Design Team Wednesday with Stacy Cohen!

Design Team Wednesday with Stacy Cohen!

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



  1. Debbie October 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Nice touch! Adds your personal touch and talent to your memories. I like this idea.

  2. Sandy October 12, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Love this layout!

  3. Kelly A. Crowl October 12, 2016 at 10:38 am

    WOW! I love this!
    While I have seen and used tiny hand crocheted doilies on a layout, I have never thought about adapting it to a frame…SUPER CUTE!!!
    Thanks for sharing your creative talent!

  4. Treva October 12, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Really cute LO!

  5. Adele Wasden October 12, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I really love this, such a wonderful idea!

  6. Marianne October 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Such a wonderful layout. Love the addition of the crocheted frame.

  7. Glenda October 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Lovely and ingenious way to add texture and a part of yourself.

  8. Cyndi October 12, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    You are a genius! I am learning crochet and this would be a perfect project to start. Thanks!

  9. barb macaskill October 12, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I love this idea! I can crochet but don’t know how to end a project. I have not learned that yet! LOL It has been years since I learned so I really should know that by now but never have!! My goal for the week is to learn how to end it!! Thanks for the nudge! TFS!

  10. Scrapper Myra October 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Great idea. Lovely page. Thanks for sharing.

  11. MaryAnn N October 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm


  12. betcei October 12, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    How Cute is That! What a lovely idea, especially for photos with my grandparents!

  13. Margot October 13, 2016 at 2:25 am

    I never thought of doing this – but as I know how to crochet I will certainly be trying it! Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Joanne Crook October 13, 2016 at 5:49 am

    You could start with a small paper/card circle and the crochet around that just like a doilie.

  15. Mendi Yoshikawa October 14, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Wow! This is gorgeous. Looks like something that should be framed in a shadow box and hung on the wall. 🙂

  16. Shannon October 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Love this!! It would work so well in art journals too! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Dee Brown October 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Great idea! – will definitely put this on my “to try” list

  18. Marge Guthrie October 20, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Wow – what a geat idea! I’m a crocheter, and will DEFINITELY try this. Great job!

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