Annie’s has always released knit and crochet patterns, offering many great designs over the years, but now they’re doing something a little bit different and it’s super interesting to see. Annie’s is working with leading knit and crochet designers, including lead designer Lena Skvagerson, to create a curated collection of patterns suited specifically for the summer season. It’s about more than just a pattern or even a set of patterns; it’s about evoking a mood or emotion that is relevant to the season of the year, similar to what we see in high fashion.
Over time we’ve looked at some wonderful examples of tiny teeny micro crochet, but it’s rare to see patterns for creating these little works of art. If you want those patterns, you can find some of them created by Uljana Semikrasa of DoubleTrebleTrinkets, who share some free on her site and offers others for sale on Ravelry.
Bas de Braver, also known as Zabbez, is a crochet designer who creates really unique flower doll patterns. The dolls are tall and lanky, reminding me a little of the Lalylala dolls and the dolls from Edward’s Menagerie, but they are unique and original in their floral inspiration. Today we’ll learn more about them and the designer from an interview.
Crochet motifs can be made individually to use up scraps of yarn. An individual motif works well as an addition to gift wrap or as an appliqué on another crochet item such as a hat or dress. Sets of crochet motifs can be joined together to make larger items like blankets or strung together to make bunting that decorates your home.
March is National Crochet Month, a time for celebrating all different things in crochet. In this post, I’ll share more information about what the month means and what it includes. And I’ve got a link to more than 10,000 crochet patterns and ideas that I’ve carefully curated in one place to keep you constantly inspired this month and all year long.
You’ve already seen most of these crochet patterns featured in other posts across this blog but I wanted to round them all up together because they offer some of the best recent examples of great use of colorwork in crochet patterns.
There are many different types of shapes that you can incorporate into your crochet, but the simple stripe is the most classic example and remains of the staples of crochet design. These seventeen crochet patterns all play with color in stripes to give a powerful impact to what is often a simple design.