July 26

Surface Crochet ~ A Crochet Tutorial

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Surface crochet is like it sounds: crochet on the surface of already crocheted piece. It may not sound all that appealing, but surface crochet can add amazing detail with eye-catching results. A similar color can add subtle detail while contrast and bold colors can make it pop! And don't stop with color, surface crochet allows for nice circular shapes and fun designs. Want something really unique? Add in a totally different yarn for added texture. Regardless of what color you choose, it's easy enough to add to any piece! Check out the surface crochet tutorial below.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

The biggest key to surface crochet is consistent tension to keep your work professional looking. Don't know how? Keep reading to learn how!

Surface Crochet Tutorial

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Choose the piece you want to surface crochet on and make a slip knot on your surface crochet colored yarn.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Insert your hook from front...

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

To back

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Put a slip knot on your hook

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Pull slip knot through to right side.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Insert hook between next stitches.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Front back side, yarn over (YO) with working yarn.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Pull through stitches... 

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

and loop on hook.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

You have now completed one surface crochet!

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs
Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Continue inserting hook and pulling up a loop through the stitches and the loop on hook as desired.


Joining Surface Crochet

Joining isn't like a standard 'in the round' join. Instead, follow the instructions below for a virtually invisible join.

Finish off by cutting working yarn and pulling through last surface crochet worked. Thread end through yarn needle as shown below.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs
Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Insert needle through both loops of first surface crochet worked (or the one you want to join to).

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Pull completely through loops.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Insert hook straight through center of last surface crochet worked.

Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs

Pull end through to back side of piece. Weave in ends so not seen in the front.

And that's it! Easy peasy!! This tutorial was made for the purpose of an upcoming pattern! Here's a peek at what's coming later this week. Learned Surface Crochet from this tutorial? Feel free to share you work on my Facebook Page, in my Facebook Group, or by tagging me on Instagram! And be sure to pin this tutorial for future use!


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Making one, or many ? I’d certainly love to see! Post any pictures to the Crystalized Designs Facebook Page or join the Crystalized Designs Facebook Group and post on the wall! Posting pictures may win you free patterns. Enjoyed this surface crochet tutorial? Leave a comment below!

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Surface Crochet Tutorial by Crystalized Designs
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