A reminder of just how much amazing inspiration there is in this craft throughout the world and across different disciplines. We began yesterday by looking at crochet art. Today we will review CROCHET BOOKS.
Modular Crochet is a vintage 1970s crochet book by Judith Copeland that has been republished recently by Dover. It continues to be a terrific book today because it provides a simple method of combining super simple shapes in myriad ways to create well-fitting garments in a range of styles as suitable to today’s wardrobe as when it was first written.
Giving some sponsor love to the awesome Jessie At Home who has kindly helped support this blog for the past year. She is a terrific crochet designer who offers many of her designs for free. Here are some of her newest crochet patterns.
Last year my sister traveled around the United States in a vintage 1970’s VW Bus named Scarlet. She’s settled into a job and home now but that bus will be a part of her identity for a long time to come. I’ve been looking at things that I can crochet for her to symbolize this time. Here are some of the best VW bus crochet patterns I’ve come across in my searching.
People are always welcome to tag their crochet makes with the #crochetconcupiscence tag for opportunities to be featured here and on my Instagram account. Here are some of those that I’ve recently featured.
Dover has a series of books called Crochet Stories that combine the sharing of popular stories with amigurumi crochet patterns for the characters in those books. Each of these books is really adorable. The stories are well-known and offer nostalgia for many readers. The characters are inspired, creative and yet easy-to-make. The books offer a great opportunity for a crafter to read the stories to children and also give them their own handcrafted versions of the characters so that they can act out what they hear.
Every year on Thanksgiving I share the reasons that I am thankful for crochet and all that it has brought into my life. This if the fifth year that this blog has been up on Thanksgiving, and as I look back on the posts from previous years, I see that there are endless ways that crochet has improved my life.