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.
Did you know that Jessie Rayot has more than 100 crochet patterns that you can find on Ravelry?
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.
“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
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
Lacemakers and crocheters in Northern England contributed to Lace Gone Wild, an outdoor art exhibit at the Wallington Estate on display in May.
New crochet sardines art from Kate Jenkins
@mooglyblog shared The Well Made Home, a @knitpicks crochet book featuring ten patterns
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.
I wrote about Sweet Crochet over @aboutathome @aboutdotcom
@redheartyarns Q & A with Vergik Hacopian, founder of Yarnville group, about the Red Robin afghan project they did
Men’s crochet necktie sold by Sable and Willow
Love button crochet hat free pattern, all sizes, from @repeatcrafterme
Crochet flower hair garland free pattern @vickyfully
New crochet blanket pattern for sale from @spincushions who has just opened a pattern shop filled with lovely free and paid patterns
Red, white and blue crochet dishcloth free pattern from My Recycled Bags
Crochet towel set patterns for sale from @moogly
4 crochet coasters patterns free @redheartyarns
Crossed double crochet baby blanket free pattern @olgalacycrochet
Crochet cookie hot pad free pattern @UCrafter
Free crochet flower pattern from @RescuedPaw
Vintage tiara headband free crochet pattern @crochetspot
Easy free crochet t-shirt yarn bracelet pattern from @bhookedcrochet
Greek Alphabet free crochet patterns from @mooglyblog
5 Crochet Patterns Inspired by Poetry @beCraftsy including these fingerless gloves by Mercifully Made that were inspired by a Lord Byron poem
10 Crochet Patterns Inspired by Music @aboutathome @aboutdotcom including this piano crochet scarf pattern free from @crochetspot
Twists and Turns Crochet Stitch by @stitchin_mommy
How to Tunisian Crochet Entrelac @crochetspot
How to make a square crochet envelope from Hello Hart
How to crochet cord covers for headphones and cables from @NYACrochet
How to add a felt sole to crochet slippers from Mamachee
photo via elin thomas
5 crafty things to do each month to stay organized via @freshstitches
4 ways to boost your crochet skills by @artlikebread via @crochetspot
Crochet News and Info
“Grandma Drees” and her crew knit and crochet teddy bears for children worldwide who are affected by HIV/AIDS through the Mother Bear Project.
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
DIY Iron-On Nature Embroidery Patterns from Cozyblue
@CraftSanity Video Tutorial: How to prep and weave a continuous strip of torn fabric
Thread Art: 50,000 keys in red thread by Chihaur Shiota via @fubiz