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

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Do you like the terrific free and paid knit and crochet patterns from designer @jessie_athome? Make sure to check her out on Ravelry and give some love to her designs there.

Something Special

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In case you missed it last week, I’ve rounded up 100 free crochet scarf patterns over at About.com Crochet. Click over there and bookmark that page for anytime you might want to crochet a new scarf!

Crochet Quote

“Mixed in among this rollercoaster ride of trying to have a baby was my return to crochet. I crocheted a lot as I stayed up late wondering if I would ever be a mother. I crocheted afghans for friends and family for Christmas, birthdays and other holidays, plus miles of scarves for charity. The hours of simple soothing stitches helped ease some of my heartache and gave me space to just be and not have to explain my sorrow to others.” – @mamas2hands from a great post on crochet, art and healing

Crochet Art

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I’m in love with this Teatime Crochet Wall Art by Lazy Hobbyhopper

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Seattle-based crochet artist Mandy Greer is having a big sale of fabric and other art supplies this weekend only in her studio

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Crochet artist Kate Jenkins of Cardigan shared that the Artist’s Open House Trail begins this weekend. “It’s countdown to the start of Brighton Festival this weekend. The Cardigan Studio shop will be open every weekend 12.00-6.00 during the month of May so do pop in and see us.”

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Akua shares: “I installed my first mega flower, made out of polypropylene rope. I heard the kids squeal and saw them pause, look and talk about it. I feel joy.”

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Smera, a Bengaluru-based fibre-artist, says: “A lot of women know how to crochet or knit. But all of them do it within the constraints of their home. Yarn bombing turns these housewives or other women, and even men, into street artists.”

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Crochet driftwood sailboat from @gleefulthings; made me think of the driftwood crochet art of Gooseflesh

Crochet Books

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New crochet ebook from RensFibreArt: Tassels, Fringes and Dangly Bits for Freeform Crochet

Crochet Designers

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@UCrafter interviewed Crystal of Crystalized Designs (@CrystalizedForU) as well as @tinkingturtle about broomstick lace crochet and more

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@mooglyblog did a crochet designer showcase of Andee from @mamas2hands

@poetryinyarn Video/ Podcast first episode

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@crochetkween did a terrific crochet interview with Turkish crafting mother/ daughter team Sebahat and Aysegul from Irregular Expressions

Crochet Fashion

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A Crochet Journey says: “The point of a handmade wardrobe for me is to create pieces that you will not only love to make but also love to wear. And for that you need to use the right yarn, the right colour and make the right size.” Nice article on making with intention!

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Philip Lam designer fashion knit sweater with crochet edging from Blue Cream

Crochet Patterns

peacock crochet motif free pattern

Peacock motif free crochet pattern from @madewithloops

crochet shawl pattern

Lattice bud crochet shawl pattern for sale from @sandracherryhrt

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Fringe cowl free crochet pattern from @PoshCrochetKnit

crochet scarf free pattern

Crochet scarf free pattern @fiberflux

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Crochet roses purse free pattern from @mamainastitch

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Pinwheel doily free crochet pattern from BellaCrochet

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12″ buttoned crochet pillow pattern free from LittleMCrochet

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Free crochet slouch hat pattern from Mamachee

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Newborn hat free crochet pattern from Cream of the Crop Crochet

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Kids’ crochet cloche hat free pattern @danyelpink

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Chunky cabled cat hat crochet pattern free from Hopeful Honey

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Mayapple floral crochet granny square free pattern by @UCrafter for Stitch and Unwind

crochet coasters free pattern

Woven stitch coasters free crochet pattern from @myhobbyiscroche

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Scrap yarn crochet pillow free pattern from Meladora’s Creations

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Mini Magic Mandala Square Crochet Video Tutorial @mooglyblog

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Rainbow baby booties free crochet pattern @repeatcrafterme

Crochet Tutorials

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Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Broomstick Lace Crochet @redheartyarns

primrose crochet stitch

How to crochet primrose stitch by @RescuedPaw

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How to crochet limpet stitch @crochetme

crochet tutorial

How to split single crochet – video over at Crochet! Magazine via @gocrochet

frog crochet

How to frog your crochet from @artlikebread on @crochetspot

how to make a granny hexi crochet butterfly

How to make a granny hexi crochet butterfly @fiberflux

how to make yarn tassels for knit or crochet

How to make yarn tassels for knit or crochet @jessie_athome

Crochet Tips

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Tips and tricks for double stranded crochet from @hijennybrown

Crochet News and Info

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12 articles about the health benefits of crochet @aboutathome

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Crochet Club Celebrates 100 Years! “The Crochet Club was organized in January 1915 by 12 local ladies. Legend has it that the original dues were a penny a month and members were fined a nickel if they failed to bring a piece of needlework to the monthly meetings.”

Yarn Stuff

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Check out the affordable monthly yarn pack from Darn Good Yarn!

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How to DIY multicolor yarn from your yarn scraps from Crochetology

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Juniper Moon Farm shared sheep shearing day photos. And Aaron over at The Fiber Arts blog says that PETA, though perhaps well-intentioned about revealing problems in the wool industry, has got it wrong when it comes to most fiber farms. My own experiences visiting fiber farms have been positive ones. In related posts, Illuminate Crochet shared an article this week about Laughing Goat Fiber Farm.

Other Crafty Things

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Macrame wall hanging free pattern @redheartyarns

rope mat diy

Rope coil doormat DIY tutorial from @designsponge

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HUGE knitting needles in my Great.ly Extreme Knitting Shop

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“Eighty-two feet under the surface of the earth, hidden within the cellars of the Maison Ackerman winery in Saumur, France, an eerie blue-violet wonderland blooms in carefully constructed arrangements of UV-coated string. Artist Julien Salaud wound 28 miles of cotton thread around 65,000 nails for his installation Fleuve Céleste, which explores themes of nature, mysticism and shamanism against the natural rock walls of the space.” – @weburbanist

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@onemancrochet shared his visit to Wonderwool including some great exhibits like this knit gingerbread house

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@idalifestyle shared the book Maker Spaces by @emilyquinton. She writes: “Her book is a curated gallery that displays the creative homes and studios of inspiring makers and designers.” This is a CICO books title.

cross stitch diy

DIY Home Sweet Home Cross Stitch Kit

Special Thanks

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

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