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 are this week’s links …
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Happy National Crochet Month!
Your Thoughts Wanted
Thanks to @lionbrandyarn for sharing my article on Craft Project Ideas for Showing / Sharing Love. I’d love to get more comments on this to see where people’s thoughts are about it since this is also related to what I’m doing in my Hook to Heal Project so if you have a moment I’d love it if you could pop over there and add your thoughts!
“We craft to inject the personal into the day-to-day and to infuse our lives meaning. The yarn we choose speaks to us because we can instantly visualize it as a sweater or a scarf or an afghan, or simply because we like the color. Color also speaks to us on a more mystical level – often symbolizing deeper meanings: red for love and passion; white for purity; yellow for cheerfulness, to name a few.” – @lionbrandyarn post on Zodiac Knit and Crochet Scarf Patterns
Crochet and Knit Yarnbomb Cow shared by Bunny Mummy
@jessicapolka shares her lessons from crocheting alcohol dehydrogenase
As I mentioned last week Twinkie Chan has her crochet art in a show starting March 8th. Check out the crochet animal cookies tissue box cozy she’s made. Also check out the @SnappyTots interview with Twinkie.
Shirley Henry, acting director of marketing and PR at DK UK, shares some insight into what else readers can expect from Crochet: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide as well as discussing the cultural significance of the DIY movement.
Rustic Modern Crochet by Yumiko Alexander, book review by @crochetkween
Sneak peek of upcoming crochet book cover by Greedy for Colour
@mypoppetshop shared this information for crochet designers
Crochet Designer Joy Prescott’s Long History Including Her Cult Childhood
@ElevenHandmade made seven beautiful crochet garments for the New York fashion runways
Anzhelika Crochet, children’s fashion line to hit Chicago runways in April
My Recycled Bags shared a free crochet pattern for making a plarn crochet wheelchair tote
@winkieflash shares the free crochet pattern for the vintage fan ripple blanket
Free Crochet Pattern for Pink Newborn Booties via Cats Rockin
Tulip Tree Scarf free crochet pattern via @fiberflux
Dada’s Place shares a free crochet pattern for a granny square teddy bear
How to Weave Ends into Lace with a Clean Finish via @crochetme
How to Upcycle Old Clothes with Crochet Patches via @crochetkitten
“Town Administrator David G. Nixon has informed two women living at the Golden Court housing complex that they are barred from attending a town-sponsored knitting and crochet program because another participant has court-issued restraining orders against them.” source
Other Crafty Things
@craftypod offers 3 film recommedations to inspire crafting
Transferring Hand Embroidery Designs Tutorial with Sticky Fabri-Solvy from Sulky by Kristen Nicholas of Getting Stitched on the Farm
@UCrafter interviewed shearer, spinner, yarn dyer Laura Watson of Full Moon Farm