I have Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman. I love this book. It features very easy little motifs which don’t take much time to crochet. It gets a little addicting.
What to do with all of these crocheted motifs?
The book gives you tons of ideas. I was planning on putting a few of them together and using them as a pillow. Never ended up making enough motifs.
Instead, I decided to use one of the motifs from the book (#51)
and use it to embellish a pouch I was making to hold earrings I made for my mom’s birthday.
The pouch itself is approximately 3″ x 4″ made of muslim. I sewed the motif to the front. I also crocheted a border for the top. A button was added with a crocheted chain to use as a closure.
I used DMC embroidery floss for the motif. I also added a bead to the middle. I like the contrast of colors and textures of the motif.
Here are the earrings I made.
Crocheting motifs can be very meditative after awhile. Of course, weaving in the thread ends can be a bit annoying. Put on some music and have fun with it.
Happy New Year!
Wishing you a year full of creative projects and grounded days.