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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Something Special

cgoa

Entries are now being accepted by @cgoaboard for this year’s CGOA crochet design contest. Congrats to CGOA for reaching their 20th Anniversary. Learn more about that from founder @crochetkween.

Crochet Art

freeform crochet scarf

Reversible freeform crochet scarf by Renate Kirkpatrick

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@latimes did a feature article on @yarnbombingla with lots of info including the Granny Squared project

fisch crochet wire coral

Profile of Crochet Artist Arline Fisch by @Derryerkan

crochet words art

Crochet Words Printable Art via @repeatcrafterme

Crochet and Craft Books

stitches book

@nutmegknitter shares Anne Lamott’s new book Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair

mighty ugly creativity book

@kpwerker shares the official cover of the upcoming Make It Mighty Ugly creativity book

crocheting kids clothes

@IndieCoach reviewed Crocheting Clothes Kids Love; like me she plans to adapt some of the designs for her own wear

Crochet Designers

crochet patterns

@UCrafter interviewed @anastaciaknits

Crochet Patterns

crochet blanket pattern

Beautiful Painted Pixels Crochet Blanket Pattern for sale from @FeltedButton

Vintage Wobbly Afghan Crochet Blanket by @mooglyblog. I also liked Moogly’s Big Bold Chevron Crochet Curtain Pattern this week. Have you seen my crochet curtain pattern roundup?

crochet sun hat free pattern

Crochet sun hat free pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

crochet fedora pattern

Crochet Fedora Pattern via @crochetkitten

Crochet Cupcake Dishcloth Pattern (Video) by @twinkiechan

crochet pot holders

Free Crochet Potholder Patterns by @petalstopicots

crochet flower square pattern

Free crochet flower square pattern via Cats Rockin

free crochet basket pattern

Tiny Bunny Basket Free Crochet Pattern from String Theory Crochet

cherry blossom crochet pattern

Cherry Blossom Crochet Flower Pattern by @repeatcrafterme

crochet cowl pattern

Free Crochet Cowl Pattern from @myhobbyiscroche

crochet snowflake sweater pattern

Stellar Snowflake Crochet Sweater Pattern for sale from @crochetbyfaye

crochet fabric tutorial

Free crochet and sewing tutorial by @gleefulthings for Floral Fringe Bag; I love projects that combine crochet and fabric!

Crochet Tutorials

crochet edging

@sandracherryhrt shares how she saved shrunken socks with a crochet upcycle

@websyarnstore shares how to finger crochet; they also offered a great tutorial this week on extended crochet stitches

Crochet Tips and Info

yarn tension crochet

All About Yarn Tension – a great informative article from @theyarnbox

crochet column

@ElkStudio_ answers five crochet questions in an ongoing Q&A column

crochet symbols

Understanding Crochet Symbol Charts via @crochetme. “Symbolcraft, as it is known to some, is a way of diagramming the individual crochet stitches that produce the fabric structure; it lets you “see” how the stitches fit together to form a particular pattern”

crochet scrapbook

Crochet Scrapbook Idea from (un)deniably Domestic

stitch markers

@freshstitches says to store your plastic stitch markers open to make them last longer

Crochet and Craft News

crochet health

Women find self-esteem, worth in crochet thanks to sisters’ ministry

knitters

RIP Gwen Matthewman, world record knitter (via @CraftGossip) … do you know who the current world record crocheters are?

Yarn

sweetgeorgia sock yarn

@HeySweetGeorgia did a roundup of favorite yarns for their roundtable blog post series – neat to read about all the yarns

banana yarn

Six Skeins Under shares banana yarn

csa yarn

Support CSA Fibers, Help @KnittedWit move into a studio space and get cool yarn by supporting this Indiegogo Fundraiser

yarn scraps

Yarn Scraps for the Birds – Juniper Moon Farm shares this spring idea and points out the extensive research she did consulting experts to make sure it’s safe for birds

seattle yarn store

Illuminate Crochet shares her local Seattle LYS: So Much Yarn

Other Crafty Things

inner tube plant holder

Macrame-inspired upcycled inner tube plant hanger tutorial by @jkwak spotted via @recyclart

inspirational quotes

Tips for Adding Inspirational Quotes to Images via @molliemakes

diy floral paper

DIY Floral Wrapping Paper from @mypoppetshop

Special Thanks

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

4 Comments

  1. Anastacia Knits Reply

    Thanks so much for mentioning my interview! I thought you were going to mention one of the patterns I published today, so you threw me for a loop when you mentioned the interview! LOL I know, it doesn’t take much to throw me!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. CrochetBlogger Reply

    Anastacia Knits I’m not caught up on today’s posts yet but I’ll definitely head to check out the pattern releases :)

  3. thewriteteach Reply

    Thank you, much for featuring my domestic art journal! It was so exciting to pop by and see it in your post. ~Kelly

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