Updated: Jun 7
Crochet is already pretty fiddly - but apparently not enough of a challenge on its own for the many micro-crocheters out there making tiny intricate worlds and characters. I've always been in awe of anyone who can work on such a delicate scale and decided to create a compilation to showcase my favourite artists of miniature crochet pieces (and a couple of knitted items too!).
For anyone discovering micro-crochet for the first time - it is usually worked with a hook size of 1mm or smaller. Mini-crochet can be done with slightly larger crochet hooks. The very smallest micro-crochet creations are made using sewing thread and can be teeny enough to sit on a fingertip. Each piece takes an enormous amount of time and patience to create, and can include an incredible amount of detail.
We also recommend the HiyaHiya Mini-Snips to accompany your project - they are great for snipping fiddly bits of thread.
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Check out the incredible '100 Micro Crochet Motifs' written by Steffi Glaves - an extremely thorough introduction to micro-crocheting and a whole range of beautiful pieces to try your hand at creating.
For prospective mini-crocheters out there - Lauren Espy's series '100 Days of Mini Amigurumi' is really worth a look. With multiple volumes available, there are a whole rainbow of amigurumi options to bring to life.
Check out this page for even more miniature - including knitting, embroidery and model-making!
The cover photo for the blog features another one of pandasquidstl's creations.
For the knitters out there, make sure you check out @mochimochiworld to join in making some miniatures of your own!
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