International Crochet Month

March has for some years now been declared Crochet Month Of The Year in the US – and some of us have embraced this and see it as an International Crochet Month. I thought I would celebrate, not just by crocheting all day every day for the month of March (and the rest of the year for that matter) but also by highlighting and giving shout outs to a couple of the crochet sites that I really enjoy to visit and find inspiring!

First and foremost, I must highlight Laurie Wheeler’s Crochet Liberation Front website. Laurie is the Fearless Leader of the Crochet Liberation Front and has been blowing the trumpet for crochet in the yarn industry for years now and she has even set up a forum where crocheters can meet and chat on Hookey.org. If you don’t know these two sites already I can only recommend that you check them out and sign up to become a member!

Hyperbolic Crochet at the beach on the island of Fur in Denmark by Irene LundgaardHyperbolic Crochet I at The Beach on Fur Island
© Irene Lundgaard 2011

Then there is the Crochet Concupiscence website, which has a wealth of inspiration every single day of the year. Kathryn Vercillo has a burning fire in her crochet belly and shares what she finds on her way with great generosity. Kathryn has even written a book called “Crochet Saved My Life” about how her crochet hook helped her heal from illness. I have not read the book myself, but I have read the reviews and they are good and all of us who work with yarn, I think we have an innate understanding of the healing effects there are in repetition and creativity.

Finally, there is Ravelry.com. Ravelry is a great yarn community with nearly 3 million users worldwide. The site is bursting with pattern ideas, groups that share the same crochet interests as you, or knitting interest or spinning or… I cannot recommend membership of Ravelry enough. If you are already a member or you are going to sign up, I hope you will hook up with me on the site and join my Ravelry Group, the language of the group is both Danish and English. Or you are welcome to “friend” me on my profile on Ravelry.

There are very many other inspiring crochet sites in this world, but they will appear here some other time. I hope you found these links as inspiring as I do and I hope you will hook this March and crochet loads and then some, I know I will!

Note: You are also very welcome to Like my page on Facebook, which you can find here!

6 Responses to “International Crochet Month”

  1. Checked, shared, joined, loved and everything else. Thanks for the cool links and keep up the crocheting liberation front. :)

  2. Sara says:

    I love all three of your recommended sites. Katherine’s book is a good one even for those who don’t crochet as it covers the healing qualities of crafting in general too.
    I don’t spend as much time on Ravelry as I used to but definitely love that site for connecting with other crochet addicts.
    Laurie’s sites are both great. I like meeting new crocheters and crochet bloggers.
    One more site I recommend is Bella Crochet on blogspot. She is a gifted crocheter and shares her talent generously.

  3. Thank you so much for the mention. I’m touched to be featured here on your site in the company of such other great crafters.

    National Crochet Month is a great excuse for us to celebrate each other. HUGS!

  4. Irene says:

    Tina, all I can say is Hook On yourself!

    Sara, thank you for sharing Bella Crochet on blogspot, she is indeed a very gifted crocheter!

    Kathryn, and hug right back at you! You very much deserve to be in that company!

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