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

crocodile stitch crochet patterns

Check out all of the amazing Crocodile Stitch Crochet Patterns from Bonita Patterns including this Crocodile Stitch Mandarin Coat

Something Special

crochet patterns

I’ve created a page where you can find links to all of my big roundups of crochet patterns. You’ll find hundreds of crochet patterns through the links on this new page. Please spread the word!

Crochet Quote

yarn

“I’ve got a serious yarn thing going on right now. Ok, yes, yes I know that I always have a yarn thing going on, but right now it’s all a little bit more intense and giddy and I have that fizzy feeling inside that makes me feel like I could bounce off the walls with excitement. I’ve been swirling a lot of ideas around lately, pushing and pulling them, twiddling and twirling them (night and day) in the hope that I might be able to ease one or two of them out into reality. My Creative Mind is on FIRE!!!!!!!!!! I started teasing out a new design that relies heavily on colour play, and it is really thrilling for a colour junkie like me. The planning stage for any new project is probably one of the most exciting parts of the journey for me, I thrive on filling my brain with colours and coming up with creative designs.” – Lucy of Attic24 who shares the importance of a slow hands-on approach to color play.

Crochet Art

london kaye crochet yarnbomb art

Hello Hart shared yarnbombing including the work of London Kaye

crochet leaf

Crochet artist Susanna Bauer has a new solo show at Lemon Street Gallery in June

crochet skeletons

I was excited to see a news article about crochet artist Caitlin McCormack, who I follow on Instagram, and even more excited to learn from the article that “McCormack began this body of work when her grandparents died within months of each other in late 2010 and early 2011. After studying illustration during her undergraduate years, McCormack returned to the familiar process of crocheting to deal with her grief.”

crochet love postcard

Crochet love postcard from Wood and Wool Stool

crochet turtle cozy

Crochet turtle cozy by Katie Bradley via @knithacker

crochet art hats

Freeform crochet art hats by Renate Kirkpatrick for Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2015

crochet doll

Art doll made from recycled sweaters with needle-felted cake in her crochet basket

crochet fractals

Hello Hart did a smart post on math in crochet. It reminded me of my posts on crochet fractals, hyperbolic crochet and other math in crochet art.

crochet art

Crochet artist Kate Jenkins has started to upcycle old food tins in a new series

crochet sculpture

Here’s another look at that cool 3d crochet sculpture by Tina Fox

yarnbombed house for homelessness

Yarnbombed house raises awareness around issues of homelessness. Via @knithacker

yarnbombing

Michelle of The Royal Sisters is also doing some yarnbombing

Crochet Books

Happy-Gurumi: 20 Super Cute Amigurumi Toys to Crochet by crochet artist Vanessa Chan via @aboutathome

vintage crochet patterns

Vintage crochet patterns from the early 20th Century collected by My-Crochet.com

crochet book

Crochet To Go by @gocrochet is available for sale as an ebook through Stitch Craft Create

crochet lace innovations

@UCrafter reviewed Doris Chan’s Crochet Lace Innovations: 20 Dazzling Designs in Broomstick, Hairpin, Tunisian, and Exploded Lace

Crochet Designers

crochet shirt

Congrats to Outstanding Crochet whose Swing Top pattern received first prize from Knitting & Crochet-a-Day Calendars

oombawka crochet designer

@mooglyblog did a Crochet Designer Showcase on @oombawkadesign

Crochet Fashion

crochet summer collection

@feelgoodstyle shared the Kickstarter project for the summer collection from Indigo Apparel, which is filled with crochet tops. This is an eco-friendly, made-in-USA, slow fashion brand.

celebrity crochet dress

Amal Clooney in Missoni crochet dress

crochet romper

Rosie Fortescue in crochet romper; see more cute crochet rompers here

crochet leather dress

I adore this crochet patchwork dress from Miss Selfridge, one of ten crochet dresses rounded up by @instyle_UK

scotch & soda crochet top

Scotch & Soda Crochet Fringe Top

crochet granny shorts nasty gal

Nasty Gal Crochet Shorts

nasty gal crochet dress

Nasty Gal Crochet Dress via Outstanding Crochet

Crochet Patterns

crochet barefoot sandals

10 free crochet patterns for summer including these barefoot sandals from @gleefulthings via @aboutathome; see more barefoot sandals crochet patterns here and more summer crochet patterns here

crochet skirt patterns

Little Treasures rounded up ten free crochet skirt patterns; see 20 more popular free crochet skirt patterns here

