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Cardboard and Yarn Picture Frames – #2

June 28, 2010

#2: the crocheted frame

p.s. please excuse the weird pic in the frame..for some reason it has a border…?

What You Will Need:

  • cardboard box of some kind (like a cereal box)
  • scissors (sturdy enough to cut cardboard)
  • glue (I used Gorilla glue and craft glue)
  • ruler
  • tape
  • pencil/pen
  • paint and paintbrush (I used acrylic paint)
  • yarn
  • crochet hook
  • hole-punch (if you have one)

Cardboard Frame

Cut a rectangle measuring 6 in x 8 in. Cut out 2 pieces that measure 1 in x 8 in, and 2 pieces that measure 1 in x 5 in.

In the rectangle mark the middle where the 4 x 6 in picture would be centered. Put the 4 pieces around that, slightly overlapping your lines, to make the frame. When you’re satisfied with how it fits, tape the 4 pieces together.

Paint one side of both rectangles – I did it on what was the outside of the box.

Now it’s time to get working on the crocheted part

Crocheted Frame

I used Red Heart Super Saver Solids in green and a size F crochet hook.

Gauge: I’m not really sure how this works, so sorry!!! In 1.5 inches I got 5 sts and 6 rows.

Pattern:

Top/Bottom (make 2):

Ch 26, turn
rows 1 – 4: sc across, turn
cut yarn and pull through last sc to secure

Sides (make 2):

Ch 3, turn
rows 1 – 15: sc across, turn
cut yarn and pull through last sc to secure

Sew together in a rectangle:

Starting at a corner, attach yarn and *sc 2, sl st 2* around to make a scalloped edge:

 

Finishing the Frame

Time to break out the glue and hole-punch!

I used Gorilla Glue to glue the yarn frame on the cardboard and clamped it down using those black binder clips (and I let it dry for 2 hours – but 1 hr is good – just read the package :)) – p.s. I glued on the painted side since the frame was the same size as the back rectangle.

Then I cut a piece of yarn that was around 13 inches long. Then I marked 1.5 inches in from the sides of the back panel and punched 2 holes. Then I pulled the yarn through, and tied a knot on the top of the cardboard…

Now it’s time to glue the whole thing together! Spread the glue on the inside of the pencil marks you drew before – make sure to leave one end open so you can slide in a picture!

After the glue dries, slide in a picture, and hang up!

You Will Need:

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