Crochet Adorned Projects by You!
Hello from the depths of unpacking and designing, and dealing with the hot hot SA heat. This week I want to share some of the fabulous projects I’ve been seeing that people have made using the instructions in Crochet Adorned. As a crafty author, there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing people make stuff from my patterns and designs. Hooray! And remember, if you’d like to share your photo with me I’d love to see it! You can either email me through my website or join the Crochet Adorned Flickr group. Or add it to Ravelry, cause I am always lurking there.
First off, Deb designed this amazing Slip Stitch Shell which she topped off with the flowers from the Garden Party Cardigan. This is a great example of how you can add these embellishments to stuff you make yourself instead of store bought stuff if you are a super crafty person. Deb also reviewed the book for the Crochet Insider (which is a great little online mag, go read it!), where she says: If you are mildly interested in crochet, you will find appealing projects at all levels with which to experiment, develop your skills, and express yourself. If you are an experienced crochet artist, you will find inspiration and ideas, delightfully presented, to inform and elevate your art. Thanks so much Deb!
Here’s another take on the cover project by Heather of Seams of Life. She embellished two sweet cardigans for her little girl and they are adorable! I just love how they came out–looking at these makes me want to go crochet some more flowers! You can see her posts on the sweaters here and here.
And for something totally different, look at Stefanie Girard’s take on the Bird Brooches– she made one as an ornament for her tree! (Aside: I’m very impressed that you are already working on your tree, Stefanie!) You might know Stefanie as the author of Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things with Old Sweaters–you could make a bunch of cool stuff with old sweaters+crochet, so check it out!
Here is one of my favorite projects from the book, the lace bowl, made by Kendra (ravelry link). She made this bowl as a wedding gift for some friends– I love how her photo hilights the fun shadows this bowl casts in the light. I need to dig mine out of the project box and start using it, I think!
Last but not least are these sweet earrings made by Nancy of Belle Epoque Whimsy. Nancy whipped up this pair in 30 minutes while her little one napped– a true testament that crochet can be quick and gratifying. Nancy also reviewed the book on her blog, where she said: Even if you don’t think you are a crochet sort of person, this is just the book to really inspire you to give it a go! Exactly! I’m trying to slowly spread crochet goodness to all of you, is it working?