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Crocheted Vessels: A Simple Crochet Stitch Elevated To Functional, Colorful Art

This crocheted vessel by Juliane Anderson was one of my favorite things to photograph for CraftSanity Magazine issue 2. The colorful mix of roving and yarn come together to form a wonderful coiled structure that is doubles as functional art and handmade eye candy. Don’t you love the colors?!

And the wonderful thingĀ  about this design is that the pattern (on page 40 of issue 2) doesn’t get any more complicated than single crochet. Once you get a feel for crocheting around the roving, it’s easy to customize the pattern to make vessels of varying shapes and sizes.

The vessels above are examples of what you get if you if you follow the pattern as written. But the designer has created many variations using the same basic technique including the one to the left.

When I catch a break in the action, I’d like to crochet a cozy vessel for Justine to sleep in. Of course, her constant napping seems to be going well without a fancy new bed. Oh, the sleepy life of a cat. She came downstairs for a 2:30 a.m. snack just as I was wrapping up work on my Michigan map dishcloth pattern this morning. (More about the dishcloth later.)

Anyway, if you live in West Michgan and want to check out the crocheted vessels in person, head over to the Threadbender Yarn Shop, 2767 44th Street Southwest in Wyoming, Michigan. I just dropped off the last sample vessel yesterday and restocked the shop with issue 2, so you can go snag a copy if you wish. Call ahead (616-531-6641) to reserve your copy by phone.

If you live farther out and don’t have access to a corporate jet, you can order a copy as a PDF in the side bar of this site or get print copy here.

Ok, I better get on with the next item on today’s to-do list. I will be back later to post the winner of the friendship bracelet maker, so stay tuned!

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Comment from Glenys
Time: April 8, 2011, 4:05 am

The vessels are really colourful and pretty!

Comment from Sharon
Time: April 11, 2011, 8:21 am

Oh now wouldnt that make an awesome rug?!

Comment from Brittany
Time: February 5, 2012, 2:15 am

Beautiful! I found you through Creative Jewish Mom. I’d love to try this.

Comment from Liz Kudro
Time: March 28, 2012, 7:50 am

Thanks soo much can’t wait to try this~~

Comment from Catherine Barney
Time: June 8, 2012, 10:13 am

Trying to get the right issue of the crocheted vessels A simple stitch elevated to functional colorful art. It’s shown in vivid colors yellow teal, red etc. Almost looks like basket weaving. Will order that magazine or PDF once I know which issue it is in. By the way that is truly stunning and I want to learn how to do that. Thanks!

Comment from Teresa Valdez
Time: May 15, 2013, 5:16 pm

I just bought Issue 2 through Pay Pal but you didn’t ask for my address or information. How do I get this magazine????

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Comment from Lynn Hilton
Time: October 16, 2013, 11:28 am

Hi

I am interested in the crocheted vessels. I believe the pattern is included in Issue 2….is that right if so I would like to order it.

Thanks
Lynn Hilton

Comment from Wilma Cleaveland
Time: May 19, 2014, 11:58 am

I too am interested in the crocheted vessels. What is the fabric underneath the coiled stitching? More information about this would be appreciated or I am willing to buy the issue of the magazine. Anxious for your reply.

Comment from susan
Time: June 25, 2014, 6:44 am

Tried to order Issue 2-pdf thru paypal and not sure it went through. did not get a confirmation. Any suggestions? thanks, susan

Comment from Chris Carmack
Time: November 2, 2014, 12:32 am

I’d like to subscribe to CraftSanity but am confused about doing it. Is it a pdf file to download, or a printed issue? I also couldn’t figure out the price to subscribe. Guess I a wee bit dense. I’m really interested in the crocheted container shown above.

cheers,
chris carmack

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