There are so many wonderful things going on in crochet. And there are so many great bloggers writing about them. Here were some of my favorites this week:
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”The southern Puno region of Peru was hit by a mega-snow storm and bitter cold that has buried homes, left over 5,000 homeless with no homes to return to and killed what is now estimated to be 250,000+ alpacas. World Vision has an idea to help restock the alpacas in southern Peru. They’re asking for money from people around the world to restock the alpaca herds. Isn’t that amazing! You can buy an alpaca for $360 or give what you can toward the purchase of one for a family.” I learned about this thanks to the Times Union Fiber Arts blog.
Crochet Art and Artists
Yarnbombed tractor. “Over forty knitters dressed “Alice”, a restored 1939 Allis-Chalmers tractor for the Tractor Tattoo festival.” Post by @Abidjanaise of Sparkling Adventures, spotted via @knithacker
Yarnbombed seal by @winkieflash
Crochet Fashion and Style
Sinitta got bashed for wearing this crochet halter top but I think it’s cute. You?
De Crochet Maxi Dress via @shortsweetblog
I’m adoring these crochet heart applique shortalls worn by @lulutrixabelle
Crochet Patterns and How To
@twinkiechan has done something a little different with her latest @michaelsstores gratis haakpatroon … I like it! She says about it: “I adore grannykitsch, and this shawl is definitely that!”
@crochetkitten shares a free pattern for a crochet ruffle tutu using novelty yarn
Free T-Yarn Bucket Hat Crochet Pattern via My Recycled Bags
@mooglyblog did a roundup of free crochet earrings patterns
I love this idea. @AboutCrochet shares a lacy crochet scarf pattern that is actually just a repeating single crochet stitch but uses two different yarn weights for an interesting effect.
Crochet Cat Bed, Crochet tutorial from I Create Stuff Sometimes
Twisted Crochet Bangle, donationware pattern from @planetjune
How to Understand Crochet Stitch Diagrams via @CrochetMe
How to Increase Evenly in Crochet via @websyanstore
How to Crochet the Magic Ring via @becraftsy
@molliemakes Crochet Book is now available
Crochet News and Information
“Crocheting hats for premature babies and older adults who lose their hair due to cancer has been a fun project Arcadia Kids adopted to help others.” Full Story
Jude Butterworth did a terrific guest post for CrochetKween about alternative materials for yarn.
Other Crafty Goodness
Knitter’s Pride Waves Aluminum Crochet Hooks Review by Rohn Strong
Deze week op dit Haak Blog
A gehaakte gezondheid update and new story …
Psychiatric Nurse and 5th Generation Fiber Artist Paula White Shares How Crafting Heals
Some Special Thanks
- Thanks to @LionBrandYarn for allowing me to guest post on the topic of prayer shawls. And thanks to all of the amazing people who commented there and on my social networks sharing their stories about making and receiving prayer shawls. Amazing!
- Thanks to Knitted Art for sharing links to several of my posts recently including my post on crochet playground artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam.
- Thanks to my current sponsors including Crochet Happy for sponsoring this week’s link love. The other current sponsors are Bar-Maids en Nothing but String.
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