Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

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

crochet hat news

This just made me so sad. I really hope that the crochet hat gets returned.

Crochet Quote

“Crocheting keeps me from fretting about my sick parents. There’s pleasure in creating physical objects in a digital age.” – @Sollenbum on Twitter, in response to my question about how yarncrafting heals you – a topic I never tire of discussing in depth!

Crochet Art

crochet nail art

I am in love with this crochet granny square nail art by Hooklook seen on @knithacker

jo hamilton crochet art

“One of the most surprising exhibits of the season at the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is Jo Hamilton’s half of a new show called “Contemporary Oregon Visions: Jo Hamilton and Irene Hardwicke Olivieri.” (source)

yarnbomb olek

@make shared the yarnbombed Fargo bus by @oleknyc; did you ever see my roundup of Olek crochet videos?

crochet picasso

Crochet Picasso by Julie Adore

crochet plants

@ravelry shared some knit and crochet plants which reminded me of these yarn gardens

crochet taxidermy

Crochet deer head (submission to Craft School Sunday @creativejmom); reminds me of this roundup of taxidermy crochet

Crochet Books

crochet kitchen book

@crochetkim reviewed Crochet for the Kitchen: Over 50 Patterns for Placemats, Potholders, Hand Towels, and Dishcloths Using Crochet and Tunisian Crochet Techniques on the @cgoaboard blog

crochet hats book

@cutecrochet and @crochetkween both reviewed Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun & Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages by RAKJPatterns

craft book

@molliemakes shared The Belle & Boo Book of Craft: 25 Enchanting Projects to Make for Children; it’s a multi-craft book with at least one crochet project (a blanket)

mollie makes weddings book

And @craftgossip shared the @molliemakes wedding craft book (Mollie Makes Weddings: Projects & Ideas As Unique As You Are), highlighting that it includes two wedding crochet patterns

fine art of crochet book

The Fine Art of Crochet continues on its blog tours with great posts about it by @stitchstory and @vashtirama

Crochet Design and Designers

crochet measurements

@crochetkitten shares a helpful chart of children’s measurements for kids’ crochet designers

male knit and crochet designer

@BlackSheepWools selected knit and crochet blogger @knittingkonrad as blogger of the month and shares the interview

twinkie chan crochet scarf

Illuminate Crochet interviewed @twinkiechan

crochet meerkat

@planetjune continues sharing her super interesting crochet meerkat design process; this one is making the body

crochet fox blanket

Crochet fox blanket by homemade@myplace who shares some of the design adaptation info and sketching

Crochet Patterns

crochet hat free pattern

Free crochet hat pattern by Cats Rockin

crochet shawl

Budding Arches free crochet shawl pattern from Fiber Projects; more free crochet shawl patterns here

crochet shawl pattern

And another free crochet shawl pattern, this one from @lionbrandyarn

crochet potholder pattern

Crochet potholder free pattern from Howling at The Moon; related: crochet dishcloth patterns

crochet stool pattern

Free crochet stool cover pattern from Mamachee

crochet bunting pattern

Crochet bunting free pattern by @jessfediw

crochet daisy flower patterns

Free crochet flower patterns for both 6-petal and 12-petal daisies from @RepeatCrafterMe

free crochet necklace pattern

Free crochet necklace pattern from Little Treasures

crochet bowls pattern

Crochet bowls free pattern by @craftyenough spotted on @craftgossip

crochet bunny pattern

Free little crochet Easter bunny pattern from @twinkiechan

crochet thorn pattern

Crochet Crown of Thorns unique free pattern from @croshame

crochet hat pattern

Fishbowl Crochet Hat free pattern by Daisy Cottage Designs

crochet cowl pattern

Vintage corsage cowl free crochet pattern by @fiberflux

crochet coin purse pattern

Free crochet coin purse pattern from @mooglyblog; check out other crochet coin purses here

crochet blanket pattern

Sea Song crochet blanket pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

crochet lapghan pattern

Crochet lapghan free pattern from @olgalacycrochet

Crochet Tutorials

broomstick lace scarf

How to Crochet Broomstick Lace guide from @crochetkitten

instagram crochet

Cats Rockin shares How to Carry a Non-Working Yarn

crochet tutorials

Crochet Tutorials and Videos for the Beginner via @ElkStudio_

crochet ruffles

How to Add Ruffles to Crochet Patterns from Stitch and Unwind

Crochet Tips and Info

crochet hook yarn

@Crochetme shares some tips for choosing yarn for crochet projects

instamgram crochet

@crochetspot answered a question I posed recently, sharing the difference between a blanket, throw and afghan

Crochet News

susie hewer crochet

Susie Hewer has broken her own record for crocheting the longest chain while running a marathon; see other crochet world records here

crocheters

Crochet group donates to children with disability (source)

Well, I don’t agree with the info in the video. (I think crochet is probably common in China, as everywhere, and I don’t think it’s at all hard to learn.) That said, I always think it’s neat to see crocheters in action around the world. And I’m super curious about this suggestion that the craft “be added to the national heritage list so that more people will learn the skill.”

Other Crafty Things

easter basket craft

Sugar String Easter Baskets DIY via @apttherapy; this site also had a cute roundup of DIY baskets and home organizers

knit skirt tutorial

Knit Fabric Wrap-a-Round Skirt Tutorial by @jessfediw

thread tableware

Thread patterns on Tableware by Jun Murakoshi via @dezeen

sewing craft book

@craftypod reviewed sewing project book At Home with Modern June (by @modernjune)

embroidered homicide quilt

Powerful project: quilt embroidered with homicide victims’ names

Special Thanks

  • Thanks a million to Erica Durante who made a donation to me through this site for my birthday. I bought myself some new yarn so I’ll be sharing new crochet makes in the near future! If you like my site and want to make a donation, details are here.
  • Thanks to @WhiteMask_Home for sharing the link to my Arline Fisch crochet wire jellyfish art exhibit photos.
  • Thanks to One of a Kindness for crediting my link when sharing the lalylala crochet dolls I spotted previously on Emma Lamb
  • Thanks to Craft Yarn Council for mentioning Crochet Saved My Life in this video about the therapeutic benefits of yarncrafting

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Kathryn

San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

5 Comments:

  1. What an incredible post. I will definitely spend time looking at all the wonderful posts you’ve created. I sure hope the person that took the purse will have a heart and leave it somewhere for that desperate mom to find it. Prayers for her.

    Thank you so much for adding me in your feature. Have a wonderful day Kathryn!

    Kathy

  2. Terrific! That must have been a LOT of work putting this post together Kathryn! So many things to love here, for me the city scape – fantastic!

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my work !!!!!! I’m really overwhelmed!!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
    xxxxxxx Alessandra

  4. carolrmckay I love looking for stuff to share throughout each week!

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