Free Crochet Picture Frame Patterns
Give your special pictures the focus they deserve with these 3 fab free crochet picture frame patterns!
If you're like us, then you'll have pictures and photos stashed away, just waiting to be put in the 'right frame'... well we got bored of waiting and made our own crochet photo frames. Crocheting around a basic bangle creates a dainty pattern to compliment your image, and they make great gifts too!
These adorable crochet picture frames were one of our first ever patterns, way back in issue 1! You can find the pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy PDF here.
You will need
- King Cole Giza 4ply (100% Cotton, 50g/158m), or alternative 4ply yarn, 1 ball of each:
- Amber (2200) - Yellow
- Raspberry (2426) - Fuschia
- Orange (2204) - Orange
- A 3mm (US D/3) crochet hook
- Thin Metal Bracelets - an average adult sized bangle will be fine
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet photo frame pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide
Tension is not important for this project. This pattern should work with most adult bracelet sizes as any differences will be minimal, but you may need to adjust your hook size slightly if you struggle to get all the stitches to fit.
Crochet Picture Frame 1 (Flower)
Using Fuschia, fasten the yarn to the bracelet with a dc, ch2 (counts as 1 htr), work 59 htr into the bracelet [60 htr]Round 1 (Ch2, miss 1 htr, 1dc into next htr, ch3, miss 1 htr, 1dc into next htr, ch3, miss 1htr, 1dc into next htr), rep to end of round, ss in first ch.Round 2 *Miss the ch-2 sp, work (2tr, 2ttr, ch3, 2ttr, 2tr) into the ch-3 sp, miss the next ch-2 sp, 1dc into dc between the ch-sp; rep from * to end of round,Fasten off.
Crochet Picture Frame 2 (Sunshine)
Using Yellow, fasten the yarn to the bracelet with a dc, ch2 (counts as 1 htr), work 59 htr into the bracelet. [60 htr]Round 1 Work as for Round 1 of the Flower Frame.Round 2 *Miss the ch-2 sp, work (3tr, ch2, 3tr) into the ch-3 sp, miss the next ch-2 sp, 1 dc into dc between the ch-sp; rep from * to end of round.Fasten off
Crochet Picture Frame 3 (Scallops)
Using Orange, fasten the yarn to the bracelet with a dc, ch2 (counts as 1 htr), work 59 htr into the bracelet. [60 htr]Round 1 Work as for Round 1 of Flower Frame.Round 2 *Miss the ch-2 sp, work 6tr into the ch-3 sp, miss the next ch-2 sp, 1 dc into the dc between the ch-sp; rep from * to end of round.Fasten off.
Cut a piece of cardboard in a circle approximately the same size as Round 1 to make your backing. Insert your picture then use a bit of glue to attach your backing to the crochet frame (alternatively you could pierce some holes in the cardboard and sew the frame to the cardboard). If you want to hang your pictures, take a short length of yarn matching your frame, and thread through 2 stitches of Round 1 of your frame (going from the back to the front then to the back again), then tie in a loop.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these free crochet photo frame patterns, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.
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