How To: Add Crochet Embellishments to Clothing

Add Crochet Embellishments to Clothing

Un-dull your crocheted sweater with a little creativity. Adding some decorative details and features to your clothing will do wonders for fashion, and could hide unsightly holes! Embellishing with crochet can be a creative way to repair a piece of clothing, and it can add flair to a piece by inserting a neckline or a hem.

You Will Need

  • Crochet thread
  • Crochet hook
  • Crochet pattern
  • Knit clothing
  • Sewing pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors

Step 1: Crochet the Insert

Crochet the insert. Inserts can vary from a lace neckline to flowers to a simple doily.

Step 2: Choose a Garment

Choose a piece of clothing for the project. Get creative and modify an old sweater with a hole on the sleeve, or spruce up a new dress that is a little too plain.

Step 3: Position the Insert

Decide where to put the insert on the garment and then pin it in place on the outside of the garment.

Sew the insert in place with long, loose stitches, also known as basting, to help hold the insert in place.

Step 4: Whipstitch the Insert

Thread the needle and use tiny whipstitches to secure the insert in place.

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