Crocheting with Nylons

At one time in my life, I crocheted afgans, vests, scarfs, hats….you name it, but it has been a very long time since I picked up a crochet hook, and a first time using a nylon stocking cut up on the diagonal into one long strip. To be honest, although at one time I had a case with every size of hook….I couldn’t lay my hands on even ONE proper crochet hook…so I’ve been using my poor discarded pencil hook, and although it is a little “fine” for the job, it is certainly adequate.

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I took a scrap piece of rugwarp to practise on, and it was sure a good thing I did.

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My first attempt was UGLY bad,

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but with trying again, I got the knack of it.

Never having tried an edge rolled forward before, I waited until the ‘try out’ session to decide how wide the edge should be. I decided on an inch, which gave me enough fabric to fold twice, hiding the zigzagged edge.

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and I’m rather pleased with how it is turning out.

In the mean time…..

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I’ve started drawing the pattern for “Lady with Fan”….I must admit I enjoy the process of drawing it……….not so enthused about the transfer part…it’s slow and time consuming to make sure the ink is getting through to the backing. Maybe one day I’ll get hubby to make me a light table….that would be lots easier.  🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

2 thoughts on “Crocheting with Nylons

  1. Lynda Lewis commented on facebook: Hi Elizabeth, Happy New Year. I just wanted to add that when I turn in burlap toward the front I have to leave a bit more than an inch because of the fraying (even if I overcast it) so maybe the rule of thumb is – the looser the weave, the more you leave. (Hey, that rhymes!)

  2. Where were you Lynda when I was trying to figure it out??? It seems to be holding OK. so maybe the tighter weave let me get away with it….sounds like a catchy rule to remember

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