Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

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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

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There are about two weeks left in the @RAKJpatterns crochet chemo cap drive. Want to donate?

Crochet Art

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Forever in Fibre showcased the crochet totem art of Prudence Mapstone

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Britain in Bloom yarn bombing

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City of Livermore, CA seeks knitters and crocheters for yarn bombing project that will be up in the city of this fall.

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Yarnbombed bike spotted in Cairns by Forever in Fibre

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Crochet clock by @gingerbreadbun; see more crochet clocks here

Crochet Books

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Greedy for Colour has three crochet projects in a new book called Craft Bomb Your Bike: 20 Makes for You and Your Bike Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

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@Craftgossip shares 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet: 50 Original Stitches & 50 Fabulous Colorways for Blankets and Throws Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

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@lclarke522 reviewed It Girl Crochet

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@cutecrochet reviewed the new baby crochet pattern book from @hotlavacrochet

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@krwknitwear has a new crochet ebook of Knook patterns for baby

Crochet Designers

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Cats Rockin shares a template idea for baby crochet garment design

Crochet Fashion

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Crochet bracelet for sale from Etsy’s Nothing But String

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@stitchstory and her husband are collaborating to make wood+yarn jewelry kits

Crochet Patterns

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Hexipetl crochet shawl pattern for sale by Emma Lamb @Gomitolis

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Twilight shells crochet afghan pattern from @RedHeartYarns

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Pansy Parade crochet blanket pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

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Large crochet ripple blanket pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

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Crochet bird free pattern from Attic 24

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Felted crochet Noro sunglasses case free pattern from Crochetbird

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Crochet square free pattern from @SimplyCrochet_

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Monster Maze free cushion pattern from Crafts & Coffee

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Gisele crochet cushion pattern for sale from @sarahlondon

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Starstuff free crochet cowl pattern from @mooglyblog

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Manta ray crochet scarflette pattern for sale from @knotbygranma

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Free crochet patterns for purse and matching sunglasses case by @mooglyblog; it uses the diagonal dip stitch crochet pattern

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Crochet baby blanket pattern and yarn kit for sale from @warmpixie

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Free crochet rug pattern from @ElkStudio_

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Bears on swing mobile – crochet pattern for sale in English and Spanish from Es Un Mundo Amigurumi

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Drowsy owl crochet hat pattern free from @repeatcrafterme

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Free crochet hat pattern for newborns by @fiberflux

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Free crochet rose headband pattern from @rakjpatterns

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Free crochet bracelet pattern via @instructables

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Crochet butterfly barefoot sandals for baby free pattern from @repeatcrafterme

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Adorable crochet skirt pattern in all sizes for sale by @Jessie_AtHome

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Crochet hedgehog pattern by @annemariesblog for sale on Etsy

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Crochet chair socks free pattern from UnravelMeDesigns

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Single crochet square pattern by Pigtails

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New crochet slippers pattern from @patternparadise

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Crochet fish bath mitt free pattern by @myhobbyiscroche

Crochet Tutorials

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Using unused loops to crochet in the round via @crochetkitten

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Crochet stamp tutorial by Little Woolie

Crochet Tips

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4 tips for making crochet gifts for babies via @NYACrochet

Crochet News

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@ 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.”

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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

Yarn Stuff

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@lionbrandyarn has released Modern Baby, “an easy-care yarn with a chainette construction for an extra-soft, downy feel.”

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IriaYarnCo has some beautiful hand painted / hand-dyed yarn on clearance sale

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How to Make T-shirt Yarn via @fiberflux; see my own tshirt yarn tutorial here

Other Crafty Things

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DIY Woven Yarn Bracelets Tutorial from @mypoppetshop

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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!

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@molliemakes had a great roundup of embroidered photos along with some basic embroidery stitch “how to”

Special Thanks

  • 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.
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