There wasn’t any link love on my blogs last week because I was too busy dealing with personal life to read blogs. However, I caught up so this week’s filled with two weeks of the best posts from around the web! Enjoy.

Something Special

You’ve probably heard by now that I’m running a fundraiser to support my next book, which is designed to bring creativity and wellness to people through crochet. But did you know that just by donating a skein of yarn to @crochetkitten you can get your name in the acknowledgments of that book? CrochetKitten is going to start teaching crochet to children in a homeless shelter, which I think is amazing and wonderful. She needs yarn to make that happen. For every skein donated, she will donate $1 in your name to my fundraising campaign and that gets your name into the book. Of course, you can always donate directly to the campaign as well.

And Another Something Special

yarn alive crochet knit project

Berroco shared a great post about Yarn Alive, explaining in part:

“There are about 20 women in Yarn Alive who meet each week to knit and crochet together. When they first started in June 2011, they were given needles, hooks and few skeins of yarn. At first, they made blankets that were donated to others worse off than themselves. As their story got out, the yarn kept coming in and the women branched out to all kinds of projects – hats, slippers, sweaters – you name it.”

Smart Crochet Posts

Beautiful Crochet Makes

crochet minis

I’m loving the minis recently crocheted by Chez Facile Cecile

crochet fruit

I’m also loving the “amigurumi pomme and poire” by Julie Adore (which I assume means apple and pear).

crochet valentine

Sew Ritzy Titzy made this great crochet Valentine’s doll

How to Crochet

Crochet Patterns

crochet pattern book

New pattern booklet for sale from @CrochetKitten who explains: “A Very Crochet Unbirthday features 6 popular patterns already published on, plus two brand new patterns never seen before, and instructions on how to hook your own party decorations!”

crochet owl pattern

Bunny Mummy shared a free crochet owl tutorial

crocodile stitch baby bib

My Recycled Bags shared a free crochet patttern for a crocodile stitch baby bib

crochet headband pattern

Scalloped Crochet Headband. An easy free crochet pattern from Walker Whimsy, the first in a new series of monthly free patterns on this blog.

crochet dog mittens

CrochetMe did an ebook crochet pattern roundup of mittens and handwarmers. These shown are the Fetching Dog Mittens by Judith L. Swartz.

crochet mason jar

Crochet Spot shared a free pattern for a crochet mason jar. Cute idea for craft lovers!

crochet hot water bottle cover

CreJJtion shared a free crochet pattern for a hot water bottle cover.

Crochet Books

Crochet Quote of the Week

“Even I, the Impatient Crafter, have been hooked on crochet, it’s so easy, fun and satisfying to whip up some warm and cozy crochet crafts while watching TV or traveling! If I can do it, anyone can, trust me.” – Margot Potter, the Impatient Crafter


How to Style a Rectangular Wrap by Lion Brand Yarn



Other Crafty Stuff

Some Special Thanks

Happy weekend and happy reading! If this isn’t enough creative reading for you then you may also want to check out the “arts and smarts” link love roundup I’ve done over on my personal blog, Diary of a Smart Chick.


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


  1. undergroundcrafter Reply

    I didn’t read any blogs this week (gasp) because I’m so busy with work right now, so I’m glad to see all the highlights! Thanks for sharing the link to my interview with Kim Guzman.

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @undergroundcrafter Isn’t it a little weird when you don’t have the time to catch up with blogs. I finally did my catching up with them but haven’t caught up on the few podcasts that I listen to and I feel out of touch with my online friends’ worlds! :) Hope the work is going well for you!

      • undergroundcrafter Reply

        @CrochetBlogger Hahaha, so true. I will probably go through my Google Reader in a few days and catch up (but I usually don’t comment when I’m that far behind in reading!).

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