crochet blog roundup

At the end of each month I share a collection of the various things I’ve written about here and in other places all around the web. If you missed something in June, find it here. If you loved something, share this post with others!

In honor of Wink …

mandalas for marinke

I was really shocked and saddened to hear the news this week about Marinke (Wink) of A Creative Being. I did a post about my reaction and my love of her work here. And I decided to create a collaborative crochet art project called #MandalasForMarinke that will honor her work, provide an outlet for crafters to channel their grief and raise awareness about depression. Please spread the word.

June Crochet Holidays

70s mccalls crochet 2

Roundup of June Holiday Crochet Ideas

vintage crochet necktie patterns

10 men’s free crochet patterns + 5 crochet necktie patterns (Father’s Day Crochet)

crochet candy art

10 inspiring crochet candy photos for Candy Month + 10 food crochet patterns for various other June celebrations

crochet roses purse pattern

June is also National Rose Month so here are 10 rose crochet patterns

Crochet Art

nathan vincent with crochet war art

Crochet artist Nathan Vincent has launched his first solo museum exhibit

mario bros crochet blanket

Animated GIF of Mario Bros Crochet Blanket

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam

Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam opens new crochet playground at Ohio museum

crochet butterfly art benoot

Ann Benoot uses animal zentangles as inspiration for her freeform crochet art. See my interview with her!

crochet wisteria vines

8 examples of my crochet art plus contribution to Made by Hand

Crochet Books

crochet granny squares book

Great New Ways with Granny Squares

crochet perfect gift

Crochet the Perfect Gift

fairytale crochet

Once Upon a Time in Crochet

crochet dress up

Crochet Dress-Up costumes!

crochet toy book

Honk! Beep! Vroom! – Crochet Toy Car Patterns that Move

crochet purse book

Crocheted Purses (20 to Make)

crocheted mitts and mittens

Crocheted Mitts and Mittens

bead crochet book

Beautiful Smart Bead Crochet Book

crochet book

Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition

Crochet Health

crochet top

Update from Aurore

vintage crochet umbrella

Interview with Jennifer Spears

crochet puppy cowl

6 tips for crocheting through grief after pet lossof course I have not lost Miss Lucy (show above) but she’s such a great puppy model!

Crochet Designers

Instead of link love in June I featured 20 of my favorite crochet designers / bloggers:

long double crochet linen stitch pattern

5 awesome crochet designers: Mon Petit Violon, KRWKnitwear, Marly Bird, Pink Milk, Rohn Strong

free crochet hat patterns

5 more awesome crochet designers: A Creative Being, Made with Loops, Little Treasures, Jessie at Home and Spincushions

crochet shawl pattern

5 more awesome crochet designers: Crochet Dynamite, Country Willow, All About Ami, Annaboo’s House, Dly’s Hooks and Yarns

crochet slouch hat and cowl pattern set

And 5 more awesome crochet designers: Forever in Fibre, Tangled Happy, Alli Crafts, Attic24 and Little Monkeys Crochet

lianka crochet designer

Plus there was a feature post on this month’s awesome sponsor: Bonita Patterns

Crochet Patterns

broomstick lace crochet cowl 2

Roundup of favorite broomstick lace crochet patterns and guide to broomstick lace

rainbow crochet wrap pattern

10 free crochet shawl patterns including this one from Jessie At Home; see more free crochet shawl patterns here

angel bookmark crochet pattern

20 crochet patterns inspired by angels

crocodile stitch crochet dress pattern

10 crocodile stitch crochet patterns for kids and more cool crochet patterns from awesome designer Bonita Patterns

crochet blanket free pattern

25 colorwork crochet patterns including the one shown above by @feltedbutton

tunisian crochet skinny scarf free pattern 2

12 Tunisian crochet patterns including this scarf from A Creative Being

crochet pet collar

15+ Crochet Patterns for Animals including this collar from Danyel Pink Designs

crochet tank top

10+ new crochet patterns from designer @jessie_athome

free crochet scarf pattern

10 pretty pink crochet patterns including this one from Girlie’s Crochet

crochet hearts free pattern

13 more crochet heart patterns

crochet sweater

10 crochet sweater patterns for men

crochet flower blanket pattern

16 new crochet flower patternsflower blanket from annemariesblog

rainbow crochet baby booties

13 more rainbow colored crochet patterns

crochet octopus squid

25 new amigurumi crochet patterns and tipsthis one is from Forever in Fibre

Crochet Tutorials

crochet granite stitch

How to crochet granite stitch

dtr crochet stitch

How to crochet a double treble (DTR) stitch

crochet ombre

How to create a crochet ombre in blue

tunisian cables class

25+ Tutorials, Books and Classes to Learn Tunisian Crochet

Crochet Tips

tips for crochet diamond stitch

5 tips for working crochet diamond stitch

thepolkadotgiraffe crochet chevron colorful

7 helpful tips for crochet colorworkphoto via thepolkadotgiraffe

save money crochet

10 tips for selling your crochet

Other Crochet Inspiration

flamingpot crochet weaving in ends striped colorful blanket

50 beautiful examples of bright colorful crochet including this blanket from flamingpot + 10 places to get color inspiration for crochet

gigididthis tunisian crochet

12 inspiring Tunisian crochet photos

upcycled table

15 more upcyled / recycled crochet ideas

crochet juggling balls

5 Things You Can Crochet for Jugglers


Flo recaps her Sophie’s Universe crochet experience

Crochet on Instagram

June’s featured crochet Instagrammers were:

poppymaycreations crochet ballerina cardi

Poppy May Creations

instagram crochet classybird28


lou.teacrochet crochet coasters


instagram crochet magneticmary


gooseberryfool crochet rainbow

Plus ten more awesome Instagrammers in Crochet (including gooseberryfool)

Crochet News and Info

curtain tieback 1941 crochet pattern

Vintage Crochet History: 1941

Yarn Stuff


11 more things you might want to know about yarn

tshirt yarn

T-shirt yarn and crochet kits from Wool and the Gang

Special Thanks

“Author and blogger Kathryn Vercillo’s book Crochet saved my Life explores in detail the health benefits of knitting and crochet and demonstrates what anecdotal evidence has been saying for decades.  Yarn craft reduces anxiety, soothes depression and calms the mind.”

  • Frances Callaby did an art post and shared a link to my article about 1970s crochet artist Susan Morrow. She writes:

    “Susan Morrow was a 1970s crochet artist. I liked that there was something clearly dated about her work as it isn’t current day, the colours are very vibrant, lots of reds & clashes of purple. She mainly created art pieces that could be hung on walls for interior decoration. The use of different stitches within her work clearly made for a visible texture, I could imagine what it would feel like to touch. From a modern view, I would class this work as tribally inspired, one piece in particular reminded me of a totem pole.”

  • shared attractions in Japan and linked to my post about the crochet playgrounds of artist Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam

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


    • Kathryn Reply

      Every month I look back and see all I’ve written about crochet and am surprised again! :)

  1. Elisabeth Andree Reply

    Great roundup, love to browse your collection! I applaud you – again ;) – for all the time and energy you put into this! Thanks!

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thank you <3 I'm happy to be able to share this amazing work with others!

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