Beth Currie fell in love with crochet after moving to Scotland. She began working with thread, making unique and beautiful crochet jewelry, and ultimately opened up Red Squirrel Crafts to share her work with others. In this interview we learn more about her work, how it balances with the rest of her life and how it all goes to help red squirrels.
Estefanía “Stefy” Plun is a crochet artist from Cordoba, Spain whose shop Iradumi has the most adorable amigurumi crochet dolls and animals. Learn more about her in this interview.
Crochet hats range from super simple to wonderfully complex. They make great instant gratification projects, last minute gifts and items for donating to charity. Ces 100+ crochet hat patterns are the best out there, with variety in skill level, style and technique.
Crochet taxidermy is a bit tongue-in-cheek, giving a whimsical, colorful spin to the tough sport of hunting and offering an animal-friendly alternative to decorating your home. I remember first seeing it a few years ago from artist Shauna Richardson, followed by other artists. It’s become more mainstream, maintenant, with crochet taxidermy patterns available online. And you’ll find 30 of these patterns in the beautiful, fun book by Taylor Hart.
Established crochet designer Karen Whooley has a new crochet book to delight us. A Garden of Shawls is a beautiful self-published book of one dozen lace crochet shawl patterns. They will help you fall in love with lace crochet, if you’re not already, although the patterns can be adjusted for working with thicker yarns should that be your preference.
Stripe Savvy is a Leisure Arts crochet book designed to showcase the beautiful Lion Brand Landscapes Yarn. Il y a 14 crochet patterns in this book, each highlighting the possibilities of self-striping yarn.
Cup cozies are a great project to have patterns on hand for because you can make them with scrap yarn, they work up super quickly and they can be great last-minute gifts or party decor. Plus they are just so cute and fun – as we can see in this collection of crochet cup cozies by Michele Wilcox.