Normally on Saturdays you will find this spot filled with lots of terrific links to all of the great crochet stuff from the week. However, for the month of June I’m taking a link love break. I’m using that extra time to do some intensive book writing as well as to enjoy some vacationing with my little sister. Link love will resume as normal in July. (If you don’t know why I think love matters, read this.) In place of link love, each Saturday in June is going to highlight five different crochet designers that I love.
1. Wink of A Creative Being
Crochet mandala pattern for sale from @acreativebeing
Marinke, aka Wink, has been one of my favorite crochet designers for a long time. I met her when she shared her own story for my book, Crochet Saved My Life, but really fell in love with her designs when she emerged as one of the first designers creating beautiful, colorful crochet mandala patterns.
2. Heiki of Made with Loops
Peacock motif free crochet pattern from @madewithloops
Heike learned to both knit and crochet from her grandmother when she was a little girl. She shares her love of crafting on her blog Made with Loops. She shares a little bit about her life there; (I loved reading about her knitting retreat last month). But mostly she shares what she she is enjoying, inspired by and making.
3. Maya of Little Treasures
Crochet owl blanket pattern for sale from Little Treasures
I always love following what Maya of Little Treasures is doing. This year she had an art exhibition of beautiful mori-inspired items. She’s often creating new crochet jewelry, sometimes offering patterns for the pieces either free or for sale. But you never know what she might be up to and occasionally comes up with something totally unique like the owl blanket shown above.
4. Jessie Rayot of Jessie At Home
Girl’s rainbow tank top free crochet pattern by @jessie_athome
I’ve highlighted the work of Jessie Rayot many times, mentioning that I love her personal life blog posts but of course I also appreciate her knitting and crochet patterns and tutorials. She also does themed crochet pattern roundups, weekly link love posts and more so if you don’t already follow Jessie at Home then you should check her out.
5. Shelley of Spincushions
Galapagos crochet blanket pattern for sale from @spincushions
Shelley says that she loves to design crochet blocks and blankets and has a penchant for seamless crochet. She shares many terrific crochet patterns in her granny square ebook. You can find updates about her patterns on her blog Spincushions where she also shares a bit about what she’s up to and participates in blog hops and CALs.