Sunday, October 16, 2011


Recreating the World in Crochet!

One of my favorite things to crochet is a recreation of something else. Whether it is three dimensional (like Griffin's Garden) or two dimensional (like his Mystery Machine Afghan), what I truly love is to take up hook and yarn and recreate what I see. I get a thrill every time the yarn forms into the shapes and patterns I imagine.

As I embark on my journey to become a published crochet designer, I thought it was time to come up with a business name. Something catchy. Something clever. I considered several ideas, but I kept coming back to this concept. Recrochetions. It is what I do and what I design.

I dream of someday writing a book by that name on using various crochet techniques to recreate what you see in the world around you. I have tried everything from the Filet Crocheted Grateful Dead Bear I designed from the stamp my husband used to put on all the letters he sent me back in college, to the intricate reversible Intarsia I used on my son's Mystery Machine, and everything in between.

Ever since my designs were recognized in the CGOA competition last month and getting published became more than a far off dream, I find that everything I look at I imagine how I might crochet it. From my little girl's baby dolls to the tree in my front yard, why not recreate it "better, stronger, faster", in crochet!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your design process for this afghan on the CLF blog. It was wonderful to hear your honesty in discussing the challenges of designing and being creative on a deadline. I wish you the best with your designs and publications.