * around, sl st in 1st ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sc in center dc of 3-dc, ch 3, (sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3) twice, ch 3, repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 6: Sl st in next sp, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, * 3 sc in next sp, repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same sc as join, *ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Dot and swirl some glue on the front of the card and press the doily to the card, pulling with your fingers to flatten it out completely.

3 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I especially like the idea of doing this for a wedding. I've included a link to your tutorial on my blog this morning.

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  2. Neat. I may have to do this for the next couple who's getting married.

    Instead of gluing it, I think I'm going to poke a few small holes in my card and gently stitch the piece to the front. That way, they can take it off and use it as an ornament later on. (I can even add a loop and run it back through the card so it hangs inside.)

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  3. Very Unique.I am going to
    borrow this idea for valentines day.
    Our club is exchanging v-day card this year(like secret santa) and I have been trying to come up with something unique -- this is it!
    Thank you for the great idea.
    P.S. I will use a heart pattern:)

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