crochet link love

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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Something Special: GIVEAWAYS!

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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!

Crochet Quote

“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.

Crochet Art

crochet art project

“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

crochet art

Portrait crochet artist Jo Hamilton has work on exhibit this month at Laura Russo Gallery in Portland.

crochet pendant

Check out the new mixed media crochet pendant kits from eWoodStory @stitchstory

crochet flowers

Felt and crochet flowers in a yarn-inspired wedding @brownsheepco. See more wedding crochet here.

freeform crochet art

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.

yarn men calendar

Darn! Men with Yarn pinup calendar via Bored Panda. Reminds me of the old roundup of hot men in crochet cowls and seems to be in trend with the viral posts lately on crochet shorts for men.

crochet doll

Cute crochet doll from Smallable

Crochet Books

crochet red

@afcap did a post about Crochet Red

prayer shawls

7 free crochet prayer shawls ebook from @allfreecrochet; learn more about prayer shawl crafting here

granny square

Beginner’s Granny Square Crochet ebook free from @spincushions who incidentally is also hosting a flower CAL right now

tunisian crochet shawls

@krwknitwear reviewed Tunisian Shawls, which I’ve also reviewed

digital crochet magazines

5 Digital Crochet Magazines rounded up by Illuminate Crochet including @happilyhooked; see crochet magazine apps here

Crochet Designers

crochet interview

@fiberflux interviewed @Ucrafter

crochet designer doris chan

@websyarnstore interviewed their crochet designer in residence, Doris Chan who shares her own experience as well

crochet lounge award

Marly Bird interviewed Yi-an “E” Lee from The Crochet Lounge on her podcast. Last year The Crochet Lounge honored me with their award for Best Curator and Storyteller

Crochet Fashion

chanel crochet dress

Elle reports that crochet is a big style trend for spring, showcasing designer crochet fashion from Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and others

crochet shoes

Girls’ crochet fashion boots from Target

Men's crochet bow tie by KLJT

Men’s crochet bow tie by KLJT

Crochet Patterns

crochet scarf pattern

Reversible crochet scarf free pattern @fiberflux

crochet lamb free pattern

Crochet lamb free pattern @allaboutami

teddy bear crochet blanket

Crochet teddy bear blanket pattern for sale. Related to this, Country Willow did a post this week roundup of teddy bear crochet patterns.

crochet hexi flower pattern

Crochet hexagon flower free pattern from The Lazy Hobbyhopper

crochet wreath pattern

Crochet spring wreath free pattern @repeatcrafterme

crochet heart pattern

Crochet heart free pattern from The Little Treasures

crochet heart pattern

Crochet heart balloon pattern free from @simplycrochet_

crochet hat free pattern

Crochet puff hat free pattern @rescuedpaw

crochet heart hat

Newborn crochet heart hat free pattern from Alli Crafts

crochet hearts garland

Crochet hearts ruffle garland free pattern @fiberflux

crochet heart patterns

2 free crochet heart patterns from @SCCelinaLane

crochet hearts mobile pattern

Crochet hearts mobile free pattern from @jessie_athome

crochet men's cowl

Free crochet pattern for men’s cowl that buttons many different ways @speckless

crochet gloves pattern

Crochet fingerless gloves pattern free from @craftchicblog

crochet baby booties pattern

Crochet baby booties pattern free from Hopeful Honey

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Crochet coasters free pattern @crochetspot

Crochet Tutorials

crochet cables

How to crochet post stitch cables over 2 and 4 stitches from @jessie_athome

crochet basket

How to make a T-shirt yarn crochet basket from Fly The Coop Crafts; it reminds me of when I made my T-shirt yarn pet bed

Crochet Tips

knitting

Tips for engaging in Slow Stitching, an intentional, mindful, creative crafting practice

crochet hat pattern

Tips for Crochet Hat Sizing from Country Willow

crochet kitten

Crochet business tips from @crochetkitten

Crochet News and Info

feel better friends

You can apply as a volunteer with Feel Better Friends to make crochet dolls for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

crochet flamies

The Crochet Awards are now a quarterly thing and one of the first judges is @twinkiechan

stash2go app

Congrats to social networking site Ravelry for reaching 5 million members! Are you part of the Crochet Saved My Life Ravelry Group?

Yarn Stuff

yarn

creJJtion introduces us to Moeke Yarns

Other Crafty Things

upcycled

Pop tabs upcycled with polymer clay to make little dolls. Love this! by Clafoutine @recyclart

clouds

“Canadian lighting brand Bocci has launched a light made by forcing molten glass into a loose heat-resistant fabric pillow.” via @dezeen … Reminds me a little of the crochet clouds of Ernesto Neto

rugs

@sfgirlbybay shared a beautiful collection of rugs

shoe design

Design your own shoes online from Jaimie Jacobs

embroidery jacket valentino

The SS 15 collection from Valentino doesn’t appear to have crochet but it has some amazing lace, embroidery and other crafty embellishments via @susiebubble

Special Thanks

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

4 Comments

  1. I want to buy the pattern for the Teddy Bear Afghan. It’s shades of brown with a teddy bear crocheted and attached to the middle. I am unable to get onto the page. Is this pattern still available?

    • Kathryn Reply

      Yep, find it here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/221033215/pdf-crochet-pattern-to-make-your-own

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