Things that make me want to crochet

knitalatte crochet stones

When yarn reentered my life last fall, and I found myself digging through the trove known as The Purl Bee, one of the things I fell head over heels for was the sea urchin-inspired crochet-covered stones project by Margaret Oomen (of Knitalatte and Resurrection Fern). I’m slightly ashamed to admit it, but it was the first time I really thought about the fact that crochet is not synonymous with a riot of acrylic color, but can actually be a beautiful art form. I had only just learned to knit but was sure my fingers could remember how to crochet — after decades of not crocheting — if I just gave them the chance. In the meantime, I’ve bookmarked Haley Pierson-Cox’s tutorial, as a refresher course. And I have been clipping, faving and pinning all sorts of inspiration, some of which follows. I have a first project in mind for myself and hope to be showing it to you very soon. Meanwhile, maybe these lovelies will inspire some of you, too.

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1. Covered stones by Knitalatte at Etsy

2. Crocheted stones tutorial at The Purl Bee

3. Granny stripe blanket pattern at The Purl Bee

4. Crocheted pendant light at Désaccord

5. Skirt guard, photo by ronaldenoch

6. Muslin rag rugs via Remodelista

7. Linen bucket hat pattern at Linnet

8. “Divine” hat by The Kidney Bean, pattern from Rhea Theylia


See also: this hanging basket, these ombre mitts … the list could go on.


5 thoughts on “Things that make me want to crochet

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  2. OMG, so inspiring! I learnt to crochet a year ago, and I think that I will have to try to attempt some of these things now, each and every one of these photos will be going on a new pinterst ‘crochet inspiration’ board for sure…….the lampshade – to die for!!!!!

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