Link love is my way of giving back to the crochet community by highlighting the great work out there each week from crochet bloggers, designers, artists and more. Here’s this week’s links …
Something Special in Crochet
I was excited to see recently that my post rounding up wedding crochet received 100 likes on Sussle. I think that’s the highest # of votes in any category on that site so far. Pop on over there and like some of those posts in the crochet category to support the spread of crochet news on a new-ish social media site. Credit: The amigurumi wedding cake topper birds shown here are sold on Etsy by Denizmum.
“To get back to the roots of why I enjoy creating and doing more to nurture my creativity I’m planning to do more stuff just for fun. To simply enjoy my craft and create without limitation.” This comes from a really great article by Emma Lamb about crafting for the joy of crafting.
@mooglyblog has launched a new series on her blog showcasing different wonderful crochet designers. Once a month a designer shares info about herself and then Tamara shares her five favorite patterns from the designer. What a great idea! This kicked off with Corina Gray of Stitch11.
@websyarnstore is also highlighting one designer each month this year in celebration of their 40th anniversary (congrats WEBS!) This month’s is Doris Chan (@dorisjchan) who designed a new crochet shawl pattern for WEBS to sell. Lovely.
Outstanding Crochet shared a couple of terrifically stylish granny square sweaters. This one is by Asos.
The book tour for Crochet Wraps Every Which Way by @hotlavacrochet continued this week. It stopped here yesterday but I also wanted to share the great stop it made over on the @crochetkween blog earlier in the week and of course the terrific crochet interview that was done by @UCrafter.
@freshstitches gave readers a Behind the Scenes glimpse into her book proposal process for Modern Baby Crochet
@gocrochet shared that Crocheting Clothes Kids Love is almost out and is already posted on Goodreads
Pigtails shared the pentagon amigurumi pattern she used to make this star-shaped crochet pillow.
Daisy Cottage Designs shared a free crochet pattern for a granny stripe blanket.
@fiberflux shares how to do the front post double crochet stitch
@mooglyblog shared how to crochet the Moroccan Tile Stitch when working in the round
How to Single Crochet Join Squares via @aboutcrochet
@gingerbreadbun shared info about teaching a first crochet class, which has some great info for others who might want to do this
@poetryinyarn shared a quick recipe for mixing three different types of yarns in a crochet project
Anna Marie Lauer and Annabelle Skieczius crochet hats and scarves for children at Union Canal Elementary School. Source.
Other Crafty Stuff
@kpwerker shared info on how a team of people is working to rebuild the old Knitting Mills in Ohio (@okmills). Sounds super interesting. They’re crowdfunding through Indiegogo now.
@crochetkitten shared a lovely review of a trip to Ramblin’ Rose Shoppe, a sewing shop in Wisconsin that features some crochet and is special because it’s owned by the aunt who taught her how to crochet. So sweet.
@apairandaspare shared a DIY Rose Garland Tutorial
Thanks to @theradder for linking to me in the beautiful post that she shared recently on crochet art. She included some terrific photos I’d never seen before of creative crochet from artists I love including the piece above by Ernesto Neto. Great stuff.
Thanks to @lionbrandyarn for featuring my article on Crafting Through Cabin Fever. I would love to have people pop on over there and share some comments about how crochet or knitting helps you through bad weather times. (Pictured here: Yarnbombed birdhouse by crochet found artist Melissa Maddonni Haims.)
Thanks to @spunkysheryl of Unchained Crochet for sharing Crochet Saved My Life and mentioning Crochet Concupiscence on her blog this week.