Happy February! Link love is my way of giving back to the crochet community by highlighting the great work out there each week from crochet bloggers, designers, artists and more. Here are this week’s links …

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Crochet Art

joana vasconcelos crochet

Mixed media and crochet artist Joana Vasconcelos has a solo exhibit of her work coming up at Manchester Art Gallery. It opens February 15th.

crochet protein

Jessica Polka is inspiring me as she works to create crochet patterns out of protein crystal structures.

crochet kaleidoscope

Amanda of The Natural Dye Studio shared some of the workings of her Kaleidoscope CAL project. This one is from Agrarian Artisan.

Crochet Books

crocheting kids clothes

@stitchstory shared some of the journey behind the publication of Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

crochet stitches ebook

All Free Crochet and Stitch and Unwind shared a new downloadable ebook of crochet stitches

crochet pink book

@crochetkween shares a book review of Crochet Pink, a set of patterns for breast cancer awareness and comfort

Crochet Designers

dora ohrenstein

@UCrafter interviewed crochet designer Dora Ohrenstein. Thanks to her for mentioning in that article that Dora recently won Crochet Concupiscence‘s Awesome Crochet Blogger Award for Best Crochet Newsletter.

tapestry crochet bag

Tapestry Crochet shared Marina Gavrilov’s striking tapestry crochet bags and the process behind them.

Crochet Patterns

free crochet valentines afghan pattern

Circle of Love Crochet Afghan Free Pattern via @mooglyblog

crochet granny heart triangle

Free crochet pattern for heart granny via @loopsancrafts

crochet basket pattern

I’m in love with this free crochet basket pattern from @gleefulthings

crochet sunflower pattern

The Lazy Hobbyhopper shares a free crochet pattern for a sunflower potholder

crochet easter bunny

I’m loving this free crochet pattern for a chocolate Easter Bunny from Delight-Gems

crochet envelopes

Free crochet envelopes pattern from @molliemakes

valentine crochet

@petalstopicots shared this free crochet pattern for a bow that personalizes any Valentine’s gift

free crochet doily pattern

@olgalacycrochet shared a free crochet doily pattern

crochet star wars

Free Crochet Star Wars Hat Pattern by Dragonbird via @knithacker

Crochet Tutorials

crochet hooks

Interweave’s @crochetmedaily shared 3 ways to work into a foundation chain in crochet

Crochet Tips

vintage stylish crafting

JD @CraftGossip shared some links to information on caring for your crochet over the years


By Haafner shared her personal experience of packing crochet to travel

crochet hook yarn

@gingerbreadbun shared more tips for teaching crochet classes

Crochet News

Teens crocheting hats for cancer patients

lion brand yarn

@lionbrandyarn has opened a new retail store in Colonie, NY

morocco crochet

The Marrakech crochet workshops in spring and fall are both booked already. So jealous of those who get to partake!


Discovery Canyon High School students created their own version of the hyperbolic crochet reef.

granny squares

“mum-of-one collects squares of crochet, known as granny squares, and makes them into blankets to help keep homeless people warm in the winter” source

Crochet On The Internet

Twitter Blog Birds

@OombawkaDesign is hosting a crochet twitter link party where you can find people to follow who tweet about the craft. Several years ago I used to compile list of crocheters on Twitter. I don’t know if these people are all still active (some I’m sure are, some I bet aren’t) but if you want to check out those suggestions you can find posts here, here, here, here and here.

pinterest crochet

Emma Lamb has just started curated pins for the crochet board that is part of the MakersUK craft community on Pinterest.

craft site

Have you see the Make It Coats craft website? This site is free to use and offers free crochet patterns (as well as free designs for sewing, quilting, knitting and embroidery). This includes videos. You can also find crafty news here. It’s new and just getting growing but it looks like it’s going to be a fun space and there are already a couple of cute crochet patterns there including one from Tammy Hildebrand.

Other Crafty Things

handmade poster

@swissmiss shared this lovely poster [email protected]_tanamachi celebrating the handmade life


@sfgirlbybay shared this amazing wallpaper designed by Suzanne Shade


Juniper Moon Farm shared some of the history of sheepherding

Special Thanks

@lionbrandyarn quoted me in their Yarncraft Resolutions article where I said that in 2014 “I want to play more with free-form crochet, try techniques I’ve never done and push my crochet writing in new ways.”

Thanks to @GardenChefsNP for linking to my Top 10 Free Crochet Patterns for Barefoot Sandals in showcasing the crochet barefoot sandals she’s making.

Thanks to @okmills for saying of Crochet Concupiscence on Twitter: “Your blog is a cornucopia of craftiness, art and color.” Check out how they’re revitalizing the American knitwear industry.


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