I want to crochet

a few rows around the neck of my summer tops
they are cotton
because i hate the back of my neck
so how i attach crochet stitshes to cotton
i have done it with sweaters and it very easy
but you cant poke a hole in cotton
any suggestions

You could make your crochet section and sew it to the cotton
shirt after it is completed…?
Libbie :slight_smile:

i have done it with sweaters and it very easy
but you cant poke a hole in cotton
any suggestions

Depending on the type of yarn or thread you’re going to use you could do a blanket stitch with a tapestry needle around the edge of the collar, then crochet into that :slight_smile: That’s how I do dishtowels and anything fabric I’m adding crochet to. I would think it would work as long as you didn’t make the holes really big. You might want to consider ironing some interface inside the edge if the material is really light to help support the stitches? :think:

thank you both for your replies
if i have to sew anything i am lost
i cant sew a button to blouse properly
and my father was a tailor
he made sure that i didnt learn how to sew
he didnt want me to work in a factory
and i am sorry now
so i guess i wont be able to do this
my friend told me to try and buy a small hole punch for material
and make holes around the neck
dont if this possible
or if there is such a hole punch
but i will try to find one

Oh hun lol I couldn’t sew something if my life depended on it :slight_smile: But a blanket stitch is super easy and would work best I think for what you’re doing.

Here’s a link :slight_smile: If I can do it… anyone can LOL http://www.anniesattic.com/cross-stitch/content.html?content_id=46 and there’s a video :slight_smile:

Donna, Thanks for posting that video on the blanket stitch. If you did that around a piece of flannel or fleece…could you then crochet a shell or lace border? Would you use the same yarn for the blanket stitch as for the border? I assume next you would go around with sc…where exactly would you insert your hook? would you do one sc in each of those blanket stitches–in the video’s point B? Thanks!

There is also the Edgerydoo product people seem to love, but I may try this blanket stitch first. Would you hem under the fabric first? How do you mark so that you do the blanket stitch evenly, and how wide is your stitch? Thank you!!

what is edgerdoo
all i know about it is everybody loves it

hi donna
i did the blanket stitch and it worked out well
thank you

i found the site for edgerydoo
this is exactly what i need for
trimming or changing size of neck the way i want it
and easier for me than sewing

I’m sorry I didn’t get back to answer–so glad you found the Edgerydoo site. If you order and like it, please let us know! I’d love to edge cloth baby blankets, and it seems a great tool. I think you have to make a surface to use it on, though. Reading comments others make, I think they recommend ceiling tiles or several layers of cardboard??? I’ve only read about it and seen lovely blankets people made using it.

Hey glad it worked out for you! :slight_smile:

Pam it takes practice and patience to get even stitches. I didn’t hem the fleece I used but I did blanket stitch in the same kind of yarn. In retrospect I should have gone with a smaller blanket stitch… you at least need it to match your gauge so that the stitches are even when you go into the loop. I didn’t watch the video enough to know what point B was but it’s the piece that lays along the edge of the material :slight_smile: This is what I use when I’m doing kitchen towels or anything that needs a crocheted edge. To me it’s neater than going into the fabric itself with the stitches and ALOT easier than shoving a steel hook thru over and over again (and less damaging to the fabric).