Annie’s Signature Autumn Glow Crochet Pattern Collection

Annie's granny square fall crochet pattern

I’ve previously shared Annie’s Signature Designs Spring Breeze, Summer Love and Autumn Bliss collections, and I’m happy to share that now that fall is almost here we have another one: Autumn Glow. Much like the world of fashion, these are collections of patterns that fit a theme and are released periodically throughout the year. The designs are timeless in the sense that they can be used again and again and really do translate to additional seasons across the years but each collection as a whole evokes the mood of the season in which it is released.

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Interview with Embroidery Artist Jessica Merle

material and process art by Jessica Merle

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.

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Literary Yarns (crochet book review)

literary yarns crochet book

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.

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Summer Relaxation: Beautiful Crochet Swimsuit Videos by Anna Mykhailovych

crocheted swimsuit by GoaFreedom

Anna Mykhailovych is a Russian crochet designer living in Bali. She makes beautiful crochet swimsuits as well as summer dresses with crochet tops under the brand name Goa Freedom. I love the creative, inspiring videos made to let us see the designs in 360 view. These videos offer a glimpse of summer relaxation.

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