I am endlessly surprised by the stunning beauty and creative innovation that courses through my Instagram stream each week, including those photos that people tag with #crochetsavedmylife or #crochetconcupiscence. You’ll find many of those photos here in this week’s roundup but be sure to check the tags to see them all!

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happy day crochet yarnvalet crochet motifs yarnvalet crochet yarn bow from yarnvalet yarnvalet scarf autumn crochet from yarnvalet yarnvalet double strand crochet I love those genius yarn dispensing tools that make double-stranding easier!

Featured Instagrammer

This week’s featured Instagrammer is @thatgirlwhocrochets. She’s a crafter in her mid-twenties who lives in Australia’s Gold Coast. Her feed is all crochet, all of the time, and is a terrific one to follow if you love seeing beautiful color popping up on your screen. She’s been blogging for about a year about crochet and more at That Girl Who Crochets. Here are some of the fabulous photos she’s shared with us recently:

thatgirlwhocrochets crochet baby blankets thatgirlwhocrochets crochet blanket stack thatgirlwhocrochets crochet rainbow baby blanket for charity thatgirlwhocrochets rainbow crochet diagonal stripes

thatgirlwhocrochets rainbow crochet ripples thatgirlwhocrochets crochet triangles blanket thatgirlwhocrochets crochet puppy thatgirlwhocrochets crochet dreamcatcher

Top Ten Crochet Photos This Week

In addition to the wonderful photos from our sponsor and our featured Instagrammer, my favorite photos from this week were:

1. Crochet Covered Art Stones

laura_makes crochet happy stones

I adore this crochet stone art from @laura_makes. It absolutely made me smile. It’s totally unique but reminds me in a good way of the work of the crochet art photos by @magdaka and the recent stone art by @julieadore.

2. Chevron Stitch in Mustard

ponytales_ crochet chevron blanket

Adoring this deep chevron by ponytales_

3. Watermelon Squid Crochet Art

oliviartcreations crochet watermelon squid

There’s always something to love from the mind and makes of oliviartcreations

4. Crochet Doorknob Cozy

mrsdaftspaniel crochet yarnbombed door handle

mrsdaftspaniel turned a simple doorknob into a statement with a crochet cozy

5. Amigurumi Apple and Pear

gooseberryfool crochet amigurumi toys

These are just too super cute. By gooseberryfool.

6. Therapeutic Crochet

flamingpot crochet bio

Flamingpot shared more about herself this week in this post on Instagram, including how crochet was therapeutic for her after the loss of her eldest daughter through stillborn. So powerful.

7. Stack of Crochet Blankets

crochetgirl99 crochet granny blanket stick

Oh I just never tire of stacks of granny blankets, especially as photographed by crochetgirl99

8. Crochet for a Cause

cattayna crochet flowers for charity against violence

Cattaryna crocheted these flowers for a piece that will raise awareness about ending violence against women

9. Cotton Crochet Heart

crochetinpaternoster crochet chunky cotton heart

A sweet and simply chunky cotton crochet heart placemat from crochetinpaternoster

10. Textured Crochet Squares

papatyayshem crochet with texture

A two-for-one share (so it’s really Top 11 I suppose) because I’m in love with the texture created in both of these pieces by @papayyayshem (above) and @flzvarol (below)

flzvarol crochet textured square

Crochet Mandalas

There are still crochet mandalas being posted regularly, for Mandalas for Marinke as well as for people’s other projects.

suzycrocheter71 crochet mandala wip

sucycrocheter71 started a Starflower mandala

rubyjaneslane crochet mandala


masalsidusler crochet mandalas with plates


mammalanie crochet mandala


lisablue76 crochet mandalas art


deartomyartcreations crochet purple mandala

deartomyartcreations (both above and below)

deartomyartcreations crochet mandala

crochetingthruchronicdiseases crochet mandalasformarinke


anfloclay crochet mandalas repost

anfloclay reposted this @crafttherapy roundup

amimami10 crochet mandala


78th_stitch crochet mandala overlay


Crochet for Babies and Kids

This week a lot of people were working on crochet for the little ones.

