Fairytale Crochet is a lovely amigurumi craft book by Louise Tyler that celebrates the classic fairy tales that all of us are familiar with. It’s a unique book because it provides us with more than just the main characters of a story but also everything that you need to create an entire play set for each fairy tale.
This post is part of the Endangered Crochet Animals series. Learn about two endangered species of leopard: Amur Leopard and Snow Leopard. Plus check out 25 leopard-inspired crochet patterns, including amigurumi leopards, animal hats, and leopard print accessories.
Crocheting a pattern using more than one strand of yarn at a time is a brilliant way to super size the project while actually reducing the amount of time it takes to crochet something big. You can see that in this easy crochet pattern where you create a large flower in just three simple rounds of crochet.
I am thrilled to share this post with you today about fiber artist Suzann Thompson who uses a technique called TextileFusion, which combines crochet with knitting, quilting, and embellishment. Her upcoming exhibit Celebrate Doilies! “honors doily crocheters through photos of family heirlooms, and stories about crocheters, past and present.” It includes truly beautiful art quilts by Suzann as well as works by Texas poet Sandi Horton.
I was so inspired by my interview with Tumaini and Chason, which appears in my monthly “Crochet Heals” column in the current issue of Happily Hooked digital magazine. These creative artists are so incredibly inspiring. Here are some photos and questions that didn’t make it into the original article …
Part of my Endangered Animal Crochet project is that I’m accepting submissions from people who have crocheted animals that are endangered and want to share them here on the blog. This submission of an elephant comes from Caitie Moore.
Catarina Pereira is a crochet fiber artist who makes exquisite colorful jewelry along with other whimsical items. I first found the Portugal-based artist on Instagram and later had fun exploring her blog, Facebook and Pinterest accounts. Learn more about her beautiful work from this artist interview.
Have you wanted to become a professional in the crochet industry but haven’t known where to start? Do you want to make money from the craft you love? Maybe you have already started but haven’t made the progress you are looking for? Crochet designer, author, former editor, and online teacher, Ellen Gormley has a crochet coaching program for you!
I first fell in love with the beautiful colorful crochet work of Marianne Dekkers-Roos on Instagram and was then thrilled when the Netherlands-based crafter contributed to the Mandalas for Marinke project. I was so happy for her (and the world of crochet) when I learned that she was releasing her first book, Colorful Crochet, this year. I’m excited to bring this book to you today along with an interview where Marianne shares more.
Doily Afghans is a collection of crochet patterns that were originally doilies and were adapted to become beautiful round afghans. There are five blanket patterns in this book along with the inspiration to encourage you to tackle lots of other doily designs in the same way.