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.
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!
“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
I’m in love with this Teatime Crochet Wall Art by Lazy Hobbyhopper
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.”
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.”
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.”
New crochet ebook from RensFibreArt: Tassels, Fringes and Dangly Bits for Freeform Crochet
@mooglyblog did a crochet designer showcase of Andee from @mamas2hands
@crochetkween did a terrific crochet interview with Turkish crafting mother/ daughter team Sebahat and Aysegul from Irregular Expressions
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!
Philip Lam designer fashion knit sweater with crochet edging from Blue Cream
Peacock motif free crochet pattern from @madewithloops
Lattice bud crochet shawl pattern for sale from @sandracherryhrt
Fringe cowl free crochet pattern from @PoshCrochetKnit
Crochet scarf free pattern @fiberflux
Crochet roses purse free pattern from @mamainastitch
Pinwheel doily free crochet pattern from BellaCrochet
12″ buttoned crochet pillow pattern free from LittleMCrochet
Free crochet slouch hat pattern from Mamachee
Newborn hat free crochet pattern from Cream of the Crop Crochet
Kids’ crochet cloche hat free pattern @danyelpink
Chunky cabled cat hat crochet pattern free from Hopeful Honey
Mayapple floral crochet granny square free pattern by @UCrafter for Stitch and Unwind
Woven stitch coasters free crochet pattern from @myhobbyiscroche
Scrap yarn crochet pillow free pattern from Meladora’s Creations
Mini Magic Mandala Square Crochet Video Tutorial @mooglyblog
Rainbow baby booties free crochet pattern @repeatcrafterme
Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Broomstick Lace Crochet @redheartyarns
How to crochet primrose stitch by @RescuedPaw
How to crochet limpet stitch @crochetme
How to split single crochet – video over at Crochet! Magazine via @gocrochet
How to frog your crochet from @artlikebread on @crochetspot
How to make a granny hexi crochet butterfly @fiberflux
How to make yarn tassels for knit or crochet @jessie_athome
Tips and tricks for double stranded crochet from @hijennybrown
Crochet News and Info
12 articles about the health benefits of crochet @aboutathome
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.”
Check out the affordable monthly yarn pack from Darn Good Yarn!
How to DIY multicolor yarn from your yarn scraps from Crochetology
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
Macrame wall hanging free pattern @redheartyarns
Rope coil doormat DIY tutorial from @designsponge
“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
@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.