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Prettify your favourite cards
I can't claim I came up with this idea myself, I saw these postcards on the wonderful silly old suitcase blog: http://sillyoldsuitcase.blogspot.nl/2013/01/diy-tutorial-kleurig-muur-hang.html
However, although she has a great photo tutorial she doesn't show/explain how to do the actual crochet scallops. So I thought I'd try it myself and share with everyone : )
For the varigated edge, I used embroidery floss and added a new colour when the old one ran out.
The black card has a shell edge, single crochet round the whole card first as a base and then shell stitch all the way round.

Posted by Libby W. from Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom • Published See Libby W.'s 83 projects »
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  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials: crochet thread, postcard, pencil, yarn needle, scissors & a crochet hook.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 2
    Step 2

    Clip the corners on your postcard so that they are curved.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use the pencil to mark on the underside where you want to punch the holes through.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use the yarn needle to punch holes in the card from the front to the back.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you're finished it should look like this.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a length of crochet cotton. Knot the end and pull through a hole in the card so the knot sits underneith.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bring the needle round the back of the card and back into the same hole, so that the thread loops around the edge of the card.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pass the needle under the loop you have just made on the front of the card.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 9
    Step 9

    Move the needle to the next hole along and pull the thread through the card from front to back.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 10
    Step 10

    Tuck the thread under loop thats running accross the back of the card.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 11
    Step 11

    It should look like this.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat steps 9 & 10, until the whole card is covered. Go into the same whole twice to get round the corners. Sew in the end,when you reach where you started.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 13
    Step 13

    It should look like this.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 14
    Step 14

    Using the cotton on the reel, pull up a loop on cotton with your crochet hook, so that it is tucked under the thread around the outside of the card.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 15
    Step 15

    Chain one.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 16
    Step 16

    To crochet the scallop shape, crochet a single crochet (sc), followed by as many double crochets that you need so that the scallop folds round the corner.Finish the scallop with a single crochet.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 17
    Step 17

    Repeat the scallop shape in the next little pocket of thread. The small scallops are made up of 5 double crochets with a single crochet at each end.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 18
    Step 18

    Repeat until the whole edge of the card is covered. When you get back the beginning, sew in the end, so that the crochet is secure.

  • How to make a postcard. Crochet Edged Postcards - Step 19
    Step 19

    Finished! Give away to a friend in a homecard envelope, or keep for yourself.

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