Welcome to The Gingerbread Bunny! I'm Sarah, a textile artist specialising in crochet and felt based in Wigan in the North-West of England.

On my blog, you can find my day-to-day craft adventures and tutorials.

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Friday, 1 May 2015

Crochet Trend 1 - Large Motifs

Deramores (the lovely people who sell a wide array of yarn in just about every fibre and colour) have launched their Blog competition for 2015. They've asked 6 bloggers to share what they think is a key crochet or knitting trend and then we (the bloggers who hope to win £500 of yarn - that's a lot of yarn!) share our take on the trend. It's definitley worth checking out the competition and it really does get you thinking about your crochet (or knitting!)

Large Motifs

The first trend I'm going to blog about is large motifs as previously blogged about by Dedri Uys of lookatwhatimade

This trend jumped out at me right away as I'm currently part of the Moogly Afghan Square CAL, making large afghan squares to stitch together to make a blanket.

I started just before Christmas, using yarn from my stash,  with the 2014 motifs and am now working through the 2015 squares as they're published - I get very excited waiting for the next one.

The great thing about large motifs is that not only do they look fabulous, and can be made using the ends of yarn balls from other projects, but, for those of us that are a little impatient, you feel like your making progress towards your blanket rather quickly (and there aren't as many squares to stitch together so less ends to weave in.)

Large motifs aren't only great for blankets but can be used for a whole range of projects - cushion covers, bags and how fabulous would one look on the back of a crochet jacket? I definitley need to try the jacket idea!

Here are my 5 favourite large motifs from the Moogly CAL:

Flower Tile Afghan Square - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-tile-afghan-square

More V's Please - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/more-vs-please---12-square

Tamara's Kismet Square - http://jessieathome.com/tamaras-kismet-square

Starburst Square - http://www.triflesntreasures.com/my-attempt-at-blogging/starburst-squarefree-12-afghan-square-pattern#.VUN3l354WK2

Pinwheel Afghan Square - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flower-tile-afghan-square

This post is my submission to the Deramores Craft Blog Competition 2015. Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies. Visit www.deramores.com for more details. 

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