I miss doing “link love” roundups each week featuring the best new things in crochet. It’s my hope that eventually I’ll get enough Patreon support to bring those back as a weekly feature. But in the meantime, I’m able to share this roundup of links today thanks to sponsor support from two awesome sponsors: Jenny and Teddy and 5amily.
Jenny and Teddy shares this Whale Crochet Applique free pattern about which she writes, “Looking for a quick and easy crochet project that you can whip up in very little time? Mr. Steve the whale crochet applique might be a perfect fit for you.” You might also want to check out this blog’s terrific roundup of 15 easy, free animal crochet hat patterns.
5amily shares their 6 bestselling gifts for crocheters including their T-shirt that reads, “I just want to drink coffee, crochet and take naps” and their crochet gift coffee mugs. Lots of cute products in here that you might want as a crocheter yourself and that would be great to gift to others.
Jessie At Home did a great roundup recently of free crochet flower patterns. If you love crocheting flowers, then you can also check out my recent roundup of 20 crochet flower patterns. Jessie has also done some great roundups recently of crochet patterns for babies, free beach crochet patterns, and filet crochet patterns.
My Recycled Bags shared this free crochet granny square potholder pattern. There are so many great things that you can do with granny squares!
Fiber Flux also brings us a beautiful summer scarf free crochet pattern. She says, “The Island Lace Scarf is colorful, airy, and lacy…like a fresh tropical breeze! Using super easy stitches, it works up in no time at all too. Perfect on a day if you need just a little something or some fabulous color to brighten your day!”
PomPom Quarterly shared a sneak preview of their summer issue, sharing, “We’ve got an incredible line up of some of your favourite designers and eleven knit and crochet pieces that can most certainly be worn (and made) without breaking a sweat this summer.”
Knitpicks has a “Keeping Home” series this month, featuring free pattern ebooks for the home released monthly. This month they’ve shared the sweet Kawaii Spring Spa Set, a free 3 pattern crochet collection by Kalurah Hudson!
This bright chevron dishcloth free crochet pattern comes from Moogly who recommends Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton yarn because she’s tested it to make sure it doesn’t color-bleed at all, which is important which this bright design!
All About Ami has opened crochet pattern stores on Craftsy and Etsy. Woohoo!
This is a peplum tank top free crochet pattern by Maz Kwok, who writes, “The flirty and flattering peplum tank top in crochet version – ribbed and lacy texture. Wear this flared top with your slim bottoms, wide-leg pants or denim shorts.”
Do you know about the Wonder Blanket CAL? Marie of Underground Crafter writes, “’m so excited to be part of the Crochet With Us & American Crochet Group Wonder Crochet Blanket CAL. This CAL will start on January 7 and run through November 3, 2016”. There’s still time to join!
Bright and Bulky Bernat Blanket free crochet pattern from Repeat Crafter Me who shares, “It works up so quickly that you could easily make a blanket in a few days! A great gender-neuatral baby gift or make a larger afghan for a fun pop of color in your home.”
You can also find a roundup of ten easy, free crochet blanket patterns from @allfreecrochet on Stitch and Unwind.
Find a terrific roundup of crochet cable scarf patterns on Craftsy.
The Vintage Pattern Files is a blog that shares links to free vintage patterns in several different crafts. One recent share I loved was this 1970s Irish Rose Crochet Jacket free vintage pattern. Other great recent posts include a 1970s crochet lace-up sweater free pattern, a 1970’s chevron crochet blanket free pattern and a 1950s “3-season sweater” free chevron crochet pattern.
Outstanding Crochet shared her free tutorial for a Romanian Cord Tassel Drawstring.
Check out the beautiful post about crochet designer Molla Mills and her visit with Bettaknit in Florence.
Robyn Chachula, author of Vintage Modern Crochet, did an interview on her blog with one of the other crochet designers who has work in the book: Natasha Robarge. Natasha says in part, “I’m thrilled by the expressive possibilities of crochet and its technical versatility. Crochet fabric can easily take any shape from squares to hexes to flowers to freeform.”
The June Issue of I Like Crochet Magazine features more than two dozen crochet patterns in the following themes: zoo, beach-to-boardwalk, summer (both wearables and for the home), “siesta or fiesta”, and “slice of paradise”.
IDA Lifestyle shared her living room with us. I love the yarn storage. Her blog has lots more pictures of the room.