5 Must-See Crocheters
Check out these 5 must-see crocheters. From innovative to elegant, they lead the pack in terms of quality and popularity.
Heidi May of The Velvet Acorn
Heidi is a master of both crochet and knit, with an Etsy shop of nearly 500 items, including finished pieces and patterns. Her work is lauded in many Facebook groups and her patterns are much sought after. Having a beautiful model helps, I’m sure, but her work stands up to her presentation of it.
Hannah Martian of Hannah ofMars
Hannah taught herself crochet when she was 14, and – in addition to developing a unique and eclectic style – she has branched out into dyeing and spinning her own yarn. She’s a trendsetter who specializes in freeform crochet¹. Check out her Etsy shop at http://tidd.ly/efd22bd4
Prudence Mapstone is a prolific freeform textile (crochet and knitting, primarily) artist, published author, as well as a leader of workshops and projects, most recently the collaborative 50 Years of Flower Power Project (see below). She’s from Australia, and she is known and loved in many Facebook groups. Her artistry is recognized and revered by many of us in the industry.
Simply type “Prudence Mapstone” into Google or Facebook search, and you’ll find a lovely woman and an amazing body of work and projects to enjoy.
Angel brings our pets to life as drink cozies. She’s recreated over 30 breeds as crochet cozies, and she enjoys designing new ones for those with breeds not yet represented in her work. Angie said, in an interview with the Underground Crafter: “If you are a crafty dog lover, my designs will make you smile! I’ve recreated 31 dog breeds in yarn and plan to add new designs regularly. They are so much fun to design and make!”²
Su Ami is actually the name of the youngest in a family of 5 crafters who create amazing crochet miniatures. Located in Vietnam, they focus on using a combination of crochet and craft techniques to make – primarily – adorable miniature animals.