Literally thousands of crocheters agree, Swedish crochet designer Johanna Lindahl is a brilliant crochet artist. Her designs are visually stunning pieces that would be a gorgeous addition to any crocheter's home or wardrobe.
As per usual I spent most of the morning looking through Mijo Crochet patterns again wondering if I'd ever be able to squeeze in the time to work on one of Johanna Lindahl's projects. The answer is, a definite, maybe. LOL Naturally someone as talented as Johanna Lindahl has a fairly large body of work that spans the gamut from decorations to wearable accessories. I am going to enjoy sharing the highlights with my readers! (many of the patterns are free!)
Whether or not you actually crochet it is a true pleasure to look at the Mijo Crochet website. The crocheted designs are more like art pieces one would see in a museum. The color, shapes, and stitches all drenched with a sense of the natural world that surrounds Johanna Lindahl in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. (Check out these pictures of the area at Tripadvisor see if you agree with me)
Home and Family are very important in Sweden and it shows in Johanna Lindahl's work! As a fiber artist I love to make projects that make a home feel warm, and beautiful. Check out these pieces from Mijo Crochet:
There are plenty of clothing accessories to choose from if one is looking for a piece of wearable art. I wear shawls because I love the feel of them the soft drape around the arms is so comforting. They make wonderful donations to charity also. Johanna Lindahl has an array of shawls, scarves, and even a poncho.
Of course it's June so that means warm weather in the USA. One may want a scarf or two to keep off the chill but a scarf that highlights those gradient colors that are so popular right now.
Crocheters are often in need of patterns for housewarming parties, the holidays, birthdays ect. Not to mention spicing up the look of our own homes. Mijo Crochet has some beautiful patterns for those purposes.
I never thought I'd say this aloud let alone write it but I am kind of taken with the hexagon shaped blocks. The shape has been around for a long time but they were never made very simple to understand until recently. Mijo Crochet has 3 block designs on her webpage.
Thank you to all of you for reading today and to Johanna Lindahl for such completely amazing designs. Crocheted poetry! You can find Johanna Lindahl on Facebook, (16,000+ likes can't be wrong) Ravelry, and Instagram. If you use one of her many free patterns, buy her a cup of coffee :)
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