Have you checked out the Italian craft magazine by Mani Di Fata?
They produce yarn and embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns.
Just check out these great crochet projects!
Lots using motifs in their garment design. I love motifs, you can crochet them anywhere.
You can definitely get lost surfing around. How fun!
By the way, if don't read Italian; check out Google's translator.