October 15th is I Love Yarn Day … and from now until then you have the opportunity to participate in a fun online scavenger hunt for an opportunity to win lots of great prizes. You read that right – you might win things for looking at yarn online.
Today is International Women’s Day. I want to talk a little bit about what that is and celebrate it through crochet.
Fiber fans around the world are encouraged to share their affection for yarn and “stitch it forward” by teaching at least one newbie to yarn-craft and experience its feel good benefits. Whether people prefer to knit it, crochet it, spin it, weave it or bomb it, the goal is for every yarn-crafter to share their know-how with someone new on October 17th. And then post it, tweet it, pin it and share it on social media with the hashtags #stitchitforward and #ilyd2015 to celebrate and motivate others to join in the fun!
Yesterday was Granny Square Day on Instagram, a holiday started last year by Susan of suregal27. It was really fun to follow along with that yesterday and you can see the photos on Instagram by checking the hashtags #grannysquareday and #grannysquareday2015. I’ll share some of those photos at the end of this post, but now let’s look at all of the other awesomeness shared on Instagram this week by the people who tagged in with #crochetsavedmylife and #crochetconcupiscence in order to be part of this weekly roundup.
Design Wars founder Salena Baca has come together with sixteen of the terrific crochet designers from Design Wars to create a terrific new Christmas crochet book. Crochet for Christmas: 29 Patterns for Handmade Holiday Decorations and Gifts has crochet patterns that are both traditional and unusual, striking a great balance between the cutest holiday kitsch that we want and the chic, contemporary gifts and accessories that we need for the holidays.
Worldwide Knit and Crochet in Public Week. It’s tecnically a little longer than a week; this year’s dates are June 14 – 22.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honor of the day I wanted to share what I was able to find around the web in Martin Luther King. Jr. crochet.