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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There are about two weeks left in the @RAKJpatterns crochet chemo cap drive. Want to donate?
Forever in Fibre showcased the crochet totem art of Prudence Mapstone
City of Livermore, CA seeks knitters and crocheters for yarn bombing project that will be up in the city of this fall.
Yarnbombed bike spotted in Cairns by Forever in Fibre
Greedy for Colour has three crochet projects in a new book called Craft Bomb Your Bike: 20 Makes for You and Your Bike
@krwknitwear has a new crochet ebook of Knook patterns for baby
Cats Rockin shares a template idea for baby crochet garment design
Crochet bracelet for sale from Etsy’s Nothing But String
@stitchstory and her husband are collaborating to make wood+yarn jewelry kits
Hexipetl crochet shawl pattern for sale by Emma Lamb @Gomitolis
Twilight shells crochet afghan pattern from @RedHeartYarns
Pansy Parade crochet blanket pattern for sale from @feltedbutton
Large crochet ripple blanket pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs
Crochet bird free pattern from Attic 24
Felted crochet Noro sunglasses case free pattern from Crochetbird
Crochet square free pattern from @SimplyCrochet_
Monster Maze free cushion pattern from Crafts & Coffee
Gisele crochet cushion pattern for sale from @sarahlondon
Starstuff free crochet cowl pattern from @mooglyblog
Manta ray crochet scarflette pattern for sale from @knotbygranma
Crochet baby blanket pattern and yarn kit for sale from @warmpixie
Free crochet rug pattern from @ElkStudio_
Bears on swing mobile – crochet pattern for sale in English and Spanish from Es Un Mundo Amigurumi
Drowsy owl crochet hat pattern free from @repeatcrafterme
Free crochet hat pattern for newborns by @fiberflux
Free crochet rose headband pattern from @rakjpatterns
Free crochet bracelet pattern via @instructables
Crochet butterfly barefoot sandals for baby free pattern from @repeatcrafterme
Adorable crochet skirt pattern in all sizes for sale by @Jessie_AtHome
Crochet hedgehog pattern by @annemariesblog for sale on Etsy
Crochet chair socks free pattern from UnravelMeDesigns
Single crochet square pattern by Pigtails
New crochet slippers pattern from @patternparadise
Crochet fish bath mitt free pattern by @myhobbyiscroche
Using unused loops to crochet in the round via @crochetkitten
Crochet stamp tutorial by Little Woolie
4 tips for making crochet gifts for babies via @NYACrochet
@ stephradiate shared the Little Yellow Duck Project: “The project is to raise awareness of the need for donors of blood, stem cells and organs. Little yellow ducks are being crafted in a variety of ways then left where people might find them. There are some lovely, fun, ducks which can be seen in the group and on various other social media sites.”
“The Tiny Noggins group started in March and by the month’s end more than 100 hand-made crochet hats had been stitched with love, and were keeping tiny heads warm in style in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at several hospitals.” source
@lionbrandyarn has released Modern Baby, “an easy-care yarn with a chainette construction for an extra-soft, downy feel.”
IriaYarnCo has some beautiful hand painted / hand-dyed yarn on clearance sale
Other Crafty Things
DIY Woven Yarn Bracelets Tutorial from @mypoppetshop
Forever in Fibre shared quilts from the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair. This one reminds me of granny square crochet blankets like the Babette design. It should go in my post on Looks Like a Granny But Isn’t Crochet!
@molliemakes had a great roundup of embroidered photos along with some basic embroidery stitch “how to”
- My crochet health survey is still going. Thanks to Red Berry Crochet for spreading the word.
- Thanks to @happily_hooked for including my crochet health interview of Sara Leighton in Issue #4.
- Thanks to @lionbrandyarn for publishing part 3 of my 6 part series on crochet health in which I interviewed five women.
- Thanks to DIY Gadgets for sharing a link to my roundup of upcycled sweater crafts.