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Topic: Heart cuff - popcorn stitch experiment  (Read 745 times)
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« on: December 31, 2008 08:20:54 AM »

Okay, I'm not sure whether to term this a failed experiment or not.  I like the heart, but hate the embroidery - (Heart) On My Sleeve -- of course the cuff took 20 mins and the stupid lettering half the day.

I was reading through an old crochet stitch book - Adventures in Crocheting by Barbara Ayers, 1972 - that I found at an estate sale and saw an example of popcorn stitch used to make a Christmas tree motif in green against a field of white single crochet.  It took me a few tries to get the heart right -- and I did stitch around the outside of make sure it kept its shape. 

The stitch I used isn't exactly popcorn - it was called a hazelnut stitch in this book - kind of a DC done 5 times in the same stitch, keeping the last loop of each stitch on the hook until you pull through all the loops on the 6th pass.

Maybe if I make a wider cuff so the embroidery has more room - or make multiple hearts and hold off on the messages until I'm more skilled.  At any rate, I like the idea of the 3-D designs and am experimenting now making soft-studs with gray/silver yarn on a black single-crochet cuff.

Anyone have any tips for embroidering on crochet?

Patty Reed
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008 10:28:25 AM »

this is so cute!!! *runs off to make one*

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