_nessbombaert_ crochet owl baby set

Owl crochet baby set by _nessbombaert_

all_about_clare crochet baby collar all_about_clare crochet dress all_about_clare crochet green skirt

Crochet collar, dress and skirt by all_about_clare

amyflower_vintage_handknits crochet baby coat amyflower_vintage_handknits crochet for baby

Crochet baby coats by amyflower_vintage_handknits

lyndapc crochet baby beanie

Baby’s first crochet beanie from lyndapc

lou.teacrochet crochet child's gift

Children’s gift by lou.teacrochet

nuransabry crochet baby shoes

crochet baby shoes by nuransabry

stelcrochet crochet baby beanie

crochet baby hat by stelcrochet

verdevercem crochet set for baby

Crochet baby set by verdevercem

Classic Crochet Granny Squares

marretjeroos crochet colorful squares


lisablue76 crochet granny square


holly_pips colorful crochet granny squares joined


knitpurlhook crochet granny square

knitpurlhook (above and below)

knitpurlhook crochet baby grannies

flzvarol crochet granny square


elisabethandree crochet squares


daisy_flower9 crochet squares


ahappycrocheter granny square crochet


78th_stitch crochet granny square


yarnyenta247 crochet granny squares in the car


sabrinamc7 crochet granny bag


And Not-so-Classic Crochet Squares!

knitpurlhook crochet squares for yarnbombing project


marretjeroos crochet flower square


stephaniedavies crochet suare and yarnstephaniedavies

sabrinamc7 crochet blanket squares


crochetgirl99 crochet squares

crochetgirl99 (above and below)

crochetgirl99 crochet flower squares

cozy_corner_crochet crochet daisy granny square blanket


ana.moraissoares crochet granny squares


ahappycrocheter crochet square for aroundthebases cal


nuransabry crochet pillow


nickymirandacrochet crochet grannies


milkpetal crochet colorful squares blanket


Amigurumi and Animals

ailishsweetpea crochet dog


amimami10 crochet amigurumi wip


cattaryna crochet dog cattaryna crochet dog

2 crochet dogs by cattaryna

eclecticcrochet crochet bunny


holly_pips crochet heidibears owl


hanrosieg crochet bunnyhanrosieg

helenolding crochet hippy


littlecosythings crochet giraffe striped


magneticmary crochet lalylala dollsmagneticmary

miamami_ crochetladybug bird


oliveiartcreations crochet octopus complete


suzycrocheter71 crochet giraffe wip


And More

wrappedwithlovebymichelle crochet tumbling blocks patternwrappedwithlovebymichelle tumbling blocks

tintocktap crochet sampler tapestry crochet

tapestry crochet squares by tintocktap

thepolkadotgiraffe crochet chevron ripples

ripple crochet by thepolkadotgiraffe

thegirllovesyarn crochet sophie detail

Crochet Sophie detail (above) and blocking (below) by thegirllovesyarn

thegirllovesyarn crochet sophie blocking

stitchgwen crochet beach hut blanket


stephaniedavies crochet sneak peek for worldwide mental health day

sneak peek of a piece stephaniedavies is doing for World Mental Health Day

stelcrochet granny stripe crochet blanket

stelcrochet crafting at judo (above) and spotting crochet (two below)

stelcrochet flower crochet purse spotted stelcrochet crochet at local SPCA shop

redrocker9 crochet pants detail redrocker9 corner to corner crochet graphgan

Crochet pants and graphgan WIP by redrocker9

rawrustic crochet bag

crochet bag by rawrustic

rafsweetheart rainbow crochet bunting

crochet rainbow bunting by rafsweetheart

quiltwrapup crochet doily by elizabeth hiddleson

quiltwrapup’s crochet doily made using pattern by elizabeth hiddleson

petajanewilson frozen crochet


patternpiper crochet lacy shawl

crochet shawl by patternpiper

oumnisrine crochet ripple star blanket


oliviartcreations crochet fried egg pillow oliviartcreations crochet candy corn oliveiartcreations crochet moose pillow

