No technique is more readily associated with crochet than
the crochet motif. It has been used as the building block for a variety of home
decor items including afghans, bags, and garments. And though early examples
date back to the 1800s, these motifs are still favorites for designers.
|Thoroughly Modern Granny Jacket
From the beginning of Interweave
Crochet's creation, crochet motifs have been a staple for sweater design. They
were in our first issues, and they continue to gain popularity in the current
The Thoroughly Modern Granny Jacket by Candi Jensen was
published in Interweave Crochet 2004.
This crochet and knit combination jacket is built around classic granny square panels.
The granny square is the most famous crochet motif. With the four color
construction, these granny squares are classic representations. It still
retains a great vintage retro appeal, meaning this great sweater will always be
For the Summer 2008 issue of Interweave Crochet, Robyn Chachula designed a gorgeous motif vest
inspired by the delicate flower. The Gladiolus Vest is crocheted entirely from motifs
worked in a single color. The result is a sophisticated garment that brings the
crochet motif into the modern crochet world.
The Abelia Jacket by Judith L. Swartz was published in the Interweave Crochet Winter 2011 issue.
Lacy crochet motifs, reminiscent of granny squares, are worked in panels to create
the body of this fabulous top. The luxurious mohair and wool blend yarn fashion
a beautiful drape.
Whether you want to find the perfect motif garment, learn a
new crochet technique like Tunisian crochet or broomstick lace, or complete and
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P.S. Which crochet motif design is your favorite?