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

crochet survey

More than 5400 people have now taken my crochet health survey. It’s amazing to see the responses and learn even more ways that crochet is helping people. The survey is still up and I’m still looking for people to take it, blog about it and spread the word. Please help!

Crochet Quote

One of the nicest thing about being a hand-crafter is that I can whip out the perfect last-minute gift in no time. Of course, finding “perfect” after you’ve been whipping out wonderful hand-crafted gifts for more than 20 years can get a little challenging — have I done it already? How many more amigurumi does aunt Sally really need? And the msot challenging question of all… can I whip it up quick so that I can get back to all the other WIPs laying around my craft room???”Itsy Bitsy Spider

Crochet Art

crochet door art

Beautiful crochet door art spotted by Back to Bodrum

yarnbomb

YBLA has a lot of interesting yarn bombing events coming up, including a live-yarnbombing event during Perform Chinatown on July 26th (in Los Angeles).

crochet lace house

Tubular crochet lace house by artist Sigrid Calon spotted @lppshop

Crochet Books

go crochet book

@GoCrochet tells us more about her Skillbuilder crochet book

Crochet Designers

made with loops crochet

I loved learning more about Made With Loops from her Creative Blog Hop self-interview. Pink Milk also participated in this blog hop.

crochet designer

@weareknitters_E interviews Ingrid from Wood and Wool Stool about knit and crochet

crochet designer

@mooglyblog did a crochet designer showcase of @snappytots

Crochet Fashion

crochet toms

New denim-colored crochet TOMS

Crochet Patterns

crichet motif free pattern

Free crochet hexagon motif pattern over at the @gocrochet column of Crochet! magazine

crochet face scrubbies

Face scrubbies free crochet pattern from @allParenting

crochet garland tutorial

Maybelle Flower Garland Crochet Pattern free from My Rose Valley

crochet dolphin pattern

Crochet dolphin pattern for sale from The Flying Dutchman Crochet Design

crochet dinosaur pattern

New crochet dinosaur pattern for sale from @freshstitches

crochet toy bag free pattern

Crochet toy bag free pattern from @rakjpatterns

teddy bear crochet

Free teddy bear clothing crochet pattern from @coffeenvanilla

free crochet picture frame pattern

Free crochet picture frame pattern from JJCrochet

crochet blanket pattern

Heavenly Tutti Frutti Daisy Granny Square Crochet Blanket pattern for sale from The Sunroom

crochet bracelets tutorial

Easy crochet bracelet free pattern from Little Treasures

plarn crochet sandals

Plarn crochet sandals free pattern from My Recycled Bags

Crochet Tutorials

crochet foundation chains

3 ways to begin a foundation crochet chain from @crochetkitten

Crochet Tips

foundation chain crochet

Forever in Fibre discusses the problems with foundation chains in crochet and suggests an alternative; Forever in Fibre also had another great tip to use a cuticle trimmer to cut yarn

crochet ring row counter

@NYAcrochet recommends this new crochet ring row counter – so cute!

solid color crochet thread

@crochetme shares two tips for thread crochet; the thread pictured above is sold by Etsy’s nothingbutstring

yarn mess

Illuminate Crochet gives tips for when to save and when to scrap projects with crochet mistakes in them

Yarn Stuff

how to make a yarn tassle

How to Make a Yarn Tassel via Stitch and Unwind. Another related DIY post came from @mypoppetshop who shared how to make embellished tassels.

yarn

@KristinOmdahl announced her first yarn – Bamboo so Fine. Kristin was on Marly Bird’s Yarn Thing Podcast too.

yarn

@recrochetions continues her Dyers in Their Studios series with Sabrina from @anzula yarns

denver yarn store

@freshstitches visits Fancy Tiger Crafts LYS in Denver

Other Crafty Things

fabric rose tutorial

Free fabric rose tutorial from Little Treasures

summer pinata

10 DIY summer piñata ideas from @apttherapy

Special Thanks

Author

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

2 Comments

  1. LaurindaReddig Reply

    I love checking out your links every week. You put so much work into curating the best links, and I always find some things I want to read. Keep up the awesome work!

  2. CrochetBlogger Reply

    LaurindaReddig Thanks @recrochetions … I do put a lot of effort into link love and I’m glad that it’s enjoyed!

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