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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“The Penguin Foundation has a global callout for knitters to make pullovers for penguins in rehab. Penguins caught in oil spills need the little jumpers to keep warm and to stop them from trying to clean the toxic oil off with their beaks.” They have a pattern available for knitters but I bet they’d be willing to accept crochet adaptations. Worth looking into! source
“I am highly interested in the lives and backgrounds of people creating art and craft as they all have a fascinating story to tell through the works they create. I am especially drawn to those who create as a form of therapy or emancipation as it adds a highly emotional connection to the sensory experience.” – Pigtails, in a review of Colours of Grace handdyed cotton yarn
@gingerbreadbun explores playing with freeform crochet
@byhaafner shared the yarnbombed van/ market stand of a local Thai yarn shop
Modern Baby Crochet by @freshstitches reviewed by @crochetkween
It’s March, which means it’s National Crochet Month, which means that @crochetville is hosting their annual crochet designer blog tour. There are stops daily with giveaways, free crochet patterns and more; you can follow along here. Recent stops included @poetryinyarn, Zen Crochet, @PhyllisOfMCG and @gocrochet.
Stitch and Unwind shared a crochet designer profile of Roseanna Beck
Colorful crochet baby blanket free pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs
New primroses crochet pattern for sale from @planetjune
How to Crochet Chain Stitch Coasters by @repeatcrafterme
How to Read Crochet Charts by @crochetkitten
2 Ways to Join a New Yarn from @crochetme
@kristinomdahl shared how to block a crochet scarf
@crochetme shares thoughts on how to hold a crochet hook
@dorisjchan shares info on yarn twist. Do you need to know this? Doris says you might: “If you have noticed your yarn feed getting ratty and loose, if the splitting gets worse and worse as you go, if you tend to crochet and un-crochet the same sections over and over, if you like to work loose gauges and tall stitches, if your finished fabric looks crappy and worn before you’ve even worn it, then you may have an issue with twist.”
Retired computer scientist uses software program to help him design crochet blankets; he’s made over 100 crochet afghans
Other Crafty Things
@creativejmom has launched Crafting a Future, “a new charitable organization established by the creator of creativejewishmom.com to bring creativity to the lives of poverty stricken children and their mothers.” Learn more.
Embroidery Photo Art Tutorial via @elsiecake
Juniper Moon Farms is accepting applications. “As part of our The Shepherd and The Shearer project, Juniper Moon Farm is super-excited to be in the position of accepting applications for scholarships to go to women who are interested in learning how to shear sheep!”
Over on Crochet Talk there’s a conversation going on about the @stitch11_corina article that says crochet slippers may help with poor circulation. Thanks to TheresaH in that conversation for adding a link to my Top 10 Free Crochet Barefoot Sandal Patterns. Not sure they’d help with circulation issues but they’re cute for summer!