I was browsing through YouTube recently, looking for things related to crochet that aren’t just tutorials, and I was thrilled to come across this adorable video. The woman in it uses crochet dolls and the metaphor of zombies to encourage people to diminish the stigma of mental health issues like depression by talking about the experience.
Anne Smith of Rice Pudding Baby is a Brisbane based crafter who says, “crocheting is my ultimate passion and all my work is just infused with my love of yarn and my craft.”
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.
Artist Catherine Reed recently sent me this photo that I adore of two crochet dolls that she has created.
The one dozen crochet figures featured here are more than just dolls; they’re creative works of art!
Ingrid Zambrano is a crochet artist who makes beautiful dolls for sale in hotels near where she lives. Recently she has also started branching out into sculptural crochet work.