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« on: January 02, 2012 08:59:17 AM »

Crochet frames are easy to make. There's a tutorial at the bottom of this page. Hope you'll like it!











These are great for little pictures, cut out (christmas) cards, your prettiest buttons, pretty fabric, cute little charms etc. I want to try one with Zpagetti too, a really big one.

You will need:

Yarn (I used Phildar Coton 3 and Schachenmayr Catania)
Crochet hook nr. 3
Carton
Fiberfill

Pattern:

- crochet a chain of 5 and close with a slip stitch.

- chain 3, and 14 treble chrochet in the ring, close with slip stitch.

- chain 3, 2 tc in every tc, close with slip stitch

- chain 3, 1 tc on first tc, 1 tc in the next, then 2-1-2-1-2 etc. Close with slip stitch.

- chain 3, 1 tc on first tc, 1 tc in the next 2, then 2-1-1-2-1-1-2 etc. Close with slip stitch.

- chain 3, 1 tc on first tc, 1 tc in the next, then 2-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-2 etc. Close with slip stitch.

Now stick your crochet hook in the front loop of the first stitch of the previous round and make a double crochet. Repeat this for every tc, putting your hook in the front loop of the tc's. Close with a slip stitch.

- For the next row decrease every second stitch, close row with a slip stitch.

- Now you choose to fasten off or crochet one more round, 1 dc in every dc.

To give your frame more body use carton and fiberfill to "stuff" it before you put in your photo/card etc.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012 11:57:31 AM »

These are so sweet! Thanks for the instructions. Are you using US notations for the stitches?
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012 12:55:11 PM »

What a great idea!

I especially love the birds.

Thank you so much for sharing and writing down a pattern!
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012 01:45:14 PM »

Such a cool idea! Thank you for sharing the pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012 01:49:22 PM »

I had to bookmark this.  Not that I actually think that I will be searching for my crochet hooks anytime soon, but...

This is a perfect solution to a problem I've been thinking about for months.  I've wanted a way to frame cross stitched ornaments, without getting those little plastic frames that they sell for the purpose.  I think they're terrible, and I'd rather a fiberfilled ornament rather than flat anyway.  Thanks for the pattern and the clever idea!

I'm so going to have to start practicing this so I've got it down for next year!!!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012 05:03:58 PM »

Those look so good! I'm going to have to try it.
Is a number 3 crochet hook 3mm? Because if it's US #3 that's super tiny Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012 12:48:44 AM »

@AngryAngel: I used the English notations for the stitches.

@cloudsnapper: I think the 3 refers to 3 mm. It's the Dutch size and it's not really tiny. According to this website: http://www.yarnfwd.com/crochetconv.html I think you'd need the size 11? Or a D or E according to this site: http://www.yarn-store.com/schachenmayr-catania-cotton-yarn.html .

@kimchery: I think crochet frames a definately better than plastic ones. What a lovely idea.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012 08:22:22 PM »

Thanks for the info about that. I didn't know where you were from so I didn't know what system it would be Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012 11:57:53 AM »

They are so sweet and I love the little pictures you put inside them.Smiley Went to your blog but couldn't read a darn thing on it LOL!! BUT your work is beautiful and I enjoyed your pictures a lot!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012 12:17:30 PM »

These look great - I would love to try them out, but I haven't tried doing much crochet before - should this be relatively easy for me to begin with?
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012 03:45:39 PM »

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012 08:05:57 AM »

@Lukecrafts: they are quite easy. Definately easier than amigurumi's for instance. Just let me know if you have any questions about the pattern.
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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012 12:02:41 PM »

I made this one for a friend who recently had her bunny put to sleep because he was very ill. I printed the picture on transfer paper and ironed it on white wool felt. I could have printed it on photo paper but I think felt or fabric looks softer. 

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012 04:31:38 PM »

I love love these! I make crocheted frames too, but I have never stuffed them. I usually just cover something like an embroidery hoop. Good job!
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2012 05:06:04 PM »

well. Aren't these just adorable?
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2012 09:32:26 AM »

Super-cute idea for Christmas ornaments or even gift tags.  Thanks for sharing!
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I know it's been a while but I thought I would share. Someone mentioned these as Christmas decorations and they have been my saviour, this year having bought a house and getting engaged I have had little money to spend on Christmas gifts, but I still wanted some token gifts for friends. I will fill these with old photos from school.

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« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012 08:48:05 AM »

Adorable!  thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2013 07:39:22 AM »

These would make fab ornaments
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