Ruffler Foot Made Sew Easy It's Hands Free!

If you've ever used a ruffler foot you will know you need to guide your fabric carefully.

I've been making a Victorian Gown. That means lots of ruffley goodness. I have about 150 meters of ribbon I'm using on this project most of which I've been pleating using my sewing machines ruffler foot. 
Carefully guiding that much yardage through would drive me insane!

I needed a way to make it easy and fast without needing a lot of concentration.

I needed to automate guiding that ribbon through.

It's so easy and simple and effective I can't believe I didn't think of this earlier.

Crochet Beading Foundation Row

Crochet Beading Foundation Row


Crochet Beading is one of my favourite methods for starting an openwork crochet project.

Today the term 'beading', when used in relation to crochet, is likely to refer to the use of adding glass, or other types of beads to crochet.

However the traditional use of the term 'Crochet Beading' references the definition of beading as a trim, a term which is still commonly used today in carpentry to denote trims.

Crochet Beading is a fancy foundation row which results in an openwork trim that is ideal for weaving ribbon through, or to use as an edging. I find crochet beading very useful for stitching a project to fabric, allowing the crochet to be worked up separately.

How to work a crochet beading foundation row

This traditional method of working a Crochet Beading is a stitch that deserves to be as popular today as it once was.

Crochet Beading of Triples


US crochet terms used 

Stitches
Chain - Ch
Triple - TR (yarn over 3 times)

Chain 6, triple into 1st chain, *chain 3, triple into the second of the three overs of the previous triple, catching the lower loop at the same time, repeat from* to end.

method of working the second over for crochet beading

Crochet Beading of Trebles

Australian / UK crochet terms used 

Stitches
Chain - Ch
Double Treble - DTR (yarn over 3 times)

Chain 6, double treble into 1st chain, *chain 3, 1 double treble into the second of the three overs of the previous double treble, catching the lower loop at the same time, repeat from* to end.


How to work a crochet beading foundation row, free pattern and tutorial.

Comments

  1. Ok, let's see now!! I like that openwork, and the teal is pretty.

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    1. I've got some lovely ways to use this foundation stitch to share soon. (Teal is one of my favourites.)

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