Crochet Blog Roundup: June in Review

by Kathryn on June 30, 2012 · 0 comments

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Another month has come and gone. There were a few hiccups with the blog this month, with a little bit of downtime due to problems with my web hosting service. Thanks for hanging in there with me through that! Here’s the end-of-the-month roundup of everything that this blog had on it in June.

Popular June Posts

My most popular June post was, not surprisingly, a giveaway post in which I had the honor of offering a lucky reader the cute crochet chameleon pattern from Planet June.

Although not the most popular, my favorite post to write was the one on two different groups of crocheters that defy the stereotypes people sometimes have about who crochets. And I also enjoyed sharing some writing about how crochet can be helpful when trying to beat an addiction.

Crochet Ideas and Inspiration Posts

These roundup posts were designed to inspire; I hope they did!

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Project Ideas for Crocheters who Love Buttons

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20 Awesome Doily Dresses

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20 Crochet Wedding Ideas for the DIY Bride

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Plus 12 Crochet Wedding Dresses

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20 Creative Things a Crocheter Can do with Paper

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Maxi vs Mini Dress Crochet

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20 Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns

Foreign Language Crochet Blogs

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I have fallen in love with looking at crochet blogs written in other languages and I’ve shared some of my favorites with you:

To go along with this, I did a roundup of how to say crochet in 25 languages.

Crochet Art and Artists

I profiled the work of several artists:

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Magda Van Der Vloed

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Ingrid Zambrano

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Gooseflesh

In other crochet art news:

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Melissa Maddonni Haims covered a piano in crochet

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A Yarn Garden display opened in Northern California

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Eco-art plarn project Something in the Water launched a version in Brazil

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And I’ve been playing around with making some crochet art of my own

1970s Crochet Designers

I explored the work of some really terrific crochet designers from the 1970s:

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Janet Lipkin Decker

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Lannie (Martowe) Hart

Crochet Fashion

I did the monthly celebrity crochet roundup, of course. And I went to the Gaultier exhibit here so I shared photos of Gaultier crochet.

I looked at the crochet items in the lines of several famous fashion designers:

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John Galliano

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Jil Sander

And there was some crochet fashion news to share here and there:

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Dolce and Gabbana launched a kids line

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Full-figure Designer Ashley Nell Tipton launched a new line that incorporates a few crochet details here and there

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Michael Kors revealed that he used to crochet

General Crochet News

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The big news this month was the issue about the Ravelympics so I had to do an overview of the issue.

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A Fair Trade organization has a Kickstarter project to fund LED-light covered crochet Frisbees

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Vickie Howell started the Purple Stitch Project to benefit kids with epilepsy

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A teen pitched a crochet business to investors

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TAFA offered a discount to my readers; the deal has ended but if you missed it the post still has the info about what TAFA is all about

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The In Treble Afghan Square was a popular pattern with many people

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World Wide Knit and Crochet in Public Week happened

My Crochet

I shared links to some of my creative writing about crochet. And …

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I frogged a pillow and made it into an oversized crochet shrug

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I hung my circle vests on the wall to make art

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I showed you how my crochet blanket is being used as a tablecloth

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I worked on lots of different granny square projects

On Pinterest

I thought I’d add note, for those of you who are into Pinterest crochet things, that I also added some new pin boards:

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The image above comes from @evenhoward. It’s part of my new board of images that show crochet hooks with books. So fun to see what crocheters read!

Some of my other newest boards include Olympics Knit and Crochet, Yarnbombing and Crochet for the Home.

Happy July everyone! Do you have any big crochet projects planned for this summer?

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