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.
“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.
“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.
Stitchlily exhibited Irish Crochet Lace in a 2-person show at Kenmare Lace Festival
ASOS off-the-shoulder crochet dress via Outstanding Crochet
@jessie_athome did a crochet designer roundup of @SCCelinaLane
Crop top halter free crochet pattern @crochet_stuff
Platinum crochet cowl free pattern @fiberflux
Free crochet cowl pattern from @myhobbyiscroche
Keyhole scarf free crochet pattern from @fiberflux
Barefoot sandals crochet pattern for sale from Little Treasures
Floral crochet baby booties pattern for sale from Hopeful Honey
Tunisian entrelac rainbow afghan free crochet pattern by @afcap
Girls’ crochet purse pattern free from @COTCcrochet
Basketweave crochet messenger bag free pattern from @ucrafter
Crochet water bottle cozy free pattern @jessie_athome
Popcorn hexagon free crochet motif pattern, also from @ucrafter
Twisted Braids crochet square free pattern from DragonflyMomof2 Designs
Bobble stitch crochet cowl free pattern from Undeniable Glitter
Turtle amigurumi free crochet pattern from littlecosythings
Crochet headphones hat free pattern @repeatcrafterme
Crochet spider stitch twisted collar free pattern @jessie_athome
Pineapple beaded crochet earrings free pattern @crochetspot
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.
How to join granny squares with mattress stitch @ucrafter
How to Crochet around a Foundation Chain @allaboutami
@spincushions has joined YouTube and uploaded a series of crochet tutorials
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.
@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.
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.
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.