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.
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Free digital crochet sticker from Illuminate Crochet
Several blogs are planning new ongoing series for 2015 including:
- Crochet Specialty of the Month from @UCrafter, a monthly focus on different techniques. January’s technique is interlocking crochet.
- Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl is a new monthly series from @redheartyarns. January’s Stitch is “working in the back bars of a crocheted chain” for the Twisted Cowl medley crochet pattern.
- 2015 Afghan CAL from @mooglyblog. Tamara will share a new crochet square pattern on her blog every two weeks to make a lovely sampler afghan by year’s end.
- New Friday Features from Illuminate Crochet. Rotating blog post features on Fridays will include indie dyers, various fiber arts, charity crochet and fiber farmer info.
“Before you impose a yarn or fiber diet on yourself as a New Year’s resolution, consider a de-stashing plan first. It can be refreshing and healthy for both you and your local yarn shop.” – Aaron at Fiber Arts Blog from a smart post about how “yarn diets” can negatively impact your LYS.
Crochet to be feature of February exhibit. The Miners Hall Museum has a first quarter exhibit called Stitch in Time that showcases handcrafting. The theme of focus for February will be the crochet works in the collection, works that are both vintage and new.
Crochet cigarette art by Kate Jenkins has been published in The Graphic Art of the Underground: A Countercultural History
Crochet Books and Magazines
@molliemakes Issue #49 is out now
New Magazine Alert: Room to Create magazine, which includes inspiration and craft tutorials. Spotted over @twinkiechan blog.
ASOS granny square crochet top via Outstanding Crochet
Monet’s Garden Throw Crochet Pattern for sale from @FeltedButton
Third Loop HDC Ribbed Crochet Scarf free pattern from @creativejmom
Top-down men’s crochet sweater pattern for sale from Crackers in Bed
Easy Peasy V-Stitch Crochet Cowl free pattern from Mon Petit Four
Free crochet cowl pattern from @jessie_athome
Curlicue crochet scarf free pattern from Bella Crochet
Crochet color blocked scarf two weeks free pattern from @rescuedpaw
Crochet and Loom Flower free scarf pattern from @byhaafner
Romantic flower headband crochet pattern for sale from Little Treasures
Puff Stitch Hat free crochet pattern by @bhookedcrochet
Happy Kid Lids free crochet hat pattern from @fiberflux
Cassandra’s Love crochet afghan pattern for sale from @KRWknitwear
Free crochet hat pattern for preschooler by @olgalacycrochet
Crochet cowl wrap free pattern from @SCCelinaLane
Free crochet pattern for jute twine flower pot by @annabooshouse
Spongebob Square Pants free crochet hat pattern from @repeatcrafterme
Crochet squares blanket free pattern from Laurel’s Place
How to Make a Vintage-Style Crochet Tea Cozy by @meetmeatmikes
How to Crochet a Clean Edge Along a Rough Edge tutorial by @feltedbutton
Long double crochet linen stitch tutorial free from Marly Bird
How to Crochet Granny Squares (my own tutorial on Craftsy)
How to Crochet Left-handed free tutorial set from @mooglyblog
Tips for Creating a 2015 Crochet Plan, an article of mine over on Craftsy
Crochet News, Events and Info
Karen Viloria-Miguel is making crochet hats for the Golden Globes but what I really loved learning about was how she has used crochet to help her get through the difficulty of her husband’s diagnosis of a brain tumor.
The Second Annual Waltham Abbey Wool Show (@WAbbeyWoolShow) happens in UK on 1/18/15. It’s kicked off by Claire Montgomerie (@montyknits) of @InsideCrochet Magazine. Workshops include advanced amigurumi and crochet beanie hats. The event supports Age UK Waltham Forest.
Prisoners in the Restorative Justice Program at the Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia, Missouri are making crochet hats to help raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome. I’m a huge fan of prison crochet as it provides a productive, creative way for inmates to use their time to do things like this that help others in the community.
Forever In Fibre shared yarn spinning with Falkland wool
Other Crafty Things
These look like beautiful woven tapestries but they are actually oil paintings! The artist is Caroline Larsen and I found them @jealouscurator.