As crocheters we often find ourselves saying "oh, that's something I can crochet!". When you first start crocheting, you want to make all the things around the house. But even though sometimes the results of trying to make a certain item in crochet form can be quite pleasing, there are some items one simply SHOULD NOT crochet. Because the simple fact that something CAN be made, doesn't always mean it SHOULD be... Join me as we explore some crochet DON'Ts.
There's something about mini hanks, skeins and cakes of yarn that's just so super cute and makes us all want to buy them. Maybe it is the illusion, that if we give them a warm and loving home they will grow to be beautiful big hanks of yarn? Well, we all know THAT isn't really going to happen... So what CAN we do with them, other than collect them endlessly in hopes they might one day spontaneously evolve into something? I am here today to answer just that!
Over the past few years, the world is experiencing a tremendous growth in its awareness towards recycling and sustainability, and the yarn and fiber industries are changing and evolving accordingly. This results in a wave of new fibers and fiber blends, which are made out of different recycled and upcycled materials. Some are different recycled textiles and some are completely different material, which are recycled to be made into yarn.
Innovations in production process and the rise in demand for organic-based yarns fuel the growth of this new market.
For most of us, yarn and fiber are things we use in our crochet or knitting. Some of us might use fiber for spinning, or dye it with different colors. We might even do some weaving or embroidery, but there are some people out there, who have taken these somewhat basic materials and brought it to the next level - Fiber artists in the full sense of the word.
One of the questions I encounter most often in the crochet world is - what can I crochet for men? Truly, the only thing harder than buying something for a man in your life is making something for them! We all know a beanie and scarf set is the safest bet, but then again - how many of these sets can one person have? And once you already decided on a project, how do you choose a stitch pattern, color and type of yarn which is most suitable for their need? Well, today I'm here to give you my 2 cents and try help you solve the mystery.
Whenever I start a new crochet project, the first blockage I come across is - what yarn should I use? I stand in front of my yarn shelves and stare at all the different colors, yarn weights and fibers I need to choose from.
The choice seem impossible sometimes. How can I choose the right yarn for this project? How can I predict if this pattern I want to work on will look good in this yarn I really want to use? How will is feel once it is done?
If you encounter the same questions while choosing yarn for your new crochet project, this guide is for you!
Do you like to spot crochet items in movies and TV shows? I always get very excited when I see a crochet item in the frame. Whether it is worn by one of the main characters or just a decorative item in the room - it doesn't matter, it catches my eye immediately. If you do the same - join me as we go through some of the most iconic crochet items to have appeared on our screen, and also some less known ones...
As people who crochet on a daily basis, for us crochet never really goes away. However, it terms of worldwide fashion trends, crochet seems to come and go every few years. Every now and then, it is back "in style" and suddenly you can see it in various forms on all the high-fashion runways and even find it in a ready-to-wear form in stores all around.