I’m loving the book Doilies Updated because it isn’t just a set of crochet patterns but also an inspirational resource for what to do with various crochet motifs.
Cup cozies are a great project to have patterns on hand for because you can make them with scrap yarn, they work up super quickly and they can be great last-minute gifts or party decor. Plus they are just so cute and fun – as we can see in this collection of crochet cup cozies by Michele Wilcox.
I realized that all of my clothes hangers are different from one another and look messy as a result. One idea is to crochet vintage-inspired coat hanger covers for all of them; they would be unique from each other but still cohesive. So I’ve been looking at different coat hanger crochet patterns and photos for inspiration. Here are a few:
In this exercise, you will crochet a basket where you can store and display items that are close to your heart. Why? When you collect several items that you love and put them into one display, you essentially create a shrine to your own happiness. This is a place where you can continually re-fuel your own creative spirit. A crochet basket is a great place to store these items.
Yesterday I shared my YoolaDesign crochet wire lampshade. It reminded me that back in 2012 I did a roundup of crochet lamps and I’ve been meaning to do a fresh roundup all year long. Well, that roundup is here. You’ll find crochet lamp patterns, tutorials and inspirational photos here to inspire your own crafting!
Yesterday we took a look at 30 crochet pillow patterns. Sometimes it also helps to just look at what other people have crocheted to get inspiration so here are some fabulous crochet pillows that people have shared with us over on Instagram.
Mandalas for Marinke has received so many great crochet mandala contributions, and the deadline has been extended so even more people can participate. I suggested that people use Wink’s mandala patterns, because it’s a great way to allow her work to continue inspiring others even though she is now gone. However, the project does accept crochet mandalas of any design, and a lot of people have asked me where to get good designs, so I thought I’d round up some other crochet mandala patterns in addition to Wink’s.