of my first crochet projects was a thread filet crochet dresser scarf for my
mother. I loved the delicate and crisp stitches. My next project was a bright
green doily. Lace in thread is as gorgeous as filet crochet in thread, but both
of these projects were home decor pieces.
something I could wear and show off. The warm summer weather has me again
looking for thread crochet garments. Light-weight thread crochet lace and
motifs are perfect for hot summer days.
Luckily, many crochet designers also see the beauty of
thread crochet, and now I can find a wide variety of garment patterns. The
biggest problem is choosing which one to start. Do you want to join me? Before
we begin, here are two of my favorite tips for crocheting with thread.
1. The large majority of thread crochet projects call for small
steel hooks. If you are using a steel hook, choose one with a larger wood or
plastic handle. The diameter of the handle a plain steel hook is tiny, even to
those of us with small hands. Hours spent gripping this tiny handle can quickly
lead to hand strain. There are a wonderful variety of steel crochet hooks now
available with wood, plastic, or clay handles. You can also add your own clay
or felt handles to steel hooks. Believe me, your hands will thank you.
2. Don't crochet with your work held too closely to your eyes.
Especially with the tiny thread stitches, the instinct is to hold a thread project
close to you face. This will quickly cause eye and neck strain. Also make sure
you are in an area with good light, and crochet with your work about waist
level. Once you get the hang of the
pattern, try crocheting while watching a good movie or visiting with friends.
Crochet the ideal summer garment today by downloading one of these amazing thread crochet patterns today! They are all on sale for a limited time so don't delay.
P.S. Share your best thread crochet tip in the comments.