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 …

Announcement

I’m happy to make an announcement that I’ve joined the newly launched About.com Team as their Crochet Expert. I’ll be adding fresh new content there several times per week, content that’s different from what I share here on the blog but of course still all about crochet. Head to my bio page and look to the left to find the “free email newsletter” section where you can enter your email address to start getting notifications as my posts start to go live over there.

Sponsor Love

indie gift box

Indie Gift Box offers subscriptions where each month you’ll receive up to $75 worth of curated artisan-made items for a third of that price. Check them out.

Something Special

scarf challenge

The 11th annual “60 scarves in 60 days” challenge has just begun via @CrochetWithDee

Crochet Quote

“When your personal life is getting to be a little too much to handle, just sit back with some hooks and yarn. Get lost in the stitches and experience the bliss of seeing a project develop. Your problems will evaporate one stitch at a time.” – Stitch and Unwind article on reasons to crochet

Crochet Art

tapestries

Ramekon O’Arwisters is hosting one of his Crochet Jams in Greensboro on 9/17/14

hyperbolic crochet reef

Renate Kirkpatrick shares, “The launch of ‘Spawning of the Sunshine Coast Satellite Reef’, part of the worldwideCrochet Coral Reef Project and created by the Institute for Figuring, took place at the ‘World Environment Day Festival’ on Sunday, 8th June 2014 at the University of the Sunshine Coast.”

crochet art

All-things-wool and crochet will be on display at the Winns Gallery, Lloyd Park (London) for the show named ‘How long is a piece of string?’

crochet hamburger

@imgur shared The Mating Habits of Hamburgers crochet art school project

Crochet Books

crochet puzzle balls

@mooglyblog has a review/interview with Dedir Uys (@dedristrydom) about Amamani Puzzle Balls

crochet book

Dada’s Place has been working from Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman

craftivism

@craftypod reviewed Craftivism by Betsy Greer

Crochet Designers

crochet afghan pattern

@UCrafter interviewed crochet designer Carolyn Christmas (@pinkmamboblog) whose free Circle Dance Afghan crochet pattern is pictured here

crochet pattern

@recrochetions shared some behind the scenes crochet design info on her Mira Shell crochet pattern in the @LoveofCrochet1 magazine Crochet More

crochetkween

Mary Rhodes did a lovely guest blog post about “quiet crochet” on the @crochetkween blog

Crochet Fashion and Accessories

crochet dress

Lisa Maree crochet dress via Outstanding Crochet

crochet swimsuit

“Basketball Wives’ star Evelyn Lozada in crochet swimsuit

crochet skirt

Ingrid of Wood and Wool Stool celebrates the crochet midi skirt

lace necklace

Lace Shadow Box Necklace by Seven Finches; not quite crochet but definitely could be done with crochet!

crochet jewelry

Two-Toned lariat crochet necklace by Radka Design

Crochet Patterns

crochet blanket free pattern

Pom pom crochet blanket free pattern from @jessfediw

crochet cushion pattern

Flower square crochet cushion free pattern from creJJtion; there’s a kids’ poncho pattern using the same crochet square too

crochet shawl pattern

Free crochet shawl pattern from @UCrafter

crochet hat pattern

French beret free crochet hat pattern from Hopeful Honey

crochet hat pattern

Slouchy beanie free crochet hat pattern from @ElkStudio_

crochet hat and mittens pattern

Free Crochet Cloche Hat Pattern with Matching Mittens Pattern from @thecrochetcrowd; they’re doing a month of crochet hat patterns for September!

crochet pattern

Free crochet wrist warmers pattern from @myhobbyiscroche

triangle scarf pattern

Crochet triangle scarf pattern for sale from Th Little Treasures

crochet bunting free pattern

Summer lace bunting free crochet pattern from @sandracherryhrt

crochet garland pattern

Crochet flower garland free pattern by @colorncream for @hearthandmadeuk

crochet flower pattern

8-petal crochet flower free pattern from The 8th Gem

crochet wrap bracelet

Crochet Wrap Bracelet free pattern from @Jessie_AtHome

crochet doll pattern

Crochet witch doll free pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World

Crochet Tutorials

crochet slippers

How to Seam Crochet Slippers @crochetme

crochet stitch pattern

Dropped Doubles crochet stitch pattern tutorial from @mooglyblog

Back Bump Single Crochet tutorial from @poetryinyarn

Crochet Tips

crochet hook

Forever in Fibre shares thoughts on finding the right crochet hook for amigurumi

yarn

Stash down / yarn organization tips from @crochetspot readers

Crochet News

crochet chicks

Florida woman crochets chicks for charity

crochet app

Curious Crafts is a new learn-to-craft app that includes how-to-crochet

Yarn Stuff

yarn dyer

@recrochetions interviewed Art By Eve for her Dyers in their Studios series

reflective yarn

Illuminate Crochet shared Kreinik Reflective Yarn (@KreinikGirl)

Other Crafty Things

diy book

The Maker Boys DIY Guidebook

hexie craft diy

Half Hexie Star Table Runner Free Pattern from @craftypod

sewing tutorial

How to Sew a Makeup Pouch from a Spoonflower Fabric Swatch by @gleefulthings

needlepoint

“Briscoe and Green Search for a Lost Customer, Law & Order-inspired needlepoint by Ellen Schinderman.” This was in a terrific @knithacker roundup of fiber arts projects inspired by TV and movies.

Special Thanks

Author

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

5 Comments

  1. Myhobbyiscroche Reply

    CrochetBlogger Thank you for including my wristers! :)

  2. CrochetBlogger Thank you for the link, and congratulations on the new http://About.com gig!

  3. ReCrochetions Reply

    CrochetBlogger Thanks! Love checking out everything u find! UCrafter pinkmamboblog LoveofCrochet1 crochetkween jessfediw ELKStudio_

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