Time slipped away from me and I didn’t get the Instagram roundup on the blog last weekend so here I am with two weeks of photos to sort through. It’s always so inspiring to see what people are creating in crochet – so much rich beauty there in so many different styles! You can see all of the contributions by checking out #crochetconcupiscence and #crochetsavedmylife on Instagram. Here were some of my favorites.

Featured Crochet Instagrammer

This week’s featured crochet Instagrammer is Maria Bittner of @patternparadise. She always tags in a few photos each week and every time they are for really adorable crochet patterns, many of which are free crochet patterns. Maria learned to crochet as a child, after watching her mother at work, and she’s been crocheting and designing ever since. Visit her on her site, where you will also find links to her patterns and designer pages on Ravelry and Craftsy. Here’s what she shared with us recently:

patternparadise crochet sundress patternparadise crochet dish scrubbies patternparadise crochet tank top pattern patternparadise crochet tank top patternparadise crochet cardi pattern

Recommended Hashtag

how i learned crochet

photo by queen_babs

A lot of people were tagging in this week with the #howilearnedcrochet tag this week. There are some great stories in those posts and in the comments on each of those posts. If you’re looking for inspiration, that’s a great place to browse right now!

Crochet Mandalas

yarnfreak crochet summer hearts andala

summer hearts crochet mandala by yarnfreak

rubyjaneslane crochet mandala

pretty pink crochet mandala by rubyjaneslane

rawrustic crochet mandala golden

lovely golden crochet mandala by rawrustic

papatyayshem crochet mandalas for wink

colorful crochet mandalas by papatyayshem

offthehook.susan crochet mandala designed for wink

lovely crochet mandala from offthehook.susan

maritparit crochet mandala for marinke

pretty blue crochet mandala from maritparit

maddylopez324 crochet mandala colors

colorful crochet mandala from maddylopez324

lcs_girl crochet mandala

bold and beautiful crochet mandala from lcs_girl

gigididthis crochet mandalas set

crochet mandala set by gigididthis

flzvarol crochet mandalared, white and blue crochet mandala by flzvarol

cattaryna crochet mandala butterfly

butterfly crochet mandala by cattaryna; this is one of Wink’s crochet mandala patterns

blassybird28 crochet mandalas for marinke

wonderful crochet mandalas by classybird28

ambitiousjam crochet mandala

pretty crochet mandala from ambitious jam

ahappycrocheter crochet sophie mandala

Sophie crochet mandala from ahappycrocheter

_marihohana crochet neon mandala

glow in the dark crochet mandala from _marihohana

Ten Favorite Crochet Photos

In addition to the featured Instagrammer and wonderful mandalas, my ten favorite crochet photos right now are:

carefulcatherine crochet plaid shirt

Terrific plaid crochet (using surface technique) by carefulcatherine

mydiy.se crochet popcorn stitch textured heart

Popcorn stitch textured crochet heart by mydiy.se

oliviartcreations crochet banana octopus art

Banana tentacle crochet art by oliviartcreations

queen_babs crochet inspirational thoughts with knit bunny

lovely knit bunny and crochet blanket with inspirational thought from @queen_babs

ruthinthegarden crochet flowers table set

gorgeous floral crochet display from ruthinthegarden

teaandcrafting crochet jellyfish

crochet jellyfish on display from @teaandcrafting

rubyjaneslane crafting together

crafting together from rubyjaneslane (who also has some cute crochet clothes on that doll that you see there elsewhere in her feed)

rawrustic crochet blankets galore

Stack of colorful crochet blankets from rawrustic

ceyhan65 crochet bag

Terrific crochet bag on blanket from @ceyhan65

78th_stitch crochet chameleon

Amazing crochet chameleon from 78th_stitch

crochetingthruchronicdiseases heart-shaped yarn dye

And a bonus favorite yarn photo: Heart-shaped hand-dyed yarn from @crochetingthruchronicdiseases


