In case you’re new here, the deal is that all week long people on Instagram tag their own crochet photos with the tags #crochetconcupiscence or #crochetsavedmylife and I collect them here on Sundays, curating them into at least a few related themes so we can see the trending items. Not all of the photos make it (doubles, blurry images, private accounts are examples of some that aren’t here) but of course you can see them all by looking at the tags on Instagram itself. Feel free to tag in if you want to share your crochet. Here’s today’s roundup!

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Featured Instagrammer #1

I’ve got two featured Instagrammers this week, for no other reason than because I couldn’t choose between them and figured that I’d share them both. The first featured Instagrammer is Jackie of joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits. She describers herself on Instagram: “Crochet & Knit Addict • Pattern Designer • Blessed Mom • Happy Wife • Jesus Lover • Alaska • Vintage • Books &Tea”. You can find her crochet patterns on Ravelry and Etsy, and you can also connect with her on Facebook.

joyfuljazcrochets.and.knits crochet bunting

I love on Etsy where she shares:

“One of my heart warming childhood memories is of my Grandma Sylvia thread crocheting the most amazing room divider panels. They must have taken her what seemed like a million years to complete, but the results were stunning! She and Grandpa lived in an old fashioned schoolhouse-turned-private-home in the scenic Oregon countryside filled with many treasures and adventures! I’ll never forget exploring all throughout that house and playing hide and seek among her beautiful handmade quilts and thread crochet doilies and bedspreads. And we would push through the crocheted room divider panels every time we entered her living room from the entry area where they were eventually hanging. I never ceased to be impressed with those crochet panels and all the handiwork Grandma accomplished!”

Here are most of the photos she shared with us this week, although you’ll find a few more sprinkled throughout this post as well. I especially love the vintage flower potholder she found at a thrift shop and brought home!

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet hooks joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet gloves

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet baby shoes

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet potholders joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet rustic lace square joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits vintage crochet potholder

Featured Instagrammer #2

And our second featured Instagrammer this week is Nesime Erciger (@nesimerciger). Her Instagram feed is filled with beautiful crochet work that’s photographed terrifically in terms of both light and detail. I especially love the many pieces where she has combined a neutral cream color with lots of bold colors to create contemporary clean pieces. Here is what she shared with us this week:

nesimerciger crochet baby blanket

nesimerciger crochet blankets nesimerciger crochet flower nesimerciger crochet bag nesimerciger crochet mandala

Top 10 Photos of the Week

In addition to the wonderful photos from our featured Instagrammers, ten of my favorite photos this week were:

1. Pinwheel of crochet squares

raimarie16 crochet pinwheel

raimarie16; you’ll find more of her beautiful photos below – I loved them all!

2. Crochet shawl on the go

marretjeroos crochet shawl


3. Woman crocheting while walking

love2loop crochet


4. Joana Vasconcelos crochet art

louloudeane crochet vasconcelos


5. Yarnbombing

knitpurlhook crochet yarnbombing


6. T-shirt yarn crochet basket

fulltiltnanna crochet tshirtyarn


7. Lavender and crochet

crochetinpaternoster crochet beach


8. Crochet spotting in the thrift store

creativedesgisnbysheila crochet at the thrift shop


9. Crochet spotting on TV (Outlander)

stelcrochet spotted crochet on Outlander


10. Crochet flower top

the_crochet_connect crochet shirt


August Collages

My favorite thing about the end of each month is that everyone shares collage photos showing what they made and what their month was about. I adore these.

crochetgirl99 crochet collage august


elzavan912 crochet august collage


headspinningdesigns crochet august collage


hooked__on__hooky crochet august collage


joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet august collage

featured Instagrammer joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits

knitpurlhook crochet collage


marretjeroos crochet colorful collage


scarlettrose112 crochet august collage


sweet_sharna crochet august collage


vanessakind crochet collage


And I also shared the collage images of the July and August MandalasForMarinke submissions:

july mandalasformarinke collage roundup august crochet collage mandalasformarinke

Memory Heart Day

@queen_babs declared September 5th #memoryheartday to honor a friend that she lost and allow all of us to give love and recognition in memory of people we’ve lost. The hearts shared didn’t have to be crochet but some were:

queen_babs memoryheartday crochet


joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet memory heart day

Featured Instagrammer joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits

cozamundo crochet memory heart


maddylopez3324 crochet memory hearts


Crochet Mandalas

There are still a few crochet mandalas each week, some for Mandalas for Marinke and some just because …

redagape_styleanddesign crochet mandalas

Mandalas Monday roundup from redagape_styleanddesign (see her original photo for tags of all the makers here)

rafsweetheart crochet mandala


marretjeroos crochet mandalas


little_v_and_me crochet mandalas little_v_and_me crochet mandala

2 mandalas for Marinke by little_v_and_me

elzavan912 crochet mandala placemat


elenoudi crochet mandala


chwhitworth crochet mandala


ahappycrocheter picot edge mandala in boho crochet

ahappycrocheter made this mandala using a pattern by Wink in the Boho Crochet book

