Today’s featured crochet Instagrammer is Susan Caswell of CaswellJones. I love checking out what she’s sharing on Instagram, especially enjoying her smart choices in colors for her crochet work. She’s able to make a big impact with just a few colors that are implemented in a profoundly creative way. Her IG feed incorporates these craft images along with photos of her family and snippets of her life so that you feel like you’re getting to know her as you follow along with what she posts. Last year I shared a roundup of her crochet cushions, hats, baskets and more. Let’s take a look at what she shared with us this year.
Rainbow Crochet Blanket
My favorite of all of the pieces that Susan shared with us on Instagram is this rainbow ombre crochet blanket that’s built into a neutral background. I’ve said before that I love her use of color and this is a terrific example of that colorwork. I love how even the stitches are and how she shows the process involved with the blanket ends, how they’re cut off and woven in before the final border is added. A fabulous project and a great display of how Instagram can be used to showcase the whole process of a project.
Another Colorful Crochet Blanket
This crochet pattern is worked in a simple color palette of just four colors but they’re played with in such interesting ways that the whole blanket feels like a bright sunny garden. Wonderful work.
It’s fun to look at the way that Susan lays her motifs out for photographs and designing purposes, to look at the progress that she’s making, to enjoy what she’s creating that’s based on motifs. I actually especially love the circles in a square but can understand why some people would be more drawn to the flower hexies!
Susan shared some cute small makes with us.
I love the little dollop of crochet whipped cream on this crochet pumpkin pie; see more pumpkin crochet.
This amigurumi crochet ball is worked in the same four colors as the blanket above, and you can see that the boldness of the colors pops even in a little project, which shows how well she did at picking the right shades!
I love Peeps crochet! Susan did a great job of replicating the classic design here. Even without the background photo, I’d totally know what that was.
This is one of the crochet cushions that Susan made last year and it’s bee shared on the blog before but here we see it in her collection of pillows on fabulous printed fabrics. Her home looks cute and cozy, doesn’t it?
This was a springtime crochet project. I love the winding vines of the flowers. I love that she’s used the same colors here that she used in her cushion above but creates a different impact with the stitches and small flowers. What a happy project.