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

Something Special

Do you have a crochet project that was a total failure? Don’t let it go to waste! There’s a book coming out in 2014 called CraftFail and they’re seeking submissions. The author (@craftfail) says:

“I am seeking submissions for CraftFail, an upcoming book by me, Heather Mann, of CraftFail.com, which will feature ugly crafts, Pinterest projects gone wrong, epic cooking fails, Not-quite-ready-for-Martha crafts, and unfortunate yet hilarious DIY fails. I invite beginning crafters, Pinterest enthusiasts, craft bloggers, professional crafters and makers of all stripes to submit their work worst work for possible publication in this book.”

Smart Crochet Posts

Beautiful Crochet Makes

granny crochet blanket

Lucy of Attic 24 shared her newly-completed granny patchwork blanket. Click through to see all of her terrific photos of the colorful richness.

crochet swing coat

Adorable crochet swingcoat that Thornberry made for her little girl

crochet rainbow tree

Colorful crochet rainbow tree by Vendulka via Knithacker

crochet egg

Las Teje y Maneje shared the funky crochet eggs of Donkey Creative Lab

romanian point lace necklace

BaleaRaitz has created a new Romanian Point necklace for her Etsy shop; it was inspired by a cup of coffee!

crochet necklace

I’m also adoring the new crochet necklace design from Double Crochets (@masxalitsa)

How to Crochet

Crochet Reviews

  • Eleggant Crochet Hook Review. Marie of Underground Crafter actually did this review last year but I became aware of it this week when we were commenting back and forth on a post here on this blog. She says it’s a hook option that takes a little getting used to but has helped her a lot with crochet-related hand cramping.
  • Crochet Noro. @lindamade talks about her two projects that are in this popular crochet book.
  • 50 Fabulous Crochet Squares. Sew I See shares thoughts on this crochet book by by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.
  • Granny Squares: 20 Crochet Projects with a Vintage Vibe. Suz Place shares a preview of this new book coming out in the spring/ summer.

Crochet Patterns

crochet earwarmer pattern

Quick and Chunky Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern via @projectsathouse (free crochet pattern)

triangle granny square

This one is more of a basic tutorial or recipe but you can get the gist of how to make the crochet triangle granny scarf using the directions from It’s Time to Create (@sohappyinred); found this one via a Craft School link from @creativejmom

felted crochet bowl pattern

Aja of (craft)LOVE shared a free crochet pattern for felted bowls

crochet bear pattern

@lastejeymaneje shared the Bru Bear, which is not just a pattern but a full crochet kit being sold to raise money and awareness about an endangered bear species.

crochet sweater pattern

@elevenhandmade has a beautiful new Tunisian crochet sweater pattern for sale

crochet afghan book

Interweave has put together a collection of 10 popular afghans, blankets, and throws called Craft Tree: Crocheted Afghans spotted via This is Crochet

Crochet Quote of the Week

“Crochet is really a kind of life-and-death situation for me. I am crocheting to survive in the future.” – Crochetology


This week’s video is knit, not crochet, but so worth seeing.


New yarn from Berocco, via @websyarnstore

  • Pickles (@eatpickles) has a new wool yarn, available in nearly two dozen colors, that they describe as a versatile, durable yarn in a harmonic, melanged palette. Lovely.

Other Crafty Stuff

Some Special Thanks

I also want to make sure to thank all of the amazing people who are supporting Hook to Heal with their contributions. I’ve done a shoutout post on my professional website. Thanks all!

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. A whole lotta link love there to keep me busy for several hours. Many thanks…

  2. ElevenHandmade Reply

    Thank you Kathryn for spreading the word about my Bleached Shoulders Tunisian Sweater pattern!

  3. Double Crochets Reply

    It’s always good to read the Link Love of the week, but it’s awesome to be a link to my blog in it!!! ♥ thank you!

  4. undergroundcrafter Reply

    Thanks for linking to my hook review! I love granny shawl and the Tunisian sweater, too – as always, thanks for introducing me to new blogs.

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