Crochet Hexagons

Hexies seemed to be especially popular as a motif this week!

ahappycrocheter crochet hexagons ahappycrocheter crochet hexi

2 photos from ahappycrocheter

caswelljones crochet hexies


crochetinpaternoster crochet hexi

crochetinpaternoster (although she’s turning hers into a circle)

deartomyartcreations crochet hexies blanket


_nannaem crochet african flowers


louizamkaes crochet hexagon bicycle seat

louizamakes; see more crochet for bicycles here

Crochet Ripple Star Blankets

There were a handful of people working on ripple star blankets this week …

cozamundo ripple star crochet blanket


patternpiper crochet blue star ripple


thatgirlwhocrochets crochet blue ripple star blanket thatgirlwhocrochets crochet ripple star blanket bluegreen thatgirlwhocrochets crochet ripple blankets


Super Colorful Crochet Blankets

And there were several photos of beautiful super-colorful crochet blankets, including (but not limited to) Sophie blankets:

tintocktap crochet sophie finished blanket


thepolkadotgiraffe crochet blanket


abluebirdonmyshoulder crochet brick stitch


mrsdaftspaniel colorful crochet blanket


forever__autumn__ crochet wave blanket


estebeukes crochet colorful blanket


crochetgirl99 crochet flower blanket


cheezmac101 crochet all around the bases


cozamundo crochet blankets

cozamundo crochet weaving in ends


Crochet Squares

There were lots of wonderful granny square shared this week and plenty of other types of crochet squares as well.

vanessakind crochet rainbow granny square


sweet_sharna crochet granny squares blanket


redagape_styleanddesign crochet squares

redagape_styleanddesign’s first crochet square pattern!

rawrustic crochet granny squares


raimarie16 crochet squares


rachelsfantasyisland crochet granny square


mobiusgirl crochet tapestry squares

mobiusgirl (above and below)

mobiusgirl crochet squares

hooked__on__hooky crochet squares joining


hayleyarious crochet squares

hayleyarious crochet square a day crochet granny square

crochetgirl99 crochet square


sweet_sharna crochet granny


crochet_with_ganondorf crochet squares


Books and Magazines

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet doll book


crochetgirl99 crochet books


elzavan912 crochet sea glass shawl in simplycrochet

elzavan912, making the Sea Glass Shawl from Simply Crochet Magazine

creativedesginsbysheila crochet catalog


Amigurumi, Dolls and Animals in Crochet

amimami10 crochet monkey


ana.moraissoares crochet fish


bathcrochetretreat crochet bird


fulltiltnanna crochet tooth fairy pillows

fulltiltnanna tooth fairy pillows (above) and rattles (below)

fulltiltnanna crochet rattle fulltiltnanna crochet pencils

hanrosieg crochet bunnies hanrosieg crochet bunny

2 crochet bunnies by hanrosieg

imu_amigurumi crochet yoda


littlecosythings crochet tiny hammer littlecosythings tiny crochet giraffe


magneticmary crochet dolls


flamingpot crochet details


muriesu crochet doll


oliviartcreations crochet corn


treble_stitch crochet elephant pattern



shopnomihandmade yarn


littlecosythings yarn


elisabethandree blue yarn


atlcoatl yarn


hookybren new yarn store

hookybren went to a new yarn store!

And More!

_nannaem crochet chevron blanket

Chevron crochet blanket by _nannaem

78th_stitch crochet circlesofthesun cal 78th_stitch summer mosaic cal

78th_stitch is working on crochet CALs

aglaelaser tunisian crochet

Tunisian crochet from aglaelaser

all_about_clare crochet sweater all_about_clare red heart crochet

Cute crochet sweaters from all_about_clare

amyflower_vintage_handknits crochet wip


bathcrochetretreat crochet flowers


buttermilkcandy crochet linen stitch blanket

buttermilk candy does beautiful work with the crochet linen stitch

candicedunlapmiller crochet growing scarf

candicedunlapmiller is growing this chevron scarf!

cheezmac101 crochet cotton project


cozamundo baby crochet


crochet_with_ganondorf blocking crochet


crochetingthruchronicdiseases crochet healing


crochetinpaternoster tshirt yarn crochet


daisy_flower9 crochet hearts


divinedebris crochet cowl pattern

divinedebris crochet cowl (free pattern)

eclecticrochet crochet edging


elisabethandree crochet blanket elisabethandree crochet blanket detail elisabethandree yarn centers

beautiful small blanket by elisabethandree

elsavan912 crochet ripple blanket elzavan912 crochet bag

lacy ripple blanket and mochila bag by elzavan912

emmaleithatelier crochet mittens set


flamingpot crochet clothing flamingpot

gigididthis crochet pumpkin hat

crochet pumpkin hat by gigididthis

gooseberryfool crochet chevron

gooseberryfool crochet beach

gooseberryfool crochet pendant

crochet blanket and customized name pendant by gooseberryfool

headspinningdesigns crochet halter

crochet halter by headspinningdesigns

holly_pips crochet blanket


hooked__on__hooky crochet shawl

hooked__on__hooky crochet shawl

julie_accrochet crochet shawl pattern

julie_accrochet, crochet shawl pattern (also featured in yesterday’s link love roundup)

justamundanexo learning crochet

justamundanexo is learning to crochet!

