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How to Add Crochet Embellishments to Clothing

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.


  • 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.
  • TIP: 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.
  • FACT: In 1793, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, a revolutionary machine that separated cotton fiber from the seeds.

You Will Need

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

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