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Link Love for Best Crochet Patterns, Ideas and News

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Link love is my way of giving back to the crochet community by highlighting the great work out there each week from crochet bloggers, designers, artists and more. Here are this week’s links …

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Something Special

There are about two weeks left in the @RAKJpatterns crochet chemo cap drive. Want to donate?

Crochet Art

Forever in Fibre showcased the crochet totem art of Prudence Mapstone

Britain in Bloom yarn bombing


City of Livermore, CA seeks knitters and crocheters for yarn bombing project that will be up in the city of this fall.

Yarnbombed bike spotted in Cairns by Forever in Fibre

Crochet clock by @gingerbreadbun; see more crochet clocks here

Crochet Books

Greedy for Colour has three crochet projects in a new book called Craft Bomb Your Bike: 20 Makes for You and Your Bike

@Craftgossip shares 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet: 50 Original Stitches & 50 Fabulous Colorways for Blankets and Throws

@lclarke522 reviewed It Girl Crochet

@cutecrochet reviewed the new baby crochet pattern book from @hotlavacrochet

@krwknitwear has a new crochet ebook of Knook patterns for baby

Crochet Designers

Cats Rockin shares a template idea for baby crochet garment design

Crochet Fashion

Crochet bracelet for sale from Etsy’s Nothing But String

@stitchstory and her husband are collaborating to make wood+yarn jewelry kits

Crochet Patterns

Hexipetl crochet shawl pattern for sale by Emma Lamb @Gomitolis

Twilight shells crochet afghan pattern from @RedHeartYarns

Pansy Parade crochet blanket pattern for sale from @feltedbutton

crochet ripple blanket pattern

Large crochet ripple blanket pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

Crochet bird free pattern from Attic 24

Felted crochet Noro sunglasses case free pattern from Crochetbird

Crochet square free pattern from @SimplyCrochet_

Monster Maze free cushion pattern from Crafts & Coffee

Gisele crochet cushion pattern for sale from @sarahlondon

Starstuff free crochet cowl pattern from @mooglyblog

Manta ray crochet scarflette pattern for sale from @knotbygranma

Free crochet patterns for purse and matching sunglasses case by @mooglyblog; it uses the diagonal dip stitch crochet pattern

Crochet baby blanket pattern and yarn kit for sale from @warmpixie

Free crochet rug pattern from @ElkStudio_

Bears on swing mobile – crochet pattern for sale in English and Spanish from Es Un Mundo Amigurumi

Drowsy owl crochet hat pattern free from @repeatcrafterme

Free crochet hat pattern for newborns by @fiberflux

Free crochet rose headband pattern from @rakjpatterns

Free crochet bracelet pattern via @instructables

Crochet butterfly barefoot sandals for baby free pattern from @repeatcrafterme

Adorable crochet skirt pattern in all sizes for sale by @Jessie_AtHome

Crochet hedgehog pattern by @annemariesblog for sale on Etsy

Crochet chair socks free pattern from UnravelMeDesigns

Single crochet square pattern by Pigtails

New crochet slippers pattern from @patternparadise

Crochet fish bath mitt free pattern by @myhobbyiscroche

Crochet Tutorials

Using unused loops to crochet in the round via @crochetkitten

Crochet stamp tutorial by Little Woolie

Crochet Tips

4 tips for making crochet gifts for babies via @NYACrochet

Crochet News

@ stephradiate shared the Little Yellow Duck Project: The project is to raise awareness of the need for donors of blood, stem cells and organs. Little yellow ducks are being crafted in a variety of ways then left where people might find them. There are some lovely, fun, ducks which can be seen in the group and on various other social media sites.”

The Tiny Noggins group started in March and by the month’s end more than 100 hand-made crochet hats had been stitched with love, and were keeping tiny heads warm in style in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) at several hospitals.” source

Yarn Stuff

@lionbrandyarn has released Modern Baby, “an easy-care yarn with a chainette construction for an extra-soft, downy feel.”

IriaYarnCo has some beautiful hand painted / hand-dyed yarn on clearance sale

How to Make T-shirt Yarn via @fiberflux; see my own tshirt yarn tutorial here

Other Crafty Things

DIY Woven Yarn Bracelets Tutorial from @mypoppetshop

Forever in Fibre shared quilts from the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair. This one reminds me of granny square crochet blankets like the Babette design. It should go in my post on Looks Like a Granny But Isn’t Crochet!

@molliemakes had a great roundup of embroidered photos along with some basic embroidery stitch “how to”

Special Thanks

  • My crochet health survey is still going. Thanks to Red Berry Crochet for spreading the word.
  • Thanks to @happily_hooked for including my crochet health interview of Sara Leighton in Issue #4.
  • Thanks to @lionbrandyarn for publishing part 3 of my 6 part series on crochet health in which I interviewed five women.
  • Thanks to DIY Gadgets for sharing a link to my roundup of upcycled sweater crafts.

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