Another gift made for my wedding… I wanted to make something for my Bridesmaids that they could use for my wedding that would go with my colors and their dresses. So I crocheted lace edging on handkerchiefs for them. I found a unique hankie with their respective initials for each of them on Ebay and then used the same variegated thread for the edging that I had used on some of my candle holders.
The pattern for these was incredibly simple. The hardest part was crocheting the base stitches around the handkerchief, right through the material. After that it was just a matter of chain stitches and single crochet stitches in the spaces those chains made, repeating this around the handkerchief until the desired width was achieved. Believe it or not, this part actually took quiet a bit of time.
I made my sister’s slightly different by using white thread for the lace and then using a single round of the variegated thread with picot stitches on the last row.
I also crocheted hankies for both my Mom and my husband’s Mom, each with their initials too.
I used a very simple pattern for these. However, there are countless lace patterns out there that are more detailed and complex. Have you done lace edging for a handkerchief? I would love to see pictures if you have!
Stitched in Love,
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This piece is one that I designed myself, and it was also for my wedding. We needed 30 center pieces for the tables at our reception. We really couldn’t see buying 30 floral arrangements that would just die, so we looked to the artistic front. Fortunately, each of us has some sort of artistic side…
My husband collects vinyl records. He has hundreds, maybe thousands of them. So we went through them and picked out the wedding and love themed albums. Here are a few examples.
My Dad made some really great wooden stands to hold the records and painted them a metallic silver. We placed one on each of the tables along with some “diamond confetti” and rose petals.
But, getting to the crochet part…
My Husband-to-be was now represented so I tried to think of something I could crochet to add to the centerpiece that would not be too casual or country for a formal wedding. I came up with candle holder covers that we could put a tea-light in!
I made this so simple and cheap. I went to Goodwill and bought 30 small liqor type glasses. I don’t think I spent more than $15. I bought different shapes and patterns, they didn’t all have to be the same. To make the covers, I used two different colors of thread, a dark blue that matched the sash on my wedding dress, and a variegated pastel that matched my bridesmaids’ lavender dresses.
The covers were made with double crochet stitches, using increases to form the base, and then a combination of double crochets and chain twos to create the rest of the cover wich was then easily slid on. Click HERE for pattern instructions.
These candle holders also doubled as gifts to some close friends and family members, as we told them to feel free to take a few off the tables as they left our reception that evening. I even saved a few myself as keepsakes from our special day.
Stitched in Love,