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.
“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.
“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.
I love this beautiful crochet hook holder from Little Treasures. Here are some other ways to organize crochet hooks.
Beautiful faux crochet printables from Elisabeth Andree
More than a Granny crochet ebook by @spincushions, review by Little Woolie
@MaryKnitsPDX reviewed Crochet with One Sheepish Girl
Sneak peek of Crochet So Lovely from @kristinomdahl
Crochet designer showcase of @feltedbutton by @mooglyblog
Crochet inset sweater from Sheinside
Crochet infinity scarf free pattern from @fiberflux
Free crochet scarf pattern from Hopeful Honey
Simple crochet striped scarf free pattern from @rescuedpaw
Crochet beanie free pattern from @ElkStudio_
Crochet robot pattern for sale from @freshstitches
Bonnet and blanket baby crochet pattern set for sale from @cutecrochet
Crochet rug free pattern from @molliemakes
Crochet towel topper free pattern from ReveDreams
Curtain-hugging crochet bear free pattern from @allfreecrochet
Easy chunky cap free crochet pattern from @crochetspot
Snowman apron free crochet pattern by @JBHcrochet on @cindyhopper blog
Crochet snowman towel topper free pattern from DragonflyMomof2
Free crochet stocking pattern by @twinkiechan on @cindyhopper
How to create a cinch in a crochet headband from @fiberflux
Thread crochet clock tutorial via BellaCrochet
How to crochet extended Tunisian simple stitch from @crochetme
5 tips for crochet pattern writing from @gocrochet
@jbhcrochet offered a tip for weaving in ends
“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
Illuminate Crochet explains WPI
Other Crafty Things
@brooklyntweed interviewed knitting designer Sarah Pope
Handmade gift tag by Paper Plates Press