A Look Inside The Art of Crochet Blankets

Crochet is my passion and it has been since I first taught myself the craft in 2005. Blogging was an emerging form and YouTube was in its infancy, so I started with books I checked out from the library. I also joined a group of other crocheters and we would meet in a café, where they helped me correct some of the techniques I was doing all wrong and we had a lot of yarny fun.

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Back then, I was already crocheting on a daily basis, trying any pattern I could get my hands on, until I eventually found myself fixated on crochet blankets. Since that time, I have made over 300 blankets, and there is no end in sight. Each and every day, you can find me at my home in Texas with a hook in my hand and a cup of coffee by my side.

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A Love for Crochet Blankets meets Artful Inspiration

My book The Art of Crochet Blankets is so much more than a straightforward pattern book. In each chapter, we will explore inspiration from other art forms: weaving, digital art, screen-printing, quilting, tile design, and even paper crafts. The featured artist for each medium is an influencer in their field. I chose three of their works from which to draw inspiration, and I translated aspects of their work into innovative crochet blankets.

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© F+W Media, Inc. by George Boe

Through these inspired designs, I hope you’ll find new ways to spot shapes, textures, and colors in other beautiful art forms and transform those attributes into your own crochet projects. In addition to the uniquely constructed crochet blanket designs in the book, I’ve incorporate interesting techniques that you can use to inspire your own future designs.

I hope you will love how these crochet blankets make you flex your creative muscles. If you are looking to develop, refresh, or evolve your hooky hobby and learn some new skills along the way, then go ahead, and grab a copy of The Art of Crochet Blankets, pick a chapter, and dive in.

— Rachele Carmona

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Sink your hooks into some new crochet blanket inspiration!