Crochet Artist: Marcy Kraft AKA Crochet Grenade

Last year I did an article on crochet artist Crochet Grenade for the Crochet Today blog. I wanted to share that today and add some additional information about this lovely crochet artist.

Crochet Artist Profile

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Here’s the crochet artist profile I originally shared on Crochet Today:

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Marcy Kraft, better known as Crochet Grenade, is a street / fiber artist based in San Diego. She enjoys bringing a combination of nerdy and whimsical designs to the public through yarnbombing and installation art. Some have started calling her The Yarn Bombshell.

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Crochet Grenade has a knack for bringing nostalgia into her work in fun ways. She has crocheted gumball machines, an Etch-a-Sketch and a big Rubik’s Cube installation. These references to retro pop culture put a smile on our faces.

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Marcy’s work is a combination of guerilla-style unapproved yarnbombing and approved public installation projects. For example, her Etch-a-Sketch was recently taken down rapidly by city park officials. On the other hand, she was commissioned to yarnbomb a mall. She has yarnbombed trees, street signs and more, toeing the line between what’s permissible and what will be removed.

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Crochet Grenade has worked on several big projects in the past two years. We’re excited to see what she does next. On Facebook, she offers the following invite: “Follow me on my adventures covering the world one skein at a time.” We will!

Crochet Artist Updates

Later in 2013, Facebook and Instagram showed that Marcy Kraft was making custom crochet swimwear:

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Beautiful! She also makes custom crochet lingerie.

And although it’s older, I only recently discovered this great crochet sheep skirt that Marcy made:

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Crochet Grenade seems to have dropped off of social media in September 2013, so I’m not sure what she’s up to now, but I thought I’d share some of her older yarn bombs that haven’t been featured before on this blog:

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Kathryn

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!
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