I am enjoying a lot of inspiring ideas from the book Make Your Own Ideabook with Arne & Carlos: Create Handmade Art Journals and Bound Keepsakes to Store Inspiration and Memories. The book isn’t really about crochet, although it mentions crochet and knitting, but it can be a great tool for people who crochet and just looking through is giving me even more ideas about my own crochet art journalling.
Crochetterie: Cool Contemporary Crochet for the Creatively Minded is a new English crochet book from Finnish designer Molla Mills, author of the book Modern Crochet. This new book, considered a sequel to Modern Crochet, continues to showcase the designer’s impeccable Scandinavian style, clean design aesthetic and great graphic appeal.
I am always excited to see a crochet book featuring many patterns, and 100 is different far more patterns than most contemporary crochet pattern books offer. It just feels like you’re getting more bang for your buck … but more than that, it also just floods you with inspiration, which can be the most important part of any crochet book for me!
I’ve been looking back at a bunch of my old articles and newsletters, and I realized that there are a lot of little tips sprinkled here and there. I wanted to share twenty of those quick tips with you today.
I am always astounded by what people are doing in crochet art, taking their skills with crochet and applying original ideas to create the most unique items!
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.
This creativity exercise is an excerpt from my book Hook to Heal, which offers 100 exercises to inspire the use of crochet to heal and improve all areas of life. This exercise comes from the “adventure” chapter.