Crochet Collages

At the end of the month, many people share collages of their creations. Here are July’s:

elzavan912 crochet july collage

from elzavan912

hooked__on__hooky july crochet collage

from hooked__on__hooky

marretjeroos crochet july collagefrom marretjeroos

Crochet Cushions

jysoulikmamma_brilliantmommy crochet pillows


littleshopofknots crochet granny cushion


louizamakes crochet owl cushion

louizamakes crochet owl cushion (above) and crochet-backed cushion (below)

louizamakes crochet pillow

makingpolly crochet rectangle cushion


And More

xtinerat ribbon crochet at the fair

Congrats to xtinerat on the crochet prize at the County Fair

tintocktap crochet hook case

Crochet hook case by tintocktap

thepolkadotgiraffe rainbow crochet ripple star

Rainbow ripple star crochet blanket by thepolkadotgiraffe

teaandcrafting crochet bright granny squares

Crochet granny squares in bold primary colors from @teaandcrafting

stephaniedavies sheepjescal2015 crochet flower shawl

Sheepjescal2015 crochet work from stephaniedavies

stelcrochet crochet yarnbomb

Yarnbombing memories from stelcrochet who also shared the crochet blanket and blue scarf below

stelcrochet crochet granny blanket stelcrochet blue crochet scarf

shopnomihandmade crochet pastel bows

Crochet bows by shopnomihandmade

salishseacrocheter crochet colorful angel

Colorful crochet angel by salishseacrocheter

sabrinamc7 crochet granny square

Crochet granny square by sabrinamc7

raimarie16 crochet caterpillar

Crochet caterpillar by raimarie16

ragnhildjkl crochet kids' top granny squares

Beautiful kids’ crochet top by ragnhildjkl

quiltwrapup crochet flower squares

Flower crochet squares by quiltwrapup

queen_babs make your life a colorful crochet story

Inspirational quotes with crochet @queen_babs

queen_babs crochet inspired!

ponytales_ crochet pigeon

Crochet pigeon by ponytales_

patternpiper crochet star ripple blanket

Crochet ripple star blanket by patternpiper

papatyayshem crochet diamond stitch

Diamond stitch crochet and doll by papatyayshem

onaturbokick88 crochet top

Crochet crop top by onaturbokick88

oliviartcreations colorful crochet art animals

Colorful crochet art by oliviartcreations

oksanamitsyak crochet hat

Crochet hat (above) and card (below) by oksanamitsyak

oksanamitsyak crochet cardi

nickymirandacrochet crochet doily

Crochet doily by nickymirandacrochet

nesimerciger crochet sun CAL

Crochet squares by nesimerciger

marretjeroos crochet squares

Crochet squares by marretjeroos (above and below)

marretjeroos crochet colorful granny squares

lynjoro crochet striped sweaterStriped, hooded crochet sweater by lynjoro

lou.teacrochet crochet cardi yoke

Crochet cardi (above) and organization (below) by lou.teacrochet

lou.teacrochet crochet basket organization

littlecosythings crochet superheroes set

Crochet superheroes and giraffes from littlecosythings

littlecosythings crochet giraffe dolls

littlebirdiecrochet crochet baby set booties and beanie

Crochet baby set from littlebirdiecrochet

littlebirdbunting crochet loveliness

Crochet blanket from littlebirdbunting

lemonadeyarns crochet shawl

Crochet shawl by lemonadeyarns

lcs_girl crochet squares

Crochet squares by lcs_girl

laura_makes crochet circle

Circle crochet by laura_makes

knot_katy crochet raspberry hat

Raspberry crochet hat by knot_katy

knitpurlhook crochet granny square with beautiful border

Crochet squares two ways (above and below) by knitpurlhook

knitpurlhook crochet blue squares

kellyandcrochet crochet flamingo

Crochet flamingo by kellyandcrochet

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet granny blanket

Crochet granny square blanket by joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits

hookybren crochet granny blanket

Crochet granny blanket by hookybren

hooked__on__hooky crochet rainbow v-stitch colorful blanket

V-stitch crochet blanket by hooked__on__hooky

holly_pips crochet t-shirt yarn basket

Crochet nesting baskets by holly_pips; it looks like she used the same t-shirt yarn I used for my bathmats!

