According to my September calendar of random holidays, today is Elephant Appreciation today. Lots of people have made crochet elephants that I’ve shared in various places on this blog in the post so I figured why not round them up today in celebration!
Let’s look at some natural fibers in crochet and explore how people use their creativity with them. We’ll look at crochet in hemp, jute and twine … but first let’s look at the difference in these items.
It’s been a long time since I did a roundup for my “100 unique” series, where I showcase 100 crochet items in the same category to highlight the vast creative potential that this craft has to offer. In the past we’ve looked at 500 unique crochet items – 100 each of hats, scarves, shawls, skirts and shirts/ sweaters. Today we’ll finally add to that collection with a look at 100 unique crochet dresses!
Tapestry crochet is a unique niche of crochet that emphasizes colorwork and graphic patterns. It is made by carrying yarn colors along behind the work and switching out those colors to create your patterns. It can be done using just the very basic crochet stitches that you probably already know. This roundup has nine tapestry crochet tutorials/ patterns plus another 32 photos of tapestry crochet designed to inspire you with all that can be done in this craft.
As a crocheter, you probably have stacks and stacks of projects all over your home. You put so many hours into into creating your wonderful works; it is a shame to see them go unnoticed. Coming up with innovative ways to display your crochet works can be a challenge, but there are tons of fun ways you can use your masterpieces to decorate your home.
You can combine crochet with a variety of other materials to make unique items. You can also combine crochet with other techniques (knitting combined with crochet in one piece is a common example). Here are eleven beautiful recent examples of mixed media and mixed technique crochet.
Yesterday we looked at 25 colorful crochet patterns. But you don’t need patterns to enjoy the color in crochet. Today I’ve curated a collection of beautiful, colorful crochet eye candy to inspire you!