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

marretjeroos

3. Woman crocheting while walking

love2loop crochet

love2loop

4. Joana Vasconcelos crochet art

louloudeane crochet vasconcelos

louloudeane

5. Yarnbombing

knitpurlhook crochet yarnbombing

knitpurlhook

6. T-shirt yarn crochet basket

fulltiltnanna crochet tshirtyarn

fulltiltnanna

7. Lavender and crochet

crochetinpaternoster crochet beach

crochetinpaternoster

8. Crochet spotting in the thrift store

creativedesgisnbysheila crochet at the thrift shop

creativedesignsbysheila

9. Crochet spotting on TV (Outlander)

stelcrochet spotted crochet on Outlander

stelcrochet

10. Crochet flower top

the_crochet_connect crochet shirt

the_crochet_connect

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

crochetgirl99

elzavan912 crochet august collage

elzavan912

headspinningdesigns crochet august collage

headspinningdesigns

hooked__on__hooky crochet august collage

hooked__on__hooky

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet august collage

featured Instagrammer joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits

knitpurlhook crochet collage

knitpurlhook

marretjeroos crochet colorful collage

marretjeroos

scarlettrose112 crochet august collage

scarlettrose112

sweet_sharna crochet august collage

sweet_sharna

vanessakind crochet collage

vanessakind

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

queen_babs

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet memory heart day

Featured Instagrammer joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits

cozamundo crochet memory heart

cozamundo

maddylopez3324 crochet memory hearts

maddylopez324

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

rafsweetheart

marretjeroos crochet mandalas

marretjeroos

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

elzavan912

elenoudi crochet mandala

elenoudi

chwhitworth crochet mandala

chwhitworth

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

caswelljones

crochetinpaternoster crochet hexi

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

deartomyartcreations crochet hexies blanket

deartomyartcreations

_nannaem crochet african flowers

_nannaem

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

cozamundo

patternpiper crochet blue star ripple

patternpiper

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

thatgirlwhocrochets

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

tintocktap

thepolkadotgiraffe crochet blanket

thepolkadotgiraffe

abluebirdonmyshoulder crochet brick stitch

abluebirdonmyshoulder

mrsdaftspaniel colorful crochet blanket

mrsdaftspaniel

forever__autumn__ crochet wave blanket

forever__autumn__

estebeukes crochet colorful blanket

estebeukes

crochetgirl99 crochet flower blanket

crochetgirl99

cheezmac101 crochet all around the bases

cheezmac101

cozamundo crochet blankets

cozamundo crochet weaving in ends

cozamundo

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

vanessakind

sweet_sharna crochet granny squares blanket

sweet_sharna

redagape_styleanddesign crochet squares

redagape_styleanddesign’s first crochet square pattern!

rawrustic crochet granny squares

rawrustic

raimarie16 crochet squares

raimarie16

rachelsfantasyisland crochet granny square

rachelsfantasyisland

mobiusgirl crochet tapestry squares

mobiusgirl (above and below)

mobiusgirl crochet squares

hooked__on__hooky crochet squares joining

hooked__on__hooky

hayleyarious crochet squares

hayleyarious

goed.id.handwerk crochet square a day goed.id.handwerk crochet granny square

goed.id.handwerk

crochetgirl99 crochet square

crochetgirl99

sweet_sharna crochet granny

sweet_sharna

crochet_with_ganondorf crochet squares

crochet_with_ganondorf

Books and Magazines

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits crochet doll book

joyfuljaxcrochets.and.knits

crochetgirl99 crochet books

crochetgirl99

elzavan912 crochet sea glass shawl in simplycrochet

elzavan912, making the Sea Glass Shawl from Simply Crochet Magazine

creativedesginsbysheila crochet catalog

creativedesignsbysheila

Amigurumi, Dolls and Animals in Crochet

amimami10 crochet monkey

amimami10

ana.moraissoares crochet fish

ana.moraissoares

bathcrochetretreat crochet bird

bathcrochetretreat

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

imu_amigurumi

littlecosythings crochet tiny hammer littlecosythings tiny crochet giraffe

littlecosythings

magneticmary crochet dolls

magneticmary

flamingpot crochet details

flamingpot

muriesu crochet doll

muriesu

oliviartcreations crochet corn

oliviartcreations

treble_stitch crochet elephant pattern

treble_stitch

Yarn

shopnomihandmade yarn

shopnomihandmade

littlecosythings yarn

littlecosythings

elisabethandree blue yarn

elisabethandree

atlcoatl yarn

atlcoatl

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

amyflower_vintage_handknits

bathcrochetretreat crochet flowers

bathcrochetretreat

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

cheezmac101

cozamundo baby crochet

cozamundo

crochet_with_ganondorf blocking crochet

crochet_with_ganondorf

crochetingthruchronicdiseases crochet healing

crochetingthruchronicdiseases

crochetinpaternoster tshirt yarn crochet

crochetinpaternoster

daisy_flower9 crochet hearts

daisy_flower9

divinedebris crochet cowl pattern

divinedebris crochet cowl (free pattern)

eclecticrochet crochet edging

eclecticrochet

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

emmaleithatelier

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

holly_pips

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

lisablue76

littlebirdbunting crochet blanket littlebirdbunting crochet blanket detail vstitch

v-stitch crochet blanket by littlebirdbunting

littlecosythings crochet blanket c2c

littlecosythings

loopsanpic crochet free pattern

loopsanpic (free crochet pattern)

lorijo068 crochet scarf

lorijo068

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

marretjeroos

mctoula crochet baby blanket

crochet baby blanket by mctoula

mlissabethgr crochet baby sweater

crochet baby hoodie by mlissabethgr

moaicwench crochet in purple and blue

mosaicwench

mrsdaftspaniel crochet katgoldin pattern

mrsdaftspaniel

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

oksanamitsyak

owiw.ailirpa crochet sandwich

owiw.ailirpa crochet sandwich

pam_hooksandhills crochet wips

pam_hooksandhills

raimarie16 crochet art blanket raimarie16 stack of crochet rounds

raimarie16

rawrustic crochet shop

rawrustic

rubyjaneslane crochet around stones

rubyjaneslane; see more crochet covered stones here

scaapi crochet bamboo

scaapi bamboo yarn crochet

scarlettrose112 crochet ends

scarlettrose112

stelcrochet blocking crochet

stelcrochet

stephaniedavies crochet blanket stephaniedavies crochet shawl

stephaniedavies

stephnifogwill crochet circles

stephnifogwill

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

wrappedwithlovebymichelle

xiaowawa.wasabi crochet wips

xiaowawa.wasabi

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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