crochet link love posts

In this post you’ll find links to the best of the best in crochet art, crochet patterns, crochet fashion from all around the web this week.

Sponsor Love

steady hand

crochet wristwarmers pattern

The Steady Hand sells crochet patterns on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy. The Bavarian crochet wrist warmers pattern shown above are among my favorites.

Something Special

window art

You’re invited to submit photos to the second monthly Artizan Made photography contest. The theme is “windows” and your photo must include a handmade item and a window. Deadline 7/21. Details here.

Crochet Art

knit crochet art

Neural Knitworks is a collaborative project about mind and brain health based on the principle that yarn craft helps keep our brains and minds sharp, engaged and healthy.” via @knithacker. You can knit or crochet your own neural network and link it up to the online network to participate.

crochet flower art

The Flower Power collaborative crochet art project by Prudence Mapstone is now showing in Tasmania.

mini crochet sophie

This mini crochet Sophie by Genevareclaimed is amazing! Thanks to Flo for telling me about it.

crochet river rocks

“A group of 10 women, ages 13 to 94, gathered June 30 at Little House Activity Center to crochet covers for the last of a collection of 200 river rocks. The crocheted rocks, which range in size from 1 to 8 inches in diameter, are part of an art exhibit by sculptor Marianne Lettieri that will be installed this summer at the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame.” See more crochet covered rocks here.

crochet art

Framed crochet art from The Shtick I Do

lace festival

Stitchlily exhibited Irish Crochet Lace in a 2-person show at Kenmare Lace Festival

Crochet Books

vintage 1960s needlework book

Crochet in Vintage 1969 Needlework Book

Crochet Health

crochet heals

50 reasons to knit / crochet by Melody’s Makings, a look at the many benefits of crochet

hand exercises

@mama2hands shared some hand exercises for crafters; see more hand exercises here

Crochet Fashion

crochet dress

ASOS off-the-shoulder crochet dress via Outstanding Crochet

Crochet Designers

crochet jewelry ebook

Talking Crochet Newsletter interviewed Stitch Story

crochet designer sccelinalane

@jessie_athome did a crochet designer roundup of @SCCelinaLane

Crochet Patterns

crochet halter top freepattern

Crop top halter free crochet pattern @crochet_stuff

crochet cowl free pattern

Platinum crochet cowl free pattern @fiberflux

free crochet cowl pattern

Free crochet cowl pattern from @myhobbyiscroche

crochet keyhole scarf free pattern

Keyhole scarf free crochet pattern from @fiberflux

crochet hat pattern

Crochet hat pattern for sale from Mamachee

crochet yoga mat free pattern

Yoga mat tote bag free crochet pattern by @danyelpink; see more crochet for yoga lovers here

crochet barefoot sandals pattern

Barefoot sandals crochet pattern for sale from Little Treasures

crochet booties pattern

Floral crochet baby booties pattern for sale from Hopeful Honey

crochet rainbow afghan free pattern

Tunisian entrelac rainbow afghan free crochet pattern by @afcap

crochet purse pattern

Girls’ crochet purse pattern free from @COTCcrochet

basketweave crochet bag pattern

Basketweave crochet messenger bag free pattern from @ucrafter

crochet water bottle cozy pattern

Crochet water bottle cozy free pattern @jessie_athome

crochet hexi free pattern

Popcorn hexagon free crochet motif pattern, also from @ucrafter

crochet square free pattern

Twisted Braids crochet square free pattern from DragonflyMomof2 Designs

crochet cowl free pattern

Bobble stitch crochet cowl free pattern from Undeniable Glitter

crochet turtle free pattern

Turtle amigurumi free crochet pattern from littlecosythings

crochet headphones hat free pattern

Crochet headphones hat free pattern @repeatcrafterme


twisted collar crochet pattern

Crochet spider stitch twisted collar free pattern @jessie_athome

crochet earrings

Pineapple beaded crochet earrings free pattern @crochetspot

Crochet Tutorials

crochet scrubbie

How to Crochet a Mesh Potato Sack into a Kitchen Scrubbie @creativejmom. She also had a good post this week on how to create a scrap ball of yarn and use it to make a dollhouse crochet rug.

joining crochet granny squares

How to join granny squares with mattress stitch @ucrafter

crochet foundation chain

How to Crochet around a Foundation Chain @allaboutami

@spincushions has joined YouTube and uploaded a series of crochet tutorials

Crochet Tips

aluminum crochet hooks

Little Cosy Things says: “CROJO (CROchet + moJO) is a term crocheters use for the magical little power that keeps your hands and hooks twitching with creativity.” And provides tips for getting back your crojo.

Yarn Things

bijou bliss yarn

@ucrafter teaches us about yak yarn (along with a free crochet hat pattern) at Stitch and Unwind; see other animal fibers here. Note: the yarn pictured here is Bijou Bliss by Bijou Basin Ranch, a 50% yak, 50% wool blend.

yarn store

Hello Hart interviewed St. Francis Bay yarn store owner who has been knitting since age 8 and learned to crochet last year.

Other Crafty Stuff

Animated embroidery via Swiss Miss

“Royal College of Art graduate Ammo Liao has created pairs of shoes with 3D-printed soles and uppers made entirely from a recyclable knitted material”. Via Dezeen.

Special Thanks

mandalas for marinke

Thanks again to everyone who is contributing to, spreading the word about or otherwise supporting the Mandalas for Marinke project. The project has already received more than 60 crochet mandalas from 20 states and 8 other countries. It’s a special way to raise awareness about depression and honor Wink’s work.


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

1 Comment

  1. Rachel Biel Reply

    Thanks for posting our Artizan Made photo contest, Kathryn! Would LOVE to see what this crochet audience can come up with our theme, “Window to the World”! :)

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