I received a beautiful set of photos of a vintage crochet dress recently from Elizabeth who would love to get more information about this dress. Does anyone have any thoughts about what crochet pattern might have been used or what the stitches are? Any guesses as to the era that the dress might have come from? Would love to know your suggestions!
I recently wrote 3 different articles at About.com Crochet about the different fibers and alternative materials that you can use to crochet. Here is the list of 33 materials that I came up with.
I received the following email and wanted to reach out to my community to give a more complete answer than I could possibly give alone. Your comments and suggestions are welcome and appreciated!
Before the year comes to an end I’m taking a look back at all of the things that we saw in crochet here in 2014. Today I’m sharing the 52 Week Crochet Blogging Challenge posts that I did this year. Note that this is a year-long project but it doesn’t run on a calendar year so it continues into 2015. It’s hosted by Red Berry Crochet.
Happy Thanksgiving! Every year on this day I do a post about why I’m thankful for crochet. It’s important to me to do this because crochet saved my life and it continues keeping me sane, stable, and happy as well as connected to an amazing online and offline crafting community.
Today’s crochet prompt asks us crochet a project in monochrome. Since I hate changing colors in projects, a lot of what I’ve crocheted has been monochrome (unless I was working with variegated yarns, which I do love). So I’m showing off some of those past projects here today and I thought I’d also mention that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to beautiful monochrome crochet.
Today’s crochet prompt asks us to “learn or review the basics of color theory”. This reminded me of a blog post I did over two years ago that I thought might be worth re-visiting. It looks at 11 different colors and the typical impact that they have on mood.