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

care woman

Please take just a moment to check out the terrific stories from #CAREKnowsHow. They’re all about projects that empower women in the poorest areas. It really helps if you just take a look at the stories.

Something Special: Quiz

crochet learning

What kind of learner are you? Illuminate Crochet has created a ten question quiz and applied it to crochet.

Crochet Quote

“Loop, grab and pull through. It’s the not-so-secret mantra crocheters repeat as they wrap yarn around a needle. But for many yarn-o-philes, the act is also a form of therapy: Each stitch can be filled with a meaning that is as individual as a snowflake. For one person, it is the rallying cry against a closing college; for another, the uniting of a father and daughter; for a third, a former painter, it’s the rediscovery of an inner artist.” – Crochet is the New Yoga by @VStMartin

Crochet Art

crochet art yarnbomb

““Unraveling Stories” is an experimental exhibition that explores a single object: the largest hooked rug in the museum’s collection. “Unraveling Stories” will share four stories through the rug: the story of the artistic tradition from which it came, the narrative story depicted in its images, the scientific story behind the experimental materials used in its making, and the personal story of the artist who made it.” Sharon Silverman designed a crochet yarn bomb for the exhibit that was inspired by the rug.

crochet heart yarnbomb

Bath in Fashion 2015 crochet heart yarn bomb via @emmaleithbox

olek crochet art

Olek transforms Delhi shelter with crochet art (photo © Pranav Mehta/St+ARTIndia) via @HuffPo

crochet art

Crochet space art from String Theory Crochet

crochet eggs

Crochet fried eggs from @mattscraftyblog

Crochet Books

colorful crochet afghans and pillows

Colorful Crochet Afghans and Pillows

crochet potholders book

My favorite crochet potholders in 35+ Potholders to Crochet @aboutathome @aboutdotcom

crochet lace book

@crochetkween did a book review of Crochet So Lovely: 21 Carefree Lace Designs by @kristinomdahl and also did an interview with the author

combigurumi crochet book

Combigurumi crochet book review @annemariesblog

crochet cat hats

Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty was reviewed by Pam MacKenzie. Author Sara Thomas was interviewed this week in the @craftsanity podcast.

crochet books foreign

@GoCrochet Afghan Design Workshop book is now available in translation in Chinese, Italian, Finnish, French and more

Crochet Designers

fiberflux crochet designer

@ucrafter interview with crochet designer @fiberflux

maya little treasures

@stylistmkd interviewed crochet designer Maya of Little Treasures about her upcoming Mori girls exhibit

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@recrochetions shared her Road to Teaching Crochet

positively crochet book

Positively Crochet shared info for new designers about The Tech Edited Copy

Crochet Fashion

anna sui crochet

Anna Sui Spring 2015 RTW Crochet

crochet halter top

Boho crochet halter top from Urban Outfitters

crochet shoes

The Payless Shoes newsletter announced that crochet shoes are on trend

crochet dress

Sunny Day crochet dress by Free People via Outstanding Crochet

crochet dress

Designer crochet dress from Chotika Design, a boutique that just launched its website

toms crochet fringe tank

Mint Crochet Fringe Tank by Krochet Kids at TOMS

crochet bags

Hello Hart did a roundup of beautiful knit and crochet purses including these from Dolce and Gabbana

Crochet Patterns

crochet easter garden doily

Crochet Easter garden doily and egg cozies free pattern from BellaCrochet

crochet head wrap pattern

Crochet head wrap free pattern from Mamachee

crochet coin purse free pattern

Vintage inspired crochet coin purse free pattern @cutecrochet; see more crochet coin purses here

crochet pincushion free pattern

Felted floral crochet pincushion free pattern @jessie_athome

crochet chick

Crochet chicklet free pattern for Easter from Attic24

crochet egg baskets

Crochet egg baskets free Easter pattern from @fiberflux; see more crochet Easter patterns here

crochet necklace pattern

Quick and easy beaded crochet chain necklace free pattern from @creativejmom

crochet flower hair comb

Crochet flower hair comb free pattern from Little Treasures

jute bowl crochet pattern

Jute bowl free crochet pattern from Crochet In Color

crochet baby booties pattern

Crochet ruffled baby booties free pattern @bhookedcrochet

crochet giraffe hat

Crochet giraffe hat free pattern from @mamainastitch

crochet baby bib pattern

Little lamb crochet baby bib free pattern @myhobbyiscroche

crochet dragon pattern

Amigurumi crochet dragon pattern for sale from All So Cute

rainbow crochet wrap pattern

10 Rainbow Crochet Patterns @becraftsy including this wrap from @jessie_athome

crochet flower shawl pattern

Crochet flower shawl pattern for sale from creJJtion

crochet shawl free pattern

Flirty shawl free crochet pattern @SCCelinaLane; it also comes in a scarf pattern

