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.
Crochet for Stress Relief with Patternless Projects is a $15 online craft class through Udemy. There are instructions for the basic crochet stitches, a variety of techniques and four patterns: a pot holder, scarf, afghan, and drawstring bag. It’s a go-at-your-own pace class.
Something Special: GIVEAWAYS!
I’m currently running two different giveaways in conjunction with Annie’s. One is for a free year-long subscription to Crochet! Magazine and the other is for a free year of all-access membership to Knit and Crochet Now! craft TV show. Both giveaways end tonight at midnight so enter now for a chance to win!
“The Old Sweater is my Pigpen blankie, my blanket fort, the clothing item that I think my greatest thoughts dressed in. It’s my little bit of heaven and it grounds me to earth. Take the rest of the wardrobe off to Goodwill, just don’t touch that sweater.” – By Phyllis Alberici who worries that a trend towards lightweight yarn for sweaters might keep from people having their own Old Sweater that lasts forever.
“Last week, the ever-inspiring Craftivist Collective launched their #wellMAKING garden at London’s Toynbee Hall, featuring over 750 knitted, crocheted and sewn flowers. The aim of the six-month project was to get people thinking about the nature of wellbeing, using craft as a reflective tool. The flower theme was chosen because, as founder Sarah Corbett says, ‘Craft helps you bloom.’” – via @molliemakes @craftivists
Deadline: March 8, 2015. I’m excited to say that my mother and I are going to work on a piece together to send in for this.
Cute crochet doll from Smallable
Girls’ crochet fashion boots from Target
Reversible crochet scarf free pattern @fiberflux
Crochet lamb free pattern @allaboutami
Crochet hexagon flower free pattern from The Lazy Hobbyhopper
Crochet spring wreath free pattern @repeatcrafterme
Crochet heart free pattern from The Little Treasures
Crochet heart balloon pattern free from @simplycrochet_
Crochet puff hat free pattern @rescuedpaw
Newborn crochet heart hat free pattern from Alli Crafts
Crochet hearts ruffle garland free pattern @fiberflux
2 free crochet heart patterns from @SCCelinaLane
Crochet hearts mobile free pattern from @jessie_athome
Free crochet pattern for men’s cowl that buttons many different ways @speckless
Crochet fingerless gloves pattern free from @craftchicblog
Crochet baby booties pattern free from Hopeful Honey
Crochet coasters free pattern @crochetspot
How to crochet post stitch cables over 2 and 4 stitches from @jessie_athome
Tips for Crochet Hat Sizing from Country Willow
Crochet business tips from @crochetkitten
Crochet News and Info
You can apply as a volunteer with Feel Better Friends to make crochet dolls for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
The Crochet Awards are now a quarterly thing and one of the first judges is @twinkiechan
creJJtion introduces us to Moeke Yarns
Other Crafty Things
@sfgirlbybay shared a beautiful collection of rugs
Design your own shoes online from Jaimie Jacobs
- To @happilyhooked magazine for including my interviews with Diane Stavros and Tamara Kelly (@mooglyblog) in the Best of 2014 roundup issue.
- To @beCraftsy for sharing that my roundup of broomstick lace crochet was one of the Top 15 blog posts for January
- To @knithacker for accepting my submission about wonderful crochet artist Angela Teng who turns paint into yarn
- To Knitted Art and La Maison Bisoux for linking to my Crochet Lampshades Roundup
- To Cari for sharing her crochet health story on her blog as well as here on Crochet Concupiscence
- To Crochet Virtuosa for sharing the link to my buttons + crochet inspiration post