Poufs and Pillows is a Leisure Arts crochet book by designer Ashley Leither. It includes crochet patterns for four matching sets of pillows and poufs.
I am a little in love with the crochet book Woodland Wildlife in Filet Crochet by Lisa Meadows. This booklet shows you how to make filet crochet pillows using graphs featuring woodland creatures. The designs are worked in black, putting a really contemporary twist on the classic lace of the filet technique. Some of the designs remind me a little of crochet taxidermy, and I can see these pillows looking cute everywhere from a den to a nursery.
Leisure Arts publishes booklets of crochet patterns curated to fit a theme and I’m loving the one that they have for Retro Rugs. These seven crochet rugs work up quickly and with a plush feel because of the chunky yarn choices. There is variety in the designs and some unique twists on classic favorites.
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.