Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

by Kathryn on March 8, 2014 · 0 comments

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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

Crochet Congrats

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Congrats to @ElevenHandmade whose beautiful crochet top is on the cover of Interweave Crochet Spring 2014. Look inside on page 54 for my Everyday Crochet column featuring Sabrina Benton.

Crochet Quote

“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

Crochet Art

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Something in the Water Plarn Eco-Art Crochet Project Growing in Brazil

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@gingerbreadbun explores playing with freeform crochet

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@byhaafner shared the yarnbombed van/ market stand of a local Thai yarn shop

Crochet Books

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Modern Baby Crochet by @freshstitches reviewed by @crochetkween

Crochet Designers

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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.

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Stitch and Unwind shared a crochet designer profile of Roseanna Beck

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@freshstitches interviewed heidibears

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@Ucrafter kicked off National Crochet Month with an Interview of Pauline Turner

Crochet Patterns

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Free granny square crochet + fabric dress pattern by Mon Petit Violincrochet yoga Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

Easy crochet yoga mat strap by @MerryMessyLife spotted thanks to @planetjune; need to add this to my list of must-have crochet for yogis

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Colorful crochet baby blanket free pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

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New primroses crochet pattern for sale from @planetjune

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XO Cross Stitch and Crochet Pillows by @persialou. Like these? Check out my roundup of 20 designs featuring cross stitch with crochet.

Crochet Tutorials

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How to Crochet Chain Stitch Coasters by @repeatcrafterme

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Quick idea for turning unused crochet motifs into decorative potholders from @websyarnstore

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How to Read Crochet Charts by @crochetkitten

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2 Ways to Join a New Yarn from @crochetme

@kristinomdahl shared how to block a crochet scarf

Crochet Tips

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@crochetme shares thoughts on how to hold a crochet hook

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@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.”

Crochet News

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In weird news, an elementary school student stabbed another student with a crochet hook, sending him to the hospital. Crochet injuries are always scary, especially when intentional!

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Retired computer scientist uses software program to help him design crochet blankets; he’s made over 100 crochet afghans

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German man aims to crochet world’s biggest blanket, first to win a Guinness World Record then to divide up and donate to 200 victims of 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Other Crafty Things

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@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.

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Embroidery Photo Art Tutorial via @elsiecake

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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!”

Special Thanks

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!

Thanks to Zoe Waggoner for sharing a link to my 100 Things That Inspire Me

 

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