In the loop - 5 ways with crochet


In the hot seat

Industrial metal stools tend to be pretty icy and uninviting in winter, but simple crochet covers will sort that out in no time. Make them from yarn that contains synthetic fibres so you can simply throw them in the washing machine to get rid of food and drink stains.

A new twist

Dalena White lovingly recovers, cleans and adorns skulls and horns using the age-old craft of crochet. Displayed against a neutral background, these quirky wool and cotton pieces from Artvark Gallery in Kalk Bay are quite the conversation starter.

Fly your flag

Try this more grown-up take on bunting without losing its whimsical appeal; more advanced crochet fundis can try a variety of neutral tones in each flag.

No water required

We’re crazy about Projekt’s Fair Trade crochet cacti made by craftswomen based in Hout Bay, Cape Town – they make for a cheeky addition to a bookshelf.

In disguise

Conceal unsightly plastic plant pots with these simple crochet baskets; they can also double up as storage containers for odds and ends once your indoor plants have outgrown their pots.

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