I love lettering and typography of all kinds, so my home is full of decor covered in words and phrases. This crochet letters project is a fun way to add some three-dimensional lettering to your home decor.
Wire Crochet Letters Supplies:
- Darice 16 Gauge Craft Wire
- Darice Silkly Soft Yarn
- Size F Crochet Hook
- Darice Round Nose Pliers
- Darice Wire Cutters
- Glue Gun (not pictured)
You will need to cut a piece of wire long enough for each word. For my phrase I used four pieces of wire (three for each word plus one for the heart). To determine how long each piece of wire should be, write out the word using a piece of yarn and measure out a piece of wire the same length.
Use the round nose pliers bend the ends of your wire so the yarn doesn’t slip off.
When you reach the end of the wire, finish off the yarn, wrap it around the end, and use a little dot of hot glue to finish it off.
Step Three. When you have your wires covered in crochet, shape the wired crochet letters into your words. I mostly just used my hands to shape the crochet letters, but the pliers can be useful too. Use your sketch to guide you.
Use a small piece of yarn to secure the spots where the wire crosses and where the words connect to each other. Tie the yarn around the connection, then wrap the yarn several times over the knot, and secure with a little dot of hot glue.
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.