Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sharp Crochet Hook Project

Do you love paper crafting and crochet?  How would you like to combine them?  Now you can with the new patent pending Sharp Crochet Hook.  I was recently given the opportunity to try this fun little tool out.  What makes this tool unique from the standard crochet hook is that the head of the hook is very sharp like a needle.  This makes it easy to pierce fabric and paper.  When working with paper, I highly recommend pre piercing a row of holes along the edge of your paper.  This way, it will be easy to push the needle through the paper and you won't have to put any pressure on the card stock which could bend or wrinkle it.  It's also important to use crochet thread.  The head on the hook is very small, so using yarn (even low gauge) will be very difficult.  I recommend a size 3 crochet thread.  I picked up some beautiful bamboo thread today and I'm looking forward to making another of these with a different pattern of edging.  You can find some free border patterns at their blog HERE.

 Order the Sharp Crochet Hook HERE.

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Leave a comment for a chance to win your very own Sharp Crochet Hook, compliments of Jessica Taufer.

For my card, I used the gorgeous Inspired by Stamping stamp set called Butterfly Wings.  See instructions for making this card below..


Instructions:
Cut the following layers for the card:
5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Pink Pirouette card stock for card base
4-1/8" x 5-3/8" Very Vanilla card stock
2-3/8" x 4-1/8" pink striped designer paper
2-1/2" x 4-1/8" Crumb Cake card stock
1-1/4" x 4-1/8" pink plaid designer paper

Glue the striped paper onto the crumb cake card stock, aligning the bottom edges.  Use a piercing tool to pierce a line of holes 1/4" from bottom and 1/4" apart.  Starting on one end, crochet base row along the bottom of the card.  Do this by tying thread onto the hook in a loop.  Put the crochet hook through the hole from the front, grab the thread and pull through to front, wrap thread around hook and pull thread through both loops on hook (single crochet).  After single crocheting across the bottom, chain 3 and turn around.   Working in the single crochet stitches along the bottom, 2 double crochet, chain 3 and 2 double crochet in next stitch.  Continue to other end.  Tie off ends and secure in back.

Wrap crumb cake seam binding ribbon around piece and tie bow.  Attach plaid strip.  Attach piece to very vanilla card stock and then to base of card.  Stamp greeting with crumb cake ink.  Stamp butterflies on a scrap of very vanilla cardstock with soft suede ink.  Apply single strokes of pink pirouette marker to butterflies.  Apply a 2nd and 3rd stroke of ink to centers of wings to darken color.  Cut out butterflies and mount to card with dimensionals.  Bend wings of larger butterflies up a little to enhance dimension.

44 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This looks like fun. A great way to combine two crafts that I love. Thanks for including the crochet instructions.

martina's kaartjes said...

very lovely card ! love it !
greetings, martina
x

LM said...

Great idea, will love to have one. Blessings, LM

Eileen said...

WOW, this crocheted border on a card really gives stamping a new twist! Love all the dimension and how pretty it looks. I think that new hook will get lots of people "hooked" on card crochet!

Mary said...

What a cute idea and yor card is so pretty with the crochet edging on it

Anonymous said...

Versatility is the name of the game/craft. Being able incorporate other techniques into papercrafting is always fun. Since I love to crochet and papercraft this would be an awesome item to win.

Janislu@msn.com

Traci Davis said...

Beautiful...it makes me want to learn to crochet!

Stamp S'More with Linda said...

I used to crochet a lot but stopped when I started stamping and scrapping. Now I will be able to combine my favorite hobbies. Great idea!

Crystal said...

How cool is that!!!! Wowzers!!! Would love to have that, as I have tons of remnants of yarn left over from projects.

Liz said...

What fun to share this "new" idea! I love needlecrafts so I'm anxious to try this new idea. Hope you pick my comment

Kat said...

I love to crochet so crocheting and paper crafting together would be a dream:) Would love to win the Sharp Crochet Hook!

Theresa said...

This would be great to win. Thanks for the chance.
I haven't crocheted in a while, but after seeing your lovely edging, I just might have to dig out my hooks and crochet thread.

