I recently came across a new crochet cactus pattern by Frank&Olive and had to share.
Donna shares, “I think all of my handmade gifts have a spirituality about them. I put so much into them. Having undergone psychiatric and psychological counseling, mindfulness has been a big part of my treatment. I found the times I crocheted were a natural vehicle for mindfulness.”
Today I’m happy to share with you Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters: 200 Stitch Patterns in Words and Symbols.
I had the opportunity to review Poetic Crochet when it first came out (over on About.com Crochet) and now I’ve had more opportunity to spend time with the book so I thought I’d share some more about it here.
Nature’s Gifts for Baby is the first crochet book by Sara Leighton of Illuminate Crochet. She has always made adorable crochet patterns and now a terrific set of them is curated in this title by Leisure Arts.
I just completed a roundup of free crochet sock patterns over on About.com (along with a few book recommendations for people who want to crochet socks). I knew that I had a bunch of different images of crochet socks here in the Crochet Concupiscence archives so I thought I’d go ahead and round those up as well, offering some crafty inspiration to people interested in this area of the craft.
Yesterday I shared an exercise for framing your crochet to create art, as a practice in honoring your own creative self-expression. There are so many different ways to display your crochet, including many different types of frames that you can use. One unique idea that many people have started adopting recently is to use embroidery hoops to frame pieces of crochet and hang them as art. It’s a terrific display idea and one I just had to share more of!
Elevate simple crochet work into art by framing it for display in your home. This is an exercise in honoring the importance of your own creative self-expression – even if “all” you are making is granny squares!