British knitwear designer Katie Probert blurs the line between art and fashion. The French Alps-stationed artist’s innovative design for the “Hoop-La Scarf” boasts multi-colored yarn and over 40 hand-crocheted chains that have been linked together. The scarf provides a whimsical aesthetic, and we adore the juxtaposition between the traditional imagery chain links evoke — hard, cold, metal — and the rainbow-hues and soft feel the yarn allots. Keep warm with these cozy chains below, and visit Ms. Probert’s Etsy, Je Suis Une Monstre.
Stationed in Slovenia, the best friend duo composing Cherry Time have created a line of whimsical, crochet cake toppers. In a banner-like fashion, the decorative accents feature two wooden sticks, along with an embroidered message and sweet crocheted hearts to top it off. Place these darling cupcake signs atop of a cake for your sweetheart, and check out our faves from the romantic collection below.
My grandmother is a long time crocheter and her collection of craft books — spanning from the ’60s and onwards — are magical. One book in particular, which I’ve sort of claimed as my own, Mon Tricot 250 Patterns To Knit & Crochet has stolen a part of my book/craft-adoring heart. Beautiful patterns for lace edging, loomed daisies, and granny squares galore are painted throughout the 1977-published book, along with photographs of the work and cropped-haired models showing off their designs. It’s too amazing not to share, so geek-out over a few photos of vintage crafts below.
Ever since spotting these earrings in Microcrafts, I have become obsessed(!) with the idea of creating jewelry that features mini terra-cotta pots surrounded by a loose crocheted netting. It’s become a serious problem that has resulted in the purchase of said mini terra-cotta pots (they’re still in their package on my desk) and the hunt to track down a florist/garden supply store that carries über tiny plants…in the dead of winter. This discovery has also sparked a new-found interest in horticulture, specifically in the creation of terrariums composed of light bulbs, odd-shaped jars, and other recyclables. So — in addition to the traditional yearly gardening — let’s let our green thumbs run wild and breed teensy secret gardens this spring!
‘Tis the season to make resolutions and goals for the looming new year. While I’ve started compiling a list of to-dos in my head, I thought I’d share one of them with you. After crocheting for nearly ten years now, it seems like the time — actually, it probably was the time five years ago, but I digress — to explore fashioning adorbs clothing out of yarn. I’m kind of in love with this apron by Olivia Royale, so for 2012 the first project will be to make my own version of a crocheted apron — fun! Sharing is caring, so what creative goals do you guys have for the new year?
Along with creating a colorful array of pom-pom pet toys, the knitter behind Bitch Knits fashions mohawk hats for that punk rock kitty in your life. We’re undecided on whether the hats are cute or bizarre, but decide for yourself and check out more unique cat hats — including a lion get-up — this way.
Under the handle Pomber, Budapest-based crafter Olívia Kovács crochets unique fingerless gloves depicting adorable woodland creatures in her collection, Original Animal Fingerless Glove. Each set of gloves were inspired by animals Kovács spied, including bears, owls, foxes, lions, and more. Keep your arms cozy with these sweet accessories this way, and have an animal-sighting of your own — albeit a crafty one! — below.