Monday, March 25, 2013

Crochet Project Ideas

by M. J. Joachim

I did it! All my crochet posts for this year’s A – Z Challenge are complete as of yesterday! Woohoo!
Last year, I shared individual stitches. This year, I’ve worked hard on creating special projects for each and every post. Coming up with the projects wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be, and I will be using this method again for future crochet projects.
Pick a project or theme – something you’d like to crochet, but need an image for. 
Maybe you want to make doilies look like clouds or afghan squares with animal pictures in them. (Neither is what I’m doing for the Challenge. These are simply examples, nothing more.)
Do a computer search for your idea. If your idea has multiple possibilities, narrow it down and use each possibility for a separate project. Save the picture and refer to it for your project. Once you have a point of reference, you can start designing and creating your piece.
Finally, don’t let reality stifle your creativity. If you think your project would look better in a different color or maybe even a different shape, by all means, design your creation accordingly. Crochet is a unique and special art, not a real life animal, place or thing. A point of reference is a guide, and your work doesn’t need to replicate it at all.
Thank you for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches.
M. J.
P. S. I’m sharing an article about spamand anonymous commenters over on the A – Z blog today. You’re cordially invited to join the conversation.
Photo credit:  Crochet Hyperbolic Kelp, Margaret Wertheim, Creative Commons Attribution
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