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

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Crochet Quote

“It is overcast. But that doesn’t stop me from dragging all my cozy stuff outside to have some crochet time in my garden. The wind is making the laundry dance and the bees are buzzing in my flower beds. I play, without any project in mind.” – My Rose Valley

Crochet Art

crochet fruit tarts

Crochet fruit tarts art by Kate Jenkins on display at a bakery

yarnbombing

Streetcolor shared some great detailed colorful Mendocino yarnbombing

Crochet Books and Magazines

crochet magazine

@AllFreeCrochet is launching a new digital magazine called I Like Crochet

crochet for baby

Crochet with Dee reviewed Crochet for Baby All Year by @hotlavacrochet; so did @UCrafter and @mooglyblog

craft book

@blairstocker shared some of the crochet projects in her craft book Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love

granny square crochet book

Granny square pattern free ebook from @crochetme

Crochet Designers

twinkie chan crochet

Crochetbug went to Renegade Craft Fair here in San Francisco to meet @twinkiechan

crochet designer interview

Stitch and Unwind interviewed crochet designer Heather Tucker

laurdina reddig crochet book

@cgoaboard interviewed @recrochetions

crochet fan ripple pattern

@acreativebeing did a self-interview as part of the Creative Blog Hop

Crochet Fashion

crochet toms

Crochet-inspired TOMS shoes wedges

crochet wire earrings

Beautiful crochet earrings by Radka Design

crochet swimsuit

19 year old Francesca Aiello made a splash at Miami Swim Week with a line that includes this crochet-tummy swimsuit

crochet swimsuit

Ludivine Sagna in crochet monokini

Crochet Patterns

crochet hat pattern

Crochet newsboy hat free pattern from Hopeful Honey

crochet hat pattern

Crochet kids’ hat pattern for sale from @olgalacycrochet

crochet baby hats

Squishy newborn hats free crochet pattern from @fiberflux

crochet tote pattern

Crochet nautical tote free pattern from @stitchin_mommy

crochet barefoot sandals

Crochet barefoot sandals free pattern by @SCCelinaLane

crochet baby blanket pattern

Beginners’ crochet baby blanket pattern for sale from @SoHappyInRed

crochet mandala pattern

Crochet mandala free pattern from Made with Loops

crochet towel pattern

Crochet hooded towel pattern for sale on Ravelry from @snappytots

crochet cloud mobile free pattern

Cloud Mobile free crochet pattern from @lovecitycrochet

crochet toy pattern

Crochet roly poly pattern for sale from Itsy Bitsy Spider Crochet

crochet doily free pattern

Crochet doily free pattern from @creJJtion

crochet candles

Crochet candles free pattern by Ice Pandora

crochet square pattern

Floral granny square free crochet pattern from @myhobbyiscroche

crochet cupcake keychain pattern

Crochet cupcake keychain free pattern from @repeatcrafterme

crochet gloves pattern

Crochet mitts pattern for sale from @knotbygranma

crochet t-shirt yarn basket

Crochet t-shirt yarn basket free pattern via @staronline

crochet pendant necklace free pattern

Crochet pendant necklace free pattern @instructables

Crochet Tutorials

crochet circle

How to start a crochet circle via @crochetspot

Crochet Tips and Info

russian join step two

3 ways to join yarn without tying a knot via @freshstitches

crochet hooks

Illuminate Crochet discusses inline vs. noninline crochet hooks

Yarn Stuff

yarn roving

Foxs Lane shared some stunning fiber photos from the Australian Sheep and Wool Show; so did Little Woolie

yarn

Beautiful hand-dyed yarn from Iria Yarn Co

cotton yarn

Beautiful hand dyed cotton thread from Nothing But String

island wools yarn store

Illuminate Crochet shared Island Wools Yarn Store

Other Crafty Things

pet portrait DIY

Pop Art Pet Portrait DIY via @elsiecake

needle felt sushi kit

Needle Felting Sushi Kit (they also have other kits like desserts to needle felt)

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Kathryn

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

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