Monica Whaley

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Crochet stint

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Some of you may know that I’m into several crafts (scrapbooking, crochet, embroidery, photography, making jewelry, etc.). I tend to enjoy them in phases. I got a new Interweave Crochet magazine yesterday, so I’m somewhat inspired to work on crochet now. I’m pretty picky about what I make. It has to be artistic or useful. No doilies, fake food, etc. I’ve made some stuffed animals for kids, clothes, framed things, etc. I haven’t been able to make too many pieces of clothing because there just isn’t that much out there that doesn’t look like Victorian granny wear. I know designers use crochet, but it’s impossible to find stylish pieces that aren’t slutty. I read in one magazine about how to use an item you like to make a crocheted piece in the same style/shape, so I’d like to try that. In the meantime, I’m still combing over the internet looking for crochet fashion that I’d actually wear. It doesn’t help that I’m not interested in scarves and hats or that I'm too cheap to buy the really nice patterns.

Fake food       Doily

Not bad, but how many ponchos does one person need?

Nice, no pattern available.

Victorian granny



I did make this one, but it's too small for me. I'm not giving it away though because I WILL wear it!

Categories: arts,crafts

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Reply matthias
4:06 PM on July 3, 2010 
i'm glad you showed picture examples. i've never seen slutty crochet before. *pictures saucy tarts sitting with their legs crossed, crocheting*
Reply monica
1:09 PM on July 3, 2010 
thanks! i'll check that out. i've thought about designing my own things, but i'm not sure how to deal with counting for size, etc.
Reply Aaron
12:58 PM on July 3, 2010 
Design your own stuff. I too crochet but I mostly knit though. Check out It's kind of like facebook for knitters and crocheters. There is a ton of patterns and stuff on there for just about everything you can think of. Some you pay for but most are free too. I love it and I get tons of ideas from there. Let me know what you find. You know we should start a Plain City Stitch and Bitch group!