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 5th Annual Knit and Crochet Blogging Week by @Eskimimi is coming up in a couple weeks, starting May 12. I’ll be joining in with #KCBW5. I’ve also just joined in Red Berry Crochet’s 52 Week Crochet Blogging Challenge.
“I love how crochet unites people from many different places. I’m not just talking about geographic locations. Crochet unites people of all different ages and backgrounds, too. I’ve met and connected with so many amazing people through crochet who I never would have known otherwise. There are so many talented people out there! It’s incredible. I love seeing what others are creating. It’s like a positive escalator of mutual passion that lifts all of us up.” – Illuminate Crochet who shared the work of Carol Wolf this week
Crochet and Craft Books
Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun & Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages is on its book tour and had a number of reviews including @CrochetWithDee and Not Your Granny’s Crochet
@crochetme is offering a free Tunisian eBook, 7 Free Tunisian Crochet Patterns Plus Tips on Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitches and How to Tunisian Crochet
@crochetkween reviewed The Big Book of Crochet Stitches: Fabulous Fans, Pretty Picots, Clever Clusters and a Whole Lot More by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss
Emma Lamb reviewed My Rag Doll: 11 Dolls with Clothes and Accessories to Sew by Corinne Crasbercu as part of its @CraftCreateUK blog hop
People Who Crochet
Ada Setser has been crocheting blankets for 70+ years!
@UCrafter interviewed knitwear designer and photojournalist @GaleZucker and I learned she also used to crochet
World record marathon crocheter Susie Hewer writes about crocheting to link people with dementia
Free crochet beret hat pattern from Cats Rockin
Crochet poncho pattern for sale from @sandracherryhrt
Loopy Love crochet booties pattern free from @mooglyblog
Picots and Petals Crochet Mandala Pattern for sale from @winkieflash
Free crochet scarf pattern from @ElkStudio_
Quick and Easy Crochet Flower Pattern via @aboutcrochet
Crochet Cushion CAL via @mypoppetshop
Linked Double Treble Crochet Stitch via @crochetspot
Crochet griddle stitch by @mooglyblog
Crochet Tips and Info
@crochetme shares some ideas from Lily Chin about what you can do with join-as-you-go crochet. I also loved reading about how excited String Theory Crochet was to discover this technique after 50 years of being a crocheter (thanks to an @insidecrochet blanket pattern) … I love how crochet can always offer us something new!
My Rose Valley explains how she used stitch markers to help her when her crochet stitch count was off and her project needed partial frogging.
The Marrakeck Crochet Retreat is happening this week, photo via Wood and Wool Stool; there’s another one in the fall. I’m excited for @idalifestyle who is attending and I’m hoping she brings back loads of photos.
@CGOABoard Knit and Crochet Show is scheduled for this July 23-27, 2014, in Manchester, New Hampshire
Other Crafty Things
And I’m in love with Maryanne Moodie’s Tapestry Yarn Art (@houseofmaryanne) via @jealouscurator
Fabric Covered Photo Mats DIY via @designsponge
Broom Handle Knitting by Will Grimm via @knithacker
- To @YarnBombingLA for accepting my contribution to their Put a Ring On It project
- To @OOAKindness for sharing the link to my Happily Hooked magazine feature
- To @EmmaVarnamUK on Twitter for saying in response to my request to review her upcoming crochet book: “You are an absolute legend – so it is a huge privilege to have you look at it”
- To Phyllis Serbes on Facebook for highlighting this knitting news article and saying, “Oh, Crochet Concupiscence has been sharing the health benefits of crochet and knitting forever”.