I miss doing the weekly roundup of Link Love shares, featuring all of the awesome things people are sharing and making in crochet, which I had to cut out of the blog because of how time consuming they are. Every once in awhile, I get an awesome sponsor who helps me bring an edition back, which is how this post comes to you today. A huge thanks to American Yarns for bringing us this post.

Sponsor Love!

yarn australia

American Yarns is a company that brings popular US yarns to Australia. From the “about” page: “American Yarns was created from my passion of crocheting, I could not find quality nor the variety of yarn from the stores locally and hence I went looking elsewhere. During my research I discovered this wonderful opportunity to provide Australian lovers of craft quality yarn to complete craft projects at an affordable price. My idea was to provide only yarn to my customers, but, I decided to offer quality handmade products using the quality yarn that I could not find in Australia. All our handmade products for sale are 100% Australian handmade by our designers and our yarns are imported directly from the US. We provide in fashion colours that will match you’re in style home decor and or wardrobe. Our aim is to provide and deliver quality products made with love and care along with a friendly, reliable and quality service to all our customers.”

Crochet Art

pineapple crochet art

Adore this crochet art from Jennifer of Squirrel Picnic. It’s a piece called Pineapple Sunset that she entered into the CGOA Design Competition where it won for best artistic expression! Congrats Jennifer!

bento bar crochet

Twinkie Chan was at Renegate Craft Fair with her awesome crochet Bento Bar. Check out all the photos on her blog for a glimpse at serious cuteness.

knit and crochet sushi

Knit and crochet sushi from artist Kate Jenkins who was recently shortlisted for a new award and interviewed for a Chinese publication

yarnbombing art

Yarnbombing art: “the trees in Greerton, Tauranga are rugged up in winter woollies”; photo here by Alan Gibson, visit the link for all of the amazing photos

emily barlettacrochet

I was thrilled to see that embroidery and crochet artist Emily Barletta was featured on Jealous Curator

heart ring wire crochet

Yoola Design shared some lovely wire crochet art rings in her shop. She’s also recently done great posts on other wire jewelry artists: Sowon Joo and Arline Fisch

Crochet Books

natures gifts crochet book

Sara Leighton of Illuminate Crochet has just published her first book: Nature’s Gifts for Baby

Crochet Fashion

celia b crochet purse

Celia B had a pop up shop at Brut Cake in Shanghai. Beautiful collaboration.

Crochet Health

kat goldin dreamcatcher

Mollie Makes named crochet as one of 5 terrific “slow crafts“. They write, “When the pace and stresses of life get too much there’s nothing like taking some time out to make to clear your head and refocus your energy. The slow craft movement celebrates projects from sewing to woodwork. Traditional techniques you can get lost in for hours.” They also quote Kat Goldin so I’ve included one of her pieces above; the crochet pattern is also on Mollie Makes. I’ve written about Slow Yarn here.

crochet therapy

Simply Crochet shares a mindfulness crochet daydreaming exercise from Betsan Corkhill’s book Crochet Therapy

jodie's crochet mandalas for marinke

Lupey Loops had a good article about going outside of your crochet comfort zone, and how it can be difficult when dealing with chronic illness

crochet mandalas

Family Craft Studios is making crochet mandalas inspired by Marinke and by Disney movies in an effort to deal with depression

Crochet News and Information

jennys blanket of hugs

I’m always touched by the outpouring of support from the crochet community. I spent the past year posting all of the amazing submissions to Mandalas for Marinke, so I experienced it personally through that, but I’m always inspired to see it anywhere. Most recently, that’s been through the Jenny’s Blanket of Hugs project from Just Pootling created for the daughter of Amanda from Little Box of Crochet.

Crochet Patterns


Check out the free crochet patterns available from our sponsor American Yarns.

last dance on the beach

The Last Dance on the Beach CAL is complete so all of the patterns for it are now available. This is the 2016 Scheepjes CAL, which Marinke was working on when she died last year. “In accordance with the wishes of Marinke’s family, 12 of her online friends and bloggers have completed her unfinished design to present this beautiful and sensitive CAL in Marinke’s memory and as a tribute to her work.”

giant hot dog crochet pillow free pattern

Giant hot dog pillow free crochet pattern from Twinkie Chan, always great at turning food into crochet coziness for the home!

