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:
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In Crochet Art
A beautiful butterfly peacock crochet mandala by @winkieflash
Marcy Kraft did a great ComicCon weekend yarnbombing project of huge crocheted Rubik’s cubes.
See that lamp? It’s made from upcycled crochet / knit tablecloths.
Crochet hot dog pen stop motion video via @twinkiechan
In Crochet Design
I learned something new from About.com Crochet; there’s something called “floats” in crochet. It’s a colorwork term.
Intro to Intarsia Crochet. Post by @crochethappycom on the @mooglyblog blog
Ladies Who Lunch bib free crochet pattern via @vickiehowell and @joann_stores
@fiberflux shares a great free crochet dishcloth pattern
MemeRose is having an owl CAL with pattern parts revealed piece by piece; this link is to the pattern for the owl eyes
@repeatcrafterme shares a free crochet pattern for a cute bumblebee hat and baby bottom
Stained Glass Crochet Coasters, tutorial by @sherjenks, spotted via @craftgossip
@allfreecrochet did a roundup of ruffled crochet patterns
In Crochet News
“Miss Mittie learned to crochet at the knee of her mother when she was only 8 using thread from fertilizer and feed sacks, some of which her mother would hand dye. She began making dollies and then advanced to shawls as her skill improved.” Learn more about Miss Mittie and the 500 prayer shawls she’s created.
Marie of @Ucrafter did a roundup of her @cgoa crochet book reviews including the review of my book Crochet Saved My Life
In Other Crafts and Creativity
I think that these stools designed to look like buttons would be the cutest thing ever for a craft room. Via @designmilk
This Week on This Crochet Blog
20 Hot Examples of 1970s Crochet Style via 1971 McCalls Needlework & Crafts
Designer Crochet: Stella McCartney
Interview with Artisan Crafter Kistmet of Lo-Lo by Bar-Maids
I was Named a Favorite Crochet Blogger
Special Thanks and Other Things
Thanks to Ancora Crafts for a book review of Crochet Saved My Life.
Thanks to @lionbrandyarn for allowing me to do a guest post on the topic of crochet as meditation. Pop over to see my tips and share your thoughts about the healing benefits of crochet. And thanks to My Beautiful Mind for linking to this post.
It’s not really a crochet thing but I interviewed designer Lindsey Stephens (@poetryinyarn) about her opinion on the book Divergent for a fan page I’m now writing for.