It’s time for a little bit of link love. Here were my favorite crochet blog posts from the week around the web:

Something Special

Crocheted Jacaréa! That means crocheted alligator and I said it because there was fun news from artist Olek this week who crocheted a huge alligator playground as part of the SESC Arts Show 2012, a non-profit arts show across several venues that runs from July 19 to 29 in São Paulo, Brazil. There’s tons of photos from all around the web, but I like gallery over at Inhabitat. I also think this piece links together some fun inspirations that have been popular around the web lately. Consider:

Things to think about.

Smart Crochet Words

Beautiful Crocheted Creations

I want to be a guest at the table of Petite Pimprenelle who crafted these cute crochet placemats to go with some adorable plates!

Cozy Things made this cute crochet top. The pattern is from the 2012 crochet issue of Vogue Knitting. Photo credit goes to Dean Johnson.

Apples and Pears finished this pretty blanket for her sister. Sis picked the colors and they weren’t the crafter’s favorite but she made it work with a stitch pattern that kept her interested in the piece.

I always love hexi blankets and this one from La Ventana Azul is no exception!

Helpful Crochet HowTos

  • Become an Amigurumi Pro. @CrochetKitten started a six-part series covering all of the basics to take you from beginner to great at amigurumi crochet.
  • How to Crochet The Cross Double Cross Stitch. @newstitchaday has really been coming through lately with great stitch instructions and video tutorials for both knitting and crochet. This one that they covered is actually one of my favorite crochet stitches. I also like a variation on it where you do a Ch 1 and leave a space between the two parts of the X for a more open design.
  • How to Use Your Pinkie Finger to Tension Your Yarn. Quick and dirty crochet tip from @freshstitches

New Crochet Patterns

  • Crocodile Stitch Clutch Purse. I adore this free crochet pattern from My Messy Life which I saw thanks to a post over on Tangled Happy.
  • Crochet Starfish Pattern. A cute free crochet pattern from Little Treasures.
  • Plarn Tape Measure Covers. A few weeks ago I highlighted the cute tape measure covers that seem to be making the Internet rounds these days. This week My Recycled Bags gives us a free crochet pattern for a plarn version. It’s a functional way to use up plastic bags and make a tape measure look cute at the same time.
  • Waffle Baby Pullover. What a cute new crochet sweater design for sale from @crochetbyfaye.


  • The Sheep(ish) Yarn Line is Moving Homes. Vickie Howell announced that Caron, home of her Sheep(ish) Yarh Line has joined the Spinrite family and she’ll be making a move within that family. She’s becoming the international spokesperson for Bernat (and her products will make the move with her). Congrats Vickie!
  • New Yarn Trends from CHA. FaveCrafts has done several posts on the trends announced at CHA. In this post we learn about some of the new and trending yarns from various companies.

Other Things

  • 4 Reasons to Listen to YarnCraft. @lionbrandyarns provides some solid reasons to listen to their yarn-y podcast. I have recently developed a love for podcasts that seemed to have come out of nowhere and this is one I listen to so I figured I’d share the note.
  • Crochetbug is On Kindle. As a blogger you can deliver your blog to Kindle readers. Did you know that Crochet Concupiscence is on Kindle, too?
  • Lace Roundup. Diary of a Stay at Home did a great photo post of lace loving. It’s not crochet per se but beautiful!

And Some Special Thanks


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


  1. newstitchaday Reply

    Thanks for including us again! Love what you’re doing with this. Keep up the great work!

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