Not Your Grandmother’s Crochet

For handy design lovers yarning(!) for something new to do: check out the crochet patterns by Molla Mills. And not just another new take on granny squares!

Molla Mills

Molla Mills.

Molla Mills / Nemo Kustannus

Molla Mills / Nemo Kustanus.

She was into punk in her teenage years, and not afraid to show it, which raised a quite few eyebrows in her small home town at the time. Even though punk is behind her now, she’s still inked, delightfully unapologetic and very much down to earth. (Details from a feature in Helsingin Sanomat.) And she’s committed: Molla is planning to produce a whole series of crochet pattern books with the same fresh take.

(Virkkuri crochet book only in Finnish for now, with an English translation on the way. 2nd book in her series [on shapes and surfaces] is aimed at men. Also Virkkuri Tumblr blog.)

Because when you find your thing, you might just get swept away by it.