Several years ago, I became fascinated with historical,
handcrafted accessories. Many of these accessories were lovingly crocheted,
knit, or woven for special occasions. But all of this work was simply a canvas
for incredible embellishments that were embroidered and stitched onto this
handmade background. Modern crochet designers continue to embellish their
designs, whether it is with a crochet edging, an appliqued crochet flower, or
embroidery worked on a Tunisian simple stitch background.
In this eBook, I am excited to share with you five beautiful
embellished patterns. Each unique crochet accessory pattern highlights a
striking crochet embellishment technique that you can apply to any crochet
The Helping Hand
Walker Bag by Sarah Read was designed as a sporty carry-all to be attached
to a walker or wheelchair. A few easy embroidery stitches and three fun buttons
embellish the front pocket of this easy gift.
The Blueberry Cobbler
Mittens by Toni Rexroat were inspired by vintage Tunisian afghans. These
basic Tunisian simple stitch mittens are a great introduction to both Tunisian
crochet, cross-stitch on a Tunisian crochet background, and a fun opportunity
to play with color. The Tunisian crochet creates a structured grid, perfect for
embellishing with cross-stitch embroidery.
Ready to practice your Tunisian crochet and cross-stitch
embroidery skills? The Ukrainian
Cross-Stitch Bag by Alexandra Lockhart was inspired by traditional
Ukrainian patterns. Plastic canvas provides structure to the barrel-shaped bag.
Crochet flowers motifs are used to embellish the Flower and Vines Bag by Melissa
Mitchell. Inspired by flower vines growing up a chain-link fence in late
summer, a crochet applique of vines accent the vertical cables in this
Create a crochet edging for crochet, knit, woven, and fabric
projects with the Lace Flowers by
Midori Nishida. Traditional oya has been used for generations to create crochet
borders for magnificent scarves. Explore bead crochet and create a crochet lace
edging for your skirt, shawl, or home decor.
Learn to embellish your crochet with 5 Free Patterns for Crochet Embellishments: Learn How to Cross-Stitch
on Crochet, Make a Crochet Edging, and Other Techniques for Embellishing
Crochet. Share photographs of your finished project in the Crochet Me member gallery.