Friday, June 17, 2011

Inspiration: Crochet

I have so many unfinished projects waiting for completion at the moment, but I just can't stop crocheting. In some kind of spooky synchronicity, I keep finding amazing crochet goodness that just keeps inspiring me to continue.

Inside Out  magazine had the image below at the back of their last issue. I think I literally *gasped* out loud. Aren't they incredible? Crocheted antimacassars... so cool:) There was no mention of who's work it is. I'm hoping it was a teaser for the next issue.


And then I came across these lovelies when I was doing some blog wandering. Crocheted knee-highs! Needless to say it's high on my list - must have a crack at this one ;)


I found these images on the site of a French yarn store, Belle Laine. My french is a tad rusty but I'm guessing these lovelies are patterns from the Japanese craft book below (yes, it's on the list too!)

Joli fil de lin

Aren't they amazing? Has anyone attempted crochet knee-highs/socks or antimacassars before? I'd love to see them - leave a link if you have please :)

Belle Laine discovered via Flora Douville

18 comments:

Kate said...

Wow! I am so out of the crochet loop.
It is freezing here so I have been making the most of my nights by knitting warm woolies for the family. I am hoping that when we head off on out caravan adventiure I'll be warmer and have time to spend on crocheting for fun. Those chairs and that scarf are incredible.
Have a fab weekend. x

Jennie said...

Oh My!!!
Love them Kylie!
Those knee highs will have us thinking outside the square for sure. Love these inspiring pics.xxJ

Blueberry Park said...

I was wowing at the first picture and wowing even more at every subsequent one! Don't tempt me with starting yet another crafting activity...

Erica said...

Love them Kylie!

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Flaming Nora said...

Those socks are amazing. If I could crochet I would so be making some. But alas, sigh crochet and I are not happy bed fellows.

Fen and Ned said...

I've always been gutted that I can't get the hang of crochet but these socks have pushed me over the edge!;P They're beauties xx

june at noon said...

Makes me wish I had more time for crochet. Lovely!

Sally said...

I absolutely must crochet knee-highs now. Absolutely must!!!

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

Love the scarf! it's a gorgeous pattern. i crave crochet but for some reason {probably practical} i've been knitting again this winter. i want things i can wear and finding wearable crochet is hard!!

also love the chair doilies!

saw this last week too ~ http://elisabethandree.posterous.com/orange-spider-bag

at swim-two-birds said...

you're right Kylie, the patterns are in the book and they also say they are easy to make :)
those knee-highs are super!

Anya adores said...

OH Kylie - I love how everybody is at it atm - crocheting is the new black - LOVE the kneehighs - awesome.
A xx

Ingrid Mida said...

Wow! Crocheted kneehighs -- those are fabulous!! I can't wait to see your version.

inaluxe said...

crochet knit knee highs would be so fun! love them.

Tania said...

What I want to know, is whoever thought of naming those antimacassar things antimacassars? Have always found their name faintly amusing (although those examples are drop dead beauties)...

la casita said...

what an awesome finding! never attempted to crochet kneehighs... but never say never!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

so amazing Kylie! i love those crocheted socks, just everything you feature always makes me swoon. ♥

Maggie said...

Wow, these knee-highs are amazing! Would love to have a pair :)

Wendy said...

I am so in love with the knee highs that I went to the sight as I speak French so thought I could find out where to get the pattern, but alas, I can't find them!