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 …

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Something Special

crochet challenge

“The Crochet Crowd Global Community is challenged to create fun amigurumi characters for a crochet ‘safari’ in the theme of the Disney movie “Madagascar”. Using ideas of the animals but not true to the character’s looks, we are asking fans to go above and beyond their imagination. There are over $3000 in prizes to be won, thanks to @RedHeartYarns, Creative Festival, James C Brett, @Schachenmayr Yarns, @TheCrochetCrowd, and Westcott Scissors.” Learn more.

Crochet Quote

Crocheting is one of my most beloved hobbies. I think one of the biggest reasons I love it so much is the simplicity of it. You only need a hook and yarn to create something. And it’s so easy to bring your projects with you wherever you go.” – @elsiecake in a post introducing a Crochet Basics series on A Beautiful Mess.

Crochet Art

Crochet + Light Show Art – Indiegogo project

Crochet Books

granny square crochet book

@crochetme shared The Big Book of Granny Squares by Tracey Lord

crochet animal patterns book

@craftgossip shared Edward’s Menagerie by Kerry Lord

it girl crochet book

@fiberflux reviewed It Girl Crochet

crochet puzzle balls

Dedri Uys (@dedristrydom) did a guest post on Stitch and Unwind about her crochet puzzle balls book

craft book tour

@kpwerker, @craftivista and @leanneprain are about to go on tour with their craft books

Crochet Designers

crochet circles blanket pattern

Queenie Amanda shares thoughts on crochet inspiration and the design process

crochet sampler book

@recrochetions answers some blog hop interview questions about her crochet design life

crochet scarf

@UCrafter has kicked off her Hispanic Heritage Month Knit and Crochet Designer Interview series (an annual favorite of mine) with an interview of @Crafty_Andy

Crochet Fashion

celebrity kardashian crochet

Kourtney Kardashian in crochet

crochet skirt

Daisy Lowe in crochet skirt by Sibling

valentino crochet

Designer Crochet sweater by Valentino via Outstanding Crochet

crochet top

Dreamcatcher crochet top by Fairy Pretty Designs

Crochet Patterns

crochet cardigan

Wooly Crochet Cardigan pattern for sale from Wood and Wool Stool

crochet wrap pattern

Treasures in the Sand Crochet Wrap Pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

one skein crochet pattern

Free crochet wrap pattern from @UCrafter; this is a one-skein pattern

autumn crochet shawl pattern

Autumn crochet shawl pattern free from @ElkStudio_

fall crochet wrap

Fall Leaves Wrap crochet pattern for sale from @JessieAt_Home

crochet leaf pattern

Free crochet leaf pattern from Crochet Ever After

crochet leaves

Crochet autumn leaves free pattern from @mooglyblog; here are some other great crochet leaf patterns

crochet dishcloth patterns

Free autumn crochet dishcloth patterns by DragonFlyMomOf2

crochet blanket pattern

Crochet baby blanket pattern for sale from @olgalacycrochet; see more crochet baby blanket patterns here

crochet baby blanket

Nautical Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern for sale from Illuminate Crochet

crochet face scrubbies

Crochet face scrubbies free pattern by @CraftaholicAnon

crochet kitty

Free backpack clip-on crochet kitty pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World

Crochet Tutorials

crochet shoelaces

How to Crochet Colorful Shoelaces by @molliemakes – a tutorial created for the Rainbow Laces campaign – challenging homophobia in football

crochet dream catcher

Crochet doily dream catcher tutorial by repeatcrafterme

tapestry crochet

How to Carry Yarn in Tapestry Crochet via @crochetme; tapestry crochet is one of the techniques I recommended trying in my roundup of 30 Must-Try Crochet Techniques

crochet button

How to Crochet a Firm Button from @crochetkitten

crochet popcorn

How to single crochet popcorn stitch by @dedristrydom

Crochet Tips

crochet stitch pattern

Elisabeth Andree shared some great tips for choosing yarn for making a crochet scarf in her post that includes a stitch pattern crochet tutorial for the above stitch image

crochet granny squares

@madewithloops recommends using the granny square generator for color layout help

Crochet News

There’s a little bit of sad news this week. A fire went up in a house that seemed to be hoarded with crochet items, resulting in tragedy. The report says, “Mario and Theresa’s house has been described by friends as so full of crochet dolls, sheets, cosies and decorations that you could hardly move in the house. The quantity of material was “indescribable” and tallied in the hundreds. Theresa would “sit and crochet all day”, filling their house with dolls, bottles and other decorations wrapped in crochet covers.” A devastating loss (the lives, not just all that crochet).

Yarn Stuff

sock yarn

@kristinnicholas has newly designed sock yarn

yarn

Red Barn Yarn has a new yarn: 2-ply worsted weight yarn spun from 45% merino, 40% alpaca, and 15% mohair with 225 yards per skein

@gleefulthings shared her first yarn haul video with yarn from @jimmybeanswool and @knitpicks

fall wool colors

Pink Milk translated this season’s fashion pick colors into wool

spindle

Forever in Fibre shares about falling in love with the spindle

twine balls

4 balls in the world claim to be the largest twine yarn balls; one is estimated to contain 8 million feet of yarn (@timhwang via @craftgossip)

Other Crafty Things

diy typewriter

“Try this DIY USB Typewriter Kit! This fun modification kit requires no soldering or extra-special tools, making this is an amazing gift for your favorite DIY lover.”

Author

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

3 Comments

  1. Thank you for including me into this post (twice!) What a wonderful mix of inspirational posts. I am going to share this right now!
    Dedri

  2. kristinnicholas Reply

    Thanks Kathryn for including my new yarn! This post is awesome. So many gems here.
    Kristin Nicholas

  3. kristinnicholas Reply

    CrochetBlogger RepeatCrafterMe CrochetKitten Madewithloops jimmybeanswool KnitPicks So many great ideas here Kathryn!

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