Monday, July 22, 2013

Inspired Crochet: Tiara Trim Meets The Babette Blanket

I am so thrilled that I came across another use for the Tiara Trim pattern I designed for Interweave Crochet Magazine, on the I Love Pom-Poms Blog. This clever and creative crocheter, completed the amazing Babette Blanket designed by the fabulous Kathy Merrick, and decided to use the Tiara Trim pattern as her inspiration to edge the blanket. She used the middle rows from the original trim pattern and changed the last row to make the trim wider. Bravo for her creative use of this trim!

Project Photos from I Love Pom-Poms Blog
Original Trim Sample

Friday, July 12, 2013

Intriguing Crochet Inserts

Photo by Free People
Recently, I came across some lovely examples of crochet insertions in clothing by Free People. They really are masters of this technique and their use of crochet is so inspiring! Seeing these photos makes me want to cut up some of my old shirts and transform them with crochet! 

These ideas could be a great use of those random skeins of yarn in your stash. A skein or less could completely change the attitude of a garment. 

I found an interesting tutorial done by Craft Stylish, on how to embellish with crochet, in case you want to try your hand at it.
Photo By Free People
Photo By Free People
Carrying on with the theme of my last blog post, a little crochet motif can be inserted into a curtain to let light through and change the look of the curtain.

Also intriguing, is the idea of inserting objects into your crochet. This crochet and button necklace by Jean's Handmade Things, on Etsy is a great example.
Photo By Jean's Handmade Things

Monday, July 1, 2013

Adding Crochet to your Home Decor

A little crochet can transform an everyday item into something new and interesting. I was thinking about this concept when I designed the Geometric Splash shower curtain for Crochet Me. A plain shower curtain becomes exciting when embellished with crochet. A few simple motifs combined can be very effective. I decided to go one step further and cover the shower curtain rings as well! This is a fun project that requires very little yarn and the small motifs can be crocheted on the go. These motifs give the curtain a modern look. If you prefer a more traditional style, why not use vintage doilies and/or trim you might have inherited or found at a flea market. For some simple redecorating, try adding a little crochet to your home!