more 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. This will be the last link love roundup of the year as I have other exciting link posts planned for the blog in December. Normal link love roundups will resume in January. In the meantime, you can see everything I’m liking and sharing in crochet via Twitter, Pinterest, G+ and Facebook.

Something Special

nicu charity crochet

“Sunset Family Living’s annual NICU charity challenge goes along with the 12 days of Christmas. The challenge is to make 12 preemie or newborn hats – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas and donate them to your nearest NICU. Last year, well over 26,000 hats were donated to NICUs all over the world. Twenty incredible designers have each contributed patterns to this challenge that you’ll get simply for joining the challenge.” Learn more from Moogly.

Crochet Quote

“We believe making is awesome. It enables us to be creative; it connects us to the objects we own and use, and it keeps traditional skills alive. We believe that – with a little guidance – everyone is capable of experiencing the joy of making by hand … we believe the joy and personal development provided by craft is the key reason why it shouldn’t be erased from schools and colleges. There are huge psychological benefits to having a creative outlet and making by hand, and pupils can learn skills that will give them pleasure and a sense of achievement for the rest of their lives. It’s important for the education system to prepare pupils for the workplace, but it should also help them develop and grow as all-round individuals – and this is craft’s biggest potential gift to the students of tomorrow.” – Mollie Makes from an important post about The Craft Council’s new campaign, Our Future is in the Making.

Crochet Art

crochet hook holder

I love this beautiful crochet hook holder from Little Treasures. Here are some other ways to organize crochet hooks.

crochet printables

Beautiful faux crochet printables from Elisabeth Andree

crochet art calendar

2015 organizer from crochet artist Mandy Greer

Crochet Books

crochet granny book

More than a Granny crochet ebook by @spincushions, review by Little Woolie

one sheepish girl crochet book

@MaryKnitsPDX reviewed Crochet with One Sheepish Girl

crochet lace book

Sneak peek of Crochet So Lovely from @kristinomdahl

Crochet Designers

crochet designer

Crochet designer showcase of @feltedbutton by @mooglyblog

Crochet Fashion

granny square sweater arm

Crochet inset sweater from Sheinside

Crochet Patterns

crochet scarf pattern

Crochet infinity scarf free pattern from @fiberflux

crochet scarf pattern

Free crochet scarf pattern from Hopeful Honey

crochet scarf pattern

Simple crochet striped scarf free pattern from @rescuedpaw

crochet beanie pattern

Crochet beanie free pattern from @ElkStudio_

crochet robot pattern

Crochet robot pattern for sale from @freshstitches

crochet baby patterns

Bonnet and blanket baby crochet pattern set for sale from @cutecrochet

crochet rug free pattern

Crochet rug free pattern from @molliemakes

crochet towel topper

Crochet towel topper free pattern from ReveDreams

crochet bear pattern

Curtain-hugging crochet bear free pattern from @allfreecrochet

crochet hat pattern

Easy chunky cap free crochet pattern from @crochetspot

crochet apron

Snowman apron free crochet pattern by @JBHcrochet on @cindyhopper blog

crochet towel topper

Crochet snowman towel topper free pattern from DragonflyMomof2

crochet plarn christmas ornament pattern

Plarn crochet Christmas ornament free pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World (plus plarn making tutorial)

crochet square pattern

Holiday ornament afghan square free crochet pattern by Julie Yeager via @mooglyblog

crochet stocking pattern

Free crochet stocking pattern by @twinkiechan on @cindyhopper

Crochet Tutorials

crochet glasses

Crochet eyeglasses cord free tutorial from [email protected]

crochet headband

How to create a cinch in a crochet headband from @fiberflux

thread crochet clock

Thread crochet clock tutorial via BellaCrochet

tunisian crochet

How to crochet extended Tunisian simple stitch from @crochetme

Crochet Tips

5 tips for crochet pattern writing from @gocrochet

weaving in ends

@jbhcrochet offered a tip for weaving in ends

Crochet News

“The WNC Knitters and Crocheters for Others has reached a 15-year goal to create and donate more than 27,000 handmade items to local charities. The estimated value of the donations is $410,000.” source

Yarn Stuff

csa

@UCrafter recommends CSA yarn memberships as crafty gifts

wpi yarn

Illuminate Crochet explains WPI

Other Crafty Things

knitting designer

@brooklyntweed interviewed knitting designer Sarah Pope

blankets

These wing-shaped wool blankets via Dezeen remind me of some of the work in Art to Wear

scoutmob gift tag

Handmade gift tag by Paper Plates Press

Special Thanks

Author

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

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