Here is this week’s edition of crochet link love where I try to support the crochet community by sharing links to the best of the best in crochet art, crochet patterns, crochet fashion and more from around the web this week.
It’s National Crochet Month and tons of great giveaways, patterns and ideas are happening all month long! Here are a couple of things going on:
Also, @UCrafter has a roundup of 10 ideas for celebrating NatCroMo.
Something Special: Contribute
I received a lead from Flo about this cool crochet project that we can all participate in called The 100 Women Project. It is an art student’s capstone project that is asking for collaboration from other women.
She shares: “The aim of this project is to showcase the strength and individuality of the women who participate. That is why the color of yarn and length of the vine are left to the discretion of the participants. Each woman will also submit an index card with their name and hometown on it and the cards will be compiled in a book that will be displayed alongside the installation.”
here are some I’ve created to send
Deadline: 4/10/15 – guidelines here.
Peanuts Crochet Book via @twinkiechan (who has 4 amigurumi character patterns in the book)
Pastel filet crochet sweater – perfect for spring. From Andrea Diodati.
I love the crochet-inspired collar on this dress from Fleet Collection
Easter tulip egg cozy crochet pattern for sale from Little Treasures
Crochet flower square free pattern from Laurel’s Place
Natural striped blanket crochet pattern for sale from Rescued Paw
Crochet blanket pattern for sale from creJJtion
Pineapple pillow crochet pattern for sale from Wood & Wool Stool
Crochet shawl pattern for sale from @krwknitwear; she is launching a CAL with this pattern on 4/1/15
Herringbone dc free crochet hat pattern @elkstudio_
Thick front post crochet hat pattern free from My Recycled Bags
Braided infinity scarf crochet pattern for sale @crochetspot
Re-usable crochet cotton balls free pattern from @SCCelinaLane
10 free pastel crochet patterns for spring including this pretty mandala pattern from Made in Ktown. This was one of my posts over on About.com. I also did a post rounding up free egg cozy crochet patterns for Easter.
How to crochet basketweave stitch @bhookedcrochet
How to crochet left-leaning and right-leaning crossed double crochet @jessie_athome
How to fpdc @gleefulthings
Crochet News and Info
Julie Reich of Bile Sister explains the song behind the band’s newest art video. “Wasted Crochet” has many meanings, though it’s not immediately apparent, for sure. The term was used literally to describe my efforts at crocheting by the guru Stacey Sproule (who sings guest vocals and appears in the video). She hosts regular ladies’ nights where we watch The X-Files and crochet. I was not a natural, to say the least!” Other crochet + music here
Best Pastel Yarn for Spring @becraftsy
@vashtirama explains to us what a “yarn put-up” is
@habitulhomebody shares her Yarnbox subscription experience
Other Crafty Things
DIY Scarf Indigo Dye Kit from Yellow Owl Workshop
Lavender and cocoa turkish coffee. Yum! For sale from Olive and Bean.