Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Crochet Ric-Rac for Ornament Trim

After a long-need rainy day yesterday, the sun finally peeked out long enough to let me take some photos of two ornaments I just completed. My crochet guru Kirsten pointed me to this tutorial to make ric-rac by crocheting. It's easy and fun to do and the ric-rac made this way is very flexible. I'll definitely be using this more in the future.

The first try combined the ric-rac into the trim and hanger for the "Cool Christmas" design by Fresh Threads Studio from the JCS ornament preview magazine. This style seems similar to Monster Bubbles designs and I was expecting it to be one of theirs. I liked it because the color scheme is so unusual. I think it will make a perfect gift for someone in Florida.




Next I made this Day of the Dead design that really is by Monster Bubbles from the JCS Halloween issue. This time I used the ric-rac for the edging only. Then I added a couple of crochet motifs on the back. The crocheted skull pattern can be found here.



30 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Great way to combine the two crafts. The crochet ric rac looks really good

Deborah said...

Love both of the finishes! The ric rac is great. Love it.

Annette said...

What a beautifull combi to do crochet and stitching, love the ric-rac crochet...the designs of the stitching are very beautifull.

KarenV said...

Great finishes - the crochet ricrac looks wonderful!

Nancy said...

Such fun ornaments! I love both of them, and when I browsed the magazines they caught my eye too. Beautiful crocheted ric rac!

Kirsten said...

This really is an unusual X-mas pattern. I like it! The ric-rac turned out great. Will try this one day too.

Cole said...

Love this!! I'm off to look at that tutorial right now! :)

Vinniey said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful combination of crafts! I love both of them. Very special especially the Halloween piece. The front stitching pattern so well matched with the crocheting piece at the back. Well done, Annie. This special finishing do gave me some inspiration. They looks so cute!

Thanks for the tutorial link, Annie!

Have a nice day. :)

Karen said...

Very nice ornaments, Annie, and I love the colorful ric-rac!

BeckySC said...

How unique!! Great job Miss Annie :)

Theresa said...

These ornaments are awesome!!!! I love how you integrate crochet into the finish!! It's a really nice touch.

shakatak66 said...

That crocheted ric rac looks great! And I have to agree with you, that Christmas ornie really drew me in too with that choice of colours, I really love it! Love the Halloween ornie too :D

Jackie said...

I really like the ric-rac. Cute, cute, cute!

Carol said...

Your finishes are always so fun and so creative, Annie! And homemade ric rac--wow! I've never seen that before and it really adds to the finishing :)

Liz said...

I love the ricrac. Your crochet goodies almost make me start crocheting again. . . almost! lol!

Siobhan said...

That is SO cool! It's a great way to combine two loves--crochet & stitching. I particularly like the Day of the Dead ornament.

Kate said...

Yay! I love the way you've used the ric rac. So pleased my tutorial is being used in such fun ways. Thanks so much for the link.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Those are cute.

Blu said...

The ornies are so cute! The crocheted ric rac is amazing!

Rachel S said...

Those look great.

Lois said...

What fun ornaments! Love the crochet ric rac!

Moreen said...

Your ornaments are very pretty and
what a great idea to crochet the ric rac it is lovely.

Mylene said...

Both ornaments looks great. That is sure a lovely idea with the ric rac crochet.

Pumpkin said...

LOL! Love them both! I really like the crocheted skull. Too funny :o)

Elaine said...

Wonderful finishes Annie! Combining the crochet and stitching is a neat idea.

Sandra said...

That's fantastic Annie! Love how you used the ric-rac on each ornie.

I made a crocheted bag long ago and used it for the handles, as the pattern was on a magazine. Was afraid they might be too weak, but they have kept their shape through years and many laundry cycles. And they are sturdy enough to fill the bag with heavy stuff.

Love both your ornies :o)

Thanks for posting the links!

♥ Nia said...

Those colors are really unusual for Christmas but they look so pretty! Good job ;)
Have a great weekend sweetie :D

zoomcity said...

Oh, so cute, so cute! I love, love, love that tree. Love it. The ric-rac is ADORABLE! I love your sugar skull, too, it's such a fun design.

Barbara said...

Very cool finishing, Annie! :D

Margaret said...

Fantastic! You're so clever to use the crochet to enhance your finishes!