Crochet is such a fun craft! Although I am not a confident knitter, crochet will always have my heart. I love how easy it is to play with color, how fast it is to finish projects, and the fun projects you can easily create with crochet. I thought that I would pay tribute to my love of crochet in today’s post by highlighting some awesome modern books and patterns.
I love that this craft is evolving constantly and I am enamored by the modern patterns being released by crocheters. Two books I am loving are Modern Crochet and Modern Tapestry Crochet.
Modern Tapestry Crochet explores the easy basics of tapestry crochet and has 20 gorgeous patterns with geometric patterned motifs. The geometric designs elevates this tried-and-true craft to a modern craft. I can’t wait to start the cowl featured on the cover. I think it will be my go-to Fall accessory.
Modern Crochet by Molla Mills gets me so excited to pick up my hook! There is something about functional projects that make me want to instantly make them. From baskets to cord covers, this book will inspire you to organize your house with crochet projects. I have been wanting to make a pouf/cushion footstool and the Pastille Cushions is the perfect pattern for me to finally make one.
I always reach for my knitting needles when starting a hand-made garment. But the new free crochet pattern, Oceanic Breeze Shawlette, has me reaching for my crochet hooks and excited for cool Autumn weather. The stripes give this shawl a modern look and makes the color combinations endless!
Not your Grandma’s Afghan
I have only made a few crochet afghans, as I usually find the patterns do not fit into my home decor style. But the Fireside Gingham Afghan and Pillow is just the opposite! Not only is is simple and fun to make, it would fit into any rustic and farmhouse decor. The colors are easy to change to get a different look too! I will be curling up on the couch this Winter with this cozy project.