Turn Your Favorite Photos into Stunning Crochet Artwork

Channing Tatum in all his glory!

I haven’t published a blog post in almost a month because I’ve been working furiously to build a section of my blog to showcase my new crochet photo patterns. This has been a labor of love undertaken by several Crochet By Numbers instructors and myself to learn how to make the photo patterns that we so love to crochet.

When we first started, we had a few ideas about where to begin but couldn’t see far enough into the future to know for sure how we were going to accomplish our goal. However, we knew at a gut level that we would do it and so never gave up.

Sara Duggan, one of my pattern testers, created this collage of the different stages of her work on my pattern of her son.
Sara Duggan, one of my pattern testers, created this collage of the different stages of her work on my pattern of her son.

Little by little, we discovered all of the pieces to the puzzle and were finally able to put them together to create the pattern-making process.

A couple of us, including myself, have decided to add another aspect to our crochet business by selling these pattern at prices the hobby crocheter can afford.

One thing I thought was extremely important was to test not only the patterns but the pattern making process. As a result, I’ve been able to refine the text I include in each of my patterns that explains how to execute them.

This way, you really don’t need any extra training to do them. All you need to know is how to single crochet, change colors, and tie knots.

My pattern tester, Linda Torres, crocheted this piece for her friends, owners of Republica Empanada, a popular restaurant in downtown Mesa, Arizona.

Testing also helped me refine the photo-to-pattern conversion process so that each pattern results in a crocheted piece that closely matches the photo on which it is based.

A piece based on one of my free crochet photo patterns.

In addition to crochet photo patterns for sale, I’ve included a couple of free patterns that are designed to familiarize you with the pattern format and give you some  practice crocheting from them before tackling the more complex patterns.

So if you want to create your very own crochet objets d’art, check out the blog pages I’ve created to describe this new aspect of my crochet business.

And if you don’t crochet but would like to add some of these crocheted pieces to your art collection, I am doing work on commission, as well.

I've been crocheting for over 40 years and blogging since 2004 - two of my favorite things in the world to do besides walking the beaches of windward Oahu, Hawaii.

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