embroidery on crochet afghan

rosajoe_gwAugust 20, 2011

I love this afghan pattern and I want to make it, but, the roses are embroidered after the afghan is crocheted.

How messy does this look on the back???? How can you cover up the back????

Here is a link that might be useful: RosebudCrochetAfghan

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Babka NorCal 9b

It is cross stitched, and if you are really good at cross stitching the colors on the back will look the same as the front. No knots. I think that is why they say this one is for the VERY experienced. I am not one of those people, however I would try it. If you weave the colored ends under the same color as the stitches, the back won't look bad, just not as perfect as the front. I can live with that. Why not do it??? It is a beautiful afghan even before the embroidery. Make it and begin the embroidery the best way you can figure out. If the back looks acceptable, keep going. Otherwise rip out the embroidery part, and you'll have a beautiful white afghan. The completed project would be something to be very proud of.


    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 9:46PM
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When doing embroidery over knitting or crocheting, remember to NOT pull your stitches tight. Barely snug is probably the best.

Also, be sure that the embroidery thread you're using is colorfast, or else it may ruin your hard work when it needs to be cleaned.

Very nice pattern >>>>> GO FOR IT!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 12:16PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

Did you know (I just discovered) that there is a cross stitching forum right here on Garden Web. Here is a link to a thread where someone talks about the backside of cross stitching. It IS possible to make the backside look almost a good as the front. With a little practice, you can make that afghan a real heirloom project. Go for it!!!


Here is a link that might be useful: Link to the thread on cross stitch back side.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 11:51PM
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Thank you very much!!! I did not even think about looking for a cross stitching forum! I am finishing an afghan my sis's bday in November and THEN I plan to start on this afghan.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 1:16PM
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