Celebrating International Crochet Day 2013

Categories: Chunky Crochet, Creative Happy Life

Did you know that September 12 is International Crochet Day?  I love that my favourite crafty activity has it’s own day, and to celebrate I thought I’d share some of my favourite crochet inspired photos with you.


Blanket Stitch Crochet using Hand Spun Yarn


Crocheting with Hand Spun Yarn

I’m currently working on this blanket which is crocheted using hand spun yarn by Nunnaba.  The yarn is spun thick and thin and it’s a blend of soft merino wool and silk.  Each stitch is different and together they tell their own story.  Blanket stitch perfect for showing off the beauty in hand spun yarn.


The Jewelled Colours of Knitsch Yarns


Crocheting with Knitsch Yarn, In the Blunderbuss Colourway

I generally have 2 or 3 crochet projects on the go at any time, and my second project at present is made using Knitsch Yarns.  I love the jewelled colours of these yarns, that are hand dyed in New Zealand.  The yarns are 4 ply, 100% New Zealand wool and you can buy them from Holland Road Yarn Company.  (I’ll let you in on a little secret, Holland Road Yarn Company is my favourite yarn store in the whole wide world and I’ve never visited their real life store!  The online store is fabulous).


My Favourite Crochet Project is the Coconut Ice Chevron Blanket-Bedspread

My favourite crochet project that I’ve designed and made is the Coconut Ice Chevron Blanket-Bedspread.  I’ve blogged about this before so you read about the inspiration and design of it here, and the making of it here. You can also purchase the pattern here.


Unexpected Afghans and Chunky Australian Wool by Hawthorne Cottage

If you’re looking for a good book of throw rug crochet patterns I suggest you have a look at Unexpected Afghans.  Not only are is there a good range of patterns, but the book coordinates lovely with this skein of hand spun Australian chunky merino wool from Hawthorne Cottage.


Cabled Crochet Cushions in Undyed Wool

I could go on and on about crochet all day but I thought I’d finish off with this photo of the cabled cushion cover I crocheted in undyed wool.  I love the colour of undyed wool, it almost shines with goodness.

So enough about me, tell me a bit about you and crochet.  Do you crochet or are you an admirer?  What’s your favourite crocheted item?



ps this isn’t a sponsored post, I’m just talking and sharing about my favourite past time.