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Inspiration for DIY Crocheted Home Accents

Inspiration for DIY Crocheted Home Accents

Impart some depth and color to your home with crochet. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite, non-traditional accessories to help inspire ideas on making your own, either out of natural fibers or recycled materials.

Above: We have long been admirers of these handknit Urchin Poufs from Thomas Eyck: The chunky texture, rich shades, and organic forms are alluring, and their modular nature makes them a practical accent piece for the home.

Above: Perfect for adding warmth; Barcelona-based La Casa De Coto creates hand crocheted stool covers out of cotton. This particular design is meant to be put over the Alseda stool from Ikea.

Above: Add chunky texture to your bed with a crocheted throw, such as this Oatmeal and Mustard colored one by Toast.

Crocheted Cactus

Above: Unexpected greenery: A Crocheted Cactus, hand-knitted by a Toronto artist.

Above: A perfect indoors project for the winter months: create your own rag rug. We spotted this version crocheted from cotton muslin on Save Haven. Connect the strips by crocheting them so that one strip overlaps the next. (Image via Ribbons Undone.)

Above: This delicately textured rug is ideal for a bedroom.  For complete step-by-step instructions on crocheting your own, go to Purl Bee’s tutorial. (Image via Ribbons Undone.)

For more crocheting ideas, check out Remodelista’s posts Storage: Clothes Hangers from Wood and Wool, Shopper’s Diary: Save Haven in New York and Rugs: Lace Rugs by Hooked and Design in Finland.

 

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2:13PM PST on Jan 21, 2013

I agree with Jane.Still a nice idea!

12:00PM PST on Jan 18, 2012

nice ideas

3:16PM PST on Jan 17, 2012

thanks for sharing these ideas

9:19AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

awesome*

9:19AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Those sitting things looks AWEDOME! I could never be arsed to do something like that though..

8:36AM PST on Jan 17, 2012

Thank you. But the crocheted cactus is a bit much for me....


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3:17PM PST on Jan 16, 2012

Great roundup showing how crochet can be used in so many great ways throughout the home!

9:17AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I love to crochet and have been doing it since I was ten years old. Thanks to my amazing Great Grandmother (RIP) I have a love for anything remade, recycled, reused, or created.

9:12AM PST on Jan 16, 2012

I had hoped the links would have instructions on how to make these fun-looking items instead of places to buy them from someone else.

8:29AM PST on Jan 15, 2012

Crocheting and knitting have been completely revamped in the last few years. Both are now considered hip and trendy due to famous people who have these hobbies. They are gain popularity with kids, teenagers & adults, both male and female. The yarns are fabulous now too -- nothing like poor quality available pre-90s.

If you are interested in improving your skills, you can have friends and help at your fingertips for free. There are several communities online nowadays. My favorite is ravelry dot com and it's a good example of what's out there. It's free to join and there are groups for people with my interests or needs. For example a recycling group taught me how to turn dead tshirts into yarn that I can make rugs with. A group into sustainability gave me a tip for knitting appliques to cover stains on my favorite clothes so I can keep wearing them. I speak 2 languages & can hang out in both. Family history, gardening, raising small children, you name it, there's a group for it.

So if you used to do handcrafts and think it might be worth taking up again (better than snacking before the TV) then check out online communities or local free groups. They're a lot of fun and can help you make a difference to the world at the same time.

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