How to Sew With Crochet

by Kim Blakesley Google

Crocheted purses, vests and sweaters are just a few of the items a crochet enthusiast sews together. Each of these items is crocheted in panels or tube shapes that are sewn together to complete the project. Use a large-eyed needle, or plastic canvas needle, with a blunt tip. Learn the sewing process by sewing together two small crocheted panels. The same process is used no matter what size crochet hook is used to make the panel.

Items you will need

  • 2, 4-inch wide by 6-inch tall crocheted panels
  • Plastic canvas needle
  • Scissors
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Step 1

Cut a piece of yarn approximately 24 inches long. Match the ends of the yarn together. Place the loop over the shaft of the plastic canvas needle.

Step 2

Place the loop on the needle between your thumb and forefinger of your non-dominant hand. Position the needle so it is on a horizontal axis. Squeeze the yarn tightly.

Step 3

Slide the needle from between your fingers. Continue to squeeze the yarn. Turn the needle so the eye is parallel with the floor and ceiling.

Step 4

Position the eye of the needle over the loop of yarn. Move the eye back and forth between your thumb and forefinger. The loop of yarn will go through the eye of the needle.

Step 5

Pull the loop of yarn through the eye of the needle. Continue to pull the loop until it is approximately 8 inches from the eye.

Step 6

Place the two crocheted panels side by side on a flat work surface. Align the top and bottom edges so one continuous edge is made on the top and bottom of the panels.

Step 7

Insert the needle in the first stitch on the right-hand panel. Pull the yarn leaving a 1/2 inch tail. Place the needle through the loop and pull tight. This forms a knot to begin the sewing process.

Step 8

Insert the needle in the first stitch on the left hand panel. Pull the yarn tight.

Step 9

Insert the needle through the next stitch on the right panel and left panel. Pull the yarn tight. Continue this process for the length of the crocheted panel.

Step 10

Complete the last stitch. Insert the tip of the needle through the last stitch. Pull the yarn leaving a 1/2-inch loop. Insert the tip of the needle through the loop. Pull the yarn tight to form a knot. Repeat the process one more time.

Step 11

Insert the needle through the last 1 to 2 inches of sewn stitches. Pull the yarn through the stitches. Cut the yarn even with the crocheted panels.

About the Author

Kim Blakesley is a home remodeling business owner, former art/business teacher and school principal. She began her writing and photography career in 2008. Blakesley's education, fine arts, remodeling, green living, and arts and crafts articles have appeared on numerous websites, including DeWalt Tools, as well as in "Farm Journal" and "Pro Farmer."

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