Crochet Link Love, end of July

It’s time for a little bit of link love. Here were my favorite crochet blog posts from the week around the web:

Something Special

The Olympics have kicked off and that means so have the Ravellenic Games (formerly called the Ravelympics). There are lots of options for participating in this event which is a Ravelry-based way to connect to your knit and crochet community while challenging yourself. There’s a Get Started Guide on Ravelry to help you out.

Smart Crochet Words

  • Q&A With the Crochet Geek. @crochettoday interviewed Teresa Richardson.
  • Edie Eckman Classes. The designer shares an explanation of the difference between two of her similar classes – one at Stitches and one on Craftsy.
  • Essential Crochet Books for your Library. Dora Ohrenstein shares a great roundup for starting a crochet resource library over at Jimmy Beans Wool. I agree with all her choices but would add Seamless Crochet by Kristin Omdahl and Edie Eckman’s Around the Corner Crochet Border to finish it off.
  • How to Weave in Ends. Sarah London offers this photo-rich tutorial. I saw the link over at CraftGossip where JD shared a positive attitude about weaving in ends, which I think is awesome because I’m usually a griper at this stage and that’s not a good way to be. I’m going to adopt JD’s attitude the next time it comes time to weave in ends!
  • Get a Craftsy Pal. Get more involved with the @beCraftsy website by signing up to get your own Craftsy pal – a sort of digital craftspiration pen pal.

Beautiful Crocheted Creations

Posie Gets Cozy finished this beautiful version of the Alpine Frost Scarf by by Amy O’Neill Houck. Click through to see a terrific photo of it being blocked.

Gorgeous crochet work from Spanish blog Bricoarts

I love the neutral gradient color scheme used on this neat ripple blanket by Cosmicpluto

Thornberry did a beautiful job on her new crochet jacket

I love the buttons and zipper detail on the crochet cardigan by Untangling Knots

Bunny Mummy has finished this lovely colorful daisy square crochet blanket. I encourage you to click through to her post to see more beautiful photos.

New Crochet Patterns

Best Crochet Video of the Week

New amigurumi-rich vlog post from The Dope Fiends

Other Things

  • 7 Publicity Ideas for Your Arts and Crafts Business. I loved the practical ideas in this article by @B2Community. I especially liked the suggestion to discuss your business problems and how you are overcoming them. This is a great way to generate conversation in your community to get attention for your business rather than just shamelessly promoting yourself.
  • Roundup of Yarncrafting Accessories. @LionBrandYarns shared some fun crochet/knitting/yarn accessories like posters, mugs and pins.
  • At the Art Market. Dutch blogger Lindevrousweb shared photos from a local art / craft market. There’s some crochet in there along with lots of other cute things. I love the paper porcupines!
  • Purl Soho Photos. One Sheepish Girl took a trip to a yarn store and shared some luscious yarn photos.

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Kathryn

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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