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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Sponsor Love

indie gift box

I’m loving the goodies that come in my Indie Gift Box monthly curated collections of artisan goods. So happy to have them as a sponsor!

Something Special

crochet hot water bottle

Fox’s Lane is hosting a granny square hot water bottle CAL

Crochet Art

nespoon crochet art

BoredPanda had a post showcasing the crochet art by Nespoon

yarnbombing doilies

Lace yarnbomb statue

Crochet Books and Magazines

star stitch crochet book

@crochetkitten reviews Learn Star Stitch Crochet by Jenny King

crochet guide

@planetjune shared a week of posts about her new crochet book

knit-edge-six-cover

Knit Edge Magazine Issue #6 is out now. It includes a crochet health article from me.

Crochet Designers

crochet designer

@mooglyblog did a crochet designer showcase of Kathy from @ElkStudio_

crochet twinkie

@twinkiechan shares a recap of her Renegade Craft Fair experience

Knit-and-Crochet-Cover

Lots of great crochet designers were at the Knit and Crochet show and shared that experience on their blogs including @CrochetKween, @StitchStory and Moogly.

crochet bowl

Several crochet designers have work featured next week in the 100% Design expo in Africa; Moonbasket made these crochet bowls

Crochet Fashion

crochet dress

Crochet Dress Street Style via @lookmagazine

crochet art shoes

Crochet shoe line by Olek via @designboom

irish crochet cuff bracelet

Irish crochet cuff bracelet by Nothing but String

Crochet Patterns

crochet bear hat free pattern

Newborn crochet teddy bear hat free pattern by Hopeful Honey

crochet wreath pattern

Crochet zebra wreath free pattern by @repeatcrafterme

crochet garden gnome

Crochet garden gnome free pattern by @loopsancrafts on @CraftaholicAnon

crochet blanket free pattern

Crochet lion blanket free pattern by @RAKJpatterns

crochet heart square pattern

Crochet heart square free pattern by Daisy Cottage Designs

crochet tote bag pattern

Crochet tote bag pattern for sale from @rakjpatterns

crochet scarf free pattern

Free sparkly crochet scarf pattern from @mooglyblog

crochet pattern

Free caravan applique crochet pattern by @JBHcrochet

Crochet Tutorials

crochet shawl blocking

@crochetme suggests three crochet tutorials for blocking

how to crochet spheres

How to crochet spheres via Reve Dreams

crochet post stitches

How to Crochet Post Stitches via Forever in Fibre

Crochet Tips and Info

crochet loops

Illuminate Crochet shares info on front loop, back loop and both loops crochet

Crochet News

crochet boy

9-year-old expanding his crochet monsters business

crochet kid

10 year old crochets for needy

crochet scarf

Great Balls of Wool shared that Queen Victoria crocheted 8 scarves for soldiers in the South African War and they are on display at the Dover Castle.

crochet fest

“Knitters, crocheters and felters are stitching up a storm in preparation for the inaugural 2014 Boorowa Woolfest Beanie, Beret and Tea Cosy Competition.”

Yarn Stuff

stella alpina yarn

Stitch and Unwind decodes yarn labels for us

yarn

Beautiful handpainted yarn from Iria Yarn Co

Other Crafty Things

pickling spices

Set of pickling spices to try pickling for the first time – over on Shoppe

ballerina craft

Cute and easy ballerina crafting tutorial from @repeatcrafterme

pom poms

Pom Pom Maker DIY Tutorial by @maddysaurus

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Kathryn

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

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