You may or may not know that I write a regular column for Interweave Crochet magazine. It’s called Everyday Crochet and it shares articles that I write based on interviews with people who share their experiences of the craft. In addition to the regular seasonal issues, Interweave has special issues, including Crochetscene, which has just come out for 2015. In this issue I’ve shared my article about Helen Wyatt.
I’m always a little bit intrigued by crochet dolls. I’m not talking about amigurumi animals here (although those are adorable and I like them as well!) but instead dolls, especially art dolls, handcrafted in crochet. There are several instagram accounts that I follow that send these inspiring creations to my feed. Here are a few of them to spark your imagination today.
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.
I always pause for a moment to enjoy the granny square art photos that filter through my Instagram stream thanks to artist WorkByKnight. This artist doesn’t crochet (as far as I know) but takes accumulated images of crochet granny squares from various sources and uses them as the basis for wonderful art images.