RedGem said...

Wow what a beautiful card and a great tool that must be had! haha Tks for sharing!

Char said...

Oh my gosh, how much fun to combine card making and crocheting!!! Love the looks of it on your card!!

Dawn, RI said...

I love it. It would be great to crochet. to paper. Icould combine two favorite hobbies. Love your
card very pretty.
DawnRI

Mary said...

Awesome card!Love the colors...

Anonymous said...

Something new to try... GREAT!!!
Cathy R.
royal2@cox.net

Becky Green said...

VERY PRETTY Kim!!!!!! I'm going to check out the site you recommended on other projects with this tool! SOMEBODY had their THINKING CAP on!!!!!!!!! :)

Becky Green said...

This REALLY is a SUPER little tool! I think it's SO COOL how crafts OVERLAP! Crocheting on paper gives a NEW DEMENSION to our craft! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! :) Thanks for showing us Kim!!!!!!!! :)( I LOVE the feminine look that it gives!)

UnikeByYes said...

Love it!! I will definately tey this technique. TFS lovely color scheme and great use of IBS stamps
Have a great day!
Liz

Ms said...

oh nuts, this is just too cute and that means another toy for my toy box is in order....lol. Now I have to figure out how to tell my hubby that I really NEED the toy.......LOL. off to buy it...... I love your card, by the way

JoAnn Porter said...

I loved the idea of crocheting on paper and this was such a wonderful card that now I am going to go ahead and buy that stamp set before it retires. Thank you for sharing.

JoAnn Porter said...

I loved the idea of crocheting on paper and this was such a wonderful card that now I am going to go ahead and buy that stamp set before it retires. Thank you for sharing.

annds said...

The card is great. The design awesome. I am very excited that there is now a tool that will allow me to crochet right on the card. This will mean no unraveling. Thanks for sharing this with us. Ann

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! THIS is beautiful and so are you!! :)

Lynda said...

Oooooooookkkkk....there is my something learnt for the day. Kim it looks amazing!! Such a wonderful feature to the card too. I sincerely with the best for this endeavour...looks like a corker of an idea.

Donna said...

I love to crochet and paper craft. This looks like a great way to combine the two. Thanks for the chance. Beautiful card!

Stamping T! said...

The closest I get to combining my crocheting is to add my crochet flowers to my cards and projects .... This looks interesting and, I am a little partial to all things girlie! TFS T

Melissa said...

What a neat idea! Heading to their company website to check things out now! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Glora said...

WOW, beautiful! Now if only I knew how to crochet. This adds such an elegant look to a card. Hugs- Glora

Suzanne said...

OMG! What a BEAUTIFUL card! It's such creative and unique idea to incorporate crocheting with card making!

Suzanne
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

Judy Lucas said...

I love this new crochet hook. What a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Missy

cindilouwhoo said...

What a fun, creative " marrying" of two wonderful crafts. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Cindi

Lorraine said...

I had not thought to crochet edging directly to the paper. Beats having to find an adhesive that will hold crocheted trim. Love your card!

Carole said...

What a clever idea. I can' wait to try it.

Brenda66 said...

Beautiful Card! Combining crocheting and card making is an awesome idea! Just Love It!!

Susan Joyce said...

What a delightful idea, another pretty project to enhance our cards. Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to have a go.

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, love the crocheted edge. Deb xxx

nana said...

Wow! that is so cool to add a crochet boarder to the card. Thank you for the tip.

Betty said...

VERY nice card. I can do basic crochet, but that might be above my level. I'd like to win the hook and give it a try though. Thanks for sharing.

karin said...

I just saw baby blanket edging patterns that called for the sharp crochet hook--wondered what it was. Thanks for sharing. Your card is wonderful!!

Sandra said...

I love to crochet and haven't used it directly on my cards because it was too hard to properly punch the starter holes. I guess I have to add the Sharp Crochet Hook to my wish list.

V said...

oh i totally love this idea, your card is so pretty and unique!! thanks for a chance to win!Thanks for including the instructions and patterns
Veronica

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