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Bring Your Crafts Together: Scrap for Knitting and Crochet

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More often than not, you’re not going to pigeonhole yourself into doing one kind of craft.  And with that said, you should be able to use one craft to enhance the other.  So why not come up with a creative way to store some of your favorite knitting and crochet patterns?  You can put a scrapbook together that’s both beautiful and functional!

  • Get all of your patterns together and make a page for each one.  It doesn’t have to be too fancy. Just get them in there in a way that’s easy for you to organize them.  You could organize them by color, type of project, or alphabetically.  It might be a good idea to use scrapbooking paper in a similar color to the yarn you’d use for the project.
  • Once you’ve completed a project, you can take pictures of it to put next to the pattern.  Have someone model the ponchos from the front and back so you can see the all-around look.  It’s nice to take pictures of all of your crafting projects so you can remember your work— especially if you give it away as a gift.

You can also use your crochet skills to create some cute scrapbooking embellishments.  Here’s a pattern for a small crocheted butterfly that you can use in your crochet scrapbook:

Ch 3, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Notes: 1 round completes the butterfly. All of the stitches on Rnd 1 are worked in the Ch 3 ring, and stitches need to be pushed toward the beg of the rnd as you crochet.

Rnd 1: * ch 3, 2 tr, ch 3, sl st **, [ch 2, dc, ch 2, sl st] twice, rep from * to ** once, [ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, sl st] twice.

Fasten off.

If you don’t already know how to knit or crochet, now is the perfect time to learn!  Let your love for one craft feed another.

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