crochet shawl pattern

Crochet shawl pattern for sale from @crochetbyfaye

crochet blanket free pattern

Crochet blanket free pattern @UCrafter

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Crochet crosses blanket pattern for sale from @jbhcrochet

crochet striped blanket

Colorful striped crochet blanket free pattern from Rescued Paw

crochet baby blanket

Crochet baby blanket free pattern (for World’s Largest Stocking) by @mooglyblog

crochet flower square

6″ Crochet flower square free pattern from DragonflyMomof2 Designs

crochet rainbow cushion

Reversible rainbow crochet cushion pattern/ tutorial @holly_pips

Crochet Tutorials

tunisian crochet

How to crochet Tunisian bump stitch @crochetme

crochet ripple stitch

How to crochet lacy ripple stitch from @olgalacycrochet

change yarn color

How to change yarn colors in crochet via @websyarnstore

how to crochet jewely

How to crochet jewelry clasps @crochetkitten

thread crochet heart 2

How to starch thread crochet items @happilyhooked. Learn more about thread crochet.

crochet granny squares tutorial

How to upcycle containers with crochet granny squares from Hello Hart

crochet giving circle

How to host a crochet giving circle by @artlikebread on @crochetspot

Crochet Tips

crochet cables tutorial

5 Tips for Mastering Crochet Cables @becraftsy

Crochet News and Info

“Fifteen days skill training on crochet, a type of embroidery has been started for tribal women of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The training is part of skill enhancement programme launched by Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) in collaboration with Fata Development Authority (FDA) under the Training of Trainers (TOT) II project.”

crochet poppies

Bright red poppies, decorated white crosses and Anzac biscuits will overtake Omokoroa on April 25 as the peninsula commemorates Anzac Day for the first time.”

“Rogers Park Montessori fourth-grader started her own charity project called Crochet to Care, and she’s raised $150 for suburban Riverwoods animal shelter Orphans of the Storm since January by selling her hand-crocheted ear warmers.”

Adaptive Crochet for the Legally Blind via @crochetspot

prison crochet program

CRADLE is a knitting and crochet program for women in a community based correctional facility. “This is just one of the many ways residents are able to give back. We encourage all of our residents to find positive, pro social hobbies that sort of take up some of their time. We are all about structure. The idea to teach women to crochet just bloomed into this wonderful outreach into the community.” Learn more about prison crochet.

crochet health

@allfreecrochet asked readers why they love crochet. Many people shared health-related reasons (no surprise to me since Crochet Saved My Life!)

Yarn Stuff

la yarn crawl

@LAYarnCrawl is happening this weekend in California with stops at 30 yarn stores, which makes it the largest yarn crawl in the US

yarn store

Jan’s Yarn Barn LYS in Newton, IA was featured in a news article

yarn recall

Eek. Bernat’s Tizzy Yarn was “recalled this week because it can unravel from finished knit or crochet items and pose a risk of entanglement to young children”.

yarn dyer

@recrochetions shares an interview with yarn dyer Melanie of @blacktrillium

yarn organizing

How to organize your yarn stash @UCrafter. Stitch and Unwind also had a related post this week on frugally organizing your stash.

Other Crafty Things

social media ebook

How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Small Business, ebook for sale from @molliemakes

pasta carpet

We Make Carpets creates beautiful “carpets” that are made of materials like nails, gravel and fireworks. This pretty example is made of pasta. Via @jealouscurator. I also liked the beautiful hand embroidery work by Liz Payne that Jealous Curator featured this week.

Special Thanks

  • To @hijennybrown for linking to my post on Items Celebrating Scissors when she shared her scissors crochet yarnbomb
  • To Amy Reader of #100womenproject for letting people know that I’d shared the project here in another issue of Link Love. I also sent my own crochet wisteria vine donations in for her to use in this terrific art project.
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9 Comments

  1. Kathryn, you are a POWERHOUSE! Again, it is an honor to be included in this round-up! Thank you so much!

  2. It’s an honor to be on this lovely list…wow! I’m loving the crocheted clothing!

  3. I feel so pampered with your attention! Thank you so much for writing about my exhibit and for the feature of the pattern! Thank you so much Kathryn!

    • Kathryn Reply

      The exhibit looks really special Maya. So excited for you!

  4. Celina Lane Reply

    Amazing! Absolutely amazing.
    Thank you for featuring my work in this incredible grouping. Love it.

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