crochet cactu 600x480 15 Crochet Cacti for the Desert Lover at Heart

Although I love San Francisco, there are things that I miss about my desert Tucson home. I miss the summer lightning storms and the way that the creosote smells like rain. I miss the bold sunsets. I miss the mountains that appear no matter where you look. Today I thought I’d give a nod to the desert with this roundup of 15 different examples of crochet cacti; some are patterns and others are finished art.

1. Stop Motion Animation Crochet Cactus

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2. Micro Crochet Cactus Collection

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By Etsy’s MuffaMiniatures; see more tiny crochet here

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Link love is my way of giving back to the crochet community by highlighting the great work out there each week from crochet bloggers, designers, artists and more. Here are this week’s links …

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Crochet Quote

“It’s hard to accept the truth, but I have to admit it. Too much yarn is staring me right in the face and I have to do something about it! I can find some comfort in the fact that I am not alone in this. In fact, there is even a term for people who collect a lot of yarn. No, I’m not talking about “yarn hoarder,” although that must be a real thing, right? I’m talking about people who have reached SABLE, which stands for “Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.” – @artlikebread on @crochetspot

Crochet Art

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Mandy Greer has a crochet / fiber art installation called The Ecstatic Moment at Hudson River Museum until September 14. There was a nice article about the artist @nytimes

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Yarnbombed bench in Jakarta, done by a collective of 23 crocheters known as RajutKejut (which translates to “shock knitting”)

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Yarn Review: Mistero by Adriafil

by Kathryn on August 29, 2014 · 0 comments

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img 8072 Yarn Review: Mistero by Adriafil

Over the past several weeks I’ve been sharing the yarns that I received from Adriafil Yarns to test out what they have to offer. All of these Italian yarns are lovely but I’ve saved the best for last (or at least the one that was my favorite): Mistero.

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Mistero is a bulky yarn that is made up of 53% wool and 47% acrylic. It’s super soft and plush to the touch, making it lovely to work with.

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Visual Chronology of Crochet Artist Olek

Crochet Artists August 29, 2014

The very first crochet artist that I ever profiled on this blog was Olek. At the time (January 2011) she was just beginning to get widespread attention for her unique style of crochet art. I

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Crocheter Profile: Flo

Crochet News August 28, 2014

Flo has been sharing some of her crochet experiences with me recently via email and she said that I could share them on the blog.

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How To Crochet a Granny Triangle in the Round

Crochet Tutorials August 28, 2014

How To Crochet a Granny Triangle in the Round

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14 Examples of High Fashion Crochet

Crochet Fashion August 28, 2014

I adore when crochet is elevated to high fashion. Here are some terrific examples of what I mean.

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