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.

Sponsor Love

crochet kit club ficstitches

“Every craft lovingly handmade tells a story. Ficstitches Yarns takes creating to another level by offering crochet patterns along with hand-dyed yarn, handmade accessories and hooks, and fictional stories, all bound together in a theme of romance, history, the coming-together of friends, and a touch of magic.”

Something Special

crochet lemon stress ball pattern

It’s National Stress Awareness Month. Help raise awareness of how crochet reduces stress! One way to spread the word is to make a crochet lemon stress ball using the free @twinkiechan pattern and then share it on social media with hashtags #stitchawaystress and #lemonstressball. Check out the @CYCYarnCouncil on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter to see daily posts this month for Stress Awareness. Also this week Marly Bird did a podcast interview with Mary of Craft Yarn Council.

Crochet Quote

“When asked to list badass things, few people would probably come up with crocheting. But one summer when Crecelius was in high school, his brother came home with a new hobby: crocheting. Crecelius’s older brother was a semi-pro snowboarder—”like a teen idol,” recalls Crecelius, “a dapper dude with long blond curly locks, and like, from a girl’s perspective, just sooo hard to get.” This brother was so cool, he got to dictate what was cool—and he said crocheting was cool. So Crecelius, between kick-flips and rail grinds, took up crocheting.” – From a FastCo article about @krochetkids

Crochet Art

olek crochet art

Crochet artist Olek decorates for Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball & Dance Party 2015

crochet art sheep

Crochet art sheep by @mamastherapy; reminds me of the work by Leslie Blackmon and Kate Jenkins

amigurumi

John Waters and Divine amigurumi dolls via @DangerMindsBlog; these remind me a bit of the work of Andy Aguilar

mixed media crochet art doll

Mixed media crochet art doll by Greedy for Colour

marrakech crochet

The Marrakech crochet retreat is happening again! Follow it in photos on Instagram.

Crochet Fashion

beyonce crochet swimsuit

Beyonce in a crochet swimsuit

crochet coachella

Coachella 2015 crochet fashion; see more crochet at Coachella

alice mccall crochet

Alice McCall crochet romper

crochet romper

I think that same romper might be the one that Jourdan Dunn wore to Coachella

crochet shorts

Katie Price in crochet shorts; see more crochet shorts here

crochet cotton shorts

Crochet cotton shorts by Emilio Pucci via Luisa Via Roma

crochet necklace

Crochet necklace by Current Elliott

shawl tips

How to wear a handmade shawl via Stitch and Unwind; need to photograph a shawl – check out crochet shawls in trees!

Crochet Patterns

crochet neckace free pattern

Glass bauble free crochet necklace pattern @fiberflux

crochet basket pattern

4-strand crochet basket pattern free from @emmaleithbox

crochet pillow pattern

Princess and the Pea crochet pillow pattern @redheartyarns in the Whimsical Wonderful Pillow Patterns ebook

crochet wrap free pattern

Free crochet wrap pattern @jessie_athome

crochet cowl pattern

One skein crochet cowl pattern for sale from @poetryinyarn

crochet mat

Free crochet pattern for floral candle mat via BellaCrochet

crochet flower hexi pattern

Crochet flower hexi free pattern by Hopeful Honey

crochet hexi

Snowflake crochet hexi free pattern @gleefulthings

starflower crochet

Starflower crochet hexi free pattern @fiberflux; wondering where there are so many hexis this week? It’s part of a Blog Hop CAL.

crochet square pattern

crochet square free pattern @mamas2hands

crochet scrubbie

Free crochet pattern @SCCelinaLane

Crochet Tutorials

crochet bobble stitch

How to crochet bobble stitch @bhookedcrochet

crochet larksfoot

How to crochet larksfoot stitch from Little Treasures

crochet chain

How to start a double crochet row without a turning chain @NYAcrochet

crochet circle yellow

How to count the number of stitches in a round @freshstitches

crochet necklace tutorial

Crochet necklace tutorial @onemancrochet

Crochet Tips

cotton crochet broomstick scarf

10 Tips for Crocheting with Cotton Yarn @becraftsy

summer crochet

7 Tips to Crochet in Warm Climates from Illuminate Crochet

crochet gauge

Tips for measuring gauge in crochet swatches from Happily Hooked

solomon knot

Solomon’s Knot crochet tips including tips for measuring knots via @crochetme

Crochet News and Info

knitting and crochet pinterest

Like Pinterest? Here are 15 crochet Pinterest boards to follow.

knitting

Students promote social justice through knitting, crocheting

senior crochet

Seniors weave knitting, crochet to help needy

crochet granny blanket

81-year-old man working on large granny square crochet blanket. He’d love to break a crochet world record!

Yarn Stuff

yarn dye

Huckleberry Knits yarn dye interview from Illuminate Crochet

Other Crafty Things

macrame

How to make 6 common macrame knots @redheartyarns

paper chain

DIY paper chain kit by Mixt Studio

craftsy webby

Craftsy is up for a Webby Award. Will you vote?

snail mail book

Snail Mail: Rediscovering the Art and Craft of Handmade Correspondence by Michelle Mackintosh via Foxs Lane

Special Thanks

  • To @SCCelinaLane of Crochet Street for sharing my 20+ Crochet Interviews. She writes: “Kathryn Vercillo showcases many aspects of crochet from collections of works to art and even a bit of fiber history. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit her site, you absolutely must! You will get lost in the variety and inspiration found there.”
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San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!

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