crochet skirt free pattern

Crochet maxi skirt free pattern @crochet_stuff

crochet purse pattern

Crochet purse free pattern @mamainastitch

tapestry crochet tote

Tapestry crochet tote pattern free from @SolRencoret

crochet pillow pattern

Crochet pillow free pattern @mooglyblog

Colorful crochet circle trivet free pattern

Crochet circle trivet free pattern and cork DIY from Atty’s via @craftgossip

crochet blanket pattern

New crochet blanket pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

crochet flower blanket pattern

Crochet flower blanket pattern for sale form @annemariesblog

crochet baby blanket pattern

Colorful crochet baby blanket pattern for sale from Annie’s Attic

crochet blanket free pattern

Simple striped crochet blanket free pattern from @RescuedPaw

cancer ribbon crochet blanket free pattern

Cancer ribbon crochet blanket free pattern from Crochet Cabana

crochet crown free pattern

Crochet princess crown free pattern from @allfreecrochet

crochet tutu dress

Tutu dress crochet pattern for sale from CrochetDreamz, sizes newborn to ten years

crochet sundress pattern

Crochet sundress pattern for sale from Mon Petit Violon

crochet earrings free pattern

Crochet earrings free pattern with glass beads from @fiberflux

crochet garland free pattern

Crochet flower garland free pattern @women24

crochet bottle cozy

Crochet glass bottle cozy free pattern from @madewithloops

crochet baby booties pattern

Crochet ducky booties free pattern from Hopeful Honey

crochet scrubbie free pattern

Crochet scrubbie free pattern using recycled produce nets from My Recycled Bags

crochet ball

Crochet baby ball free pattern from Stitch Craft Create

crochet placemat

Red, white and blue crochet placemat free pattern @jessie_athome

crochet dr seuss hat patterns

Dr. Seuss inspired crochet hats free pattern from Hopeful Honey

crochet dog sweater pattern

Crochet doggie sweater pattern free from Knitting-n-crochet.com

Crochet Tutorials

centered double crochet stitch

How To: Centered Double Crochet Stitch @jessie_athome

chevron crochet stitch

How to single crochet chevron stitch from @bhookedcrochet who also did a post on how to calculate the foundation chain for chevron stitch

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How to Crochet Spike Stitch by Tanis Galik of Interlocking Crochet

surface crochet

How to surface crochet from @stitchstory who has a great example of some surface crochet art from eWoodStory

Crochet Tips

foundation chain

Tips for fixing a crochet foundation chain with the wrong number of chains in it from @UCrafter

knitting and crochet

JJCrochet has a chart showing the differences between knitting and crochet

mitts

10 must-know crochet hacks @becraftsy

Crochet News and Info

animal crochet health

4 Ways Crocheting for an Animal Can Be Healing for Yourself @lionbrandyarn. See also my 3 ways to enhance crafting for animals @aboutathome.

crochet baby bird nest

Crochet baby bird nests in use

purple crochet heart

College student creates Crochet Everyday, a community leadership program inspired by an intersession class that taught students to “not live life in fear.” “By teaching its members how to create something new, a new perspective is shown for living each day to its fullest – whether people want to sell what they make or wear it. Crocheting offers a chance to de-stress from the world outside and learn at the same time“, he said.

crochet for Nepal

Students are working with the community to crochet items for Nepal earthquake victims; they’ll be sent back with students from Nepal who are returning home to make sure the items actually make it to those in need. This reminds me of the article I wrote a couple of years ago about responding to tragedies with heartfelt donations.

Yarn Stuff

gigididthis yarn ends

10 Creative Ways to Use Yarn Ends and Scrap Yarn @aboutathome @aboutdotcom; photo via gigididthis

made in america yarns

@gocrochet interviewed Made in America Yarns (@MiAYarns)

Other Crafty Things

Oh no! Knitting with meat?!

crochet hooks

@allaboutami shared BQueenCollection’s crochet hooks inspired by her love of chess

paper flower

How to make paper flowers with coffee filters @apttherapy

paper bridge

British artist Steve Messam built an amazing weight-bearing red bridge made of 20,000 paper sheets. Via Fubiz

handwoven rug

Rug handwoven by artisan weavers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala using locally sourced and dyed wool. The optical grid is created through four colors of wool. Via Swiss Miss.

Special Thanks

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

1 Comment

  1. Wonderful round-up as per usual.

    “Knitting with meat” – how about NO

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