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Free crochet pattern/embroidery tutorial – flower meh hoop

free crochet pattern embroidery hoop - pin to pinterest

The other day I felt really burnt out after making 2 llama planters (amigurumi is the bane of my existence), so I decided to take a little creative break. After I finished making the totoro hoop a couple of weeks ago (now a couple of months as of this posting time, whoops), I wanted to make something else with the other 4″ hoop I had left, but couldn’t decide what to do with it. So while I was feeling very blah, the idea came to me: part crochet, part embroidery!

This little hoop works up really easily, the only thing you need is time.

finished meh embroidery hoop

All of the flowers are crocheted with embroidery floss (you can also use crochet thread #10 or super fine yarn), and the leaves and text are embroidered. I used a simple back stitch because I don’t really know anything else hahaha. But it came out super cute, so I don’t think anything fancier is necessary.

Supplies

  • Embroidery floss, crochet thread #10, or super fine yarn, in pretty flower colors
  • 2.75mm hook. Or slightly larger/smaller. Whatever you have is probably fine.
  • More embroidery floss in black or preferred text color
  • Green embroidery floss for leaves, or just double/triple up on regular thread
  • White paper to print or draw on
  • A printer (optional)
  • 8×8 fabric square
  • appropriately-sized needle for embroidery thread
  • regular needle & thread
  • 5×5 felt square or other non-fraying fabric
  • Water soluble fabric pen or pencil or chalk or…something to write on your fabric with!

 

 

Flowers

First we’ll make the flowers. There are 2 different flowers.

crochet flowers in progress

Multi petaled flower

Make a magic ring

Into the magic ring, make as many petals as you like.

Petal: dc 3 times, sl st

Finish off and leave tail for sewing onto fabric

Round flower

Make a magic ring of 4, 5, or 6 hdc, sl st to first hdc

R1: 2sc into each st through the back loops only (8/10/12)

Finish off and leave tail for sewing onto fabric

I ended up sewing on my flowers before I traced on the “meh,” but I think it’s a better idea to trace it first, THEN arrange your flowers.

an arrangement of crochet flowers on an embroidery hoop
This was the first arrangement I tried. Play around with it!

How to embroider the text

So print out the image here (print at 8.5 x 11), or hold up a piece of paper on your monitor and trace over it. Make sure you color over it with a dark black if tracing it. Then, tape the paper onto a bright window, and your fabric over that. Now you can trace the image onto your fabric. I couldn’t find my water soluble pen at the time (I ended up buying a new one a few days later haha), so I just used a mechanical pencil. Since I used black thread, it was fine. If it ever gets wet, the pencil lead might run though, I’m not sure.

 

how to trace text onto fabric using a bright window

Once that’s done, get your fabric into your hoop. It doesn’t have to be exactly where you want it, just get it nice and tight so you can embroider it!

starting the embroidery outline of meh

Use a back stitch to outline the entire thing. Once that’s done, go back in & fill in the rest!

This will take some time, but it looks sooo nice when it’s done.

embroidering the meh with back stitches

Now play around with your flowers and decide how you want it to look. I did mine off center, but maybe you want to center yours? Maybe you want a bunch of flowers around the text? This project is so customizable. Be sure to move your fabric around in the hoop to see how it looks with your word & flowers in different areas.

 

 

Once your flowers are laid out how you like, sew them on, then add a few little leaves. I only added leaves to the round flowers, but feel free to do it however you like.

finished meh embroidery hoop

Finishing the hoop

Now you’ll need to finish your hoop! Follow the instructions below.

Trim your fabric around your hoop, leaving anywhere from a half inch to a full inch. This is about an inch. Now sew a running stitch around the edge and pull it tight & knot off.

how to sew the back

Finally, cut out a piece of felt and sew it onto the back. You can add a custom label or embroider something if you like.

how to sew the back

how to sew the back

Aaand you’re done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & have fun making your own crochet + embroidery hoop! Tag me on social media if you make one!

free crochet pattern embroidery hoop - pin to pinterest

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