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

bracelet kits

Blooming Bracelet DIY Crochet Kit from eWoodStory: “A unique mixed media crochet bracelet kit that combines the arts of woodworking and crochet.”

Call for Donations

baby bird nest

Wildcare asks you to knit or crochet a baby bird nest (patterns available) for their 2015 Baby Bird Nest Campaign

Something Special

red crochet heart

@hijennybrown did a great post this week on Knitting Group Egos (inspired by this @McSweenys article) that’s just a really good reminder about how knit/crochet/craft groups should be supportive, creative places without micro-aggressions against one another in any way.

Crochet Quote

“Isn’t it unbelievable how some designers can come up with such gorgeous creations? Their talent will never cease to amaze me, how they can take individual stitches and play with them in such intricate ways to turn them into a beautiful piece of art.” – A Crochet Journey

Crochet Art

crochet science art

@jealouscurator shared the crochet mold art of Elin Thomas

crochet snail

Crochet snail in real shell by amigurama via @knithacker

crochet apple logo

Crochet artist Kate Jenkins created several logos for a @mrporterlive article about why the logos are designed the way they are

Devilry rug totaal

Beautiful new sculpture crochet work from Nathalie Doolaard

yarnbombing

@hklmonster has a post about when people rip down yarnbombing

Crochet Books

knit rochet book

@crochetkween strongly recommends the knit and crochet pattern book Leather, Lace, Grit and Grace by Denise LaVoie; read her review to see why! @karida_nfc mentioned that two of the patterns use their yarns

bathtime buddies crochet book

@redheartyarns interviewed crochet designer Megan Kreiner, author of Bathtime Buddies

textile center library

“Folded carefully into the heart of the Textile Center (Minneapolis) lies its most precious gem – the Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library. With 27,000 volumes and periodicals, the library is the country’s largest circulating collection of textile art resources.” via @surface_design

Crochet Designers

crochetinpaternoster crochet hallway

Love this post by Hello Hart about mandalas that includes information from an interview with Anneke from Crochet in Paternoster

jessie at home

Marly Bird interviewed crochet designer @jessie_athome on this week’s Yarn Thing podcast

crochet baby booties

@revelstokemtnr interviewed crochet designer Kicheko Designs

Crochet Fashion

burberry crochet fashion dress

Jourdan Dunn in Burberry dress at MetGala

crochet dress

ASOS crochet dress via Outstanding Crochet

crochet dress kate moss

Kate Moss in a white crochet dress from a Glamour article about how to wear crochet

celebrity crochet dress

Model Jaime King in crochet

crochet vest

Crochet-front vest from Topshop via Outstanding Crochet

diy or die trying

Not quite crochet but I wanted to share this DIY or Die Trying shirt for sale from Mad Love; I love items designed for makers!

Crochet Patterns

crochet cowl free pattern broomstick lace

My broomstick lace and tall stitches free crochet cowl pattern @redheartyarns

free crochet shawl pattern

7 free Craftsy crochet patterns including this shawl by @jessie_athome

crochet bike

5 bicycle skirt guard crochet patterns and 5 free bicycle seat cover crochet patterns (for National Bike Month) @aboutathome @aboutdotcom

crochet washcloths

10 spa-at-home crochet patterns for Mother’s Day

broomstick lace crochet shawl pattern

Broomstick lace crochet pattern roundup from @UCrafter including her free shawl pattern shown above

