crochet link love

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 …

Do you enjoy link love? It takes a lot of hard work. Donations appreciated to keep it going. Every bit helps.

Something Special

world wide knit in public

Today kicks off World Wide Knit and Crochet in Public Week. Read yesterday’s post about it.

Crochet Quote

“I live to crochet and I crochet to live.” – Lola Garrett, an 82-year-old woman who crochets for cancer patients.

Crochet Art

traditional crochet dresses

These dresses are part of an art exhibition celebration the traditional crochet and craft of the Ranui-based collective Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa, a group of 45 women from Niutao Island in Tavalu. The dresses are called Gatu kolose; they are worn by girls on special occasions and are often made and gifted by grandmothers or great-aunts.

crochet wall art

Beautiful crochet wall art from Little Treasures

crochet error

@craftgossip celebrates the artistic results of a “crochet mistake

crochet art

@twinkiechan chocolate-themed crochet art; pop through to the link to see video

crochet art

Illuminate Crochet shared great vintage crochet illustrations from The Complete Book of Crochet by Elizabeth Mathieson, published in 1946oregon yarnbomb

Artist Bonnie Meltzer is hosting a yarnbombing event today in Astoria, OR. Should be beautiful!

crochet art

Knit and crochet artist Ann Tilley has collaborated with print artist Megan Burchett on a two-week show called Love Signs.

Crochet and Craft Books

dye garden

@craftsanity did a podcast interview with Chris McLaughlin, author of A Garden to Dye For: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics & Fibers

laurdina reddig crochet book

@ReCrochetions shares how she went about finding her crochet book publisher and other info about her book process


Congrats to @craftivista; her Craftivism book got a great review/ article in the Washington City Paper (@wcp_arts). By the way, dates have been announced for the multi-city book tour that Betsy is going on with @kpwerker and @leannprain. It starts here in San Francisco on October 1st. I can’t wait!

Crochet Designers

knit and crochet show

Congrats to @crochetkween, named the 2014 Recipient of the Jean Leinhauser Hall of Fame Award @CGOAboard. They said: “It couldn’t be more fitting to have Gwen as our 2014 Hall of Fame recipient, especially in this 20th Anniversary year of the organization she helped establish. We truly have Gwen to thank for the organization we have today, for without her passion and determination to host a first meeting with seventeen crochet enthusiasts in Chicago who knows where crochet and CGOA would be today! Please help us celebrate Gwen’s achievements at the CGOA Member Meeting onThursday, July 24th at the Knit & Crochet Show in Manchester, NH.”

thread crochet

Susan Lowman of The Crochet Architect did a guest post @gocrochet about the joys of thread crochet

Crochet Fashion

crochet fashion

Stephanie Gille shows off her new crochet top with high waisted short denim shorts

Crochet Patterns

crochet shopping bag

Crochet shopping bag pattern for sale from @womans_weekly

crochet blanket pattern

Easy free crochet blanket pattern from Margo Knits

crochet cushion pattern

Crochet pillow/ cushion pattern for sale from @annemariesblog

crochet cancer beanie pattern

Crochet cancer ribbon beanie free pattern from @RAKJpatterns

crochet hat pattern

Honeysuckle free crochet hat pattern from @ElkStudio_

crochet flower throw pattern

Crochet flower throw pattern for sale from @JBHcrochet

crochet dahlia doily free pattern

Crochet dahlia doily free pattern from @lovecitycrochet

crochet bracelets

Free easy crochet bracelet pattern from Blog of a Crazy Crocheting Fool

crochet owl coasters pattern

Crochet owl coasters pattern for sale from @zoomyummy

crochet rainbow

Crochet rainbow applique free pattern from @repeatcrafterme

crochet butterfly

Easy free crochet butterfly applique pattern by Marie Williams Johnstone

crochet flowers

Easy free crochet flower pattern from @patternparadise

crochet stars pattern

Teeny tiny crochet stars pattern free from @repeatcrafterme

crochet skirt

So cute mermaid crochet skirt pattern free from @crochetkitten

crochet basket pattern

Granny square crochet canvas tote free pattern from Made With Loops

Crochet Tutorials


How to Extended Single Crochet from Forever in Fibre

crochet bobble stitch

How to Crochet a Basic Five Stitch Bobble via @hobbycraft

crochet buttons

Easy Crochet Buttons Tutorial from @Craftbits

crochet lobster stitch

How to Crochet a Lobster Stitch Cord via @becraftsy

crochet bag bottoms

How to Crochet Bag Bottoms – from rows to rounds via @mooglyblog

yarn dye

How to Dye Yarn with Sharpies via @websyarnstore

crochet stiffening

How to Stiffen Crochet via @crochetme

crochet corner tutorials

@sandracherryhrt has launched a new site called Crochet Corner with tons of great crochet tutorials

Crochet Tips

crochet colourwork

@katgold provides great tips and info on crochet colourwork

Crochet News

Excited to see this crochet volunteer opportunity in San Diego, where they are seeking a volunteer to teach crochet to children in a residential behavioral health center. I’ve worked in those places in the past and believe that crochet would be so healing for those kids!

Special Thanks

  • Thanks to Interweave; my Everyday Crochet column on Vicki looks great in the summer issue I received this week
  • Thanks to bethshangirl who said over on Knitting Paradise: “Kathryn Vercillo has written a book called “Crochet saved my Life” –
    and she has a really good blog!
  • Thanks to @jodiebodie2 who said over on Lupey Loops: “Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence amazes me. Her blog is so comprehensive and that in itself is a wonder – how she finds the time and energy to collate so many things. I don’t know how she does it and that’s just the blog! She is also writing her own publications as well as for others and is somehow managing a study load. I love how she turns her passion for crochet and health into positive action.”
  • Thanks to @CMHAEdmonton for quoting me and sharing my Lion Brand yarncrafting benefits article on their mental health site
  • Thanks to @DianeStavros (who I recently interviewed about crochet health, more to come about that soon …) for sharing some info about me and Crochet Saved My Life (including the current 40% off book sale!) on her blog.

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


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