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Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting

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Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting

Hi everyone, this week I am bringing to you an exclusive tutorial on how to embroider over crochet or knitting. This is a great way to make a crochet or knit project so much more interesting. It’s also very easy, versatile, and customizable. I hope you enjoy this embroidery tutorial.

The video for this project can be found here:

Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting: a simple way to add embroidered flowers to a project

In this tutorial I will take you through the process of embroidering over a crochet or knit project. Yarn embroidery can be done over most crochet or knit garments, which makes it so versatile. It is also very easy and fun to do. I think it adds so much dimension to a handmade project. Do you enjoy embroidering over a crochet or knit project too?

Crochet Bohemian Rose Shawl Pattern
Crochet Bohemian Rose Shawl Pattern

Today I will be explaining how to embroider flowers over a handmade garment. I have used my Bohemian Rose Shawl pattern as an example. This crochet wrap is part of my Vintage Crochet Series and is very beautiful and feminine. I love how pretty and dainty this wrap looks!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and thank you for stopping by my blog.

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Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting: the tutorial for embroidered flowers

Note:

To embroider you flowers (or any other motif of your liking), please choose your preferred yarn and tapestry needle. Any size yarn is fine to embroider with.

You will need:

Your selected yarn

A tapestry needle

A pair of scissors

How to embroider your flowers:

Place your project on a flat surface, and select the area you will be embroidering onto.

Cut off a piece of yarn measuring approximately 1 meter (=100 cm). Place yarn onto tapestry needle, and select the place where you would like the center of your flower to be on your shawl.

Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting
Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting

Thread your needle through the project at about 2.5 cm/1” from where you would like the center of your flower to be. Now go into the stitch that will be the center of the flower. You have created the first strand of one petal. Now place 4 more strands at about 1 cm interval each time, using the same technique, making sure you go from the top of a petal to the center of the flower; Each of the 5 strands should be evenly spaced out. These five strands are where each petal will be.

Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting

Now go over each strand about 6 more times to create the petal, making sure you go from the top of the petal to the center (this creates a much neater flower).

Embroider Over Crochet or Knitting
Completed flower

Once you have done this, gently tie your loose ends together at the back of the flower. Fasten off and tidy up all loose ends.

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