Unveiling Crochetville’s New Logo

Over the past few months, we have been busy behind the scenes working on our vision for Crochetville. As part of that vision, we have a new logo, which we are very excited to reveal today! The elements and colors in our new logo reflect many aspects of what crochet means to us and the beauty and benefits of crochet that we enjoy sharing with you. Before we talk about that, let’s say a fond farewell to our old logo:

Original Crochetville Logo

Donna created this logo back in 2004, when Crochetville was just a very small crochet message board hosted on a free platform, with a team of volunteer admins and moderators. The logo has served us well for the past 12 years. We, as well as many of you, have a very sentimental attachment to the blue crochet background and our crochet hook along with our name in the squiggly font.

For a long time, we’ve wanted to make a change to a professionally-designed logo that conveys what we see as the “heart and soul” of Crochetville. We finally decided that 2016 is the year to make that happen! We’ve spent the past several months refining our vision of Crochetville and working with a graphic design company to come up with a logo that really reflects that vision.

So now, with much excitement, we introduce you to our new logo:

Crochetville New Logo

We completed a questionnaire designed to help our graphic design team understand our vision and goals for Crochetville. We believe they created a winner: a logo that reflects what Crochetville is all about, through both the symbolism inherent in the graphic elements and the choice of colors. We decided to give our design team free reign to select colors they believed would provide the best representation of our vision. Purple and teal are favorite colors for both of us, so we were very excited to receive a concept featuring those colors! (You should see the amount of stash yarn each of us has in various shades of purple and teal!)

In 2013, we created a tagline that we believe very strongly reflects our vision for what Crochetville should do: help you enrich your life through crochet. Crochet enriches our lives in so many ways:

  • We can express our innate creativity through our pattern, yarn, and color choices, and even by creating our own designs.
  • We can express our love for special people in our lives by crocheting gifts.
  • We can help make the world a better place by crocheting for all sorts of different charities.
  • We can show support, compassion, and love to victims of disasters or tragedies by crocheting for them.
  • We can make money to support ourselves and our families by selling crocheted items or patterns, blogging, or doing other things in the crochet industry.
  • We can crochet garments that make us look and feel fabulous.
  • We can improve our physical, emotional, and mental health through crochet, as proven by many scientific studies.

Combine any or all of these things, and it’s easy to see how much crochet really does enrich our daily lives.

Crochetville is here to help embolden and empower each of you to realize just how special you truly are. We want to inspire you to try new crochet techniques. We want to get you excited about new patterns and yarns that you can use to enrich the lives of those around you. We want you to tell us about all the good things that crochet has brought to your life. We want you to recognize that your crochet can help you lead a life that is bold, beautiful, blissful, and brilliant!

The real world is full of strife and difficulties. Crochetville is our safe place where we can all come to escape those harsh realities and focus instead on things that will uplift us all. Over the years, we have developed a virtual family of crocheters. If you need support and encouragement as you face life’s difficulties, post on our forum or in our Facebook group, where you’ll find many other loving, caring crocheters who will lend a listening ear. If you just need someone to appreciate the work and effort behind your crochet creations, post a picture or tell your story: We’d love to share in the joy of your accomplishments.

So that’s our vision for how we want Crochetville to help you enrich your life through crochet. If you’d like to know more about how the graphic elements and colors in our logo reflect that vision, keep on reading.

Symbolism of Colors

The colors purple and violet represent:

  • royalty (Amy even wears a crown in our vendor booth at shows as a conversation starter!)
  • wisdom
  • spirituality
  • bravery (You have to be brave to moderate a Bates vs Boye crochet hook debate!)
  • soothing (The repetitive motion of crochet is so relaxing.)
  • imagination (We all use imagination when picturing how a pattern will look when made in a different color.)
  • introspection
  • balance between body and soul
  • balance between physical and spiritual energy
  • harmony of mind and emotions
  • encouragement of creative pursuits
  • magic and mystery

 

The color turquoise represents:

  • friendliness
  • happiness
  • enjoyment of life
  • helping open the line of communication between the heart and the spoken word
  • creation of emotional balance and stability
  • helping establish clear thinking and decision-making
  • heightening levels of creativity and sensitivity
  • enhancing empathy and caring
  • helping build self-esteem and love of ourselves, enabling us to love others
  • strong powers of observation and perception
  • recharging the spirit during mental stress and tiredness

 

Symbolism of Graphic Elements

The large C is actually a crochet hook, reflecting our focus on crochet.

