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 …
A shout out to one of my sponsors this month: Jessie At Home. She has terrific crochet patterns for free and for sale as well as lots of other inspiration on her blog.
In case you missed the announcement last week, I just wanted to let you know that I’m the new About.com Crochet Expert. Click here to find out more and see what I have planned for that site. My first post was a roundup of 25 autumn crochet patterns but there’s a lot more to come.
“The kind woman wasn’t quite sure when she had lost it. It — her favorite crochet hook — the one she had found in her mother’s basket when she was 9, the blue one with the scratched handle, tried and true 5mm… was lost. She had searched the folds of the couch. Her purse offered only crumpled receipts and gum wrappers. None of her project bags harbored the missing hook. Who can go without a 5mm hook? No one, of course. With a sad sigh of resignation, she made a plan to visit the yarn store to pick up a new one the next day.” – From the beginning of the first short story in a new crochet series from Illuminate Crochet
@knithacker shares this “3×3 square made by Scrappy Annie who says, “this shows the imprisonment of the Wolverhampton Suffragette, Emma Sproson.” Knitted, crocheted and knotted background with added applique of thread and painted hand made paper.”
More than 100 people used about six miles of red yarn to “yarn bomb” the Smithsonian, to cover the Washington, D.C., museum’s castle garden and gates, to promote “Perspectives,” a new exhibition by Japanese contemporary artist Chiharu Shiota. via @jenniavins @qz
Greedy for Colour shares her crochet caravan. Click over to see the inside – adorable!!
Beautiful yarn bombed sticks by @stephradiate made for July 2014 issue of Your Family magazine
@crochetkitten reviews Open Weave Fashions by @hotlavacrochet
I’m a little in love with these convertible crochet mitts that go from fingerless to mittens.
Silk crochet necklace – fair trade item made by Bolivian crochet artists with handmade Ethiopian beads.
Spiral crochet plant holder free pattern from The Inspired Wren spotted thanks to @craftgossip
Free crochet pattern for flower fabric from My Crochet Projects spotted via @creativejmom
Free crochet scarf pattern from @mooglyblog
Crochet shawl free pattern from @JessieAt_Home
Free chunky crochet cowl pattern from @fiberflux
Downtown Abbey Inspired Crochet Cloche Hat Pattern for Sale from Hopeful Honey
Lattice Premie Hat Free Crochet Pattern from JR Crochet
Autumn crochet beanie free pattern from @ElkStudio_
Popcorn and lace crochet pillow pattern for sale from My Rose Valley
Diamond eyelet crochet blanket pattern for sale from @crochetspot
Bandaid free crochet pattern from @repeatcrafterme
Crochet mushroom free pattern from @annemariesblog
Gift pocket bear free crochet pattern from @UCrafter
Stripey crochet placemat tutorial from homemade@myplace
How to Braid Crochet Loops from @mooglyblog
3 ways to avoid the dc turning chain gap from @feltedbutton
Patsy Jones won the Grand Champion prize at the Crochet Club of Middle Georgia’s Annual Achievement Day. She has been crocheting for almost 70 years. See Q&A.
@IDALifestyle shares a new 100% wool yarn called Annell Malmedy, available in 26 colors
Little Woolie is now stocking neon colors of Zara by Filatura di Crosa yarn
@AshleyAnneScott was featured on USA Today in an article that begins, “Scott doesn’t just want to make beautiful fibers; she also wants to help preserve the nation’s rare sheep breeds and help the American rancher and small-business owner.”
Illuminate Crochet reviews Mountain Colors Twizzle Yarn
Haafner shared some beautiful yarn photos of natural fibers and muted colors
Other Crafty Things
Rag Rug DIY Tutorial from Artistic Endeavors 101
- To Interweave Crochet for publishing my article about crochet artist Pat Ahern in the Fall 2014 issue