Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

by Kathryn on March 15, 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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Something Special

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What Yarn Are You Quiz via @Love-Knitting. There were some questions I didn’t really know the answers to but it’s still quit to see a yarn-related quiz. My answer was:

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Crochet Quote

“I knew how fortunate I was to live in relative ease. I was going to visit a country thousands of miles away. I would be staying in a comfortable hotel, and after the conference I would be going on a great safari. But away from the tourist routes and the posh hotels, there were 1.9 million orphans who needed my help. So I started crocheting.” From a great article on “why I crochet for charity” by Is it a Toy?

Crochet Art

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Lucy of Attic 24 has rounded up 6 years of her wonderful colorful crochet work on her blog. Amazing colorwork!

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Spanish Crochet Blog @lastejeymaneje shared Littlephant’s crochet toys. Lovely. Reminds me a little of the work of Anne-Claire Petit.

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L is For Love shared some of her crochet around rocks; have you seen my roundup of crochet covered stone art?

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@freshstitches shared this crochet coral reef in Australia

Crochet Books and Magazines

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@craftgossip shared 50 Pincushions to Knit & Crochet: Stash Your Sharps in Something Cute and Handmade Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News by Cat Thomas

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@crochetkween reviewed Crochet For Dolls by Nicky Epstein

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@UCrafter reviewed Modern Baby Crochet by @freshstitches; and congrats to @ucrafter for her spot on The Solopreneur Life, a great site by @Larry_Keltto where I was featured awhile back!

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@hklmonster reviewed Kat Goldin’s Crochet at Play

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Congrats to Bunny Mummy whose cowl is in the Simply Crochet supplement that accompanies that magazine this month. By the way, in addition to being in print, Simply Crochet is one of the iTunes crochet magazines I listed earlier this week.

Crochet Fashion

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Beautiful crochet shorts by Anna Kosturova shared by Outstanding Crochet; have you seen my crochet shorts roundup?

People Who Crochet

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Check out this collection of crochet stories from @fiberflux. Here are some more crochet stories, too.

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Crochet Designer Susan Kerin was featured in her local newspaper.

Crochet Patterns

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Loopy Love Crochet Blanket Pattern from @mooglyblog

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Dinosaur Lovey Blanket Crochet Pattern from @repeatcrafterme

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Free crochet hat pattern from The Lazy Hobbyhopper

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@gocrochet is offering this free crochet hat pattern for NatCroMo; check out the @Crochetville designer blog tour to see others who are also offering free crochet patterns this month.

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Cats Rockin shared this free infinity scarf crochet pattern

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Free crochet baby booties pattern from @olgalacycrochet

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Adorable free crochet bow tie pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

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Free crochet shamrock pattern from Little Treasures; she was also interviewed this week on Illuminate Crochet which was great because that’s not a crochet blog I knew before and now I”ve bookmarked it.

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Crochet Pillow Pattern for sale through @crochetspot

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@planetjune is re-releasing her crochet patterns. She says: “I’m updating my entire back catalogue of patterns with extra information and tips and a new space-saving layout, and re-releasing them in batches as they are ready.” Alpaca and baby bunnies crochet patterns have been re-released this week.

Crochet Tutorials

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@aboutcrochet shared links to several different crochet shell stitch instructions including how to treble shell stitch

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How to Crochet Tunisian Simple Stitch via @websyarnstore

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@crochetme shared resources for crochet ribbing

Crochet Tips

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@crochetkitten shares info on z-twist yarns including a roundup of some favorites

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@fiberflux offers some great info on the difference between inline and tapered crochet hooks. I actually didn’t know the names for them before now. I knew the difference but have always described them as Boye vs. Susan Bates style.

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Doily Rug Pattern Tip from @websyarnstore

Crochet News

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I’ve written several times about how crochet is not a gender-specific craft and boys crochet, too, so I loved seeing @mamas2hands article on boys crocheting

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Minmi Crochet/Craft Group has been tasked with making 1000 miniature beanies before Woolly Hats Week. (source)

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@krwknitwear is now a @becraftsy instructor with a new crochet class starting in ten days

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@lionbrandyarn introduced a new yarn called Heartland Thick & Quick

Other Crafty Things

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How to Make a Hexi Butterfly Pillow from @craftypod

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Scented Mini Bunny Pillow tutorial from @mypoppetshop

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DIY honey almond face scrub via @molliemakes

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Pasta Art Mandala – 11,000+ alphabet pasta pieces made into a beautiful art mandala via @recyclart

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Emma Lamb, who does beautiful colorwork crochet, shared color inspiration from the runway

Special Thanks

  • To @yarnbombs for sharing my crochet contribution on Instagram this week!
  • To eaglerosco for sharing my Sophie Digard article on PearlTrees; have you guys seen this network yet? I haven’t poked around it yet but a few of my posts have been shared by people there.
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