link love crochet

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: Retreats!

crochet retreat

@molliemakes shared The Luxury Crochet Retreat by Frank&Olive (@rubyconstance). It’s outside of York City Center 7/31-8/2/15.

marrakech crochet retreat

It’s also about time for the next Marrakech Cool Crochet Workshop. Spring 2015 dates are 4/15-4/20. Fall 2015 dates are 10/21-26.

Crochet Quote

crochet bunny

A grandfather passed by Hello Pfft’s booth with his granddaughter when she spotted a crochet rabbit. The little girl wanted the rabbit badly but her grandfather said it was expensive. “But it is handmade!” the little girl insisted. – from an article about maker Lynn Wong who creates crochet and other items. The article also discusses handcrafts in Malaysia.

Crochet Art

flower crochet art

Prudence Mapstone shared a roundup of contribution to her freeform crochet project Flower Power, including my contribution above

crochet candy

@mattscraftyblog is crocheting up a bunch of lovely candies

yarnbomb

Yarn bombers have descended on the Santa Clarita Valley and are bringing not only an art statement to Old Town Newhall, but a sense of community.”

crochet wreaths

Lucy of Attic 24 shared her crochet wreaths

crochet sweater art

“She got sick when I was 29. When I was thirty, she died. It was January. Cold. I curled up with my crochet hook and I kept my hands busy.” – San Francisco art installation, March 2015, artist Angela Simione

Crochet Books

crochet mystery books

Crochet Cabana shared the 9 books in the Betty Hechtman crochet mystery series

fairytale crochet book

Fairytale Crochet Book @aboutdotcom

Crochet Designers

crochet interview

@UCrafter interview with @momtomarek

yarn

@crochetkween shared her awesome experience of taking yarn to her granddaughter’s school

crochet hat

@jbhcrochet did a Designer Spotlight of Sarah Lora from Ball Hank n’ Skein; this is jbh’s version of one of Sarah’s patterns

Crochet Fashion

chanel crochet skirt

Crochet-inspired skirts and collars in the Lagerfield collection for Chanel AW15

crochet dress

Cosmo did an article on the best crochet pieces to buy including some from ASOS and The Iconic as well as many from NastyGal (including the one shown here)

crochet skirt

Proenza Shouler crochet skirt

crochet fashion

Fabulous crochet fashion in @CRfashionbook by Magda Sayeg

crochet dress

Reader Flo directed me to this Ravelry page from zinnaz where I saw some great style: a crochet dress with bold blue tights!

crochet cardigan

Anthropologie crochet cardigan

crochet purses

Hello Hart shared handmade on the runway included these two crochet purses by Sudrishta and Onstail (both Etsy sellers)

Crochet Patterns

crochet owl blanket pattern

Crochet owl blanket pattern for sale from Little Treasures

crochet penguin pattern

Crochet baby penguin free pattern from @mamainastitch

crochet lamb hat free pattern

Crochet baby lamb hat free pattern from @bhookedcrochet

crochet slouch hat

Cottontail crochet slouch hat free pattern from @fiberflux

bunny slippers crochet pattern

Bunny ears crochet slippers pattern for sale from Mamachee (also adaptable to be made without bunny ears)

crochet bunny washcloth pattern

Crochet bunny washcloth free pattern from Rescued Paw

crochet bunny free pattern

Crochet bunny appliqué free pattern @repeatcrafterme

easter amigurumi patterns

The top 10 amigurumi Easter patterns via @becraftsy including this one from Stuff The Body

crochet basket pattern

10 free crochet Easter basket patterns @aboutathome including this one from @gleefulthings. I’ve also done a roundup over there of 10 free crochet patterns for Easter Egg Cozies.

crochet scarflette pattern

Crochet cowl free pattern from @craftybegonia

crochet cape pattern

Baby’s hooded cape crochet pattern for sale from The Lazy Hobbyhopper

crochet hat pattern

20’s inspired crochet hat pattern free from Hopeful Honey

crochet purse pattern

Octagon flower purse free crochet pattern from crochetbird

crochet blanket

Knit-like crochet blanket free pattern from Rescued Paw

crochet baby blanket pattern

Crochet baby blanket pattern for sale from @olgalacycrochet

rainbow crochet blanket

Reversible Rainbow free crochet blanket pattern by Darla Fanton via Crochet! Magazine

crochet blanket pattern

New crochet blanket pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

crochet square free pattern

12″ crochet square free pattern from @SCCelinaLane

crochet red riding hood free pattern

Crochet Red Riding Hood free pattern from My Backyard Monsters spotted via @annemariesblog

pizza crochet pattern

Pizza crochet pattern for sale from @ladylinoleum

crochet booties pattern

Crochet toddler booties free pattern @mooglyblog

crocodile stitch crochet booties

Crocodile stitch crochet adult bootie pattern for sale from By Hook via Ravelry

crochet doily pattern

My free ruffled crochet doily pattern @becraftsy

free crochet shawl pattern

Free crochet shawl pattern from @jessie_athome

crochet shawl free pattern

Lacy shawl free crochet pattern from Crochet Dreamz

crochet flower pattern

Crochet daffodil free pattern by @kathmwebber via @simplycrochet_

crochet phone cozy free pattern

Tapestry crochet phone cozy free pattern @myhobbyiscroche

Crochet Tutorials

flo blo crochet

flo and blo crochet tutorial videos via @fiberflux

tunisian crochet

How to Work Tunisian Simple Stitches in the Round via @crochetme

crochet flat circle

How to Crochet a Flat Circle by @sherjenks of Fly the Coop Crafts

Crochet News and Info

The Beans for Brains Scholarship @jimmybeanswool is raising money through CrowdRise

bath in fashion

Crochet will be a big part of this year’s Bath in Fashion, happening 3/21-3/29/15. Have a Heart for Kids Company, a community crochet project, will give visitors the chance to crochet a heart with local textile artist Emma Leith. “And that isn’t all, the Carluccio’s crochet ladies are once again weaving their magic to raise funds for Kids Company. Every fortnight a gathering of committed crochet enthusiasts and willing novices get together for coffee and crochet. They are creating hearts for a yarn bombing project.”

crochet kids

“Since beginning to crochet in October, these self-proclaimed Knit Wits have banished the melodrama typical of pre-teens, developed more self-confidence and learned the value of giving to others.”

crochet subway

“A woman on a New York subway threatened a fellow passenger for not giving her enough room to crochet.”

crocheter

Jesselyn says, “Lately I’ve taken up crocheting to occupy my time when I get home from work so I don’t snack.”

crochet cell

Suzann of TextileFusion shared her daughter’s desire to crochet, the cell she made and thoughts on girls in science.

Yarn Stuff

@poetryinyarn shared tips for weighing yarn

crochet hat nwes

Sharon Cone crochets hats using @redheartyarns Reflective Yarn to keep runners visible at night. Congrats to @redheartyarns for winning the Women’s Choice Award for Most Recommend Yarn

milk fiber

Aaron at the TimesUnion Fiber Arts blog shared milk fiber, which is described as “man-made but not quite synthetic”

yarn shop

Pink Milk introduced us to her UK LYS Knit One (@knitone60)

Other Crafty Things

fabric backing

How to Sew a Fabric Backing to a Knit (or crochet) Pillow Front via @kristinnicholas

knitters notebook

Haekelmonster was looking for a knitting journal; I recommended Knitter’s Notebook

macrame necklace

Macrame fringe necklace by Corda

turkish coffee kit

Turkish Coffee Starter Kit by Olive & Bean

Special Thanks

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