crochet scarf pattern

Crochet scarf free pattern from Magda de Lange of Pigtails

crochet pillow pattern

Patchwork crochet pillow pattern for sale from Wood and Wool Stool

crochet cowl free pattern

Crochet cowl free pattern from CraftyBegonia

crochet coffee sleeve

Basketweave coffee cup sleeve free crochet pattern @JBHcrochet

crochet skirt free pattern

Crochet skirt free pattern by @crochet_stuff spotted via @craftgossip

holly_pips crochet sunflower pincushion

Sunflower pincushion free crochet pattern from @holly_pips

crochet doily pattern

Baskets and pineapples thread crochet doily free pattern from BellaCrochet

crochet necklace pattern

Crochet flower necklace pattern for sale from The Little Treasures

crochet bracelet free pattern

Freshwater pearls and beaded crochet bracelet free pattern @fiberflux

crochet baby botties pattern

Easy baby booties free crochet pattern from @PoshCrochetKnit

zen cat crochet

Neko No Unchi crochet kit and pattern for sale from @CrochetKitten

crochet bunny pattern

Strawberry bunny crochet pattern for sale from The Lazy Hobbyhopper

sponge bob crochet patterns

Sponge Bob and Patrick crochet patterns for sale from All So Cute

crochet square pattern

Four points square free crochet pattern @jessie_athome

crochet square flower pattern

12″ crochet flower granny square pattern from @LittleMCrochet

crochet blanket free pattern

Crochet blanket free pattern from @RescuedPaw

crochet shawl pattern

Whispering Flowers crochet infinity scarf pattern for sale from crochetbird

free crochet scarf pattern

Free crochet scarf pattern @mooglyblog

crochet cowl free pattern

Crochet cowl free pattern from @crochetspot

crochet tunic free pattern

Crochet leaf tunic free pattern from @crochet_stuff

crochet blanket pattern

Color Reel crochet blanket pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

Crochet Tutorials

crochet necklace tutorial

How to crochet a curb necklace from @bhookedcrochet

crossed double crochets

How to crochet the crossed double crochets stitch via @olgalacycrochet

colorwork crochet

Crochet colorwork tutorial (with info on stranded colorwork vs tapestry crochet colorwork) from @SolRencoret

crochet stitch pattern

How to use a stitch pattern to make crochet dresses from Crochetology

crochet blocks docking station

How to make a crochet squares blocking (docking) station via @repeatcrafterme

Crochet News and Info

spring floral crochet dress

May Holiday Crochet Ideas; image via ruchkikruchki

crochet heals

12 Specific Illnesses Helped by Crochet

crochet club

“Keeping hands and minds active – just two of the things a crochet group could offer to older people in the Welsh capital.” – source

crochet prison

“Dentistry student Asmaa Hamdy’s appeal to halt a five-year prison sentence against her was rejected on Wednesday … In May 2014, Hamdy began a crochet project entitled “Made in Prison” after teaching herself to crochet with the help of other political detainees at Al-Qanater Prison.” Learn more about prison crochet.

stelcrochet crochet 67 blankets record

Smart post on privilege as it relates to crochet from Stel of Haak-en-stekie; photo from @67blankets projects (via stelcrochet on Instagram)

Yarn Stuff

yarn

@gocrochet interviewed @thefiberseed, a family fiber business

dmc cotton yarn

DMC’s Just Cotton Yarn recommended by Little Wendy Crochet

granny square crochet multi

@planetjune explains about yarn for amigurumi, especially for folks outside of North America

yarn

@sandracherryhrt shared her yarn color cards; these ones are Rico Baby Classic DK yarn

yarn dye

Yarn dyer interview with Three Fates Yarn via Illuminate Crochet

Other Crafty Things

weaving

Weavings that look like paintings by artist Mimi Jung via @lppshop

sewing patent art

Sewing Machine Patent Art Print

crochet owl art

Pom Pom Owl Art DIY from @repeatcrafterme

vintage knitting

The Last Sweater is a lovely mother-daughter knitting story from Ellen Margulies

Special Thanks

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

4 Comments

  1. Spectacular selection, again Kathryn! Thank you for sharing mine!

  2. Oh Kathryn! Thank you for all the love and sharing!
    Awesome crochet in this post. As always!

  3. Just for translation, that Zen Kit with the kitty (Neko No Uchi) means The Cats Poop lol.

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