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 survey

Please take a moment to take this crochet health survey. It will help us learn more about how crochet heals people. Spread the word far and wide to get other people to participate as well! Here’s the press release that tells you more about it.

Crochet Quote

“Is crocheting fun? Yes, and relaxing, and addictive. But there’s something deeper about crocheting. It allows me to clear my mind, but also to think, and I believe helps me with my concentration. It’s helping me become more focused and less absent-minded. Now that I have a deeper appreciation of the craft, I say this to all women who have children: teach them to crochet.” – A post from new crocheter Rebeca Schiller (@SchillerRebeca)

Crochet Art

crochet museum

The Desert Sun (@mydesert) shared an article about the World Famous Crochet Museum

crochet cannon

Fran Hartman is single-handedly trying to beautify Alaska with yarnbombing

crochet soccer ball

Crochetbug has created a World Cup crochet soccer ball. Love it!

Yoshi’s Woolly World. Your eyes do not deceive you; it is a crochet and knit world of wonder!” – via Crochet Ever After

crochet bouquets

Crochet bouquets at DIY wedding via @rocknrollbride; see more wedding crochet

monster crochet art

Monster crochet art by Knot by Granma

crochet painting

@twinkiechan is doing a giveaway of her cute crochet Pocky painting

crochet art

@websyarnstore responded to a request for crochet art from @CrochetWithDee. Awesome. Love it.

Crochet Books

crochet saved my life discount

You still have a little over a week to get 40% off of Crochet Saved My Life

Crochet Designers

crochet designer

@TheHodgeCrochet profiled designer Reveek

crochet lace

@gocrochet did a guest post on @crochetbyfaye sharing info about her new @becraftsy crochet lace class

Crochet Fashion

crochet pants

Men’s Crochet Pants in Sibling Edgy Runway Show

Crochet Patterns

crochet clutch pattern

Free crochet clutch pattern from @patternparadise

crochet bag pattern

Free crochet bag pattern from @ElkStudio_

crochet basket

Granny square crochet mini-basket free pattern from Vicki Moka via @ThisLStreet

crochet bowl

Tshirt yarn crochet bowl free pattern from @Bhookedcrochet

crochet star hat pattern

Crochet hat pattern free from Jessie_AtHome

crochet coasters patterns

Set of free crochet coaster patterns from Pops de Milk

crochet napkin rings

Crochet napkin rings free pattern by @sandracherryhrt on

crochet edging free pattern

Crochet edging free pattern from The Green Dragonfly

moss stitch crochet blanket

Moss stitch free crochet blanket pattern from My Recycled Bags

crochet fingerless gloves

Crochet fingerless gloves free pattern from @RAKJpatterns

crochet blanket kit

Crochet granny blanket with yarn kit from @warmpixie

Crochet Tutorials

cross stitch crochet

How to Cross Stitch on Tunisian Crochet from @becraftsy; see other crochet + cross-stitch projects here

Crochet Tips

crochet in color book

Tips for crocheting in color from @crochetme

Crochet News

chain of hope

“The women of the Gitga’at First Nation will lead a symbolic blockade against the Northern Gateway pipeline on June 20, 2014, by stretching a crochet “Chain of Hope” across Douglas Channel to show their deep opposition to oil tankers and oil spills in BC’s narrow coastal waters.” source


“Jessica Lambrick sits in her living room with a pile of blankets while holding a picture of her daughter, Hannah Miller, who passed away last December at just six days old. Lambrick and a group of women, calling themselves Hearts for Hannah, are crocheting blankets for BC Children’s Hospital, and plan to donate them to other families and children who are dealing with tough medical situations.” – Victoria News


Since April 2010 – as Mr. Kramer was in the initial stages of a series of facial surgeries and treatment for cancer – Ms. Kramer has been on a head-hugging giveback mission.” She just hit the milestone of crocheting 1000 hats for donation. source.

crochet work

I was excited to see about this crochet volunteer opportunity: “Knit and crochet with the adult residents and clients who are blind or have low vision. The group will work on projects to donate to charities as well as projects for their own use. Volunteers must have basic knitting or crochet skills.”

Yarny Stuff

red heart yarn

@Jessie_AtHome shared some Red Heart Yarn info with great photos

Other Crafty Things

diy crafts

10 DIY Craft Decorations for a Grown-Up 4th of July from @apttherapy

tea towel craft

Free Craft Pattern for Pool Party Tea Towel from @Craftypod

pom pom craft

Fork pom pom craft tutorial free from @creativejmom

Special Thanks

Thanks again to today’s sponsor – Indie Gift Box™ . They offer monthly themed gift boxes of unique handcrafted items – really special treat for yourself or someone else!


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