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 …

crochet wedding cake toppers

This week’s edition of Crochet Concupiscence is kindly sponsored by MAVECROCHET. Check out these adorable crochet wedding cake toppers.

Crochet Quote

“I have what I call a very “noisy” brain. I crochet because it quiets the noise. And I remember as a child feeling the NEED to create something…anything. With crocheting, not only do I get a quiet mind, but also a wonderful, colorful, original handmade item to enjoy or share. Plus, do you realize how many colors of yarn there are?” – @feltedbutton

Crochet Art

yarnbombing wine

Yarn Bombing Wine project at Taranga Winery in South Australia. We yarn bombed an old and gnarled grape vine, which was subsequently photographed and used as the cover art on a wine label.”

sophie digard crochet

Little Treasures did a lovely post on wearable crochet artist Sophie Digard, who I’ve written about extensively

steampunk crochet

Steampunk amigurumi crochet animals from @crochetme. “This is but a snippet of the scene created by Donna Childs and dubbed Steampunk Soiree. The full array won second place in the Artistic Expression category at the Crochet Guild of America’s design competition in 2014.”

halloween crochet

Lalylaland dolls are also dressed up for Halloween.

Crochet Books and Magazines

crochet book

Check out my roundup of 10 Granny Square Crochet Books over on, which includes this book by @Sarah_London

hyperbolic crochet book

So excited to see Illuminate Crochet writing about the hyperbolic crochet book by Daina Taimina whose work inspired the Wertheim Sisters in their crochet coral reef project

crochet home magazine

“One day, my son had some friends over to the house. Later he told me, “So they think all the crochet around the house is cool.” I was both flattered and surprised. Crochet is so entwined in the texture of our home that it didn’t really occur to me that maybe other people don’t live this way.” – Marcy Smith, @crochetme, introducing the home issue of Interweave Crochet Magazine. It includes an interview that I did with the very lovely @idalifestyle.

hello kitty crochet

The Star Online shared about Mei Li Lee, author of Hello Kitty Crochet

modern crochet book

@mycentraljersey has a book review of Modern Crochet by Molla Mills

it girl crochet book

Marty Miller reviewed It Girl Crochet

Crochet Designers

crochet shawl designer

@SimplyCrochet_ shares info on self-taught Tunisian crochet shawl designer Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

hijennybrown crochet

@hijennybrown shared smart thoughts on the crochet design process. “Pattern testing can be a slog, but that moment when you crochet the last sample and realize everything is exactly how you imagined and your stitch count is just right…ah, that’s heaven.”

Crochet Fashion

crochet patch fringe top

Crochet patch fringe top from Topshop

upycled crochet fashion

Waste to Art Fashion Week upcycled designs including plastic bag yarn crochet bikini

crochet fashion

@susiebubble shares Katie Jones Knit newest upcycled crochet collection

crochet headband

Twisted Crochet Headband by KLJT

crochet dress

ASOS Petite Crochet Swing Dress

Crochet Patterns

crochet circles patterns

Crochet Circles free patterns from @Jessie_AtHome

crochet washcloths pattern

Tunisian crochet washcloths free pattern from @mypoppetshop

crochet rug pattern

Harlequin crochet rug pattern for sale from Wood and Wool Stool

crochet blanket pattern

Magic Rainbow Free Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern from @mooglyblog

crochet baby

New Bonnet and Doily Set Crochet Pattern for sale from @cutecrochet; photo by Gina Ricci Photography who has lots of adorable pictures using crochet photo props

crochet owls pattern

Crochet owls free pattern by @SIDRUNsZoo spotted on @craftgossip

crochet makeup pouch

Free crochet pattern for makeup pouches by Anabelia via @craftgossip

crochet necklace free pattern

Looking Glass Crochet Necklace Free Pattern by @stitchstory on @kreinikgirl

free crochet hat pattern

Free crochet hat pattern from @ElkStudio_

crochet headband pattern

Crochet headband free pattern from Alli Crafts

crochet newborn hat pattern

Raspberry newborn hat free crochet pattern from Hopeful Honey

crochet poppy pattern

Free crochet poppy pattern from @SimplyCrochet_

crochet unicorn

Crochet unicorn appliqué free pattern from @repeatcrafterme as she wraps up her alphabet appliqué series

crochet yoyo

Stashbuster free crochet pattern: yo-yo coverlet by @sarah_london via @creativejmom

crochet mug cozy

Free crochet pattern – pumpkin mug cozy – from @crochetspot

crochet mandala pattern

Tree mandala crochet pattern for sale from Jenny Lawson on Ravelry

Crochet Tutorials

crochet squares

How to join crochet squares ten ways – via @mooglyblog

crochet coin purse

How to make a crochet coin purse from your favorite crochet motif via @SCCelinaLane

crochet book cover purse tutorial

How to Crochet a Book Cover Purse from @crochetkitten

crochet towel holder

How to Recycle Plastic Rings with Crochet to Make Towel Holders at My Recycled Bags

crochet ribbing

How to Crochet a Stretchy Ribbing Fabric from Elisabeth Andree

Crochet News


The Remembering Tree gives people space and time to celebrate life in all its colours and will be in place for the duration of Christmas and New Year in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Yarn Stuff

@mypoppetshop shared her Botanical Yarn Dyeing workshop experience


How to Soften Yarn at Stitch and Unwind

Other Crafty Things

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DIY Stitch Gemstones Calendar by Heather Lins Home


@craftsanity podcast with macrame artist Sally England


Trendir had a post on knit-dermy artist Rachel Denny; have you seen crochetdermy?

epp pillow tutorial

@craftypod had a guest post on @sewmamasew with a Slow Sewing tutorial for this cute pillow; I love how she writes about the meditative and healing aspects of Slow Slowing


Stunning embroidery on photos by artist María Aparicio Puentes @jealouscurator

Special Thanks

  • Thank you so much to Lee who sent me the kindest email that included: “The new blog look is so tantalizing and tempting. When I see those colorful balls of yarn marking off various parts of the site, it’s all I can do to sit still – I want to pull out a hook, fish a ball of similar yarn from the jobsite stash, and get to hooking!”

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

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