Late July Crochet Blog Link Love

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I spend so many hours per week reading crochet blogs that it’s kind of like an unpaid part-time job. Maybe I don’t get paid in cash but I do get rewarded with lots of great information, ideas and inspiration. Here are some that I’d love to share from this week:

  • Craft had an amazing post on how to cyanotype print on your crochet work. This adds a cool blue pattern to your work and looks like tons of fun. Definitely plan to try it at some point.
  • One Yarn After Another posted a super cute pattern called Groovy Girl Crocheted Jacket. It’s frilly and lovely and yet modern. It’s made in kid-sized but I may need to adapt the pattern to me-size like I recently did with an Affordable Wonders pattern.
  • Fresh Stitches unveiled a new line of tiny amigurumi patterns – one for every color of the rainbow. Super cute! She also shared how to crochet a row without turning.
  • Stitch Story shared a really lovely crochet necklace she designed using sock yarn that is featured in the new issue of Tangled.
  • Poetry in Yarn offered some great tips for traveling with your yarn crafts.
  • WEBS published a short video on the new trend towards Ruffle Yarns. It only talks about knitting, not crochet, but the video does show off a lot of different ruffle yarn brands and types. So it’s yarn eye candy. Anyone ever crocheted with this stuff?
  • Grandma’s Grapevine (the blog of the great yarn store in Tucson that I loved) shared some photos and links. I fell in love with the colorful high-texture Squiggles square pillow on the post!
  • Jasmine’s Crafts (the blog of a thirteen year old crafty girl!) did a fun interview of Rowena from An Open Book.
  • Handy Hooker gives great tips for learning about and finding yarn on Ravelry.
  • Bella Crochet shared her experience of giving up on a doily design, a post which gives a lot of insight into the ups and downs of crochet pattern design.
  • Marie at Underground Crafter did a great roundup of book reviews providing details about several books that are each filled with pattern stitches. Valuable post to bookmark.
  • CrochetMe had a super helpful instructional post on how to create linked crochet stitches to avoid some of the gapping that occurs when you are making fabric with tall stitches like treble crochet.
  • Crochet Today shared twelve different charities that you can crochet for this summer.
  • JJ Crochet revealed fun pictures of a Mr. Rogers statue yarnbombed with a huge crochet sweater made by Alicia Kachmar.
  • Tapestry Crochet profiles the beautiful work of Kathryn Kawasaki, which in turn taught me a little bit more about this type of crochet.
  • The Knook seems to be the hottest thing among crocheters right now and it’s on a blog tour so we can all learn more about it if we haven’t tried it yet. I liked the detailed Knook review by KRW Knitwear that was part of the blog tour.
  • And of course I read all of the Hookin’ Up project posts this week. Links to those in my roundup.
  • Also congrats to Gege Crochet who just had her baby (and has posted adorable pictures in a monkey hat!)
  • And congrats to Teresa Richardson (@CrochetGeek) who was featured in a YouTube report for her crochet videos, sandwiched between the likes of Dan Savage and Gov. Chris Christie.
  • And … Insomniac with a Hook is having a giveaway of yarn, hooks and patterns. It ends on Sunday. Please make sure to tell her that I sent you!
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