Of all of the crochet-related posts I read this week, these were the ones I thought you shouldn’t miss!

Something Special

Mollie Makes magazine released a one-off issue this week called Mollie Makes Home. I don’t know everything that is in it but I do know that some of the crochet includes a granny square motif pillow and a beginner’s granny blanket. The images are lovely.

Smart Crochet Posts

Beautiful Crochet Makes

lady gaga crochet

Crocheted Lady Gaga in her Meat Dress spotted via Knithacker

crochet edge calendar

One Sheepish Girl shared her crochet-edged calendar; follow the link to find her tutorial for crocheting around paper

cute crochet bird

@winkieflash shared this cute crochet bird she made awhile back and recently found again; also worth checking out is her next installment of the ongoing amazing crochet mandala series

crochet lamb

@CarolineCh64 made her version of the Lambie Pie crochet pattern sold by Marilyn’s Medley on Luulla

How to Crochet

Crochet Patterns

crochet giraffe pattern

I Love Button’s by Emma shared a free crochet pattern for this cute stripy giraffe

ripple crochet blanket pattern

Cheerful Ripple Crochet Blanket, a free pattern from Adventures in Thread

crochet handwarmer rocks

Toasty crochet handwarmers; a tutorial free from Bunny Mummy.

crochet african flower tutorial

Crochet African Heart Pincushion, a free tutorial from @sandycherryhrt

crochet heart pattern

Spike Stitch Crochet Heart Pattern from Petals to Picots (free pattern)

crochet charm bracelet

Cozy charm bracelet, free pattern from Cozy Things

crochet mountains

The Dapper Toad is offering a free pattern for crochet mountains. Unique!


Planet June has a new set of baby cephalopod amigurumi patterns for sale. She says: “A perfect use for yarn scraps, these mini amigurumi take only 25-30m of yarn apiece, and work perfectly in any colour.”

ruffle crochet patterns

Moogly did a nice roundup of free ruffle crochet patterns.

upcycled crochet bag

Crochet Dynamite offers a free pattern for upcycling capri sun bags with crochet to make a magazine tote bag.

Crochet Books

  • Crochet One Skein Wonders. A preview from the co-editor Edie Eckman.
  • The New Tunisian Crochet. Lion Brand shares that Dora Ohrenstein will be signing copies of her new book at their store on Valentine’s Day.
  • Fashion Crochet. @UCrafter is doing a new series sharing vintage needlework publications and this one is a super interesting look at a 1970 crochet book.
  • Vintage Mags and Leaflets. @anastaciaknits has some great photos this week of vintage needlework publications

Crochet Quote of the Week

“between much ado and the daily things, i – of course – crochet. i realize more than ever that it keeps me sane.” – Elisabeth Andree


Via Irene Lundgaard


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. petalstopicots1 Reply

    Thanks so much for including my hearts in your link love :)

  2. ElisabethAndree Reply

    The ongoing support I am experiencing from crocheting I tried to express in words. Thank you for making that the quote of the week:)

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