Here are my favorite posts this week from around the crochet blogosphere.

Something Special

SIBOL accepts squares from crafters and they become blankets that are donated/sold for charity. This new Olympics blanket is amazing. Unfortunately, it can’t be sold because it has some Olympics logos in it that are trademarked. It’s too bad but I’m hoping people will share the photo anyway to send people to the SIBOL site and encouraging charity crafting!

Smart Crochet Words

Crochet Interviews

Beautiful Things People are Crocheting

Laurinda (@ReCrochetions) made these “technicolor boobies” to donate to a lactation consultant for use in teaching breastfeeding in Haiti

Love this granny square belt from Haken en Meer!

New Crochet Tea Cozy from MemeRose who sells her work in the Etsy shop Dolly Daydreaming

I am adoring the little ositos (bears) Es Un Mundo Amigurumi shared this week

Favorite Video of the Week

This is knit, not crochet, but I so love this video!! Thanks to Rayela for sharing it! I feel all of crafters “get it”. :)

Crochet Tips and Ideas

Crochet Patterns and Tutorials


International Yarnbombing Day was last weekend and we just wrapped up Knit in Public week so there’s been a resurgence of interest in yarnbombing. I know that I spent way too much time looking at cool outdoor yarn art this week; I even made a new Pinterest board for yarnbombing. Some of the best and biggest projects in yarnbombing right now:
  • MK Carroll shared: ” Honolulu’s inaugural yarn bombing crew, ArchiPURLago, Granny² and Hanasaurusrex, a.k.a. TheFuzz, and their super crew of volunteers and contributors, tagged the gardens of Spalding House.” (Click on “TheFuzz” link to see the images).
  • Stephen Duneier did a huge yarnbombed art tree on the Cold Spring Trail in Santa Barbara
  • Frenchtown (a small NJ town) got yarnbombed by about two dozen crafters

Other Stuff

  • @lionbrandyarns explained how to use their crochet group search tool to find a group to hook with in your area
  • If you’re on G+ I want to recommend following @sisterdiane because she and her followers do great weekly discussions on crafty business; this week’s was about craft books – why we buy them and why there’s a need for better reviews of them
  • Renate Kirkpatrick has made a beautiful pink freeform crochet piece in tribute to “sister & to all who are travelling the arduous cancer road”.

And Some Special Thanks

Happy reading!


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


    • CrochetBlogger Reply

       @ManieOne I so agree! Sue does terrific work for charity.

  1. Wonderful!  I will have to explore these great links carefully.  Thank you for including my blog post in this mix!  I was pointing to an article that I wrote about the knitters on TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Art List.  We are going through the alphabet and K was for Knitting.  Maybe C will have to be for Crochet.  You can see the crochet search results there on this link:
    We’d love to have more members who crochet and knit, so make sure to take a look at the membership page on TAFA and see if it’s a match for you.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

       @rayela Thanks Rayela. TAFA seems like a great option for crafters and something I’ve highlighted on the blog before. I always enjoy reading everything you share on your blog!

      •  @CrochetBlogger Yes!  We have over 400 members from 35 countries and they all do amazing work!  I love what crocheters are doing these days and would definitely love to see more representation on the site.  Thanks for helping us spread the word!

  2. LaurindaReddig Reply

    Cool! Honored to make your list this week! :) I have found that teaching how to make the “Boobies” has been a great introduction to crocheting in the round for many of my students.

  3. _HeatherBailey Reply

    Hey Kathryn. I’m stopping by for a hello. You really gather up all of the crochet news! I wish I still had the 4-foot long yellow banana slug I crocheted in 6th grade to share—great for laughs—and it had babies too.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

       @_HeatherBailey Ooh, it would be awesome if you had that to share! How fun :) Thanks for dropping in.

  4. undergroundcrafter Reply

    As always, thanks for sharing.  No matter how many blogs I read, it seems I always miss a few that you share :).

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

       @undergroundcrafter I do my best to catch them all!  :)

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

       @petalstopicots Isn’t it? Sue and the people who donate to her do truly amazing work. I’m always impressed when I see what she’s put together.

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