link love posts

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. Last week I shared why I do this and why I think it’s important. Since I didn’t do any links last week, this week’s massive edition includes the best posts from the past two weeks in crochet.

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

There is one week left to share your thoughts and experience with crochet health in my survey.

Crochet Quote

“I love to read the vintage crochet patterns, peruse the project images, and learn about the popular crochet fashions of the late 1800s. I have crocheted from a few of these antique patterns, and I recommend the adventure for every crocheter.” – Toni Rexroat at @crochetme

Crochet Art

crochet gif pattern

Potted Baby Groot crochet GIF from @twinkiechan. This is actually a free crochet pattern but I wanted to put it in “art” today because the total GIF package is so creative.

crochet sink

Greedy for Colour has crocheted everything … including the kitchen sink

Controversial crochet time bomb art piece by @oleknyc via @knithacker; controversial because this yarn bomb might have killed marine life

crochet book art

Kate Jenkins created this great crochet book art for @ArtWaveFestival 2014

crochet art project

This is only one of nine panels in Crochetbug‘s 2014 North Carolina State Fair project. Amazing.

crochet paper dress

Crochet dress made of paper by Etsy’s purldesign via @recyclart; reminds me a little of the work of Ivano Vitali

Crochet Books and Publications

crochet guide

@SimplyCrochet_ has released two new guides: a pro and a beginners’ guide to crochet (via @molliemakes)

crochet doll book

By Hook By Hand shared My Crochet Doll book by Isabelle Kessedjian

it girl crochet book

@crochetkween reviewed It Girl Crochet

crochet magazine

@fiberflux reviewed the new I Like Crochet magazine; so did @mooglyblog

Crochet Designers

designer profile

@gocrochet interviewed designer Lena Skvagerson (@lenainslo)

@crochetlounge did a crochet designer profile on Tara of Mamachee

Crochet Fashion

crochet bobble dress

Outstanding Crochet shared the bobble crochet dresses by Helen Rodel, a fashion designer I adore

Crochet Patterns

cardigan crochet pattern

Cap sleeve baby cardigan crochet pattern free from @repeatcrafterme

crochet bikini pattern

Crochet bikini top free pattern from @gleefulthings

crochet granny blanket pattern

Rainbow crochet granny square afghan pattern for sale from Renate Kirkpatrick

crochet flower wrap pattern

Flower stole crochet pattern for sale from creJJtion

crochet shawl free pattern

Crochet shawl free pattern by Annoo’s Crochet World

crochet blanket free pattern

Violet Clouds throw free crochet blanket pattern from @fiberflux

crochet jewelry pattern

Moroccan Nights crochet cuff pattern for sale from Little Treasures

crochet cowl pattern

Lacy Ladder Crochet Cowl Pattern by Sanity by Stitches spotted thanks to Tangled Happy

crochet hat free pattern

Charleston cloche hat crochet pattern for sale from Hopeful Honey

crochet hat pattern

Child’s crochet hat pattern free from @RAKJpatterns

crochet hat pattern

Bottom-up crochet beanie free pattern from @ElkStudio_

crochet kids' hat pattern

Kids’ crochet slouch hat pattern for sale from @JBHcrochet

crochet hat pattern

Wool-eater crochet hat free pattern from @sarah_london

crochet bobbles pattern

Diagonal bobbles clutch free crochet pattern from @UCrafter

crochet bag pattern

Beaded crochet bag pattern free from Debi Y

crochet bag free pattern

Crochet market bag free pattern from @molliemakes

crochet bunting free pattern

Button bunting free crochet pattern from @feltedbutton

crochet coin purse pattern

Tapestry crochet coin purse free pattern from @mypoppetshop; check out these other crochet coin purses

crochet potholders pattern

Crochet fruit potholders free pattern by @acreativebeing on @tutsplus spotted in a @molliemakes roundup of 16 food-related DIY crafts; if you like food stuff check out these crochet food artists.

candy bar crochet pattern

Candy bar purse free crochet pattern by @twinkiechan

crochet bookends pattern

Crochet elephant bookends free pattern from @mooglyblog

crochet doll pattern

Free crochet doll’s dress pattern from My Recycled Bags

crochet boat

Crochet sailboat appliqué free pattern from @crochetspot

crochet pattern

Microwave pinchers free crochet pattern from DragonflyMomOf2

crochet mandala free pattern

Sun mandala free crochet pattern from Pops de Milk

Crochet Tutorials

crochet tall stitches

How to Crochet Tall Stitches by @mooglyblog. I also have a tall crochet stitches tutorial but Moogly offers video instructions.

foundation single crochet

2 ways to do foundation single crochet from Illuminate Crochet

hdc tutorial

How to do something cool with the hidden loop in the hdc stitch via @myhobbyiscroche

tunisian crochet

How to Tunisian Crochet in the Round via @crochetme

crochet diy

Reversible first day/ last day crochet photo prop for Back to School via Hi Jenny Brown (a lot of detail in the patterns here but not a full pattern because you’ll have to work the letters out yourself or purchase the pattern specifically for those letters)

Crochet Tips

stitch markers

@crochetkitten suggests using stitch markers to keep crochet WIPs from unraveling

Crochet News

crochet poppies

Beryl, of Angell Green in Clifton, has been keeping her arthritis at bay by crocheting hundreds of poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion.”

crochet world record

Amazing crochet projects in South Africa. “Congregation members of the Duth Reformed Church in Welgelegen, Polokwane, crocheted 568 blankets, attached these to cover 1020m2 on a local school’s rugby field and will distribute these all over the country.” This is a world record attempt. See other crochet world records here.

Yarn Stuff

eco friendly yarn

@planetjune shares Vinnis Colours Bamboo Yarn: “This yarn is hand dyed and balled by women from an economically depressed rural area of South Africa. The sale of this product has empowered them and brought economic benefits to their community.”

cashmere yarn

Forever in Fibre tells us all about cashmere yarn

wool yarn

Jocelyn of @cutecrochet shares a love for Paton’s Classic Wool Bulky Yarn

stonewashed yarn

creJJtion shares a love of Stonewashed yarns from Scheepjewsol


@websyarnstore shares Berroco’s Andean Mist, new for Fall, is a luscious composite of 74% Baby Suri Alpaca and 26% Mulberry Silk

yarn shop

Attic 24 shared a trip to Texere, which is a Yorkshire textile mill and shop in Bradford.

yarn store

Life and Yarn or Yarn and Life shared LYS Handknit Yarn Studio in Ontario

Other Crafty Things

diy bracelets

Teachers’ bracelets DIY tutorial via @jessfediw

Special Thanks


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


  1. HiJennyBrown Reply

    Thank you so much for including my project! So much good stuff to love in this post!

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