There are so many wonderful things going on in crochet. And there are so many great bloggers writing about them. Here were some of my favorites this week:
Enter to Win
@allfreecrochet is giving away a copy of Crochet a Zoo
My Mountain Crochet Hat Design Contest. “Jump in on the trend! Submit a photo of an original hat design using My Mountain yarns by August 30th for a chance at big prizes!”
In Crochet Fashion
Mossimo Dress Hack with Crochet Bodice from @vickiehowell
TOMS Crochet Shoes now available in many different colors.
In Crochet Patterns and How Tos
Lanas de Ana shares the free crochet tutorial for a wave pattern that’s part of her Fantasy Blanket.
How to Weave in Ends as You Crochet via @mypoppetshop
How to Crochet Tunisian Purl Stitch via @mooglyblog
New crochet blossoming bag pattern for sale from @sandracherryhrt
Free crochet pouf pattern from Knit with Attitude – cool because it tells you how to make it so that it opens up and works as storage. Spotted via Tangled Happy.
New free men’s crochet hat pattern by @vickiehowell
Itsy Bitsy Spider has a new grumpy frog crochet pattern for sale
@crochetme has a new free crochet pattern ebook featuring five motif-based patterns
How to Make a Granny Square into a Crochet Rectangle via @crochetspot
How to Line a Crochet Project with Felt via @crochetkitten
@crochetkim shared a roundup of her books that feature Tunisian crochet afghan patterns
In Crochet Design
Wheat Wrote What?! did an interesting post on what different crochet skill levels mean in patterns.
@freshstitches shares thoughts on choosing the shape of a crochet lion pattern
Doris Chan Crochet Rules via @menglar
Congrats to @planetjune who has just signed a new crochet book contract. She says: “My goal as an author is to write books that become valuable long-term reference sources on your bookshelf, not just collections of patterns.”
In Crochet News
“Wearing a super cute crocheted mushroom costume is never guaranteed to improve a sick kitten’s health – but it certainly appears to help.” The kitten was attacked by a crow and rescued by someone. She was fighting being fed, which is why she ended up in a crochet mushroom costume. Weirdly adorable.
“Readers are asked to make knitted or crocheted teddy bears for patient therapy at Grace Healthcare Services in Edison.” Learn more.
In Other Crafts and Creativity
Try Handmade Interviewed Jessica Beam of Grace Inspired
Arm Knitting video via Fiber Arts Blog
This Week on This Crochet Blog
20 Unique and Beautiful Free Crochet Dishcloth Patterns
Meet Everyday Crocheter Emily Depole of Etsy’s Nothingbutstring
Repotting for the Brown Thumb: My Crochet Flowers
Special Thanks and Other Things
I did a few guests posts on Crochet Today: 5 Fun Crochet Projects to Revitalize your Home and Artist Profile on Joy Kampia O’Shell. The photo is from the home post and is Sharon Mann’s Let the Good Times Roll Clock crochet pattern.
I was interviewed about crochet blogging by Eliza Gale.