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.
My campaign with #CAREKnowsHow is about to come to an end and you could really help me out by visiting the story sharing page. You’ll find inspiring information there about CARE programs including how pink bed sheets got more women to visit health clinics, fog was turned into drinking water and replacing chickens with ducks improved life in flood zones.
Holiday crochet ideas for every occasion in April. Besides Easter and Passover, April includes National Garden Week, National Poetry Month, Juggler’s Day and so much more! You can also check out the regional yarn events over at Stitch and Unwind.
It’s also National Stress Awareness Month. @CycYarnCouncil is hosting #StitchAwayStress Month with all kinds of good things in April! Check out the interview that @craftsanity did with executive director Mary Colucci about the health benefits of crochet and other crafts.
“When I was stuck in a chair for the fall and winter because moving meant breathing harder and that meant I was going to potentially pass out, a full knitting basket became my chairside companion.” – From How Knitting Saved My Life, a post that resonated with my because of the many similar stories I’ve heard in response to my book Crochet Saved My Life
Kimmy Schmidt amigurumi doll with light up shoes by Allison Hoffman via @knithacker
Hooked: 40 Whimsical Motifs crochet book review from @crochetkween
@twinkiechan has a crochet interview and pattern in the new issue of @simplycrochet_
@mooglyblog designer showcase of crochet designer @danyelpink
Crochet flower patterns for ten types of flowers @becraftsy
12 Petal crochet flower pattern free from Suz Place
Crochet flower headband free pattern from The Lazy Hobbyhopper
Crochet hexagon flower free pattern from Sucrette
Flower petal circular crochet beach cover up free pattern from Annoo’s Crochet World
Crochet flower pot hanging basket free pattern from @repeatcrafterme
Crochet bookbag pattern for sale from @crochetspot
Free crochet afghan pattern from @mooglyblog
Prism blanket crochet pattern for sale from @feltedbutton
Ruffle baby blanket free crochet pattern from Rescued Paw
Crochet slouch hat pattern from @gleefulthings, free when you purchase any other pattern from this designer
Newborn crochet bunny hat pattern free from @fiberflux
Baby guinea pigs crochet pattern for sale from @planetjune
Gremlins’ Gizmo free crochet pattern via @craftgossip
How to crochet pom pom edge from Once Upon a Pink Moon via @craftgossip
How to crochet spider stitch @jessie_athome
How to invisible join crochet at Happily Hooked
Should you fix or forget these 5 common crochet mistakes? @hijennybrown
Crochet News and Info
5 Charity Groups Dedicated to Making Knit and Crochet Prayer Shawls @lionbrandyarn. Come share the story about your group in the comments on that post!
New updates to the annual CGOA crochet design competition @cgoaboard
All about yarn ply from Illuminate Crochet
@mooglyblog shares her use of @redheartyarns
Textures, new from @lionbrandyarn
Other Crafty Things
“My Unweavings® fiber art pieces – using unwoven canvas, textured papers and other materials as a foundation – serve as my medium for integrating visual and tactile elements with spiritual texts.” Laurie Wohl @sdanewsblog
Eprisma curtain via @freshome: “Made out of 100% Polyester, the sleek 3D fabric is made of geometric sequins”