I did a post on Monday catching you up on the best crochet links from when I was on my two week vacation but now I’ve been back all week so we’re back to our regularly scheduled Saturday update. :) Hope you find something inspiring and valuable in this collection of the week’s top crochet posts.
Martingale is having a sale on craft books – they’re only $6 each! Great to stock up for self or giveaways or others. Sale lasts through 10/15.
Speaking of sales, don’t forget to get your copy of Crochet Saved My Life right now while it’s still 30% off.
Smart Crochet Words
- How to Sell More Crochet Patterns. This is a Craftsy article with tips specific to selling patterns through Craftsy but also workable for other online sales channels.
- There is No Such Thing as Too Many Crochet Totes. Marty Miller talks about her previous book on crochet totes and how / why she’s also made many other crochet tote designs.
- Why So Much Tunisian Crochet Lately? Designer and author Kim Guzman shares thoughts on why she sees a great resurgence in Tuinisian Crochet recently.
- On Left Hand Crochet. 11am shares the basics of crocheting with the lefthand and links to additional resources.
- DC Scarves. Lanas & Hilos shares how a simple dc scarf can look very different depending on your color choices. Great samples!
Beautiful Crochet Works
Sew Ritzy Ritzy made this terrific crochet scarecrow! That’s some fun Halloween crochet.
The SIBOLETTES have done it again with a cute blanket of crochet squares inspired by nursery rhymes.
Beautiful new magic garden skirt from Mirtooli
CrochetSpot’s Corinne Munger has crocheted this self-portrait!
Crochet “How To”
- How to Take Your Measurements. WEBS tells us this info that will help with all clothes shopping and clothes making including getting the right fit for your crochet garments.
- How to Ripple Crochet. The Hook and I shares the basic ripple. What I love is her color choices that make her sample look so great.
- How to Crossed HDC. Crooked Yarn shows photos of how to do this stitch and uses it to make a blanket.
New Crochet Patterns
- Knit Style Ribbed Hat in Crochet. A free crochet pattern from The Sunroom. Good unisex hat pattern that might make great gifts!
- Crochet Apple Paperclip. A free bilingual crochet pattern. Would make a great gift set for teachers this year!
- 5 Free Crochet Beanie Patterns. Good roundup from CrochetMe.
- Crochet Owl Purse Tutorial. Free crochet pattern over at The Royal Sisters for a super cute purse! Great tween gift for Christmas (although I’m not a tween and I’d like one too!)
- Sweater Girls Patterns. CrochetKitten is selling three new patterns for crochet sweaters inspired by the great style of 1940s and 1950s women.
- Happy Heart and Ribcage T-shirt. Cute idea – and free tutorial – for a crochet ribcage put onto a T-shirt; fun for Halloween month. Thanks Twinkie Chan.
Crochet Reviews and Interviews
- Sarah Goldschadt. SF Girl By Bay checks out the studio and new book of Sarah Goldshadt, a multi-craftual crocheter who just published craft-a-day.
- Interview with Stitch Stud. Marie of Underground Crafter continues on with her great interview series for Hispanic Heritage month. There have been several great posts and I’m loving this one of Charles Voth, one of the men I named recently in my article on twenty top male crocheters.
Crochet Video of the Week
I almost always focus on crochet but sometimes it’s good to celebrate our sister crafts, too, and this week I’ve got a couple of knitting related things to share. First, I wanted to point out that Whip Up is in the midst of doing a terrific long series of posts that are interviews of knitters all about their work and design process. It’s inspiring, even if you don’t knit, and worth a read.
And second, Crafty Pod shared this fun video hangout with the author of Super-Scary Mochimochi: 20+ Cute and Creepy Creatures to Knit.
- Turning Cowls into Art. @futuregirlcraft shares how she bartered her needlework skills for artwork she wanted. Love this idea! We have such a great crafty community!
- When Creativity Gets Messy. Martingale asked an interesting question and I enjoyed reading all of the answeres in the comments. The question was to finish this sentence … When I get aggravated, frustrated, and fed up with a project I’m working on, I…
- Crochet Blankets. The Sunroom did a really love roundup of crochet blanket photos. Eye candy!
- To Gwen Blakley Kinsler (Crochet Queen) because we had a terrific inspiring conversation about crochet, art and health this week
- To Crochet Cabana for featuring an interview with me all about crochet. Did you know that Crochet Cabana just celebrated 15 years on the web?!
- To Inside Crochet for a lovely review of my book in the October 2012 issue. They say, “this thought-provoking book is a must-read”.
- To CraftGirl78 for sharing a link back to me in her Thursday weekly link roundup. By the way, anyone who enjoys my link love would probably also enjoy those Thursday posts – she always finds good stuff!
- To Kimberly for sharing a link to my blog as well as to my Too Depressed article in a lovely post she did called “My Serenity List”
Have a terrific rest of your weekend. Happy reading!