After a month long Link Love hiatus (during which I featured links to some of my favorite crochet bloggers and designers instead), the weekly roundup of terrific links has returned. You’ll find links to the best of the best in crochet art, crochet patterns, crochet fashion from all around the web this week.
A shout out to the wonderful @jessie_athome who shared some great stuff on her blog this week including the rainbow granny crochet blanket pattern above that she created for Red Heart Yarns. She’s also about to launch a MCAL (mystery crochet along) and MKAL (mystery knit along) that will run until September.
@GeekyHooker is hiding adorable little crochet characters all around San Diego’s Comic-Con this weekend. Via @TwistedSifter. Thanks to Esther for the lead on this one.
Crochet artist Mandy Greer is raising funds for an art project outdoors at a beautiful monastery. She says in part: “In several of the aged maple, birch and oak trees we’ll be creating a lacy cavern of grays and silvers – inspired by a memory of a tiny dome-shaped cave called Sönghellir we visited while on residency in Iceland with our family–made of shredded old clothes and wool yarn acquired from small, ethical sheep farms both in Washington and the Catskills region of NY.”
Crochet artist Kate Jenkins will be creating an entire fish counter made from wool, wit and plenty of sequins for her latest exhibition which will be opening at Alexander Palace at the Knitting and Stitching Show October 7th-11th
Steel and Stitch shared a beautiful post about Marinke. Excerpt: “I have crippling health anxiety which is overwhelming; fear, terror, depression, they’re all things that come unbidden and daily. But crochet has honestly helped me through, and continues to do so. The rhythm is soothing, getting lost in counting endless rows and rounds. When I’m getting worked up and distraught, I can pick up my hook and yarn, and the feel of it starts to work it’s magic straight away. It can bring me peace, often when nothing else can.”
Lee writes, “My daughter wearing her Dad’s first mindfulness crochet creation. I practice mindfulness as a way of reducing work stress, a friend showed me an article about mindfulness knitting and I applied it to crochet”. – Photograph: Lee Payne/GuardianWitness
@jessie_athome did a designer roundup featuring 9 crochet hat patterns by Woolly Wormhead
Crochet shawlette free pattern @mooglyblog
Diagonal Rainbows Corner to Corner Crochet Blanket Pattern free from @UCrafter
Tunisian crochet dishcloth free pattern from Stitch and Unwind
Sunglasses case free crochet pattern @molliemakes
Thread crochet bookmark free pattern @fiberflux
Vintage Irish Crochet Collar pattern for sale via Outstanding Crochet
Rock Star Mitts free crochet pattern by @jessie_athome
Puff slouchy hat free crochet pattern by Cream of the Crop Crochet
Dainty flower crown free crochet pattern @JBHCrochet
Bobble stitch crochet sheep square free pattern @repeatcrafterme
Crochet bow tie free pattern @annemariesblog
Plarn crochet purse pattern free from My Recycled Bags
Crochet puff stitch square free pattern @olgalacycrochet
Free crochet pattern for felted eggplant from Little Wendy Crochet
How to Finger Crochet, my tutorial @redheartyarns
How to crochet double treble, treble treble, quadruple treble and quintuple treble crochet stitches, my tutorial @patchworkposse
Rainbow crochet phone cord tutorial from @JBHcrochet
How to maintain tension when crocheting tall stitches @patchworkposse
Crochet News and Info
Other Crafty Stuff
I want to give a special thanks to every single person who has commented on my posts around the web about Marinke and shared the #MandalasForMarinke project. I haven’t had a chance to collect all of the amazing links to the things that people wrote about on their own blogs but I’ve read as many of them as I can find and appreciate each of you so much for honoring her this way and spreading the word about the project. Hugs to each and every one of you. You are all appreciated.