Chunky Cozy Crochet Ornaments


I love the look of crochet, but I haven’t gotten around to learning how to do it yet.  Luckily, there are ways of getting around this. It’s a temporary fix since I still very much want to take crocheting lessons.

I cut some circles out of a large piece of crochet which I found for next to nothing at a flea market (I think it was a tablecloth of some sort).  These lacy circles remind me of snowflakes or even sugar cookies.

The chunky texture is hefty enough to handle some embroidery details and other easy embellishments.

I made this one using felted wool scraps (from recycled sweaters) along with other recycled fabric scraps.

One tiny, metallic button makes a nice contrast against all the other soft and cozy elements.

I used a small scrap of red wool felt to cut out an even smaller heart…

…to make this.

Framing a circle at the center came about by chance.  I love how unique design opportunities will sometimes come up unexpectedly, don’t you?

I used the tiny cut out heart…

…to make this easy little ornament.

The layers are so plush and pleasing to my eye.

Here’s one that I made for my sweetheart.

It was fun winding and sewing the string around and around following the crocheted circular design.

I’m working on finishing up a few more holiday projects and will post them within the next week.  Until then, happy holiday prep and all things fun!



26 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Ann Marie

    Love it — I personally love the big fat ol french knots — I love me a french knot!

    December 9th, 2011

  2. Becky you are a constant source of inspiration. Love the snowflake for your sweetheart! It would work for mine too…he’s also a Bill.

    December 9th, 2011

  3. This is such a clever idea! I have always loved your little felted pieces and how fun to incorporate them into your crochet ornament. I found a great video on YouTube that taught me how to crochet a flower, and now I just figured out how to do a heart. YouTube is great for that…I am more of a visual learner I guess. Happy Holidays Becky…enjoy the season!

    December 9th, 2011

  4. These are so very pretty!

    December 9th, 2011

  5. These are wonderful. You never cease to amaze me!

    December 9th, 2011

  6. Linda K

    wonderful creations Becky! I have crocheted ornaments and embellished them but it’s been awhile(much easier to “purchase/repurpose” as you have done here:) ). I love the texture you added with the felt and French knots too!

    December 9th, 2011

  7. Very nice, Becky. When I saw the title, I thought, “but I can’t do crochet!!” How nice to know i can do my own version. I am making a little tree for our minister who has been just wonderful to us.
    Thanks for your precious comment on my blog!
    Big hugs,
    Suz

    December 9th, 2011

  8. How fun! Makes me want to touch them. Love the embellishments you did.

    December 9th, 2011

  9. laura huffman

    these are lovely. precious ornaments. love them.

    December 9th, 2011

  10. miss lynn

    love.
    love.
    love.
    just like always.

    December 9th, 2011

  11. They’re beautiful Becky! I love how something someone made long ago finds new life again – our creations do have lasting power.
    I wish I lived closer and I would teach you the basics of crochet (I’m a basic crocheter after all!) It would be a small way to return the favour of your creative sharings…

    December 9th, 2011

  12. rush

    these ornaments are so wonderful! you do such fine work.

    December 10th, 2011

  13. What a generous offer Jillayne…wish I could take you up on this.

    December 10th, 2011

  14. these are just the sweetest!
    i love how your tender heart shows up
    in the material of our world. XOX

    December 10th, 2011

  15. Patricia Wolf

    I’m speechless!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! It takes a pretty awesome person to create such beautiful things!!!

    December 10th, 2011

  16. a heARTful life

    ohhhh, a little squeal of delight came with each photo…i do so adore your creativity, Becky, and appreciate that you share it with the world! :)

    December 10th, 2011

  17. Fabulous as always! Thank you for sharing your ideas Becky! If I only knew…I could have send you some doilies too! Well, next time I will! :)

    December 10th, 2011

  18. Jani Howe

    What memories your comment about learning to crochet evoked, Becky! I learned when I was 19 — when my new baby daughter was napping! Bought a ‘beginning crochet’ book and some yarn and a needle, and figured it out on my own (somehow –lol!) and had made 2 small clutch purses for gifts by Christmas. All made during ‘naptimes’. What a memory. So get busy with that learning, it really is MUCH easier than knitting, believe me!!

    December 10th, 2011

  19. Ruth Hower

    Your ornaments are lovely! I hope the piece you cut them from was too damaged to salvage. After you’ve learned to crochet, you’ll truly appreciate the many hours that went into the making of them!

    December 10th, 2011

  20. These are so pretty Becky! They immediately reminded me of my wedding dress. My grandmother made my dress. She had a collection of vintage crocheted dresser scarves, and we cut pieces of those and used them as embellishments on the bodice of my gown. I then used some left material from my gown and more of the crocheted pieces that what were left to embellish the photo album I created from my big day. I’m hopping that one day, my girls will wear my dress!

    December 10th, 2011

  21. Yes Ruth…there were stains on the piece that I cut up. I’m sure it was a well-loved piece.

    December 10th, 2011

  22. Becky, I haven’t been around in awhile and when I opened your blog, lo and behold, you’re crocheting too! That’s what I’ve been up to for a couple of days instead of playing with fabric and thread.

    Your creations are sweet, as always.

    It’s always a pleasure to visit with you here.

    Hugs and blessings and KEEP WARM! Old Man Winter has arrived!

    Diane

    December 10th, 2011

  23. These are beautiful Becky! Definitely delightful!

    December 10th, 2011

  24. Ivy

    Hi Becky,
    Have only been lurking off and on for a while. Wondered what you were up to this holiday season and lo and behold, there you are creating the coolest things and making your special brand of Christmas. These are just so beautiful in their simplicity yet there are so many sweet details. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
    Hugs,
    Ivy

    December 11th, 2011

  25. Becky,
    How beautiful! I love how you gather random bits and make such lovely
    inspired creations! I’m off to gather! I love lacy doilies and what they reflect. You elevated the ordinary! They are beautiful and added the sentiment of the season, reflections of the past n’ warmth!

    December 11th, 2011

  26. These ornaments are so cozy and warm looking, such sweet details, too. I always enjoy looking at the beautiful things you make my hand!

    ~Scarlett

    December 13th, 2011

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