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Last week was super busy with puppy care so I didn’t get a chance to get link love up on Saturday … that means that this week I’ve got a full two weeks worth of new links for you filled with crochet patterns, tutorials, news, tips and more. Enjoy!

GIVEAWAY

crochet jewelry

The wonderful Little Treasures has launched a beautiful new collection of Little Miss Jewelry for girls. And there’s a GIVEAWAY that closes tomorrow so get your entries in quick for a chance to win one of the three giveaway items.

little miss crochet jewelry

See the whole new collection here.

Sponsor Love

crochet necklace free pattern (jessie)

All 5 free crochet necklace patterns from the Jessie At Home Twisted and Twirled MCAL are now complete. Find them, along with 11 other crochet patterns this designer has released recently, in the roundup here

Something Special: Crochet for Charity!

prayer shawls for charity

Prayer Shawls for Rush Charity Drive

Crochet Quote

Jamie over at Mommy Hungry taught the kiddos how to crochet. She shared, in part:

“There is something very touching about passing down a treasured skill/hobby to your kids. Sis and I had baking; Bud and I tried juggling. Mama has drawn with them both. And I think we’ve passed on our love of cats, musicals, reading, and travel. But a skill is more concrete. It’s a little bit of the future right here and now, though that doesn’t quite explain it; a touch of immortality, perhaps? I hadn’t realized that so clearly.”

Crochet Art

crochet art cardigan

Kate Jenkins had her crochet art featured in Homespun Magazine

london kaye

Crochet artist London Kaye put up this Wes Anderson inspired yarnbomb in Bushwick and caused huge gentrification controversy!

crochet food hat

ChiliPhilly’s food-themed crochet hat creations will go on display in the Arts, Crafts and Cookery Pavilion at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show

yarnbombing trees

That Girl Who Crochets shared yarnbombing Byron Bay

Crochet Books and Magazines

edwards menagerie birds

Lazy Daisy Jones is working on Edward’s Menagerie – Birds

granny square and chevron crochet blanket

Modern Granny Square Crochet and More

big hook crochet cowl

35 New Big Hook Crochet Patterns (book review)

crochet world theft

Apparently people are stealing Crochet World magazine from libraries

Crochet Health

pocket prayer shawls

The Healing Features of Crochet Pocket Prayer Shawls

crochet animals

Michelle Walden began to crochet items such as animals, scarves, hats and doorstops in November 2013 when she had to take time off work due to a problem with her hip. She says, “While I’m waiting for my operation I thought it would be a nice idea to give something back to friends and family, as well as cheer others up.”

crochet doilies

“For Denise Gagné, crocheting isn’t just a pleasurable pastime. Hand-stitching each of the items she currently has on display at the La Ronde gallery helped her manage severe arthritis.” She says, “It’s keeping me healthy. Before the medication I was given, I could hardly move, could hardly do anything. Now, I crochet a lot and it’s a good therapy for me; its a mental, emotional and physical therapy.”

crochet mandala for marinke free pattern

Dearest Debi wrote a bit about her own experience with depression and shared this new free crochet pattern for a mandala to honor Marinke. She wrote about the difficulty of having things stolen from her, including her online patterns, and about the care we should each take when leaving blog comments, having awareness about their impact.

Crochet Fashion

crochet and fabric dress

Crochet and fabric dress from Alberta Feretti via Outstanding Crochet

floral crochet dress

10 Types of Unique Crochet Dresses

Crochet Patterns

bear hooded cardigan crochet pattern

Bear hooded cardigan crochet pattern for sale from Mon Petit Violon

crochet baby bonnet free vintage pattern

Lacy Vintage Bonnet, Free Crochet Pattern via Lacy Crochet

tweed crochet cowl pattern

Oversized crochet cowl pattern for sale via LoveCrochet

crochet flower wrap pattern

Crochet flower wrap pattern for sale from Outstanding Crochet

slouch haven slouch free crochet hat pattern

South Haven Slouch free crochet hat pattern from Little Monkeys Crochet

crochet bow clutch free pattern

Crochet bow clutch free purse pattern from Cream of the Crop Crochet via Stitchin’ Mommy

julie_accrochet crochet rainbow pattern

Convertible rainbow cowl hat crochet pattern for sale from ACCROchet

crochet hat free pattern

Crochet hat free pattern from Underground Crafter; she offers tutorials for the fpdc and hdc2tog that are used in this hat

crochet hat free pattern

Crochet hat free pattern from Moogly

crochet beanie pattern

Crochet beanie free pattern from Rescued Paw

crochet puff stitch hats

Crochet puff stitch hat free pattern for babies/ toddlers from @bhookedcrochet

crochet flowers

Crochet flowers scrap scarf free pattern from Atty’s

crochet flower pattern

Crochet flower free pattern from Little Treasures, showing instructions for how to read the pattern from a chart

flower square crochet free pattern

Flower square crochet pattern free from RedAgape

crochet pearl flower brooch free pattern

Crochet pearl flower brooch free pattern from The Woolnest

flower granny square free crochet pattern

Flower granny square free crochet pattern from Stitch Craft Create

crochetinpaternoster granny square fingerless toddler gloves

Boho granny square fingerless gloves free crochet pattern from Crochet in Paternoster

crochet cowl pattern

Crochet cowl free pattern from Marly Bird. I love that it not only uses front and back post stitches but also front and back cluster stitches!