Crochet pillows by oliviartcreations: fried egg, candy corn, moose

oksanamitsyak crochet top


nickymirandcrochet filet crochet letter M

filet crochet by nickymirandacrochet

mrspip crochet ripple

ripple crochet by mrspip

mrsdaftspaniel crochet scarfcrochet scarf by mrsdaftspaniel

masalsidusler crochet with drawing

Crochet and drawing by masalsidusler

makingpolly crochet wall hanging

Mollie Makes crochet wall hanging by makingpolly

lou.teacrochet crochet basket

Crochet basket by lou.teacrochet

littlebirdbunting crochet bstitch

v-stitch crochet by littlebirdbunting

laurbaker78 crochet slippers

crochet slippers by laurbaker78

laura_makes crochet stones

Crochet stone by laura_makes

knottyhooker85 crochet virusshawl in unforgettable


hookybren moya yarn crochet

hookybren yarn (above) and pattern published in Stitches Mag (below)

hookybren crochet cardigan pattern in Stitches Mag

hooked__on__hooky crochet projects collage hooked__on__hooky crochet green vstitch scarf

Crochet collage and WIP by hooked__on__hooky

helenolding crochet pink circles

Pink crochet circles (above) and blanket gift (below) by helenolding

helenolding crochet blanket collage

gooseberryfool crochet granny square pram blanket


gigididthis freeform crochet flowers project

gigididthis is giving freeform crochet a first try!

foxyloxy69 crochet shawl

crochet shawl (above) and broomstick lace (below) by foxyloxy69

foxyloxy69 crochet broomsticklace

elzavan912 crochet t-shirt yarn doily rug

t-shirt yarn crochet rug by elzavan912

elisabethandree crochet scarf

crochet scarf by elisabethandree

cuddlebugkids crochet shawl

crochet shawl by cuddlebugkids

crochetinghtruchronicdiseases crochet kerchief

crochet kerchief by crochetingthruchronicdiseases

crochetbetweenworlds crochet blanket

Crochet blanket by crochetbetweenworlds

cozamundo crochet in the round for yarn shop

cozamundo crochet flower art cozamundo crochet cedarrivercal blanket

Colorful crochet (three photos above) by cozamundo

carefulcatherine crochet while getting IV

carefulcatherine crocheting while getting an IV with antibiotics

candicedunlapmiller crochet chevrons project

candicedunlapmiller continues working on this chevron project

amyflower_vintage_handknits rainbow crochet granny stripe blanket

rainbow granny stripe blanket by amyflower_vintage_handknits

In Memory Of


I felt that it was important to share that the crochet world lost another beautiful spirit this week. Sarah of @yarnandwhatnot had a heart attack and didn’t make it. It is my understanding that she left behind a loving husband, five beautiful children and thousands of fans who are saddened by her loss. People shared tributes to her on Instagram this week using the hashtag #spreadingtheloveforSarah

My Crochet on Instagram This Week

This week I’m pup sitting Riley and working from a stash of six different colors of a lightweight but rather coarse yarn that was in a package my dad sent me awhile back. It’s fun to see how many different things I can crochet with this limited set of yarn. I’ve been making more Mandalas for Marinke, of course. And, inspired by Leslie Rayborn, I’ve been playing with leaving the ends long and loose and figuring out ways to decorate the mandalas with them. There is also a photo here of some granny squares I made in the past and a textile I saw in a store and felt inspired by.

crochet granny squares set of nine crochet mandalas by kvercillo double stranded crochet rows detail how to make crochet yarn ends more interesting mandala crochet in white mandala inspiration with edging pink ombre crochet mandala playing with crochet ends on mandalas riley dog with yarn set of nine matching crochet mandalas textile inspiration for crochet yarn inspiration

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  1. Elisabeth Andree Reply

    Again a wonderful collection of last week on Instagram with a great IG-er in the spotlight, I like her work! You composed a long list of beautiful works and also a lot of cute things and last but not the least, your interesting creations and Rileys sweet face.
    Hope the new week will be a week full of joy, creativity and peace!

    • Kathryn Reply

      Thanks. It’s only because all of these amazing creative people (yourself included) choose to tag in that I’m able to share such awesomeness. We are a great community. <3

  2. Once again, so inspirational, so beautiful and so various…and wonderful to see a fellow Australian crocheter featuring (amazing work!)

    This is yet another retreat when the world gets a bit busy, which accounts for my belated thanks for featuring my ‘beanies in nature’ photo last week….which was fun to put together with my little niece ‘helping’ from her nearby stroller.

    Thank you, Kathryn!

    Lynda (@lyndapc)

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  6. Can you direct me to the pattern for the beautiful blue star blanket credited to you that is featured on crochetconcupisence.com this week (@March 10, 2016)? I’ve looked all over & can’t find it. Thanx

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