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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

crochet checkers blanket

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! That’s a checkerboard crochet blanket that my own mama made. Read about some other crocheters’ moms here.

Crochet Quote

“I get inspired all the time. I am always in the mood for creating. I get inspired by nature, by a new dress I got, by a lovely hairstyle I see, by beautiful yarn or beads I find, by a romantic movie I see. I always want to create. I feel happiest when I crochet and create beautiful items with my own hands.” Varna of My Handmade Passion via @the_upcoming

Crochet Art

crochet mandalas

Lucy of Attic 24 is seeking stiffened crochet mandala donations for a big art display at Yarndale, similar to the potholder display art of Anu Tuominen

crochet folk art

Creative Carmelina has a new crochet folk art mixed media collection in her Etsy shop

ybla logo

ArtScene had a lovely article about yarnbombing in general and YarnbombingLA in particular

Crochet Designers

crochet and knit hotel room

Kate Jenkins of Cardigan just celebrated 10 years of business with a party held at Hotel Pelirocco where she designed the Knit and Crochet Room. She has also launched a Facebook page to showcase all of her Fishy Friday crochet/ art fish.

crochet book

Congrats to CreJJtion who has written her first crochet book. It’s being published in Dutch with diagrams and images.

Crochet Fashion and Accessories

crochet fashion

Check out this dress from the amazing collection of @JulianaRacquel, daughter of Anna Maria Horner

crochet prom dress

Low-income teen crochets her own prom dress using pop tab crochet

crochet stone earrings

@utsandiego highlighted the beautiful crochet jewelry of Miriam Chor Freitas

freeform crochet purse

Freeform crochet purse by Renate Kirkpatrick

Crochet Patterns

crochet blanket pattern

Free crochet blanket pattern via @olgalacycrochet

crochet dishcloths free pattern

Free crochet lotus bloom dishcloth pattern from @fiberflux

crochet heart dishcloth

Granny heart crochet dishcloth free pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

crochet scarf pattern

Free crochet pattern for summer scarf by @ElkStudio_

crochet skirt pattern

Free crochet skirt pattern by @myhobbyiscroche; see other crochet skirt patterns here

crochet flower ring pattern

@annemariesblog shares a free crochet ring pattern

crochet phone cozy

Free crochet iPhone cozy pattern by Pink Milk

crochet neck warmer pattern

Free crochet neck warmer pattern from Cats Rockin

crochet scarflette

Free crochet keyhole scarflette pattern from @craftybegonia

free crochet washcloth pattern

Free crochet washcloth pattern from @feltedbutton

Crochet Tutorials

foundation double crochet

How to Foundation Double Crochet (Increases and Decreases) via @mooglyblog

purple crochet heart

3 Options for Blocking Crochet via @crochetme

How to get a knit look with double crochet via Cats Rockin

Crochet Tips

tunisian crochet cowl

@crochetme offers the tip to use stitch markers when working rows of Tunisian crochet chevrons

crochet colors

5 ways to choose colors for your next project by Stitch and Unwind and @allfreeknitting

freshstitches

Stacey of @freshstitches has some good advice about working through a lack of inspiration

Crochet News

marrakech crochet retreat

Wood and Wool Stool did posts everyday sharing the photos and info about the Marrakech Crochet Retreat that looks so amazing. There’s another one in the fall if you want to go! @idalifestyle went to this one and also has posts this week about the experience (with lots of great photos as well!)

Simply-Crochet-Granny-Square-app

@molliemakes and creation both shared the new @simplycrochet_ and @redheartyarns granny square a day craft app. I’ll have to check this one out for my next review. In the meantime, see more crochet apps here

crochet machine

Comez is debuting another advanced “crochet machine” (although the truth is there is no such thing as a crochet machine, all true crochet has to be handmade).

blue crochet heart

Deap Vally gives a crochet update to @RackedLA

Other Crafty Things

A knitting robot. Awesome. It takes her about five hours to knit a scarf.

yarn skeins

Gail Callahan shared what it means for a yarn to be reskeined. Spotted thanks to @kristinnicholas

Special Thanks

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