One of the things many of us long the most for after the winter, is to see the trees turn green again, and all the leaves moving in the wind. Some of them different in shape, but still, they have a lot in common. Like the line in the middle, and the tip. The beauty of leaves!
A shrug inspired of the beauty of leaves
The design Shrug Leaf is obvious inspired of leaves. Each of the main parts has the line in the middle, and a tip. The main parts are knitted, and then they are assembled by crocheting. The crocheted part gives a little space and air between each leaf.
The shrug is fun to make, and very comfortable to wear.
Crocheted squares are often called «granny squares». Probably because they often are used in blankets, worked by granny or somebody like her. To make one, you will have to crochet a great number of squares in a lot of different colours and put it all together. It is a very smart solution if you have too much left over of yarn. And most “crafting people” have.
A crocheted vest made of granny squares
It was not really this kind of squares which were the inspiration for the vest Squares. It was some small coasters to put on the coffee table. They were crocheted and very cute! Coasters like that are meant to put cups or glasses on.
Still, to put something like that together in a larger piece, will very soon bring one’s thoughts to granny. That is why it is exciting to make something that is similar, but still is very different, both in expression and shape. In other words, less granny but still squares.
Everyone who loves to go fishing knows that there are different ways to cast the line. That could depend on surroundings, equipment or other things. There is always something new to learn, and techniques to test.
Sometimes it is just like a door opens, to a new world, only because of the knowledge of a new technique. And it is all fun to explore how it works, and to find out which new possibilities it contains.
Maybe a new technique will make some tasks easier, but also give new challenges. Maybe it will be the solution needed to come further with an idea. One can guess, but never know exactly, before this new technique has been practiced on the project one hoped it would work for.
Like the jacket Playful. At first it was just meant to be a small crocheted piece, to test how the technique worked. Then the inspiration came, to make something more. It certainly was some questions who needed answers, before it could be a jacket, but it was all worth it. And – a lot of fun.
Everyone should have a beach like this nearby. A quiet, nice place, where it is possible to find peace. Where the colours are bright, and the sound of the waves is soft.
There is a lot of ways to bring a piece of a favourite place with you. Photos and pictures are the most common way, even though every person finds their own way. Why not crochet something which reminds you of the place?
A crochet blanket which looks like waves
This exact beach gave inspiration to the blanket waves. First it was the colours. The beautiful combination of greyish sand, blue water, and some spots of white. Then this crochet technique made it possible to strengthen the expression of waves, by using three colours alternately, and with the curved shape.
And, voilà! A piece of the beach, to bring everywhere you like.