|RIP Watson the iPhone|
I was so mad at myself for having a hole in the back pocket of my jeans. That wasn't the first time my jeans had betrayed me like that - I had lost money before, too! Grr! So, I did what any sane person would do.
|The ugliest patch|
So, I decided to crochet some patches for my jeans! I have so much leftover yarn that I don't really know what to do with all of it.
|All the patches!|
I made four patches (but only ended up using three for the final product). I used this pattern for my heart patch.
The rectangle patch was just however wide I needed it to be and then crocheted in half-double crochet.
The star was my own pattern:
1. ch 4 (counts as dc), 9dc in first ch. Pull ring closed, sl st into top of ch3 (10 sts)
2. ch 1, *sc, dc, tr* in first st, then *tr, dc, sc* in next stitch. Repeat four more times, sl st at end of row.
3. *hdc, hdc, hdc, ch 3, hdc hdc hdc, sl st* five times, then finish off with a long tail.
This has not been tested so let me know if it actually works.
|Stitching patches to jeans|
|Two patches done!|
I'm sure you could use whatever yarn you wanted for this project - cotton would work well. You could go the ~super trendy~ route and go with white fingering weight cotton, which would produce pretty lacy patches. I've seen crocheted lace details on shorts in stores since last summer, but why pay for it when you can upcycle some old clothes?
I used leftover Misti Alpaca sock yarn for my patches and I think they turned out cute.