helenolding crochet sophie

Crochet Sophie by helenolding

gooseberryfool crochet craft fair style

Craft stall by gooseberryfool

gingerbreadbunny crochet heart colorful craft fair

Crochet heart art from gingerbreadbunny

gigididthis shadow play with crochet

Shadows on crochet by gigididthis

elzavan912 crochet sophie blanket

Crochet Sophie (above) and two other blankets (below) by elzavan912

elzavan912 crochet ripple with self-striping yarn elzavan912 crochet ripple

ellisonamy crochet granny

Ellisonamy crochet granny blanket; she mentioned that crochet is calming even though some people in her life make fun of it. Pop on over there and give her some support for crochet as therapy!

elisabethandree crochet yellow-edged blanket

Crochet blanket (above) and flowery scarf (below) by elisabethandree

elisabethandree crochet flower scarf

ektelykke crochet rusticlacesquare

Ektelykke has gotten hooked on the beautiful rusticlacesquare crochet motif

cuddlebugkids crochet summer cotton shawl

Summer-y cotton crochet shawl by cuddlebugkids

crystalizeddesigns crochet detail

Crochet detail by crystalizeddesigns

crochetingthruchronicdiseases crochet dinosaur hat with ties

Crochet dinosaur hat by crochetingthruchronicdiseases

crochetgirl99 crochet squares scarf

Granny crochet by crochetgirl99

crochetbetweenworlds c2c rainbow crochet blanket

C2C rainbow crochet by crochetbetweenworlds

creativedesignsbysheila crochet crocodile stitch

Crocodile stitch crochet by creativedesignsbysheila

cozamundo crochet zig zag squares

Zigzag crochet squares (above) and flowers/ stars (below) by cozamundo

cozamundo crochet flowers

chwhitworth crochet granny blanket

Large granny square crochet by chwhitworth

cattaryna crochet dog WIP

Puppy crochet WIP by cattaryna

caswelljones crochet motifs

Crochet motifs by caswelljones

carefulcatherine crochet hats and more

Carefulcatherine crochet collection

candicedunlapmiller crochet ripple

Ripple crochet by candicedunlapmiller

buttermilkcandy crochet colorful ripple blanket

Ripple crochet blanket by buttermilkcandy

angie_angie02004 crochet blanket


ahappycrocheter local alpaca yarn

Alpaca yarn photo by ahappycrocheter

78th_stitch sheepjescal2015 crochet motifs

Sheepjescal2015 crochet motifs by 78th_stitch

_nessbombaert_ crochet ripple pink grey white blanket

ripple crochet blanket by _nessbombaert_

My Crochet on Instagram

chunky crochet flower free pattern

I created this easy chunky five-strand crochet flower free pattern

crochet coral reef

I got a chance to see a portion of the crochet coral reef art exhibit on display at the Jewish Contemporary Museum here

crochet dishcloth

Double-strand crochet dishcloth

crochet granny skirt

Wearing a favorite crochet skirt – a granny square with rows of yarn at the bottom and a final row of tall stitches that serve as faux fringe

crochet infinity scarf

And wearing a favorite crochet scarf on a different day (my free pattern here)

crochet mandala display

Beginning to see how thread crochet mandalas hang on the wall

crochet pillow

A favorite old crochet pillow

crochet pouf

Crochet pouf spotted in a store while shopping

fiet crochet nightgown

Filet crochet nightgown spotted in a lovely book called Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home

how i learned to crochet

From an IG post on How I Learned to Crochet

pink colored thread crochet mandala

I’ve been making many, many of these double-stranded colorful thread crochet mandalas for the Mandalas for Marinke project

stack of colorful crochet mandalas

Here is a stack of some of the crochet mandalas that I’ve received from around the world for Mandalas for Marinke. There are currently 130 contributions from 31 US states and 15 other countries!

thread crochet mandal thread crochet mandala thread crochet mandala for marinke vercillo

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