This cute red and blue crochet heart is a free pattern created specifically for the purpose of donation to the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation. It was designed as part of a project by Ali of Get Hooked on Crochet in response to her own experience of living through head and neck cancer. I’ve been inspired by her strength and beauty as I’ve watched her go through her own journey online. Let me tell you all about how you can help …
Penny Chorafa of Wearit Crochet is a Greek crochet artist who loves to experiment with both form and material when constructing her crochet jewelry. With a background in architecture and an interest in unique fibers like paper yarn, she is able to make original, sculptural wearable art pieces, and is constantly pushing herself to create something new.
Typically this blog focuses only on crochet but occasionally there is an artist working in another area of fiber arts that has so much talent that I just have to share. That’s the case with embroidery artist Jessica Merle. Much of what she shares in this interview will resonate with readers who have turned to crafting to get through a tough time, foster a sense of connection with previous generations and express themselves creatively. Her work touches on important themes of trauma but what she offers is a place not only for discussion but also for inspiring hope and recovery.
Crochet designer Cindy Wang, known better to most as The Geeky Hooker, has gained a lot of attention in recent years for her annual activity of hiding her own amigurumi creatures throughout San Diego’s Comic Con. This delights those who have gotten to know her work. The fun recently spread to the East Coast when she hid crochet superheroes around New York City. This fun attitude that inspires her “crochet ninja” revelry can be seen throughout her book Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books.
Crocheted Gifts for Baby is unique in that offers ideas for babies that are specific to gift giving and generally limited to items for ages 0-2. There are 30 different patterns in this book, which is more than you’ll find in many crochet patterns book, so you’ll be able to keep busy trying new things for awhile.
I have long loved Just Be Happy Crochet, the blog from crochet designer Alessandra Hayden, so of course I was thrilled to learn that she had authored a book. Modern Tapestry Crochet teaches you step-by-step how to work the graphic patterns of tapestry crochet while giving you 20 different patterns to practice the technique.