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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“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.
“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 + Light Show Art – Indiegogo project
Dedri Uys (@dedristrydom) did a guest post on Stitch and Unwind about her crochet puzzle balls book
@kpwerker, @craftivista and @leanneprain are about to go on tour with their craft books
Queenie Amanda shares thoughts on crochet inspiration and the design process
@recrochetions answers some blog hop interview questions about her crochet design life
@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
Wooly Crochet Cardigan pattern for sale from Wood and Wool Stool
Treasures in the Sand Crochet Wrap Pattern for sale from @feltedbutton
Autumn crochet shawl pattern free from @ElkStudio_
Fall Leaves Wrap crochet pattern for sale from @JessieAt_Home
Free crochet leaf pattern from Crochet Ever After
Free autumn crochet dishcloth patterns by DragonFlyMomOf2
Nautical Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern for sale from Illuminate Crochet
Crochet face scrubbies free pattern by @CraftaholicAnon
Free backpack clip-on crochet kitty pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World
How to Crochet Colorful Shoelaces by @molliemakes – a tutorial created for the Rainbow Laces campaign – challenging homophobia in football
Crochet doily dream catcher tutorial by repeatcrafterme
How to Crochet a Firm Button from @crochetkitten
How to single crochet popcorn stitch by @dedristrydom
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).
@kristinnicholas has newly designed sock 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
Pink Milk translated this season’s fashion pick colors into wool
Forever in Fibre shares about falling in love with the spindle
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
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