View Full Version : Crochet with wire

05-06-2008, 01:51 PM
Have you ever tried crochet with wire? I was very intrigued about it so of course I had to give it a go.
It's a bit tough in the beginning as wire is a much harder material than yarn but I quite like it!
Also I bought wire without a spool and it was a big mess to start with.
You can read more about it in my blog and here are some pictures of what I've done so far.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2476508036_3b0104cd11_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoguiana/2476508036/)http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2457144656_dff883b5f7_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoguiana/2457144656/)

05-06-2008, 02:49 PM
Well done, they're lovely :first:. What thickness of wire did you use? I've tried crocheting with wire but the end product, especially near the fastening, always seems so brittle!

05-06-2008, 04:32 PM
thats really clever your pieces are really good i cant even crochet so i wont be trying that

06-06-2008, 12:10 AM
Thank you! :)
I want to make some cuffs as well just need to buy more wire...
I used 0.4 mm silver plated wire. It's a bit tricky indeed when you need to give the finishing touches as the wire is so thin but somehow I managed.

08-06-2008, 03:42 PM
hi ya, wow they are really good. i croquet but never tried croquet with wire, how do you do it?

08-06-2008, 11:32 PM
I have tried crochet with wire, but I am rubbish at it! :D

They look lovely by the way.

10-06-2008, 02:25 PM
I have done a little and I think we used 24 gauge, if not 24 then it was 28. I added lots of beads first and then worked a chain turned and did a DC into each chain stitch placing the beads as I felt it needed. I worked it until it was about 3cm deep and the beads I used were various shades of dusky pink/aubergine etc and many different sizes. I also added some Swarovski Crystals when I thread the beads on. I used a coloured wire to co-ordinate with the beads. I'm not very good at crochet but this was fab. Also very quick. Do a google image search "bead crochet wire" for colour ideas etc

14-06-2008, 08:25 AM
Oh that's really cool. :)

14-06-2008, 03:27 PM
Hello! thats really good!

Ive been wanting to crochet with wire for a while now, but i dont know how too!! does anyone have a good website or anything that i can look at to learn?


16-06-2008, 04:07 PM
First of all, thank you!

There's a good pattern and some more information here: http://crochetme.com/its-electric

Hope it helps!