How to Patch a Hole with Crochet

comments (13) November 11th, 2014     

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Now that Ive mended the hole with crochet, I like my sweater even better than before it had the hole!
This unsightly hole is about to be replaced by a lovely crochet patch!
First, youll need to trim away the damaged edges of the hole.
Now that Ive mended the hole with crochet, I like my sweater even better than before it had the hole!

Now that I've mended the hole with crochet, I like my sweater even better than before it had the hole!

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One of my favorite cashmere sweaters has had a nasty hole in the elbow for more than a year now, so it's been residing in the mending pile and I haven't worn it in ages. I miss it! It's pink, so I decided that now was the time to get it back into rotation (it doesn't hurt that it's also October). I found some alpaca yarn I had lying around in a similar pink, and here's what happened:

1. Trim the hole. Using a small, sharp scissors, cut away the worn and fraying edges of the hole. Also remove any runs because they will only continue to spread.

how to patch a hole   This unsightly hole is about to be replaced by a lovely crochet patch!
how to patch a hole   First you'll need to trim away the damaged edges of the hole.

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Comments (13)

genalorainne writes: That's very very useful. It looks magnificent and no one would guess there was ever a whole there! Great!
Posted: 11:51 am on April 14th
samsstuff writes: Such a cute idea & a great way to save an old sweater!
Posted: 1:55 am on February 9th
prairiegirl27 writes: I love this idea. Another great way to repair holes is to use needle felting. I just repaired a blanket this way using a heart shaped cookie cutter. It made cute heart shape over the hole in our favorite blanket.

Posted: 9:36 am on November 15th
Yarn_utilitarian writes: Thanks so much for the idea! I just patched a hole in the knee of my jeans with this trick, and I'm so pleased with the results. Since denim tends to unravel when pulled, I folded back and pinned the edges before securing them with the blanket stitch. Will post pictures soon!
Posted: 12:52 am on January 3rd
kelticgirl writes: I love this idea! Great way to save your most beloved items!
Posted: 1:18 pm on January 31st
gardenpartynyc writes: this makes me very happy for all of the sweaters currently in my "to go" pile. they just got a reprieve.

xo
Posted: 9:45 pm on January 25th
MaraNoel writes: Last summer I repaired a mermaid doll for a sad little 2-year -old in the same way, but with embroidery floss. Yikes. I am happy to see that great minds do truly think alike.
Posted: 7:28 pm on January 8th
sewluvbabies writes: I think that is SUPER info!
Posted: 9:12 pm on November 12th
Keepitmovingdesign writes: This makes me want to rip holes in my sweaters!!!!!!! Thanks Cal!-kim
Posted: 10:04 am on November 8th
CalPatch writes: it would work in jeans; you might just want to do the first round in a blanket stitch (embroidery) with a needle and yarn, as the hook can tear holes in the denim... show us if you try it!
Posted: 6:31 pm on November 6th
MineFull writes: hmmmm, great idea. I wonder if it would translate for holes in knees of jeans?
Posted: 11:43 am on October 23rd
croqzine writes: Love it! Super easy & cute!
Posted: 7:31 pm on October 21st
TheArtfulDogger writes: Totally great idea! This could be used to deliberately alter sweaters in addition to mending.

Thanks for posting.
Posted: 5:10 pm on October 21st
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