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 …

Sponsor Love

names labels

Get a 15% discount on woven labels at http://Nametapesandlabels.com using the coupon code: concupiscence (valid until 9 November). You also have a chance to win a set of labels in their giveaway at: facebook.com/nametapesandlabels. These labels can be used to personalize your crochet projects with your name, washing instructions, etc.

Something Special

CAL

Join in on this fun multi-blogger crochet squares CAL that’s happening across ten blogs for the next month-ish. Patterns from @gleefulthings, @persialou, @fiberflux, @loopsancrafts, @1dogwoof, @maybematilda, @alliebigdreamer, @whistleandivy and more.

Crochet Quote

“With yarn and hook in hand, the only thing that matters is the pattern you wish to make a reality. This is crochet at its best.” – @crochetspot in a post on color theory

Crochet Art

favorite instagram crochet

I love the work of crochet artist Olek so I was thrilled to her featured on the Instagram blog

crochet art

“Hobart is the crocheted creature that earned his creator, former Warwick woman Jessica Thompson, a second place in the children’s category of the World of WearableArt Award Show last month.”

crochet doilies

Pammy Sue of Scotty’s Place shared photos of crochet doilies in the breeze.

Crochet Books

laurdina reddig crochet book

@craftypod reviewed Reversible Crochet from @recrochetions; so did Marty Miller

crochet stitch dictionary

The Times Union Fiber Arts blog reviewed Wendy Bernard’s “Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary

crochet hats book

Modish Crochet Hats book review from @crochetkitten

crochet christmas book

New knit and crochet Christmas pattern ebook from @redheartyarn

crochet magazine

@allaboutami shared the new #crochet magazine, a UK quarterly print mag

Crochet Designers

jessie at home

@mooglyblog featured @jessie_athome in a crochet designer showcase

Crochet Fashion

crochet bikini

Natasha Oakley in crochet bikini; see more great crochet swimsuits here

crochet skirt

Beautiful crochet midi skirt by Wood and Wool Stool; a midi is not a mini, not a maxi

forever21 crochet red dress

Boho Moment Crochet Dress at Forever 21

chunky infinity crochet cowl

Chunky crochet infinity cowl from KLJT

Crochet Patterns

crochet squares blanket pattern

Squarilicious Blanket crochet pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

crochet mitts

Chevron lace fingerless mitts free crochet pattern @mooglyblog

crochet cowl pattern

Free crochet cowl pattern from @fiberflux

crochet autumn cowl pattern

Autumn infinity scarf easy free crochet pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World

men's crochet scarf pattern

Men’s crochet scarf pattern free from @UCrafter

crochet scarf pattern

Free crochet scarf pattern from @jessie_athome

crochet bow pattern

Free @twinkiechan crochet pattern for red bow shoe clips

crochet apple hat

Free crochet newborn hat pattern for apple hat from Hopeful Honey

crochet hat pattern

Crochet beanie free pattern from @ElkStudio_

crochet hair ties pattern

Candy Corn Hair Ties free crochet pattern from @SCCelinaLane

crochet owl pattern

Pineapple owl free crochet pattern from BellaCrochet

crochet bat pattern

Crochet bat doll pattern for sale at lalylala

chair socks crochet pattern

Chair socks free crochet pattern from Crochetbug

Crochet Tutorials

crochet canary beanie

Crochet Canary Beanie free crochet recipe from @creativejmom

crochet button brooch

How to Make a Rustic Button Brooch with Crochet or Lace from The Little Treasures

flat crochet

How to attach a flattened crochet piece in amigurumi via @freshstitches

tunisian crochet

Expert guide to Tunisian crochet from @SimplyCrochet_

tunisian crochet

How to do a grafting seam in Tunisian crochet @crochetme

Crochet Tips

crochet squares

creJJtion shares some favorite tips for joining crochet squares

Yarn Stuff

crochet sheep

@crochetkitten tells us all about wool; see another informative wool post here and learn about other animal fibers here (Note: sheep pattern shown above is in the book Edward’s Menagerie.)

crochet swatches

@stephradiate looks at how much more yarn is used with crochet swatches than knitting swatches

yarn review

Avantgarde by Adriafil yarn review via @fiberflux

Other Crafty Things

mitts

“One of the things that unite us is our ability to make,” said Cox. “If we can develop a product that possesses subtle evidence of craft, then I believe it resonates with a customer’s primitive maker urges. – from a @dezeen article about traditional crafts in modern design

diy cinnamon whiskey kit

DIY cinnamon whiskey kit from Bootleg Botanicals; sounds yummy for the holidays

embroidery kit

DIY wall art embroidery kit

Special Thanks

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

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