When I was a little girl my grandmother taught me how to crochet.  Nothing fancy, just the basic stitches.  I haven’t crocheted any blankets or other practical items in many years, but I do enjoy crocheting on my scrapbook pages from time to time.   It’s fun to combine the two crafts (scrapbooking and crocheting), and I think it gives the page a nice homespun feeling.  People often think crocheting takes a while, but once you get the hang of crocheting it goes pretty quickly.  Just like hand-stitching, it’s one of those mindless tasks that can be done while watching TV or sitting with my daughter while she’s doing her homework.  Best of all, it’s super relaxing!  I crocheted a simple border around the photo on this layout.

Moment with Mumsie

I didn’t crochet on the actual photo (though I suppose you certainly could).  Instead, I first cut a slightly larger cardstock mat and then crocheted around the edge of that.

Moments with Mumsie close-up

I simply punched holes around the edge of my photo mat, then I crocheted the first row directly through the punched holes.  I added a second row for good measure.   

Crochet Step 1

Crochet Step 2

If you don’t know how to crochet and would like to learn, there are a ton of YouTube videos showing you how to do the basic stitches.  You can also find some “how to crochet” pins on Pinterest with step-by-step photos.  It’s actually very easy once you get the hang of it.   Whether you already know how to crochet or you’re interested in learning, I hope this inspires you to try it out on your scrapbook pages!  

~ Stacy Cohen