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Spotted: A Crochet Bike in NYC

I was walking through the Lower East Side of New York City when I spotted this bike, completely covered in crochet. Notice that even the kick-stand and wheels are completely covered!

I'm not sure where it came from or why it was there, but it was a fun sight that reminded me of the surprising places you can come across yarn art.

In what unexpected places have you spotted yarn? Let us know by leaving a comment!

Updated: Turns out the bike is a piece by Olek, a Brooklyn-based crochet artist who works in colorful crochet, creating arresting moments of pop colors in the urban landscape!

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  • http://www.enobyting.com/?p=2443 Har din cykel stået stille længe…

    [...] … så skulle du måske lige tjekke hvordan den har det…dette foto er fra New York, og er fundet hos Lion Brand. [...]

  • http://www.coolcraftsites.com/2010/coolcraftnews/crochet-covered-bicycle-in-nyc/ Crochet-Covered Bicycle in NYC

    [...] friend, Zontee, over at Lion Brand Yarn, posted a picture of this crochet-covered bicycle she spotted while out in New York. Notice that even the kick-stand and wheels are completely [...]

  • http://www.crafts-kids.info/crafts-news-and-projects/crochet-covered-bicycle-in-nyc/ Crochet-Covered Bicycle in NYC | Crafts Kids :: Free Crafts Network

    [...] friend, Zontee, over at Lion Brand Yarn, posted a picture of this crochet-covered bicycle she spotted while out in New York. Notice that even the kick-stand and wheels are completely [...]

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Casa-CocoLoco/100000807826014 Casa CocoLoco

    Very cool! Reference to this and other crochet in the news at http://casacocoloco.ning.com/forum/topics/crochet-in-the-news

  • http://www.smallforbig.com mari

    So cool. I love it when art and knit intersect. I'm actually trying to find a way to do that in my own artwork/knitting. In the meantime, wouldn't this be a great way to personalize a kid's bike? Obviously don't cover the wheels ... I included a link to your post at my kids design blog: Small for Big.
    Thanks for sharing the picture!
    http://smallforbig.com/2010/05/designlinks_hankieparachutetoy_funnytoddlergame.html

  • http://www.crafts-kids.info/crafts-news-and-projects/your-crafty-comments/ Your Crafty Comments | Crafts Kids :: Free Crafts Network

    [...] lastly, when I posted this picture of a crochet-covered bicycle from our friends at Lion Brand Yarn and asked if anyone knew the story behind it, I was thrilled that reader, zeina1, had the details [...]

  • http://www.irideblog.com/2010/06/crochet-by-cyclist/ Crochet by cyclists | irideblog.com

    [...] Lion Brand [...]

  • http://blog.lionbrand.com/2011/01/07/a-bull-in-a-sweater/ A Bull in a Sweater | Lion Brand Notebook

    [...] sweater clad statue is the iconic Wall Street Bull.  Olek, the same artists who brought us the crocheted bicycle, crocheted this fabulous cozy.  You can see her putting it all together in the video [...]

  • http://www.ChellBellz.Wordpress.com/ ChellBellz

    this means that someone was hit on a bike so it's a memorial.

  • Briggs

    It's a ghost bike, like the post before me mentioned, it is a memorial to someone who was hit.

  • nate

    Saw anohter one in NoLita around ELizabeth and Broome, and 3rd one in Financial District today!!!

  • http://blog.lionbrand.com/2013/05/13/yarn-bomb-your-bicycle-for-bike-week/ 6 Patterns to Yarn-Bomb Your Bike | Lion Brand Notebook

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