Thursday, January 10, 2013

How to Crochet Fabric

Guess what!? I just learned how to crochet a few weeks ago and I love it! I've always wanted to learn and finally decided to watch some youtube tutorials and teach myself. And I did! I can just do a basic crochet right now, but whatever... still fun. I've been crocheting scarves and cowls like crazy and it's awesome, but I started to think about how I'd like to try and crochet other materials. I had the idea to cut up a cotton jersey sheet that I had lying around. It ended up being super easy to work with and very bulky, which gave me a very thick and chunky effect. 

I cut the sheet into strips, back and forth without ACTUALLY cutting all the way through. For a really good tutorial on how to achieve one long strip with your fabric (so you don't have to make a bunch of knots), go here. But pretty much you cut from edge to edge leaving about an inch of uncut fabric on each side.... 

Preparing the fabric strips was probably the longest part of this whole entire process (and a little tedious... I wanted to crochet it so bad!). After all that cutting, I crochet this up super fast, I couldn't believe it. I can't wait to try and crochet other materials. Just think of all the cool things you could make! I think I might want to try making rugs with a stiffer material. 

Have you crocheted with any unconventional materials? I'd love to know! 

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