By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!
I have to admit, I’ve always thought of crochet as a little bit fussy. I’m a dedicated knitter and know the basics of crochet, but really only in terms of how I can use it in my knitting. But I think I’ve just changed my mind. Why? Crochet has gone cool. Oversized hooks and yarn, modern color palettes and patterns and new and funky ways of using crochet around the house has totally won me over. Everywhere I look I find interesting textures, unusual patterns and truly awesome projects. I can see that I’m going to have to learn how to crochet beyond my basic chains and stitches and figure out how to whip out something along the lines of these amazing crochets.
A Giant Crocheted Doily Rug - Creative Jewish Mom
I am SO in love with this oversized doily. I love doilies anyway but this takes them to a whole new level. This one is made with t-shirt yarn but you could also use doubled or tripled yarn for something like this. I like the use of it on the table but it could also make an amazing entry rug, or perhaps make them smaller and use them as trivets under hot pots.
Giant Crocheted Floor Pouf – Ajoure Blog
These poofs are amazing, and not just because they are so colorful, but also because they have bulk and texture and interest, just the thing to spice up your living space. I do love the colors though, how fun to have stacks of crazy colored foot rests hanging around just waiting for you to plop down on them for a rest?
Crochet Pattern: Jar Cosy - Lulu Loves
The idea of crocheted covered for jars had never crossed my mind, but now that I’ve seen them, I love them! The delicate stitches would make a beautiful pattern of light if candles were lit inside the jars. I’m probably a long way off from such beautiful work myself, but I know plenty of (much better) crocheters who could pull it off, and I’m totally jealous.
Giant Giant Granny Square - The Purl Bee
Wow, now that’s a granny square! Who knew the simple stitches of the traditional granny square could turn out like that! Love love love! (And I NEED some big bulky yarn so I can get going on one!)
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