Here is this week’s edition of crochet link love where I try to support the crochet community by sharing links to the best of the best in crochet art, crochet patterns, crochet fashion and more from around the web this week.
Please take just a moment to check out the terrific stories from #CAREKnowsHow. They’re all about projects that empower women in the poorest areas. It really helps if you just take a look at the stories.
Something Special: Quiz
What kind of learner are you? Illuminate Crochet has created a ten question quiz and applied it to crochet.
“Loop, grab and pull through. It’s the not-so-secret mantra crocheters repeat as they wrap yarn around a needle. But for many yarn-o-philes, the act is also a form of therapy: Each stitch can be filled with a meaning that is as individual as a snowflake. For one person, it is the rallying cry against a closing college; for another, the uniting of a father and daughter; for a third, a former painter, it’s the rediscovery of an inner artist.” – Crochet is the New Yoga by @VStMartin
““Unraveling Stories” is an experimental exhibition that explores a single object: the largest hooked rug in the museum’s collection. “Unraveling Stories” will share four stories through the rug: the story of the artistic tradition from which it came, the narrative story depicted in its images, the scientific story behind the experimental materials used in its making, and the personal story of the artist who made it.” Sharon Silverman designed a crochet yarn bomb for the exhibit that was inspired by the rug.
Bath in Fashion 2015 crochet heart yarn bomb via @emmaleithbox
Olek transforms Delhi shelter with crochet art (photo © Pranav Mehta/St+ARTIndia) via @HuffPo
Crochet space art from String Theory Crochet
Crochet fried eggs from @mattscraftyblog
Combigurumi crochet book review @annemariesblog
Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty was reviewed by Pam MacKenzie. Author Sara Thomas was interviewed this week in the @craftsanity podcast.
@GoCrochet Afghan Design Workshop book is now available in translation in Chinese, Italian, Finnish, French and more
@ucrafter interview with crochet designer @fiberflux
Positively Crochet shared info for new designers about The Tech Edited Copy
Boho crochet halter top from Urban Outfitters
The Payless Shoes newsletter announced that crochet shoes are on trend
Sunny Day crochet dress by Free People via Outstanding Crochet
Crochet Easter garden doily and egg cozies free pattern from BellaCrochet
Crochet head wrap free pattern from Mamachee
Felted floral crochet pincushion free pattern @jessie_athome
Crochet chicklet free pattern for Easter from Attic24
Quick and easy beaded crochet chain necklace free pattern from @creativejmom
Crochet flower hair comb free pattern from Little Treasures
Jute bowl free crochet pattern from Crochet In Color
Crochet ruffled baby booties free pattern @bhookedcrochet
Crochet giraffe hat free pattern from @mamainastitch
Little lamb crochet baby bib free pattern @myhobbyiscroche
Amigurumi crochet dragon pattern for sale from All So Cute
10 Rainbow Crochet Patterns @becraftsy including this wrap from @jessie_athome
Crochet flower shawl pattern for sale from creJJtion
Crochet shawl pattern for sale from @crochetbyfaye
Crochet blanket free pattern @UCrafter
Crochet crosses blanket pattern for sale from @jbhcrochet
Colorful striped crochet blanket free pattern from Rescued Paw
6″ Crochet flower square free pattern from DragonflyMomof2 Designs
Reversible rainbow crochet cushion pattern/ tutorial @holly_pips
How to crochet Tunisian bump stitch @crochetme
How to crochet lacy ripple stitch from @olgalacycrochet
How to change yarn colors in crochet via @websyarnstore
How to crochet jewelry clasps @crochetkitten
How to upcycle containers with crochet granny squares from Hello Hart
How to host a crochet giving circle by @artlikebread on @crochetspot
5 Tips for Mastering Crochet Cables @becraftsy
Crochet News and Info
“Fifteen days skill training on crochet, a type of embroidery has been started for tribal women of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The training is part of skill enhancement programme launched by Aik Hunar Aik Nagar (AHAN) in collaboration with Fata Development Authority (FDA) under the Training of Trainers (TOT) II project.”
“Bright red poppies, decorated white crosses and Anzac biscuits will overtake Omokoroa on April 25 as the peninsula commemorates Anzac Day for the first time.”
“Rogers Park Montessori fourth-grader started her own charity project called Crochet to Care, and she’s raised $150 for suburban Riverwoods animal shelter Orphans of the Storm since January by selling her hand-crocheted ear warmers.”
Adaptive Crochet for the Legally Blind via @crochetspot
CRADLE is a knitting and crochet program for women in a community based correctional facility. “This is just one of the many ways residents are able to give back. We encourage all of our residents to find positive, pro social hobbies that sort of take up some of their time. We are all about structure. The idea to teach women to crochet just bloomed into this wonderful outreach into the community.” Learn more about prison crochet.
@LAYarnCrawl is happening this weekend in California with stops at 30 yarn stores, which makes it the largest yarn crawl in the US
Jan’s Yarn Barn LYS in Newton, IA was featured in a news article
Eek. Bernat’s Tizzy Yarn was “recalled this week because it can unravel from finished knit or crochet items and pose a risk of entanglement to young children”.
@recrochetions shares an interview with yarn dyer Melanie of @blacktrillium
Other Crafty Things
How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Small Business, ebook for sale from @molliemakes
We Make Carpets creates beautiful “carpets” that are made of materials like nails, gravel and fireworks. This pretty example is made of pasta. Via @jealouscurator. I also liked the beautiful hand embroidery work by Liz Payne that Jealous Curator featured this week.
- To @hijennybrown for linking to my post on Items Celebrating Scissors when she shared her scissors crochet yarnbomb
- To Amy Reader of #100womenproject for letting people know that I’d shared the project here in another issue of Link Love. I also sent my own crochet wisteria vine donations in for her to use in this terrific art project.