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

Before we dig in, though, just a reminder about the deal that I’m running this week where you can get free advertising on the sidebar of Crochet Concupiscence in exchange for a contribution to my Hook to Heal crochet fundraiser project. Spend just $30 and get an advance copy of the book, a copy of my other book (Crochet Saved My Life) and a discount code worth $100 of free advertising on Crochet Concupiscence.

Something Special

@foxslane led me to find out about the 1000 Doilies crochet art project. Fox’s Lane says: “Lisa Solomon, a Californian mixed media artist, is working towards a piece of art made up of 1,000 (sen in Japanese) doilies.”

She then quotes the project:

“1000 is a big deal in japanese culture. it’s wrapped up in luck and hope and clearly excess. so… in thinking about luck and placing it into my lexicon, my vocabulary, my means of working. 1000 doilies it is. and because of my fascination with color and color theory… 100 colors of thread. 10 doilies in each color to get to my 1000.”

I love community art projects, especially ones like this that include crochet and culture!

Smart Crochet Posts

Beautiful Crochet Makes

crochet blanket squares

Just Do made this beautiful crochet squares blanket. Can you guess how many squares it includes? Pop over to the blog to find out.

overlay crochet mandala

@winkieflash has created her next overlay crochet mandala and this is a detailed photo of the stithces; full thing front and back is on her crochet blog

granny square blanket

I love the color combination that Pammy Sue of Scotty’s Place chose for this large granny square blanket; also love the crochet edging!

crochet fox scarf

According to Matt (@mattscraftyblog) made this crochet fox scarf for his sister; check out all of the great photos and find the link to purchase the pattern on his crochet blog.

crochet bear

Es Un Mundo Amigurumi made this crochet bear with pajamas :)

How to Crochet

Crochet Patterns

crochet heart pattern

Simple Sunburst Crochet Heart Tutorial free from Bunny Mummy

crochet flower pattern

Free Crochet Flower Pattern from Sue of Suz Place and The Flower Bed

crochet coasters pattern

Free Crochet Coasters Pattern from Debi of Dly’s Hooks and Yarns

crochet scarf pattern

Free Crochet Puppet Scarf Pattern by Nancy Anderson on @redheartyarns spotted via @annemariesblog

crochet tote bag

Hellebore Tote, free motif-based crochet bag pattern from @crochetkitten

crochet pillow patterns

12 Free Crochet Pillow Patterns via @allfreecrochet

crochet malabrigo pattern

@malabrigobuzz has released its first crochet ebook pattern collection with designs by Joanne Scrace (@notsogranny)

chevron crochet patterns

@allfreecrochet did a roundup of Chevron Knitting and Crochet Patterns including half a dozen crochet chevron afghans and three other crochet chevron patterns

Crochet Reviews

Video of the Week

Spotted thanks to a link on @LaMaisonBisoux

Yarn News

New spring Rowan Yarns via @websyarnstore

  • @KnitPicks had a security breach that compromised some customer information. I have to say I give them some kudos for their transparency with their customers (including blogging about it publicly) around this situation. What was interesting was that there was a not-quite-the-same-but-similar enough situation this week with some crafty designers and it was not handled as well, as discussed in a post by @margotpotter.
  • The Little Treasures has opened a new Etsy store called Crochetella that sells, among other things, yarn.
  • Wool Stainless Steel. @lionbrandyarn shared images of some projects completed using this unique fiber. I had bought some of this last year (eek, or maybe it was even the year before) and never used it because I couldn’t quite figure out what to do with it. Inspiration!
  • Crochet Today did a post on yarn stores in San Francisco (and included tips on where to eat or grab a coffee nearby!) I’ve previously also done a post on 7 San Francisco Yarn Stores. Fun fact: It is logisitcally far easier to get yourself to an indie LYS in San Francisco than to get to a chain store since there are no big chain craft stores in the city.

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. brklynhousewife Reply

    @CrochetBlogger Thanks for sharing these links for everyone, I love anything to do with granny square! : )

    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @brklynhousewife Thanks for checking it out. I love compiling the links every week and sharing the best in our crochet blog community!

      • brklynhousewife Reply

        @CrochetBlogger Thanks that is so nice of you to share with everyone & I look forward to more. Still reading your book & totally love it.

        • CrochetBlogger Reply

          @brklynhousewife Thanks so much. I am so happy that I’ve been able to share the stories and information in Crochet Saved My Life.

  2. undergroundcrafter Reply

    As always, thanks for a great roundup. I’m loving the Just Do blanket!

  3. sheepishknit Reply

    @CrochetBlogger @craftgossip @crochetbyfaye @lamaisonbisoux @knitpicks @margotpotter @lionbrandyarn thank you!

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