Bright Things: And the People Who Make Them, International Crochet Day

12 September, 2011

in Bright Things,Crocheting & Knitting

Jomsom Trek - Orange? Hat? Hat for your orange?

Nepal, by Deadly Knitshade

Hello! Did you know that today was International Crochet Day?

In honor of the day, I created a fun little photo gallery for you of people crocheting all over the world….

Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania

Tasmania, by Never Knew

Crocheting a hat

Morocco, by XenaDog08

The crochet goes on

Rwanda, by Revafisheye

Mumbai Crochet

Mumbai, India, by Nick Harris1

Otavalo animal and crafts market, Ecuador 2008 285

Ecuador, by HAKANU


Kyrgyzstan, by Venerata Noce di Cocco


South Africa, by Lauren Barkume

I must admit, what started out as a fun, heartwarming round up became a cathartic exercise for me.

By the end of gathering these photos for us, I was all teary.  It is such a balm to the soul to see people from all over creating good things after a day like yesterday.

I hope this inspires you in some way, too.

I know it’s inspired me to make sure I get some photos of me actually doing my creative work, rather than always being the one behind the camera.

Much love to you!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin Fickert-RowlandNo Gravatar

I love this! What beautiful people making beautiful things! Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!


ElizabethNo Gravatar

You are most welcome!


PamNo Gravatar

So, so beautiful. Thanks, Elizabeth.

This doesn’t compare to what you shared above, but I thought you might appreciate the crocheted bicycle dress guards I blogged a while back — see take #4 here:


Don OlneyNo Gravatar

Very nice! Thanks.


pamNo Gravatar

This is exactly in one post what i love so much about the blogiverse! the connections between people all over the world sharing their creative spirit.

Thank you for all the work you put into this post.


ElizabethNo Gravatar

Pam, yes, yes,yes! Exactly. Thanks for stopping by!


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