Crochet Link Love (Best Articles of the Week)

You might have missed these posts during the week but if you’re a crochet lover then you shouldn’t have! That’s why I’ve rounded them up for you here.

Something Special

Congrats to the crafters who are making it into magazines. Mon Petit Violin has a cute crochet sock pattern in the new issue of Inside Crochet (UK). And One Sheepish Girl got her blog mentioned in Making Magazine.

Smart Crochet Words

  • Exploring Crochet Motifs. Dora Ohrenstein is over on the Jimmy Beans blog talking about the fun of playing around with crochet motifs. It’s a good inspiring read.
  • How to Make A Crochet Pattern. Rachel over @CrochetSpot talks about her process when coming up with new crochet designs.
  • Crochet Boutique Book Review. Crochet Mama’s Blog did a review of this new book of 30 crochet patterns by Rachael Oglesby. Keep your eye on this blog because I’ll be doing my own review of it soon as well.

Crochet Interviews

  • A Literary Inspired Afghan. CrochetMe interviews Abbi Byrd about her afghan pattern in Piecework, inspired by the book Like Water for Chocolate.
  • Kim Guzman Interview. Video interview with crochet designer Kim Guzman over on the Annie’s page.
  • Interview with Gail Callahan. Kristin Nichols explains that “this past year, Gail launched her “Color Grid” as a stand alone tool for knitters, crocheters, stitchers, gardeners, artists…… anyone who is curious to learn more about using color, or perhaps fearful.” This interview tells us more about that.
  • Fresh Stitches chats with CraftyPod. Listen to this podcast chat between two great voices in the crafty community!

Beautiful Crochet Creations

Dutch blog Karin aan de haak! is making these cute ribboned crochet hearts.

Learn more about this freeform crochet carousel over at Stitch and Unwind

Brazilian blogger Debora Alves made this cute crochet centipede

Enthusiastic Crochetoholic used the free Red Heart Trippy Tunic pattern by the Double Stitch Twins in black for a great new top

Crochet How Tos

Best New Crochet Patterns

Other Stuff

And Some Special Thanks This Week

  • To FreshStitches for a terrific review of Crochet Saved My Life. Part of what she said: “Grab this book if you’re stressed/anxious/depressed and are looking for a light at the end of the tunnel. Read it for inspiration from powerful women who have turned their lives around. If you have a friend/relative struggling with mental illness, read it as a way to gain insight into their experience- as Kathryn has a gift for putting into words ideas that usually remain hiding in the back of peoples’ minds. You might even want to read what’s inside this book so you’ll have an excuse for squeezing in more crocheting!”
  • To TracyAnn, who copes with depression, anxiety and PTSD for recommending Crochet Saved My Life to others. She says: “The Women Who Hook to Heal…I can be included in this list of steadfast beautiful souls. The act of creating brings me so much joy. I share this with you and encourage you to purchase this book and share it with others.”
  • To Seven Alive for doing a lovely review and interview with me. She says, “Some of us *need* to create regardless of what we use to create. I feel that creating {for some} can be a healing, energizing, and/or a helpful experience.”
  • To Ellen of Go Crochet for sharing my book on her blog as well. She explains that she was a mental health counselor who used crochet in her work. She says, “It was interesting how I had 5-6 women clients in individual therapy with depression and related symptoms who all either crocheted or were interested in learning. So, we formed a group! All the benefits of group therapy with the normalizing and creative outlet of crochet. What we knew intuitively, that craft can heal, is the subject of Kathryn Vercillo’s book, Crochet Saved My Life.
  • To Jordana Paige for featuring me as the first crocheter profiled in the Fiber Fashionistas interview section of the blog!

Kathryn

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

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