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

yarn sale

Awesome $1/ skein yarn sale from @yarnbombingla if you happen to be in the LA area on June 21st

Crochet Quote

“I’ve always admired people whose creativity was inspired by stuff like nature, or architecture, or something inside themselves that calls out to be expressed. My own creative output usually takes the form of handmade clothing, and my greatest inspiration is … well, clothing. I romanticize the artistry of designers who incorporate everyday beauty into their garments because mine is such a practical, covetous, method: see. want. make.” – Knitwear Designer Pamela Wynne via Juniper Moon Farm

Crochet Art

crochet postcards

Color n Cream made her own beautiful crochet postcards

yarnbomb art

Yarnbombing shared a great selection of art photos

Trailer for the film Joana Vasconcelos: Time Machine which “documents the artist’s most ambitious exhibition ever to be realized in the UK, following the whole process – since the final stages of production of the works in the studio, in Lisbon, until the demanding installation at Manchester Art Gallery.”

So cute stop motion video including amigurumi characters – via @lastejeymaneje

Crochet Books

granny squares book

Sue Pinner gave us an update on her next granny square crochet book

Crochet Design and Designers

crochet socks patterns

@krwknitwear tells us about crocheting the heels of socks

june gilbank

@planetjune shares how designer Beth Graham is using June’s patterns to teach crochet at a great LYS – lovely post!

crochet interview

@Ucrafter shares an interview with crochet and knitting designer, Michele DuNaier

mariposa kim guzman

@moogly did a showcase of designer @crochetkim; this is Kim’s Mariposa Shawl

crochet design

Congrats to creJJtion for the interview published in the crochet special that comes with the latest issue of the Dutch magazine 101 woonideeën

Crochet Fashion

crochet dress

Beautiful ASOS crochet dress via Outstanding Crochet

crochet swimsuit

crochet swimwear pieces from collection Untamed Swimwear by Lashan Goodwin

crochet bikini

Abbey Clancey from Strictly Come Dancing spotted in crochet bikini

Crochet Patterns

crochet animal pattern

Moggy doorstop free amigurumi pattern from @annabooshouse

crochet leaf hat pattern

Crochet leaf hat pattern for sale from Mamachee

crochet aviator hat pattern

Free crochet aviator hat pattern for all sizes via @repeatcrafterme

crochet vest pattern

Wood and Wooly Crochet Waistcoat Pattern (for sale)

crochet tunic pattern

Crochet tunic pattern for sale from @RAKJpatterns

crochet scarf pattern

Free skinny crochet scarf pattern from @fiberflux

coffee cozy crochet pattern

Quick coffee cozy free crochet pattern from @mooglyblog

crochet mandala pattern

Crochet mandala pattern free from Bunny Mummy

crochet plarn scrubbie

Crochet plarn scrubbie free pattern via @recyclart

crochet scarf free pattern

Chocolate orange free crochet scarf pattern from @craftybegonia

Crochet Tutorials

crochet granny square

@mamas2hands shares her instructions for getting a 6″ granny square

crochet stripes tutorial

Skinny Crochet Stripes 3 Ways via Little Woolie

crochet sc2tog

How to neatly sc2tog via @freshstitches

Crochet Tips

granny squares

@kristinnicholas shares some summer granny square color tips

crochet ease

@crochetkitten shares info on crochet ease

freshstitches

@freshstitches has tips for pricing and selling crochet items on her podcast

crocheting hands

My Rose Valley offers tips for avoiding crochet hand pain

Crochet News

Doing hours of crochet allowed me sit at home, be asocial and yet be productive. I understood why many, many treatment systems use occupational therapy. Seeing all the colours of my yarn, envisioning a product, designing it and finally finishing it all give me varying levels of satisfaction, and joy. It’s a great tool to shut my mind down and not think about the bad things, and by the time I am done fighting the darkness in my head, I’ve created something that’s beautiful and usable.” Sandhya Menon, from a beautiful post about crochet helping with mental illness

crochet knit poppies

As part of the 2015 Anzac commemoration, the 5000 Poppies project will be “planting” a field of more than 5000 poppies in Federation Square Melbourne. The 5000 poppies project has been created to commemorate more than a century of service from Australian men and women in war, conflicts and peacemaking operations. Australian crochet expert, Jenny King said as soon as she heard about the project she had to get involved.” source

Other Crafty Things

macrame plant holder

How to Make a Macrame Plant Holder via @molliemakes

crochet fabric mat tutorial

Fabric Twine Mat Tutorial from @mypoppetshop

craft vase how to

How to Make an English Paper Pieced Instavase via @craftypod

recycled soda bottle flowers

Upcycled Soda Bottle Flowers via @creativejmom

Special Thanks

  • To Lannie Hart for reaching out and leaving me a comment on my post about her 1970s crochet art to say that she’s still an artist and a knitter/crocheter. Such an amazing surprise to hear from her!
  • To Gifted Ireland for linking to my Yarncrafting Health post @lionbrandyarn in their post on mental health
  • That same @lionbrandyarn post was also mentioned in the post Knitting and the Amish by @VannettaChapman; my dad works with the Amish in Ohio and I can testify that they do indeed frequently crochet

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Kathryn

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

2 Comments:

  1. Pingback: Pinterest Dresses » Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News — Crochet Concupis…

  2. Thank you so much for including me in your roundup this week! Cintia’s twine mats are a super great find!

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