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.
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.
“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
“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
Formal Jewelry crochet book by Karen McKenna, review by Marty Miller
“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
@UCrafter interviews crochet designer and teacher Nickerjac
@sandracherryhrt has a new YouTube videocast!
“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.
Dakota Fanning in Proenza Schouler crochet dress
ASOS Crochet Top via Outstanding Crochet
Popcorn blanket free crochet pattern from ByHaafner
Crochet cowl free pattern @elkstudio_
Free crochet capelet pattern from Hopeful Honey
Crochet poncho pattern for sale from Country Willow Designs
Tunisian crochet skinny scarf free pattern @acreativebeing
Cupid heart amigurumi pattern for sale from @freshstitches
Crochet shawl free pattern @SCCelinaLane
Crochet baby sweater free pattern @mooglyblog
Free crochet blanket pattern @feltedbutton
Spring flower crochet granny square free pattern @madewithloops
Free crochet granny square twist pattern from The Adventures of the Gingerbread Lady
Anemone free crochet pattern from Pink Milk
Crochet shamrock free pattern @repeatcrafterme
Vertical Stripes premie beanie free crochet hat pattern from Alli Crafts
Free crochet hat pattern from @jessie_athome
Vintage Mary Jane Baby Booties Crochet Pattern free from Hopeful Honey
Crochet circle button hat free pattern @rescuedpaw
Tunisian crochet washcloth free pattern from @crochetdynamite
5 crochet stitch patterns for mason jar cozies for sale from @crochetspot
Crochet heart free pattern from BellaCrochet
I shared a roundup of 10 crochet heart patterns over on @aboutathome including this Valentine’s Pouch.
How to Crochet a Button @mooglyblog
How to Photograph Crochet via @repeatcrafterme
Crochet News and Info
“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
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
Cozy Things shares kitchen yarn dyeing
@ReCrochetions introduces us to Rachel and Kate of Spincycle for her Dyers in their Studios series
Other Crafty Things
How to Dip Dye Rope Baskets @molliemakes
Photo Essay: China’s 8th International Fiber Art Biennale via Surface Design Association
Roundup of pom pom sweaters @lastejeymaneje
Yarn ball earrings for sale from Neogranny
- To artist Emma Leith (@EmmaLeithBox) for mentioning my roundups and link shares in her free crochet heart pattern / yarn bombing post.