bonbon bears free crochet pattern

Bon Bon Bears free crochet pattern from All About Ami – cute small crafting for bits of yarn!

petting zoo crochet patterns

Sheila Z has created a set of three animal patterns (dog, cat and bunny) available for sale as sets in either a knit version or a crochet version. She also sells separate sets of little “houses” for each of them. Adorable.

tiny giraffe crochet pattern

Tiny giraffe crochet pattern from Annaboo’s House who is working on a new crochet book!

lalylala hawaii crochet

Lalylala has new Hawaii-inspired crochet patterns for sale

camper van crochet pattern

Cute camper van crochet pattern for sale from LoveCrochet, designed by Emma Varnam

c2c hot water bottle cozy free crochet pattern

Corner to Corner hot water bottle cozy free crochet pattern from Twilight Taggers who says it’s “a great pattern for taking on public transport, to the doctors surgery, to the kids footy training, or a night on the sofa watching TV.” You need to know how to c2c crochet to complete this pattern.

granny square crochet bandana free pattern

Mini granny square bandana free crochet pattern from Da’s Crochet Connection. So many great ways to use grannies!

granny square halter free crochet pattern

Granny square halter free crochet pattern from Dream Crochet … when you get up close you realize it’s made of mini grannies.

cable crochet purse

Cable bag free crochet pattern from Kristi Simpson

crochet pillar stitches wristwarmers free pattern

Crochet pillar stitches wrist warmers free pattern from Family Craft Studio. Practice a new stitch pattern while making cute fingerless gloves!

sparkle crochet cowl free pattern

My Hobby is Crochet has matching free crochet patterns for a sparkly cowl and hat.

flower barefoot sandals

Flower barefoot sandals crochet pattern for sale from Little Treasures

shell cardi crochet pattern

Shell and cluster cardigan crochet pattern for sale from Mon Petit Violon who also has new crochet patterns for a great textured baby blanket and adorable frilly crochet socks

crochet glass cozy free pattern

Glass cozy free crochet pattern from Roving Crafters perfect for avoiding a sweaty glass when you are drinking something cold on a hot day!

mandala crochet pattern

Geometric mandala crochet pattern for sale from Lillabjorn

mandala crochet pattern

Dreamcatcher mandala free crochet pattern by The Lazy Hobbyhopper

crochet rug free pattern

Bees Knees crochet rug free pattern from Moogly who says, “The Bee’s Knees Crochet Rug works up crazy fast with a big fat hook and Bulky Yarn, and while the hexagons and colors reminded me of a honeycomb, you can mix up the colors to fit your own decor – it would look just as fabulous in bold brights, jewel tones, or understated neutrals – in any room of the home!” Moogly also has a beautiful new shawl crochet pattern as well as a free pattern for a six pack carrying crochet tote.

scrubby dishcloth crochet pattern

Scrubby dishcloth free crochet pattern from Petals to Picots. See tips for working with Scrubby.

blanket free crochet pattern

Boardwalk Breeze Blanket free crochet pattern from Fiber Flux. Learn all about chevron crochet.

Crochet Tutorials

tapestry crochet pillow free pattern

How to Tapestry Crochet from Lillabjorn who also shares a free crochet pattern for a Tapestry Circles Pillow

granny heart crochet

How to crochet a granny square heart from Red Agape

mermaid crochet stitch

How to crochet mermaid stitch from Illuminate Crochet


how to make t-shirt yarn ball

Creative Jewish Mom shared how to splice together small strips of t-shirt yarn to make a yarn ball that is easy to use. She also shares how to use your t-shirt yarn to make a giant granny square crochet chair pad, a crochet stool cover, a basket upcycled from empty strawberry baskets and a crochet vase.

Other Crafty Wonders

flower loom canvas tutorial

Fiber Art! Flower Loom Canvas photo and video tutorial from @jessie_athome. She uses an 18″ x 24″ Canvas
and Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn to make this pretty piece.


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


  1. Diana Perez Reply

    Here are some amazing projects being done! I’m loving the crochet art! And thank you for sharing my Movie Mandalas project and my Pillar-Stitch Wrist Warmer pattern. As always, amazing post Kathryn!

  2. Great round-up! I recently got the book “Crochet Therapy”. I can’t wait to try some of the patterns! I’ll probably start with one of the mandala patterns.

    • Kathryn Reply

      I’m looking forward to working with that book as well!

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