Artist Nathan Vincent crocheted and knitted an entire locker room. He has also knitted taxidermy busts, urinals, guns, and tools. His goal is to represent masculine objects in a new and softer medium.
Yep, crocheted boobs. There's been recent hype over “Knitted Knockers”, a charity that provides special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Supposedly, lactation consultants use them to help teach new mothers how to breastfeed.
Sally Noedel crochets and sells Donald Trump voodoo-doll pincushions regularly receives death threats from Trump supporters. While her pincushions are meant to be humorous, she notes that it seems his supporters really believe in voodoo. Really? Absolutely amazing.
One woman specializes in crocheting unconventional items, such as replicas of human feces, toilet paper, and sex toys.
The crochet hook and hair cap set is still being sold. Creating highlights in your hair at home requires pulling strands of hair through the cap with the hook and then coloring those pieces. The crochet hook and hair cap set is still being sold.
One of the most amazing facts about crochet is that the longest crochet chain in the entire world is a staggering 130km (80.78 miles) long. Made by Frenchwoman Anne Vanier-Drüssel, the crochet chain took just over 5 months to complete starting on the 15th of June 2008 and finishing on November 26th, 2008.
The Guinness World Record for the largest crochet blanket is held by Subashri Natarajan, of India. She had the help of over 2,000 women, from 14 countries, to combine hundreds of 40x40 inch sections to create the massive piece. The mega-blanket measured approximately 120,000 square feet, or about the size of one-and-a-half football fields. After the record was confirmed, much of the piece was donated to charities.
Yarn bombing (which is basically yarn graffiti) is a fun and expressive way for knitters and crocheters to display their work in public places. It is a type of street art in which any type of yarn is crocheted or knitted onto an object in public. It's a type of temporary graffiti that uses yarn.
As a true testament to the versatility of this craft you can find fine artists who have used crochet as their technique of choice. Some favorites are Shauna Richardson, creating life-sized brown bears, tigers, donkeys and more. She has patented her style as 'crochetdermy’. Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam crochets jaw dropping ‘playscapes’ in Canada and Japan. Famous crocheters include Patricia Arquette, Anne Bancroft, Clara Barton, U.S. President James Buchanan, George Washington Carver, Jane Seymour, and Madonna. Queen Victoria of England (1837 – 1901) crocheted and contributed to the craft's early popularity.