Spotted: How to Make Patches with Crochet

How to Make Patches with Crochet

There are lots of tutorials for how to make patches, but I’m loving this crochet method that turns a simple repair into a cute new detail.

One of my favorite things about mending is when I can show off my repair. That can mean using contrasting thread when I stitch up a separated pocket or using reverse applique to cover a tear. So, of course, Craft Stylish contributor CalPatch is a woman after my own heart with this sweet tutorial for how to make patches using crochet. It makes me wish that I knew how to crochet!

Related: 20 Ways to Mend and Repair Things That are Broken, 4 Stitches to Repair Damaged Clothing

CalPatch used this method to create a patch for the worn elbow of a sweater, but it would work on any knit that’s worn a hole.

How to Make Patches with Crochet

To make a crochet patch, you only need a few basic supplies:

+knit garment, like a cardigan, with a hole in it

+ yarn that coordinates or contrasts with your torn garment (depending on whether you want the repair to just show a little or be the star of the show)

+ fabric scissors

+ tiny crochet hook

You guys, that’s it! Less than a handful of supplies. To get CalPatch’s step-by-step, head over to Craft Stylish for the complete tutorial.

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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