Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hooked on Crochet!

Doily Dress

Crochet is everywhere these days!

I spotted the cute crochet dress above 
at Anthropologie last month while vacationing in
 Carmel, California.  
It's hand-crocheted in cotton by
(an in-house brand registered to Urban Outfitters, 
Anthopologie's parent company).

I love its lacy "doily" look.
Wouldn't it be perfect to wear to a garden party?

 Sophie Scarf

While shopping in Carmel, 
I also had the chance to see (and try on) 
Sophie Digard's beautiful crochet scarves in person at
my favorite Carmel boutique, 

As badly as I wanted to buy one of Sophie's crochet scarves,
I decided it would be more rewarding 
to crochet a "sophie-style" scarf myself.

I love the Japanese flower scarves my knitting pen pal
Teresa and Lucy of Attic 24, both in England have crocheted.
 Their colorful motif scarves have inspired me
 to challenge myself and
improve my crochet abilities
so I can crochet one, too.

Japanese Crochet Motif Vol. 4

So I have the book...
now as soon as my hand is better,
you guessed it...
I'm signing up for more crochet classes!

(Sophie Digard image from The French Needle.)


Teresa said...

I think Sophie's scarves are just so pretty but I agree that making your own version will be very rewarding and allows for your own creativity. Can't wait to see what colour combinations you are thinking about.

Knitting Patterns for Babies said...

I love that hand-crocheted dress! And that would be perfect to wear to a garden party. I like the scarf too, and I prefer that you make your own style to crochet a scarf. I'm excited to see your own version soon!