Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crocheted Ric Rac

Ric Rac is the Rage.
So many fun colors and sizes.
Many quilt designers are now adding ric rac embellishments to their patterns, giving extra dimension and interest.

Experimenting and playing, I've been crocheting my own ric rac out of yarns and threads.
A free tutorial is provided by Kate of Fox's Lane.

Can you visualize this tucked into the binding edge of a quilt?
Hundreds of other possibilities have crossed through my mind. You may be seeing some of them implemented in the future.

The size of the ric rac can be determined by the weight of the yarn, and the size of the crochet hook used.

Kind of earthy, don't you think?

20 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I love it. Thanks for the link. I can see the options are unlimited.

Kim Walus said...

Very Very Cute! I just LOVE it! Thanks Nedra for providing the link. I'll have to look into it.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Darling! Thanks for the link Nedra. I've bookmarked it. I like this pattern because you don't have to know the length you want when you start...no super long beginning chain!

MGM

badlandsquilts said...

So super cute, thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

I love it....would never have thought of this...so thanks for sharing!

Kim's Treasures said...

Really cute! Love the colors!

Brenda said...

I have to make some of that. It is too cute.

Notjustnat said...

Oh Nedra, these are so cute. I can see that I will have to try it - thanks for the link. You are a sweet heart to always giving us cute stuff to play with - Hugs Nat

Caro said...

How interesting. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet. Sigh...

Julia said...

I love it. Thanks for the link... Like Mary Grace, love that no long chains to start with..
Julia ♥

Kate said...

Oh yay! I'm so pleased you love it! Thanks so much for linking. I would love to see how it looks on the binding of your quilts.

Cathy said...

That is just so clever Nedra, I love it. I can see it on bags too and round the bottom of a skirt. Fabulous! xo

AnnieO said...

REally cute! I love rick rack and this would be a soft embellishment to dress up so many crafty things!

Kris said...

Oh, Nedra!! This is sooooooo cool!!! Thank you for sharing and passing on a tutorial link for us!!

Lori Holt said...

That's awesome Nedra!...I'll go check it out...you knew i would love this didn't you:)
Can you believe i will be there in exactly one week from now. i'm looking so forward to it!
xx
lori

KristyLou said...

What a great idea. As a crocheter turned quilter, I LOVE it.

em's scrapbag said...

So cool. I love ric rac. Thanks for the link with the tute.

Becky said...

This is great! What a great way to combine two great activities - crocheting and sewing.

Becky said...

This is great! What a great way to combine two great activities - crocheting and sewing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

oh my gosh. I love it. Really really love it. This is going on my master list of things I want to do.