Crochet Blog Roundup: May

You may have noticed that there have been some changes on the blog this month. I haven’t been doing the daily quotes or the daily Etsy picks because those posts just weren’t that popular with most of my readers. I’ve tried hard to make up for that loss by adding lots of high-quality posts like collections of things and ideas to inspire. I hope I’ve succeeded. In case you missed anything on the blog in May, here’s a roundup of links for you to check out:

Popular May Posts

The most popular May posts were the ones where I shared links to Spanish Crochet Blogs (here and here also!) People also really liked the story I shared about a crochet item that was stolen from a car and then reappeared twenty five years later. And although it wasn’t the most popular post, I enjoyed sharing my thoughts on being a not-super-visual crocheter.

Crochet Ideas and Inspiration Posts

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10 Ideas for Upcycling Denim with Crochet

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25 Examples of Great Crochet Shorts

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Upcycled Doily Ideas

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20 Cool Crochet Clocks

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Ideas for Crochet Gardens

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30 Beautiful Crochet Swimsuits

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Ways to Display Crochet Shawls

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10 Crochet Tattoos

Crochet Art and Artists

I reported on the disappointing news that a crochet art piece by Adrian Kershaw was vandalized. But there was good news too: crochet was part of the street art in Havana, the creators of the hyperbolic crochet reef have opened a permanent exhibit space in Los Angeles and Joana Vasconcelos became the first female artist to exhibit at The Chateau de Versailles.

And of course on Mondays in May I profiled different crochet artists:

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Carol Hummel

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Melissa Maddonni Haims

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Patricia Waller

I also shared the cool new-doilies of Asimina Chremos.

1970s Crochet Designers

I explored the work of some really terrific crochet designers from the 1970s:

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Jean Williams Cacicedo

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Ruth Nivola

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Sharron Hedges

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Norma Minkowitz

Crochet Fashion

I did the monthly celebrity crochet roundup, of course. I shared a Louis Vuitton crochet bodysuit I was loving. And I looked at the crochet items in the lines of several famous fashion designers:

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Jean Paul Gaultier

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Hussein Chalayan

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Issey Miyake

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Sandra Backlund

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Manie One

I also shared that Arielle de Pinto is now making crochet shoes although I didn’t like them as much as the red crochet heels I saw.

Crochet Style Posts

I shared my thoughts on different ways to style outfits using crochet. The outfits were:

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Bold Black and White Wrap Dress

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Boho Red Dress

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Styling a Crochet Dress

I also reviewed Jordana Paige tote bags for crocheters.

General Crochet News

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I really enjoyed sharing information about fair trade crochet that uses recycled aluminum tabs from Brazil to create beautiful artisan-produced accessories.

And it was fun to share the story about a women who crochets historical designs for Barbie dolls and uses them to teach history to youngsters.

It’s not quite news, but I put together an Etsy treasury of crochet items for people who sew.

My Crochet

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I made a new purple crochet dress

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And I repurposed an old crochet pillow into new ones

Happy June everyone! Do you have any big crochet projects planned for this summer?

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