Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Difference (Non) Crochet Accents Make to a Project


When working on a project, regardless whether it is crochet related or not, accents can take it up a notch higher and more beautiful and appealing. 

When I say accents, I think of small elements that add up to the whole project, making it more vivid and animated, giving it texture and depth. 

In crochet, those little accents can be:
* pecks of tiny flowers
* small leaves and chains
* crochet buttons

Non-crochet accents can be:
* tulle/ fabric segments / roses
* fabric/ tulle/pearl/wooden beads
* fabric / artificial flowers
* ribbons & lace
* feathers
* buttons

The list can go on and on, depending on the style you appreciate and want to implement. 

Here's an example with one of my banners. For the above one, as you can see from the picture, I used crocheted buttons and chains, some tulle, feathers and a velvet rose.

For this one I went even more adventurous and used ribbons and pearl beads along with the crochet buttons, chains and small leaves. 

Here's the difference: 

The first one is without those small accents. The second has chains and small leaves and buttons, while the last one is the most decorated of all. Now, I will say again - enriching it depends on your style and design you appreciate. Some like it simple, others a bit kitschy. As for me - I opted for the one in the middle. 

The pattern for these banners is accompanied with a couple of gift crochet accents patterns. You can get it with 30% off if you are a subscriber to my newsletter.   

Stay well!


Alhana said...

Those accents make all the difference! I love how rich and pretty your crochet works look when you add beads. Without them they look incomplete. Great job, as always!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Alhana! I am still reconsidering whether to bomb all with the pearl beads :)

Divya N said...

Lace, sequins and rhinestones are some other embellishments that could be used too.

Maya Kuzman said...

That's right Divya. I wrote lace and when it comes to beads I always have in mind all kinds ;)
Even wooden ones though I don't think I will use them in this project. Somehow they don't fit with my idea :)

FitFoodieMegha said...

Looks gorgeous. Pretty colors...:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I’m beginning to be a huge fan of mixed media pieces.


Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much!

Maya Kuzman said...

Aww, I am happy to hear that Michelle! Hugs!

Cloudberry said...

Thanks for sharing. I had never really though about adding non-crochet elements, but I think I am going to try it now:)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for stopping by! Try this idea, just to see the difference :)

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