The interior space of the C is a ball of yarn or thread.

The lacy tendrils represent the outpouring of spiritual and emotional energy.

There are many meanings associated with the lotus flower:

  • purity
  • beauty
  • rebirth
  • love
  • compassion
  • determination
  • growth of the soul from materialism to enlightenment
  • breaking free from burdens

 

Tell Us What You Think

We’d love to hear your thoughts about our new logo. Please leave a comment for us.

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18 thoughts on “Unveiling Crochetville’s New Logo”

  1. Well done!
    I LOVE your new logo.
    My favorite color is purple…and I have it
    almost everywhere…in bits, here and there.
    It makes me happy.
    I am working on a mostly turquoise shawlette now. ha!
    So…great colors!

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  2. Beautiful. I loved reading how it was devloped. I also like that now Crochetville can be recognized by just the COOK and ball part of logo. Great color choice too.

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  3. I love it! I think new beginnings are so exciting and the new logo is perfect! Congrats and keep on hooking πŸ™‚

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  4. I LOVE the new logo!! And thank you for enriching the meanings of everything in the logo by explaining the symbolisms of the colors and the graphic elements!

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  5. Looks great! So much meaning in such a small thing. I have noticed a LOT of us hookers are attracted to purple. LOL Keep up the good work. Loved Nat Cro Mo this year; I even won a book!

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  6. I am going to be different then everyone else. I do not get the new Logo. I understand the C and the ball of yarn, but not the squiggly things or the flower.
    Where is the hook, as it is Crochetville.
    I know you and Donna do a lot of work to keep the place going, but I just do not understand why the change.
    Just my opinion.

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  7. Beautiful and I love it. The representation of the colors and how they blend together came to be a perfect match. Turquoise is one of my favorite colors and I’ve worked with the stone for many years. It’s ancient representation of Friendship has always been close to my heart.
    I hope to see the change of the logo soon on the forum. πŸ™‚

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  8. “embolden and empower”?? What does THAT mean, exactly?
    And this, I had to chuckle: ”
    friendliness
    happiness
    enjoyment of life
    helping open the line of communication between the heart and the spoken word
    creation of emotional balance and stability
    helping establish clear thinking and decision-making
    heightening levels of creativity and sensitivity
    enhancing empathy and caring
    helping build self-esteem and love of ourselves, enabling us to love others
    strong powers of observation and perception
    recharging the spirit during mental stress and tiredness
    ” What IS this?? Sounds like a bunch of new-agey United Nations pamphlet, or a sales pitch for a Mindfulness/Bakrim Yoga center.

    Crochet is a hobby and a skill, not an “empowerment” nor does it increase empathy, or cause a “rebirth” – at least not in they way the pompous writer of this nonsense believes.

    Sorry, the “old” logo was not only more modern looking, it is prettier and less goofball!!

    Please, trash the woo-woo outer space stuff elsewhere…. ps I am not the only one laughing at this “unveiling” in this house, I’m just the only one who will take my precious time out to comment.

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    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the logo. We don’t expect everyone to love our new logo as much as we do. Just to clarify, the lists of color meanings are from the field of color psychology. We didn’t invent these interpretations. As far as embolden and empower, in today’s world, too many people feel beaten down by the cares and stresses of life. We want to help them use their crochet to create something positive in their lives and in the lives of others.

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      • I think it’s beautiful, and love not only the logo, but the story behind it. Crochet, as with any other art form, SHOULD embolden and empower (as well as enrich) its artists and community. Rock on!!

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  9. The new logo looks great and can’t wait to see on the the site. It has wonderful meaning behind the colors and I love how you took such special care with the design.

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