How to Patch a Hole with Crochet

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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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3. Fill in the hole. Continue to fill in the hole with consecutive rounds of single crochet, decreasing as necessary. I guesstimated that I would need six or seven rounds to fill in the hole, so I began by decreasing every sixth stitch in the second round and increased more frequently as I progressed to the smaller rounds. When I got to the last two rounds, I decreased every stitch, and then finished off and wove in the end. A quick steaming with my iron made everything lie smoothly, and I'm so happy with the result! I'll bet you've got something that could be repaired this way in your pile of mending; now I like my sweater even better than before it had the hole.

patch a hole with crochet   You'll need to decrease more frequently for each round, as the hole gets smaller.
patch a hole with crochet   And before you know it, you'll be done!

 

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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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