I was just looking at a copy of a crochet booklet I’ve had for awhile now and am feeling super inspired by it so I thought I’d share it. It’s an Annie’s Attic booklet called Learn to Crochet with Glass.
A Simple Glass Crochet Concept
Although I’ve had the book for awhile I hadn’t actually looked too closely at it. I love the idea of crocheting with glass but I thought it would probably be a complex process. I think that’s because I had in mind the type of glass crochet done by artists like Catherine Carr that actually involves doing the crochet itself with glass … or at the very least some detailed incorporation of glass beads into wire crochet, which I haven’t tried. Once I finally liked at the book, though, I discovered that all of the projects in the book are based on a really super simple glass crochet concept:
- Get two matching metal rings that you will put back to back.
- Crochet around the two metal rings, joining them partially together in the process.
- Insert a piece of glass into the space between the two rings and finishing crochet to join the rings, essentially framing the glass with the crocheted rings.
- Complete a pattern around one or more of these crocheted framed glass pieces to finish a project.
What a simple but awesome project process!
Glass Crochet Project Examples
Here are a few of the projects in the book that show how easy is to add a little crochet around a piece of framed crochet glass to make something really interesting:
This crochet cross bookmark is a great example of the concept of the book. Basically you crochet around two square rings, insert the glass and then join crochet square motifs around that to create the cross.
This shows how you can crochet two circular rings around glass and then use basic jewelry materials to create rings, earrings a necklace.
A large crochet granny square becomes a stunning placemat when you add crochet flowers with glass bead centers.