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

crochet designer

Did you know that Jessie Rayot has more than 100 crochet patterns that you can find on Ravelry?

Something Special

crochet blog week

This week was the 6th annual Knit and Crochet Blog Week hosted by @Eskimimi. I didn’t participate this year. (To be honest, I didn’t realize it was coming up until it was here!) But there were a lot of great posts all week long and it’s always fun to see what people share in this creative project. You can look for hashtag #KCBW6 to see what was shared.

Crochet Quote

“It has been noted that if you want to be happier, try making your life a little harder. Seriously! Use a push mower. Bake your own bread. Knit or crochet a scarf. Do things by hand, and your brain will thank you. … “Hooking” is meaningful, rewarding, productive, fulfilling and helps you stay connected.” – JoAnn James

Crochet Art

crochet art

Magda de Lange of Pigtails shared some stunning photos and terrific information of artist Wael Shawky’s glass-blown crusaders dressed in period piece costumes including crochet

crochet butterflies art

Lacemakers and crocheters in Northern England contributed to Lace Gone Wild, an outdoor art exhibit at the Wallington Estate on display in May.

olek crochet chairs

Olek has crochet art chairs on exhibit at Todd Merrill Contemporary for Collective Design Fair 2015

crochet flowers

@hijennybrown shared “These blossoms are for an upcoming collaborative installation by yarnbombers @NaomiRAG and Caustic Wear (@causticsoda).” Photo by @fcollected

crochet dog art

amigurumi puppy art from julie adore

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The LA Times did an interview with scientific crochet artist Margaret Wertheim about the coral reef crochet project and more

crochet sardines

New crochet sardines art from Kate Jenkins

Crochet Books

crochet home book

@mooglyblog shared The Well Made Home, a @knitpicks crochet book featuring ten patterns

craftivism

Betsy Greer, author of Craftivism, has penned a great response to an Etsy article about how handmade can’t save the world. She makes great points about the value of handmade items and the importance of Craftivism. Published @molliemakes.

sweet crochet

I wrote about Sweet Crochet over @aboutathome @aboutdotcom

Crochet Designers

crochet blanket

I was very excited to see that Hello Hart did an interview with Amanda Perkins aka queenieamanda2 because I’ve always been so impressed by her colorful motif-based designs

yarnville

@redheartyarns Q & A with Vergik Hacopian, founder of Yarnville group, about the Red Robin afghan project they did

Crochet Fashion

celebrity crochet

Imogen Anthony in crochet swimsuit

sable and willow mens crochet

Men’s crochet necktie sold by Sable and Willow

Crochet Patterns

crochet hat pattern

Love button crochet hat free pattern, all sizes, from @repeatcrafterme

crochet flower hair garland

Crochet flower hair garland free pattern @vickyfully

crochet blanket pattern

New crochet blanket pattern for sale from @spincushions who has just opened a pattern shop filled with lovely free and paid patterns

crochet washcloth

Red, white and blue crochet dishcloth free pattern from My Recycled Bags

crochet towel set patterns

Crochet towel set patterns for sale from @moogly

crochet coasters patterns

4 crochet coasters patterns free @redheartyarns

crochet baby blanket pattern

Crossed double crochet baby blanket free pattern @olgalacycrochet

crochet cookie

Crochet cookie hot pad free pattern @UCrafter

crochet flower pattern

Free crochet flower pattern from @RescuedPaw

crochet tiara headband free pattern

Vintage tiara headband free crochet pattern @crochetspot

crochet tshirt yarn bracelet

Easy free crochet t-shirt yarn bracelet pattern from @bhookedcrochet

crochet alphabet patterns

Greek Alphabet free crochet patterns from @mooglyblog

crochet fingerless gloves

5 Crochet Patterns Inspired by Poetry @beCraftsy including these fingerless gloves by Mercifully Made that were inspired by a Lord Byron poem

crochet piano scarf

10 Crochet Patterns Inspired by Music @aboutathome @aboutdotcom including this piano crochet scarf pattern free from @crochetspot

Crochet Tutorials

foundation crochet

How to crochet foundation stitches @bhookedcrochet. I also have a tutorial up this week @becraftsy for how to foundation single crochet only

twists crochet stitch pattern

Twists and Turns Crochet Stitch by @stitchin_mommy

tunisian entrelac crochet

How to Tunisian Crochet Entrelac @crochetspot

crochet envelope

How to make a square crochet envelope from Hello Hart

crochet cord covers

How to crochet cord covers for headphones and cables from @NYACrochet

crochet slippers tutorial

How to add a felt sole to crochet slippers from Mamachee

Crochet Tips

micro crochet elin

photo via elin thomas

8 tips for micro crochet from Ashley Little of @becraftsy; see some inspiring examples of micro crochet here and here

crochet stuff

5 crafty things to do each month to stay organized via @freshstitches

crochet skills

4 ways to boost your crochet skills by @artlikebread via @crochetspot

Crochet News and Info

mother bear project

“Grandma Drees” and her crew knit and crochet teddy bears for children worldwide who are affected by HIV/AIDS through the Mother Bear Project.

dr health crochet knitting

I was happy to see Jocelynn Brown’s Detroit news article about Dr. Charles Huebner, a rheumatalogist who has been learning to both knit and crochet and says, “Things like knitting and crocheting are so important for our overall mental health. There’s a connection between the mind and body.” He “finds both to be much-needed stress relievers. “I can see I definitely want to continue doing this for a lot of reasons. It’s creative, relaxing and it’s easy” and wants to encourage both of his sons to try the crafts.

Other Crafty Things

embroidery

DIY Iron-On Nature Embroidery Patterns from Cozyblue

scissors towel

Scissors Kitchen Towel by Open Eyes Press; see more scissors themed items here

weaving

@CraftSanity Video Tutorial: How to prep and weave a continuous strip of torn fabric

rug repurpose

10 Rug Repurposing ideas from @apttherapy including this rag rug pillow from @make_haus

key thread art

Thread Art: 50,000 keys in red thread by Chihaur Shiota via @fubiz

Author

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

2 Comments

  1. Jenny Brown Reply

    These lists are so dangerous for me because I find a ton of projects I want to start (leaving my current WIPs in the dust) . Ha ha! Thanks for including Erin’s and my flowers!

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