The New Crochet

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

If the word crochet conjures up images of old ladies and stiff baby sweaters, you may have been living under a rock. A crochet revolution has taken place in the craft world and crochet is cool again. But this isn’t your grandmother’s crochet. Yarn hounds the world over have embraced the stiffer resulting fabric that you get compared to knitting and opened up a world of possibilities for those who would rather tote hooks than needles. I’m not the worlds greatest crocheter, but I’m learning. And while I’m getting better at the simple things I’m collecting a whole list of amazing patterns that I want to tackle ASAP.

Ombre Basket Pattern - Crochet in Color

Ombre Basket PatternCrochet in Color

This bag has me drooling. Seriously. DROOLING. I love it, and not just because of the ombre effect (which I do so love) but because it looks fun and durable all at once. The combination of colors would work year round and I suspect it might be an awesome tote for yet more yarn.

More Potholders - Lutter IDYL

More PotholdersLutter IDYL

Like crochet in general, crocheted washcloths or doilies can bring up an instant old fogie vibe, unless you are looking at something like these beauties. More at home in an ultra modern kitchen than on your grandmother’s countertop, these are amazing. And simple. Which makes them all the more awesome. Love the colors. And the shape. And the TEXTURE. In fact, I just love it all.

Giant Doily Rug - Wholly Kao

Giant Doily RugWholly Kao (c/o kollabora)

This type of giant doily rug is going to the top of my to-crochet list. I’ve been loving the looks of them for ages and the idea of making them with cotton rope makes them practical as well as amazing to look at. And considering that almost any doily pattern could be size up to make a rug, the possibilities for style are almost endless. Hook on!

What kinds of hip and new crochet projects have you been working on lately? Send up some photos! We love to see what you make! And check out these and more crochet inspirations on our Craft Trends Pinboard!

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One Response
  1. Julie :

    Date: August 8, 2013 @ 4:55 PM

    I’ve been doing more and more crochet in the last year (as opposed to knitting). LOVE the giant doily rug. Was planning on making one with ripped muslin. How does one send you some photos, btw?

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