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.
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.
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.
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!