Crochet Around Embroidery Hoop - Tutorial




I am working on a new project with Linen Soft* yarn by Scheepjes and I am very excited to share some sneaks peeks of what is going on in my crochet world. I am really enjoying the yarn, it a great change from cotton. And I am happy with the colors, too as they give a true “linen touch” to the project. You can read my review on Linen Soft published last week.
How to crochet around embroidery hoop - photo tutorial by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

As you already know, I am very bad in keeping secrets. So I can tell you I am making a set of photo-frames using embroidery hoops. I came across lots of wonderful pictures with crochet and embroidery hoops on Pinterest. And I’ve finally decided to add my own creations to this collection. 
How to crochet around embroidery hoop - photo tutorial by Lilla Bjorn Crochet
The hoops can be used as photo frames (as I would like them to be, but first I need to figure out how to attach pictures to them). Or they can serve as separate hanging wall decorations. I am making them in overlay crochet and you can expect free patterns very soon. So hopefully you will have lots of fun making them, too.

Update: FREE pattern can be found HERE!
How to crochet around embroidery hoop - photo tutorial by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

And in a meanwhile I would like to share a short photo tutorial on how to make a crochet base around the embroidery hoop. This base will count as a first round, and different overlay decorations will be added to it later.
How to crochet around embroidery hoop - photo tutorial by Lilla Bjorn Crochet
 To make the base, insert the hook through embroidery hoop, yo (yarn over) and draw a loop up through the hoop – you will get a loop. Yo above the hoop and pull yarn through this loop. Now *insert the hook through the hoop again, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull yarn through both loops on the hook. Repeat from * around the hoop till you come to the beginning of the round (the amount of stitches will be different for each frame). If you want to change the yarn – make a “needle join” in the first stitch of the round. Please, see a tutorial HERE. Here it is! Your crochet base around the hoop is ready!

The hoop should not be visible between the stitches of the base round (pic. 1) and at the same time, and at the same time stitches should not ruffle (pic. 2).
Crochet around embroidery hoop - tutorial by Lilla Bjorn Crochet

I will continue working with my frames and will post the pictures of finished decorations next week. Free patterns are also coming very soon! So don’t miss the updates!

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7 comments

  1. nice project and thanks for the tutorial. I like your new picture in your profile.

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    1. Thank you Marianne! Free pattern for 3 frames made with embroidery hoops will be published soon :) And thank you for a compliment about the picture :)

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  2. Tatsiana, you have been such a huge inspiration to me. I'm in crochet Nirvana, learning the overlay crochet techniques. Mind you, I have only been crocheting for a year so maybe I am running before crawling, as they say. Thank you for your tutorials.And also, your new profile pic is lovely...just like your work. <3

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    1. I sooo understand you! I am in Nirvana with overlay crochet for 2 years already :)

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  3. Tatsiana ~ How lovely! With the versatility of this frame, I envision a free-hanging "frame" as you've made, with an endearing little amigurumi bird, or otherwise, also free hanging at the center...or a snowflake...or several... This is just wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Jeanette! This is not a finished design, but just a sneak peek. I will make 3 separate designs with embroidery hoops and post free patterns soon ;-)

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  4. Your work is beautiful. Cannot wait to see what you show us next.

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