jysoulikmamma_brilliantmommy crochet happy scarf

Happy Scarf by jysoulikmamma_brilliantmommy

knitpurlhook crochet flower coasters knitpurlhook crochet necklaces knitpurlhook yarnbombing for the first time!

Crochet flower coasters, necklaces and first time yarnbombing from knitpurlhook

laura_makes crochet lavender bag

lavender crochet satchels by laura_makes

lisablue76 crochet circles lisablue76 crochet flower


littlebirdbunting crochet blanket littlebirdbunting crochet blanket detail vstitch

v-stitch crochet blanket by littlebirdbunting

littlecosythings crochet blanket c2c


loopsanpic crochet free pattern

loopsanpic (free crochet pattern)

lorijo068 crochet scarf


lyndapc crochet twine envelope

lyndapc twine crochet envelope (above) and warm wrap (below)

lyndapc crochet wrap

lynjoro crochet slipper boots lynjoror crochet mermaid

lynjoro crochet slipper boots and mermaid tail

marretjeroos crochet cushion


mctoula crochet baby blanket

crochet baby blanket by mctoula

mlissabethgr crochet baby sweater

crochet baby hoodie by mlissabethgr

moaicwench crochet in purple and blue


mrsdaftspaniel crochet katgoldin pattern


muriesu crochet minion apple cozy

muriesu crochet minion apple cozy

nickymirandacrochet crochet for baby nickymirandacrochet crochet red shawl nickymirandacrochet pink crochet

crochet in red and pink by nickymirandacrochet

oksanamitsyak crochet lacy oksanamitsyak vacation crochet


owiw.ailirpa crochet sandwich

owiw.ailirpa crochet sandwich

pam_hooksandhills crochet wips


raimarie16 crochet art blanket raimarie16 stack of crochet rounds


rawrustic crochet shop


rubyjaneslane crochet around stones

rubyjaneslane; see more crochet covered stones here

scaapi crochet bamboo

scaapi bamboo yarn crochet

scarlettrose112 crochet ends


stelcrochet blocking crochet


stephaniedavies crochet blanket stephaniedavies crochet shawl


stephnifogwill crochet circles


sweet_sharna crochet cushion

sweet_sharna cushion (above) and Frank and Olive jumper (below)

sweet_sharna crochet jumper

vanessakind crochet bag

vanessakind (above and below)

vanessakind v stitch crochet

wrappedwithlovebymichelle crochet circle vest


xiaowawa.wasabi crochet wips


My Crochet on Instagram

This week I shared daily photos of some vintage Needlecraft magazines. I had forgotten that my dad sent me a bunch of these and I’d stashed them away without looking through them then I rediscovered them. I posted one and @suregal27 suggested that I post a photo daily until I’ve shown them all. I thought that was a great suggestion and have been doing exactly that! Some of these magazines are nearly 100 years old. They primarily have crochet and knitting patterns, with a few other types of projects and a few articles (mostly about the war effort in these early ones).

vintage crochet magazines 1919

vintage crochet magazines 1918 vintage crochet magazines vintage crochet magazine 1919 vintage crochet magazine 1918 vintage crochet 1918 magazine

And of course I’m still playing around with lots of mandala making in various sizes to add my part to the Mandalas for Marinke project. I’m exploring making them in back loop only designs and also adding some macrame details with the ends.

vercillo mini mandala crochet vercillo colorful bold crochet mandala crochet mandala details center vercillo crochet macrame mandala mini mandala crochet vercillo green crochet mandalas in the works vercillo nine crochet mandalas vercillo back loop only crochet mandala vercillo

A couple of things I participated in this week: sending my leaves to the #ncieleaf project and sharing a heart for #memoryheartday (both of which I learned about through @queen_babs):

ncieleaf crochet memoryheartday crochet heart vercillo

And other things … a crochet skirt I found in a thrift shop, books I’m reviewing soon, my Darn Good Yarn monthly delivery (this time of reclaimed cotton yarn) … and my Mandalas for Marinke article in the current issue of Interweave Crochet (which I haven’t actually seen yet but reposted thanks to @causticwear!)

crochet skirt vercillo black crochet books 2015 darngoodyarn reclaimed cotton yarn darngoodyarn purple yarn darngoodyarn crochet seed stitch mandalasformarinke article

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