All this week we’ll be looking back at 2012 to see everything that happened in crochet. We’ll kick it off today with a look back at all of the crochet art news and information on this blog this year.




I absolutely loved putting together a roundup of Olek art videos. Other art pieces I wrote:



I reported on the disappointing news that a crochet art piece by Adrian Kershaw was vandalized. But there was good news too: crochet was part of the street art in Havana, the creators of the hyperbolic crochet reef have opened a permanent exhibit space in Los Angeles and Joana Vasconcelos became the first female artist to exhibit at The Chateau de Versailles.

And of course on Mondays in May I profiled different crochet artists:

Carol Hummel

Melissa Maddonni Haims

Patricia Waller

I also shared the cool new-doilies of Asimina Chremos.


I profiled the work of several artists:

Magda Van Der Vloed

Ingrid Zambrano


In other crochet art news:

Melissa Maddonni Haims covered a piano in crochet

A Yarn Garden display opened in Northern California

Eco-art plarn project Something in the Water launched a version in Brazil

And I’ve been playing around with making some crochet art of my own


I did a roundup of New York Crochet Art from artists other than Olek. But I did also do a post about one of Olek’s newer shows. I also did a roundup post of the Top 10 Examples of Extreme Crochet Art that included one of her pieces.

I also shared:

Crochet Wire Sculptor Ruth Asawa

International Freeform Crochet Guild online exhibit and newest book is complete

Shauna Richardson did a video interview for her Lionheart project

Looking at the crochet pieces in Joana Vasconcelos’ Versailles exhibit

Visual Chronology of Crochet Playgrounds by Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam


Kate Jenkins

Sophie Buckley

Issa Abou-Issa

Olek Says Crochet is For People

Photos of Lionheart Project


Etsy’s Wire Crochet Artist YooLa

Transformative Crochet Artist Mary Tuma

Surprising Crochet Art from Industrial Designer Alessandro Zambelli

Exhibit: The Mysterious Content of Softness

Possible New Book about Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reefs


Crochet Artist Donna Rutledge-Okoro

Portrait Crochet Artist Pat Ahern

Alessandra Stabili Wire Crochet Jewelry

Jerry Bleem’s Plarn Crochet Art

Yarnbombing Italy Post-Earthquake


Huckleberry Delsignore

Upcycling Textile Artist Samantha Claire Wilson

1990s Crochet Artist Bill Davenport

Mathematical / Architectural Crochet Art from Ciro Najle

Unique Crochet Art Jewelry from Etsy’s Asta

Jo Hamilton Crochet Art at BAM

Meditative Crochet Video


Total Process Crochet Artist Yokoo Gibran

Belgian Home Crochet Artist Renilde de Peuter

Actress and Crochet Artist Sarah Louisa Burns

10 Examples of Crochet Taxidermy Art

And some recent news from 3 crochet artists

Crochet art is one of my very favorite topics to cover in this craft so you can expect the news and artist profiles to continue in 2013!


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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  1. undergroundcrafter Reply

    Thanks for sharing this roundup. It’s great to be introduced to so many crochet artists through your blog! Best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

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