The Crochet Project was the brainchild of Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin, both talented crochet designers in their own right. The project, launched in early 2013, is a collection of patterns from a number of designers made in some of the best yarns around and its focus is beautiful wearable crochet. Each of the patterns can be purchased individually, either directly from The Crochet Project website, or on Ravelry.
Let me show you some of my favourites from the collection. They’re beautiful.
The wraps are some of my favourite pieces – I love the simple elegance of the designs, the colours they’ve chosen are just lovely and the styling for the shots sets them off so well.
My first pick of the collection was the Berula Shawl by Anniken Allis pictured at the top. I’m about two thirds of the way through it and it has been a great pattern to start my crochet adventure with. It’s easy to figure out, there’s no shaping or complicated details to learn, but the result is modern and pretty, and I can see it being such a useful piece of clothing.
I love lots of the other patterns too. Joanne Scrace’s, Silene Shawl in the picture above is just lovely. The contrast between the close crochet in the body of the shawl and the lacy border really appeals to me. I am a fan of long, curved shawls like this one and it looks like a perfect size to throw on around my neck to finish off an outfit.
My heart was stolen by this little Euphorbia Dress designed by Rita Taylor. Isn’t it just divine?! I am having to strongly resist dropping everything to cast one on for my littlest girl. I think it could be such a pretty “special dress” or a fun dress for everyday. Depending on what yarn you chose, it could easily be either. Kat Goldin’s luscious Alchemilla Shawl is fantastic. It looks so cosy and stylish, especially in the cream she’s chosen. I love it. It’s hard to believe it’s crochet rather than knitted. It has great drape and looks so soft and cuddly. Generously, this pattern is free! There are a couple of cardigans in the collection and both are lovely, but this lacy Bartsia Cardigan by Joanne Scrace is the one I think I’d like to wear soon. The lace detail is repeated at the centre back and down both arms making it light and versatile and I can see myself wearing it with bright summer capri’s, or a pretty summer skirt.
And, there are more lovely designs in the collection! I can’t fit them all in here … you’ll also find pretty lace fingerless mitts, socks and hats! Do check them out. Excitingly, another collection from The Crochet Project is due out later this year, just in time for Autumn/Winter 2013. I can’t wait to see what’s in store …
In the meantime, do you have a favourite from this first collection? Tell me which it is in the comments section of this post and you’ll go in to the draw to win a free pattern! I’ve got two patterns to give away, so I’ll draw two winners who’ll each win a pattern of their choice from this lovely collection (Issue 1: Botanicals Spring/Summer 2013).
Please leave your comments by midnight Sunday 21 July 2013 (GMT) and I’ll draw two winners and let you know who they are on Monday 22 July 2013. (One entry each please!)
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