Monday, October 20, 2014
Crocheting on a Zipper: The Easy Way
A few months ago, I came across this pattern for adorable bobble clutches from Liz Makes. They are so adorable and sweet looking that I had to make some. Plus I'd never crocheted along a zipper before so I thought it was a good opportunity to try something new. I love that you can crochet right along the zipper without needing to sew it on after, but man is it tough to get the yarn needle through the weave of a zipper! I think the first one took me an hour and left my arm aching from trying to force it. After some brainstorming with my mom, we came up with a really great solution that makes the whole process a breeze: hole punching the zipper! I used a 2mm hole punch which you should be able to find at most large craft stores with other punches. Here's how I did it:
I hope this helps you crochet along a zipper with ease! I know it's help saved my hands and arms from the stress of forcing a needle!