crochet link love posts

Here is this week’s edition of crochet link love where I try to support the crochet community by sharing links to the best of the best in crochet art, crochet patterns, crochet fashion and more from around the web this week.

Sponsor Love

crochet necklace pattern

Did you know that Maya of The Little Treasures has an Etsy shop called Sewella? She currently has more than 80 crochet patterns for sale in her shop. Check them out today!

Contribute

crochet cabana logo

Crochet Cabana is helping to collect knit and crochet hats for Louisiana troops. Details in her post and you can contact her directly if you’re interested in contributing.

double stitch twins

The Double Stitch Twins are raising money through Indiegogo to help them teach crochet to children in other countries through the La Casa de la Artistas Residency.

Crochet Quote

“Seeing all the colours of my yarn, envisioning a product, designing it and finally finishing it all give me varying levels of satisfaction, and joy. It’s a great tool to shut my mind down and not think about the bad things, and by the time I am done fighting the darkness in my head, I’ve created something that’s beautiful and usable.” – From a powerful post about crocheting through mental illness from @theladiesfinger

Do you like quotes about crochet? Here are ten more.

Crochet Art

crochet pixel blanket

Crochet Pixel Blanket from German crochet blog My World of Crochet

olek crochet mermaid

The Guardian did a photo roundup of the crochet work of artist Olek

crochet heart love bomb

Yarnified Love Bomb is a heart-bombing project with a mission to simply spread love and kindness through the hearts of yarn in the creative techniques of knitting and crochet” by Nallie Makes via Crochet In Paternoster

crochet tree

Beckley Art Center is working on a crochet tree project inspired by previous work done with Carol Hummel.

Crochet Books

crochet skill building book

Crocheter’s Skill Building Workshop by Dora Ohrenstein – my review @aboutdotcom

formal jewelry crochet book

Formal Jewelry crochet book by Karen McKenna, review by Marty Miller

strange material

“One of my favorite museum moments was when visiting the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York in 2010 and seeing part of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef … The crocheted reef was displayed next to a Roomba vacuum cleaner and a mechanical arm for amputees. The museum had juxtaposed the three objects as equally important examples of design, forethought, creation, and catalysts of societal change”. – Leanne Prain, from the press release interview for Strange Materials

Crochet Designers

nickerjac crochet interview

@UCrafter interviews crochet designer and teacher Nickerjac

@sandracherryhrt has a new YouTube videocast!

Crochet Fashion

vintage crochet dress

“Mark Bridges, Oscar nominated costume designer for Inherent Vice, is leading the pack toward the future of fashion.” He explains that this vintage crochet dress worn by Katherine Waterson was a thrift store find that he dyed a bit to make the color brighter.

celebrity crochet

Dakota Fanning in Proenza Schouler crochet dress

crochet asos shirt

ASOS Crochet Top via Outstanding Crochet

crochet cowls

Winter Mori Cowls and Scarves from Little Treasures; see more Mori Girl Crochet here

Crochet Patterns

crochet blanket pattern

Popcorn blanket free crochet pattern from ByHaafner

crochet cowl free pattern

Crochet cowl free pattern @elkstudio_

free crochet capelet pattern

Free crochet capelet pattern from Hopeful Honey

crochet shawl pattern

Crochet poncho pattern for sale from Country Willow Designs

tunisian crochet skinny scarf free pattern 2

Tunisian crochet skinny scarf free pattern @acreativebeing

cupid heart amigurumi pattern

Cupid heart amigurumi pattern for sale from @freshstitches

crochet scarf pattern

Free crochet scarf pattern @fiberflux who also had a terrific crochet triangle wrap free pattern this week

crochet shawl pattern

Crochet shawl free pattern @SCCelinaLane

baby crochet sweater pattern

Crochet baby sweater free pattern @mooglyblog

crochet blanket pattern

Free crochet blanket pattern @feltedbutton

crochet flower granny square

Spring flower crochet granny square free pattern @madewithloops

granny square crochet pattern

Free crochet granny square twist pattern from The Adventures of the Gingerbread Lady

