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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

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Visit knitting and crochet designer Jessie At Home

Something Special: Contribute to Charity with Crochet

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If you’d like to join in The Mirabel Foundation’s Mirabel Bun-anza, by making and sending a handmade bunny, here’s what you need to know. via @meetmeatmikes. Deadline 3/15/15.

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@redheartyarns shared that @WarmUpAmerica needs kids’ crochet blankets for Build-a-Bed campaign. Deadline 4/1/15.

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5 Steps to Help Crochet World’s Largest Stocking for Charity

Crochet Quote

“At any given time we have women from five of six different cultures who do not speak English and do not know each other but through, craft, have all become wonderful friends. It doesn’t matter whether or not they speak the same language. They speak to each other through craft.” – W.I.S.E Coordinator Heather Tanguay

Crochet Art

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Contribute a freeform crochet flower or other hippie-inspired design to Prudence Mapstone’s collaborative art project. Deadline 3/8/15.

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Crochet flower yarnbomb in Prior Park National Trust in Bath by @EmmaLeithBox

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Crochetbug is working on 101 small crochet elephants; pattern by @repeatcrafterme

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Two crochet works believed to have been produced almost 100 years ago will be part of the Shoalhaven Historical Society’s Centenary of Anzac exhibition.”

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Knit and crochet surrealism exhibit in UK – @shieldsgazvicki

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Crochet artist Jo Hamilton has an artist talk today at her exhibit at Laura Russo Gallery

Crochet Books

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One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. “This book is the true story of a woman who set out to transform her African village by teaching herself and others to crochet purses from the plastic bags that litter the ground everywhere.”

crochet motifs book

Fox’s Lane and Greedy for Colour both reviewed Hooked!: 40 Whimsical Crochet Motifs from Weird to Wonderful, one of the books on my roundup of 28 2015 crochet books. It’s currently on a blog tour.

formal jewelry crochet book

@KRWKnitwear reviewed Formal Jewelry crochet book by Karen McKenna

crochet hat

3 men’s crochet hats in Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories: 23 Classic Hats, Shawls, and Bags

crochet baby patterns

12 crochet baby patterns ebook from @redheartyarns

crochet motifs book

Marvelous Crochet Motifs @gocrochet

modern crochet book

Modern Crochet Books by Molla Mills

Crochet Designers

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@UCrafter podcast interview about Live Facebook Chats with @ElkStudio_ and @Cre8tionCrochet; she also had a blog interview with crochet designer Leah Feild from Creative Threads by Leah

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Marly Bird podcast interview with crochet designer @kristinomdahl

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Hello Hart interviewed crochet designer Brenda Grobler

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Interview with amigurumi crochet artist Brenna Eaves

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Doily crochet designer Vikki Hooks tells us about herself on the BellaCrochet blog

camel crochet pattern

@planetjune reviews her crochet commissions process – love her transparency and ongoing dedication to finding creative business solutions that work for her. Check out her new camel crochet pattern, which is the latest of her commissions.

Crochet Fashion

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Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel in crochet bikini top

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Fair Trade Crochet top via Novica

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Crochet and embroidery dress by Zuhair Murad from LuisaViaRoma

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Chunky crochet hats work even in spring

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Makers Gonna Make Necklace by Amanda Hagerman Jewelry

Crochet Patterns

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Crochet granny square scarf pattern for sale from @creativejmom

crochet slouch hat pattern

Crochet slouch hat pattern for sale from @gleefulthings

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Crochet heart ring free pattern @stitchstory

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Small heart crochet pattern free from @craftchicblog

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And a different small crochet heart pattern free from String Theory Crochet

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And one more free small crochet heart pattern from Florida Crochet Garden

crochet angel wing pattern

Free angel wings crochet pattern @SCCelinaLane

crochet flower pattern

Crochet flower coaster free pattern from Dly’s Hooks and Yarns

crochet blanket pattern

Crochet blanket pattern for sale from @sandracherryhrt

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Crochet blanket free pattern @simplycrochet_

crochet heart pillow

Crochet heart pillow free pattern @twinkiechan

crochet gloves pattern

Simple Fingerless Gloves free crochet pattern @craftchicblog

ripple crochet scarf

Ripple crochet scarf free pattern @UCrafter

crochet cowl free pattern

Cabled Crochet Cowl free pattern from Hopeful Honey

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Easy crochet headband free pattern from Little Treasures

crochet hat free pattern

Delia Slouch Hat free crochet pattern from @jessie_athome

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Free crochet hat pattern @rescuedpaw

crochet dog cowl

Crochet dog cowl free pattern by @habitulhomebody; Miso has some too :)

crochet square pattern

6″ crochet popcorn square pattern free from DragonflyMomof2

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12″ square crochet pattern for sale @spincushions

crochet doily pattern

Easy crochet doily free pattern from The Crafty Tipster

crochet baby bib

Crochet baby bibs pattern for sale from @crochetspot

crochet angel doll

Crochet angel doll free pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World

crochet doily pattern

Crochet doily pattern free from BellaCrochet

crochet hat pattern

Free crochet pattern for baby’s St. Patrick’s top hat from @bhookedcrochet

crochet squares pattern

Crochet monster granny squares free pattern @repeatcrafterme

crochet applique pattern

Eyeglasses appliqué free crochet pattern from Tangled Happy

Crochet Tutorials

granny square

How to Crochet a Granny Square @EmmaLeithBox

crochet ribbing

How to Make Crochet Ribbing with Post Stitches @crochetkitten; see also my post stitch crochet square tutorial

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How to Crochet Shallow Post Stitches @mooglyblog


How to sc2tog @fiberflux


How to dc4tog @redheartyarns


How to Cut Plastic Packaging into Plarn via My Recycled Bags

hanging crochet plastic bottles

How to upcycle plastic bottles with crochet to make hanging pen holders

Crochet Tips

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7 Helpful Crochet Hints from Illuminate Crochet


10 Tips for Crafting your own Community Project @hijennybrown

Crochet News and Info

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“A novice crocheter from Epping who won the ‘Funky Bag’ award at the Waltham Abbey Wool Show dedicated the win to her recently deceased grandmother.”

elderly crochet

“Antoinette DiGiacomo, 96, spends her days making (crochet) blankets for charity at her home in McGee Ranch.”

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Women crochet to help Congo schools. “Beginning with four ladies learning to crochet in January of 2012, the Congo Necklace Project at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church has generated over $21,000 at the end of 2014.”

knit and crochet festival

It’s time for the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival (last weekend of March). via @crochetbyfaye who is teaching all new classes there this year

Yarn Stuff

oversized crochet scarf

Get 20% off of @lionbrandyarn Homespun, which is the yarn I used to make my oversized crochet scarf. Deal good through February 28th.

@websyarnstore shared the new Spring yarns from Berroco

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5 favorite @redheartyarns @craftchicblog

yarn store

@creationsbycris shares Indiana yarn store Knit & Knot and showed us the yarn she bought there

fair trade yarn

@manosyarns gives us Reasons to Care About Fair Trade Yarn; learn more about fair trade crochet

Other Crafty Things

crochet apple cozy

50 Crafty Things to Do @molliemakes including crochet an apple cozy

knit gummy scarf

Knitted gummy scarf by @ikd6 via @knithacker

craft studio

Inspiring organized craft rooms roundup @apttherapy like this one via @realsimple. See another craft room makeover @sandracherryhrt.

diy lotion

DIY Hand Lotion Kit sold by Leona Made

Special Thanks


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

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