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Entries in crochet (7)

Tuesday
Jul102012

yarnbomb: abandoned bike lock

While doing "recon" before the Find Art Festival, I started noticing how many bike racks have abandoned bike locks on them, and started thinking about yarnbombing them. This is a crocheted flowering vine, taking over the abandoned bike lock the way vines will take over anything that stays still long enough.

Sunday
Jun242012

Counterfeit Crochet "crochet-in" this week in Honolulu 

As part of the Find Art Festival, Stephanie Syjuco is holding "crochet-ins" at the Pegge Hopper Gallery in downtown Honolulu. The Counterfeit Crochet Project is an excellent example of craftivism, and ArchiPURLago and I (along with at least a few other Aloha Knitters) are planning to be at the Friday 5:00 - 8:00 PM crochet-in. I'm also hoping to make it over to the panel discussion on Thursday (5:00 - 6:30 PM, The ARTS at Marks Garage) after the sit-and-knit session at The Honolulu Museum of Arts Spalding House (2:00 - 4:00 PM). 

I've been looking at various handbags, and this one from the Tory Burch collection for Resort 2013 caught my eye:

 

From the press release:

Pegge Hopper Gallery, 1164 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI

Wednesday, June 27, 2:00-5:00 PM: Beginning crocheters welcome

Thursday, June 28, 2:00-5:00 PM: Advance crocheters

Friday, June 29, 3:00-5:00 PM: Advance crocheters

Friday, June 29, 5:00-8:00 PM: Opening reception, crocheters of all levels welcome

Saturday, June 30, 2:00-5:00 PM: OPEN SESSION! Come one, come all!

All workshops are open for drop ins (at any skill level), but Stephanie is going to try to tailor her activities according to the schedule above.

Friday
Jun082012

Yarnbombing prep

Almost 200 motifs, most of them crocheted by volunteers. Wouldn't have been able to plan out a totally crocheted yarnbomb without them!

Monday
May142012

Sneak Peek

For International Yarnbombing Day 2012, I'm working with some enthusiastic stitchers! Our project will go live June 12 in Honolulu (and I'll be posting about it here too); my contribution is all crochet. I might be a little bit bonkers.

Sunday
Jul102011

Basic Crochet: Slightly Slouchy Hat

Last weekend, I had a lot on my mind (Fresh Designs Crochet stuff, mostly) and three skeins of Twisted Fiber Arts Playful in three different versions of the Firefly colorway. I sat down, wound up two of the skeins, picked up a crochet hook, smoothed out my thoughts and ended up with two hats. Made a little longer and then gathered in back with a crocheted cord, so that the amount of slouch can be adjusted to the wearers taste (or the cord can be taken out and the brim folded up, or pulled down over ears and back of neck). I plan to make a few more of these this summer to have handy for winter gift-giving.

The Slightly Slouchy Hat crochet pattern is free and available in both US/Canada terminology and UK/Australia/New Zealand terminology (both PDFs are included; check the top right corner of the page to be sure you are using the version with the terminology you prefer). Sizes XS (child) to XL.

Slightly Slouchy Hat

Twisted Fiber Arts Playful Self-Striping yarn (with long-repeat option), colorway Firefly

Slightly Slouchy Hat

Twisted Fiber Arts Playful Self-Striping yarn (with long-repeat option), colorway Firefly

Slightly Slouchy Hat

Twisted Fiber Arts Playful Evolution yarn, colorway Firefly

Slightly Slouchy Hat

Twisted Fiber Arts Playful Evolution yarn, colorway Firefly

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