anemone crochet pattern

Anemone free crochet pattern from Pink Milk

crochet shamrock pattern

Crochet shamrock free pattern @repeatcrafterme

crochet hat free pattern

Vertical Stripes premie beanie free crochet hat pattern from Alli Crafts

free crochet hat pattern

Free crochet hat pattern from @jessie_athome

Vintage Mary Jane Baby Booties Crochet Pattern 3

Vintage Mary Jane Baby Booties Crochet Pattern free from Hopeful Honey

free crochet hat pattern

Crochet circle button hat free pattern @rescuedpaw

tunisian crochet washcloth pattern

Tunisian crochet washcloth free pattern from @crochetdynamite

crochet mason jar cozy patterns

5 crochet stitch patterns for mason jar cozies for sale from @crochetspot

crochet heart pattern

Crochet heart free pattern from BellaCrochet

crochet heart pouch

I shared a roundup of 10 crochet heart patterns over on @aboutathome including this Valentine’s Pouch.

Crochet Tutorials

crochet heart stitch

How to Crochet Heart Stitch @bhookedcrochet who also shares a great tutorial on how to cross stitch on crochet

how to crochet a button

How to Crochet a Button @mooglyblog

how to photograph crochet

How to Photograph Crochet via @repeatcrafterme

Crochet Tips

build your crochet skills

Create a 12 month plan for learning crochet this year. Here’s my suggested plan over @redheartyarns. It starts with learning thread crochet this month.

Crochet News and Info

elderly crochet

Woman with memory loss crochets prayer shawls daily.

crochet hat pattern

“Since 2007, I have shared and added over a hundred different recycled and crocheted patterns. I have battled and so far beaten cancer and posted over 400 blog posts. Through it all, I have met and become friends with many wonderful people on-line.” – Congrats to Cindy of My Recycled Bags who just celebrated her blog’s 8th birthday

people who crochet

Although Ms. Van Duin is “battling terminal bone cancer and osteoporosis, she continues to knit and crochet to donate blankets to those who need them.” source

Yarn Stuff

yarn dye

Cozy Things shares kitchen yarn dyeing

spincycle

@ReCrochetions introduces us to Rachel and Kate of Spincycle for her Dyers in their Studios series

Other Crafty Things

crochet rope baskets

How to Dip Dye Rope Baskets @molliemakes

flax yarn fiber art

Photo Essay: China’s 8th International Fiber Art Biennale via Surface Design Association

pom pom sweater

Roundup of pom pom sweaters @lastejeymaneje

wooden yarn earrings

Yarn ball earrings for sale from Neogranny

Special Thanks

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

9 Comments

  1. Kathryn,
    what a tremendously wonderful post! I couldn’t be happier and thankful for being included with all these crochet gems!

  2. Celina Lane Reply

    First of all, thank you for including my shawl. Secondly, what an incredible collection of art and diy!
    These women featured stitching away for others are such a clear example of how crucial it is to create through adversity. Many of us know how that exchange changes us chemically, emotionally, and physically; but not enough of us understand why. In a world where things come to us so easily, we have to make a conscious effort to slow down, remove ourselves, and make.
    Thank you for bringing that to our attention.

  3. Laurinda Reddig Reply

    So many great links this week! Thanks for including mine, and for all the work you do finding the best stuff out there each week!

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks for the support! Was happy to see your Dyers in the Studios series get a new post!

  4. I was amazed with the lady crocheting even though she had lost her memory. However, when I saw the lady lying in her bed crocheting for charity, when she herself is fighting bone cancer and osteo,my heart started singing praises to her. She is do selfless in giving. We should all follow her example of love for our neighbor. Afterall, that is what God tells us to do! I’m in awe of this wonderful lady. To not give in to her pain,but to think of others needs is just breathtaking! If you could get a message to her, please tell her she is admired totally NY me. Thank you

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