Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News (Link Love)

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

amigurumi love birds

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.

Crochet Quote

“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.

Crochet Art

crochet artist vincent

@HuffPost had an interview with male crochet artist Nathan Vincent

kate jenkins crochet candy art

New crochet art shared by Kate Jenkins.

Crochet Designers

crochet doll

@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.

doris chan crochet shawl pattern

@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.

Crochet Fashion

crochet granny sweater

Outstanding Crochet shared a couple of terrifically stylish granny square sweaters. This one is by Asos.

Crochet Books

crochet wraps book

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.

crochet red

@berrocodesign shared the info about Crochet Red by @jimmybeanswool, which I’d written about early on in the project. It’s the 3rd book out in the Stitch Red series.

modern baby crochet

@freshstitches gave readers a Behind the Scenes glimpse into her book proposal process for Modern Baby Crochet

crocheting kids clothes

@gocrochet shared that Crocheting Clothes Kids Love is almost out and is already posted on Goodreads

Crochet Patterns

crochet star pillow

Pigtails shared the pentagon amigurumi pattern she used to make this star-shaped crochet pillow.

granny stripe crochet blanket

Daisy Cottage Designs shared a free crochet pattern for a granny stripe blanket.

crochet snails pattern

Nata’s Nest offers a free crochet snail pattern which I found thanks to Tangled Happy.

Crochet Tutorials

front post double crochet stitch

@fiberflux shares how to do the front post double crochet stitch

crochet tile stitch

@mooglyblog shared how to crochet the Moroccan Tile Stitch when working in the round

crochet squares

How to Single Crochet Join Squares via @aboutcrochet

Crochet Tips

@gingerbreadbun shared info about teaching a first crochet class, which has some great info for others who might want to do this

beautiful blue yarn

@poetryinyarn shared a quick recipe for mixing three different types of yarns in a crochet project

Crochet News

crochet app

Fans of the art of crochet develop social network through mobile app called Club Crochet. I’ll have to take a look at this when I update my 25 Crochet and Yarn Apps post.

crochet hats donation

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.

ramlbin rose yarn store

@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.

rose garland diy

@apairandaspare shared a DIY Rose Garland Tutorial

Special Thanks

Thanks to Nadine Creates for sharing a link to my 25 Charities That Accept Crochet Donations

crochet art neto

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.

yarnbombed birdhouse

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.)

Image of Cover for Crochet Saved My Life

Thanks to @spunkysheryl of Unchained Crochet for sharing Crochet Saved My Life and mentioning Crochet Concupiscence on her blog this week.

Kathryn

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

6 Comments:

  1. Thanks for all the great links, some new stuff for me to look at and I appreciate it.

  2. CrochetBlogger Thank you!

  3. CrochetBlogger 😀 Much love! Thanks so much – it makes me wish there were more months in the year!

  4. One of your best posts so far this year. Excellent pile of links-I’ve been gone linkers for the last three-quarters of an hour without realizing !~! That’s the best time spent.

    These water bottle covers use up bits of yarn and keep the bottles from condensing onto my desk. These are made holding three strands, making a 24 stitch circle and then crocheting UP for fourteen rows to make a cover that fits a square Fiji half liter bottle perfectly. I used a G hook I think-maybe a bit bigger to hold three strands. They throw into the washer and dryer and are coveted by my house guests who try to take one home when I’m not looking !~!

  5. CrochetBlogger Thanks for the link love! You are awesome!

  6. lyndamotvos Thanks for sharing. Love seeing these! And really glad that you’re enjoying the crochet finds from all of the other great bloggers that I love linking to!

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