Crochet handkerchiefs was the rage not long ago, it spoke of refinement and elegance, and was very practical especially if you had that runny nose which would not stop.
Now kleenex tissues has taken over, while practical it is non reusable and adds tons of waste to our landfills. Paper tissue is not as elegant as hankies especially when you have to blow your nose or wipe sweat of your face in public, don’t even remind me of the flu season and the yellow gunk.. gross…
So, for Mother’s Day which is just around the corner I want to make some of these bygones and practical and ladylike handkerchiefs for my Mom who just likes them and keep hinting to me how pretty they are. I am keeping one for myself because I am elegant like that 🙂
If you want to join in the fun you will need fine thread. I may use quilting thread or embroidery thread
or any thread that is readily available, next you will need a really small hook, but don’t choose one until you have your thread.
To buy handkerchiefs you may have to do it online. I couldn’t find any at the mall. That is it for supplies.
Next comes the edgings. Some Artisans prefer to crochet edgins and then sew unto the handkerchiefs, I prefer to crochet unto the handkerchiefs, since I tend to simplify everything.
They are lots of edgings out there, please check out my edgings Board on Pinterest or you can design your very own edgings.
So, here are some examples for inspirations, thanks to G and P..
And for the Bride, she needs some really nice looking handkerchiefs
So, what do you think? Pretty and Practical right?
I hope you consider making some green handkerchiefs, the sooner the better.
Have a fun and inspired day today okay? 🙂 🙂