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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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:
“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?
Lucy of Attic 24 has rounded up 6 years of her wonderful colorful crochet work on her blog. Amazing colorwork!
@freshstitches shared this crochet coral reef in Australia
Crochet Books and Magazines
@crochetkween reviewed Crochet For Dolls by Nicky Epstein
@hklmonster reviewed Kat Goldin’s Crochet at Play
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.
People Who Crochet
Crochet Designer Susan Kerin was featured in her local newspaper.
Loopy Love Crochet Blanket Pattern from @mooglyblog
Dinosaur Lovey Blanket Crochet Pattern from @repeatcrafterme
Free crochet hat pattern from The Lazy Hobbyhopper
Cats Rockin shared this free infinity scarf crochet pattern
Free crochet baby booties pattern from @olgalacycrochet
Adorable free crochet bow tie pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs
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.
Crochet Pillow Pattern for sale through @crochetspot
@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.
How to Crochet Tunisian Simple Stitch via @websyarnstore
@crochetme shared resources for crochet ribbing
@crochetkitten shares info on z-twist yarns including a roundup of some favorites
@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.
Doily Rug Pattern Tip from @websyarnstore
Minmi Crochet/Craft Group has been tasked with making 1000 miniature beanies before Woolly Hats Week. (source)
@krwknitwear is now a @becraftsy instructor with a new crochet class starting in ten days
Other Crafty Things
How to Make a Hexi Butterfly Pillow from @craftypod
Scented Mini Bunny Pillow tutorial from @mypoppetshop
DIY honey almond face scrub via @molliemakes
Pasta Art Mandala – 11,000+ alphabet pasta pieces made into a beautiful art mandala via @recyclart
Emma Lamb, who does beautiful colorwork crochet, shared color inspiration from the runway
- 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.