Monday, April 18, 2016

Crochet Apron Tutorial

A few months ago, I bought some  vintage cotton yarn from an outdoor flea market in the city. It was an unexpected impulse buy that I am so happy I indulged in. At first, I had planned to make a cotton tote with the yarn and use a pair of beautiful camel handles I've been saving. Then I had this idea of a simple half apron, and I knew that was what this yarn was destined for. I love how this project turned out, and as soon as I was finished making it, I promptly put it on and went to the kitchen to bake. You know, the obvious thing to do to break in a new apron is powder it with puffs of flour and sugar. Have I mentioned I am a messy baker? Really if I'm honest, the messiest baker. Since I wouldn't really call this a pattern as all it consists of are rows of single stitch, I thought I'd write down the easy instructions if anyone was interested in making one. I hope you enjoy! And if you happen to wonder whether you should make this apron because you already have a zillion aprons, let me give a small bit of advice: You can never have too many aprons.

Approximately 600 yards of heavy worsted cotton (linen would be lovely too!!)
5mm hook
twill tape
tapestry needle

1. ch 63 (or until your chain is about 20 inches wide)
2. sc in second ch from hook and in each across. turn ch 1.
3. sc across

Repeat row 3 until your apron measures approximately 18 inches long (or whatever length you prefer)

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in ends. Lay twill tape two rows down from one end, fold the top two rows over the tape and pin down. Using your yarn and tapestry needle, sew the apron together over the tape, so you can still adjust the apron strap once complete.

Finished measurements should be approximately 16x20 inches.