For awhile I’ve been trying to come up with a new blog project that I could get really excited about. I wanted something that would give me a reason to share more unique crochet patterns with you (since that is what so many people love) but also something that would feel really meaningful and inspiring to me. I finally came up with an idea that I am really excited about and I hope that you will be too. I’m calling it The Endangered Animal Crochet Project.
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, now, with crochet taxidermy patterns available online. And you’ll find 30 of these patterns in the beautiful, fun book by Taylor Hart.
I really want to get my hands on a copy of Vanessa Mooncie’s new book, Animal Heads: Trophy Heads to Crochet, but I haven’t gotten a copy, yet, so I thought I’d do a review of another recent book she authored, Crocheted Sea Creatures: A Collection of Marine Mates to Make.
According to my September calendar of random holidays, today is Elephant Appreciation today. Lots of people have made crochet elephants that I’ve shared in various places on this blog in the post so I figured why not round them up today in celebration!
A couple of days ago in my Link Love post I mentioned that I’d reviewed Cute Critter Crochet by Maki Oomachi over on About.com Crochet. I thought that today I’d share my five favorite charming crochet projects from that book.
Recent images of the crochet animals and other crochet art by Elaine Bradford
Today I am loving this cute crocheted frog by belongingsbags from Etsy.