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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Something Special: Craft Research
Participate in the Wooly Wellbeing Research study. “This would contribute to a PhD study into the ways women share their knit and crochet online. Do you post to ask for advice or to show images of what you have made? Does it help you manage feeling lonely or to connect with other crafter-friends?” via @NYACrochet
“Gretchen does many things. In spring her gardens take most of her leisure time. In the winter she crochets. “When I don’t have a project,” she said “I’m a little off kilter.” Most people who do a craft feel this way. Creativity in your life makes it fuller. When I’m in my studio doing decoupage I literally lose myself for hours at a time. I imagine many people who work on a computer feel the same way. The creative process does involve concentration whether on technique or during the design process, but when you get good at it, you enter a calm zone with time for thinking. Crafting relieves stress.” – source
Crochet artist Olek is participating in Rain Basera, a Street+Art Delhi project. She is going to “run an art project based on social inclusion and women empowerment” and “will produce meters of crochet to wrap diverse daily objects in the city, bringing people together in the realisation of the artwork and creating something extraordinary and simple, yet beautiful.” Rain Basera is a project in collaboration with the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board to add beauty to 12 of the 180+ temporary shelters in the area.
Alien Campsite collaborative crochet art project by @yarnbombs via @redheartyarns
MGM Macau’s collaboration with Joana Vasconcelos opens March 15, 2015
Crochet art mural at Immingham elderly day centre
@twinkiechan posted about Cut Out and Keep: Around the USA in 50 Craft Projects, a craft book now out in the UK and coming soon in US. It has at least one crochet project that I know of (the Hawaiian lei).
Interview with crochet designer Kendal James
@crochetkween interviewed @vashtirama; above is her star stitch crochet cowl pattern, which is one of my favorites
@UCrafter interview with crochet designer @beckastreasures
@sandracherryhrt Podcast Episode 2
That looks like a bit of crochet on Delpozo knitwear at New York Fashion Week.
Crocodile Crochet Stitch Infinity Scarf Free Pattern @redheartyarns
Pink crochet baby dress pattern for sale from The Lazy Hobbyhopper
1920’s Snowflake Cloche Hat Free Crochet Pattern by Hopeful Honey
Chevron crochet blanket free pattern @rescuedpaw
Easy crochet cowl free pattern @mamainastitch
Crochet flower appliqué free pattern @olgalacycrochet
Free crochet pattern for earflap hat, multiple sizes, from Alli Crafts
Crochet four leaf clover free pattern @bhookedcrochet
Red heart free crochet pattern by @jahuston
Scrapbuster: Little hearts free crochet pattern by @jessfediw
Crochet cowl free pattern @mooglyblog
Red Bricks Crochet Afghan free pattern @allfreecrochet
Crochet fox lovey blanket free pattern @repeatcrafterme
Crochet pincushion pattern for sale from @crejjtion
Crochet cable hat and scarf matching set patterns for sale from My Rose Valley
Crochet infinity scarf free pattern @jessie_athome
Crochet baby bib free pattern @crochetspot
Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Crocodile Stitch Crochet @redheartyarns
How to crochet linen stitch AKA moss stitch @jessie_athome
How to crochet a mitered square @rescuedpaw
How to crochet sc thermal stitch from @crochetkitten
Crochet scarf sizing tips @fiberflux
5 tips for getting accurate row gauge @freshstitches
Crochet News and Info
Special Olympics Alaska is looking for more crochet scarves (via Illuminate Crochet). Deadline – must arrive in time to be worn on 3/6/15. Special Olympics Scarves were the first charity crochet item I ever donated!
@artlikebread shares suggestions for variegated yarn on @crochetspot
@websyarnstore shares new spring yarns from Rowan
Other Crafty Things
Beautiful weaving by @dottieangelyarn and her daughter
“Fashion designer Pauline van Dongen has developed a knitted cardigan with integrated stretch sensors that measures the movement of elderly wearers. It aims to help geriatric patients and their carers understand their range of movement during daily life, enabling rehabilitation without the need for intrusive devices.” via dezeen
@fullerbydesign interviewed @craftsanity about the intersection of creativity and motherhood
- @vashtirama for including one of my posts in a great roundup of Love Knot crochet resources