granny square crochet tote bag free pattern

Crochet squares tote bag free pattern from Fiber Flux

crochet hand warmers pattern

Crochet handwarmers free pattern from Rescued Paw

crochet slippers free pattern

Crochet kids’ slippers free pattern from Moogly

beaded crochet shawl

Beaded fringe triangular shawl free crochet pattern from Undeniable Glitter

chunky cowl free crochet pattern

Chunky cowl free crochet pattern @fiberflux

crochet waves scarf pattern

Textured waves scarf free crochet pattern from jessie_athome

crochet shawl free pattern

Shawl free crochet pattern from @SCCelinaLane

crochet cabled hat

Cabled bear hat pattern for sale from Melody’s Makings, available in both knit and crochet versions

crochet dishcloths free pattern

Crochet dishcloths free pattern from Rescued Paw

crochet messenger bag free pattern

Crochet messenger bag free pattern from Fiber Flux

striped crochet hat free pattern

Striped crochet hat free pattern from String Theory Crochet

crochet potholders free patterns

Orange crochet potholders free pattern from My Recycled Bags

cabled ear warmer crochet pattern

Ear warmer free crochet pattern from Rescued Paw

pumpkin spice mittens crochet pattern

Pumpkin Spice fingerless mittens crochet pattern for sale form ACCROchet

crochet blanket pattern

Desert in Bloom crochet blanket pattern for sale from The Lazy Hobbyhopper

sunflower brooch crochet pattern

Sunflower brooch crochet pattern for sale from Outstanding Crochet

bumblebee crochet pattern

Bumblebee crochet pattern free from Attic24

crochet tote pattern

Strawflower hexagon tote free crochet pattern from Fiber Flux

t-shirt yarn crochet pet bed

T-shirt yarn crochet pet bed from Annoo’s Crochet World; see another option here

crochet snowflake flower rock pattern

10 free crochet snowflake rock patterns from Snowcatcher

crochet teddy bear free pattern

10 free teddy bear crochet patterns including this one from Crafty Hanako

Crochet Tutorials

entrelac crochet

How to Entrelac Crochet at Craftsy

crochet reverse slipknot

How to crochet a reverse slip knot, an alternative to the magic circle, from Recrochetions

foundation double crochet

Foundation double crochet photo tutorial from Petals to Picots

half double crochet stitch

How to half double crochet from Illuminate Crochet

linen stitch

How to crochet linen stitch from Fiber Flux

crochet cowl pattern

How to crochet split bullion stitch from Moogly

bhooked crochet hat sizing

How to size a crochet hat from bhookedcrochet

add faces to amigurumi

How to Add Faces to Your Amigurumi: Simple Eyes with Felt and French Knots from Squirrel Picnic

stitch markers

How to use crochet stitch markers @freshstitches

five flowers crochet necklace pattern

Five flowers crochet necklace tutorial from Craftbits

t-shirt dress crochet tutorial

Upcycled t-shirt dress for kids – crochet tutorial @jessie_athome

Crochet Tips

charity crochet tips

3 tips for making the biggest impact with charity crochet (+ ten charity crochet patterns) via @Ucrafter

hat sizing chart

Free printable hat sizing chart from Petals to Picots

Crochet News

New app: “Play the role of a yarn-made boy who creates cloning machines to launch a world invasion from space!” See other crochet and yarn apps here.

crochet hooks

Love Crochet reviewed different crochet hooks; this is the Pony Easy Grip

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“Traditionally associated with homemaking and “women’s work,” the textile arts have been subversively co-opted by feminist artists since the 1970s. More recently, the DIY and maker movements have seen a resurgence of fiber-based arts, as well as a blurring of gender affiliation.” – LGBTQ Fiber Arts Group

Women knit and crochet prayer shawl for Pope

Women knit and crochet prayer shawl for Pope

Yarn Things

tshirt yarn

How to Make T-shirt Yarn from Annoo’s Crochet World

wood and wool stool

Little Things Blogged shared yarn storage ideas from 5 amazing craft spaces including this one from Wood and Wool Stool

red heart with wool yarn

Red Heart shares what to do if you discover problems in their yarn

Other Crafty Stuff

handkerchief pillows

Six fun ways to repurpose vintage handkerchiefs from Stitch Craft Create

diy embroidered necklace

Embroidered necklace DIY from Little Treasures

sewing portraits

Knithacker shares: “Yoon Ji Seon creates self-portraits by intricately stitching photographs with a sewing machine.”

paper sculptures

Paper sculptures by Calvin Nicholls – wow! @fubiz

organic pencil sculptures

Organic sculptures made from pencils via Fubiz

Special Thanks

To Crochet Planet for interviewing me about all things crochet and translating the responses into Italian for a bilingual blog post!

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