I am a huge fan of crochet fashion designer Helen Rodel who uses really innovative designs to bring crochet to the catwalk. I first wrote about her back in 2012 and then shared updates on her work in 2013 and again in 2014. I always find myself drawn back to her site to see what she’s up to. Here are some of the beautiful pieces she’s got in her Spring Summer 2015 collection.
It’s time to begin a new decade in my research into vintage crochet history. We finished up 1930s crochet and now let’s move into the 1940’s, starting, of course, with the first year of the decade. Here’s what I found so far in crochet from 1940.
Summer seems to be officially here. What that means in San Francisco is that it’s suddenly really cold and windy and hard to find the sun! Yep, it’s all a little backwards weather-wise here every year, but that’s okay. I’ve lived here almost ten years now so I know what to expect. However, that doesn’t stop me from occasionally daydreaming about places where the beaches are actually warm (like when I was in Belize!) so in honor of that today I thought I’d share a roundup of projects that combine crochet with driftwood, that lovely wood from the beach!
Nasty Gal is a brand that has a good selection of crochet in the line. What I love is that even though some of it is the classic white crochet that many brands offer, there is also some colorful granny square crochet to enjoy.
Back in March I mentioned that Flo had pointed me to The 100 Women Project, a student’s collaborative crochet art project. Here’s an update on the project’s process through completion.
Crochet chevrons (also known as ripples or waves) are a popular, beautiful, simple crochet pattern that can be used to make anything from a headband to a blanket. I love chevrons and want to encourage you to try them if you’ve never used them before. This roundup is intended to inspire you!
Each week there are more than 100 photos that people choose to share with the Crochet Concupiscence community through tags on Instagram. Here is an inspirational roundup showing what people are crafting.
Here are the best new crochet patterns from around the web this week. You’ll also find the newest crochet tutorials, tips, fashion items, books, art and more in our terrific craft.