20 Simple Crochet Patterns for Spring

20 Simple Crochet Patternsfor Spring

As the weather starts getting warmer, crocheting might be very far from your mind… but hold up! You can still crochet clothing and accessories while it’s warm out, and you can actually make really pretty things. By using lightweight yarn or working up lacier patterns, you can still keep your crochet game going strong even as […]

Tips and Techniques: How To Block Your Crochet Projects

I use children's playmats to block my projects, like the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, a free crochet pattern available at http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2014/08/20/free-pattern-pineapples-for-everyone-shawl/

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and this is the third post in a series about improving your crocheting. If you’re new to crochet or just want to take your skills to the next level, these tips will help you. In this post, I’m going to tackle a process that is commonplace in the knitting world but seems to intimidate […]

Tips and Techniques: How To Weave in Yarn Tails

How To Weave in Yarn Tails in Crochet Tutorial by Underground Crafter for Stitch and Unwind

I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I’m continuing a series about taking your crochet skills up a notch! We can always learn something new to improve our crochet skills, whether we’ve been crocheting for a week or years. You can read the first post in the series, Learning to Read Crochet Patterns, here. In today’s post, I’m […]

Save the Last Dance: 10 Knit Shawls and Wraps for Special Occasions

S&U - Filomena Lace Shawl

Special occasions are the best. There’s nothing like getting all dolled up in anticipation of a big event. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, baptism, or holiday, who doesn’t love looking and feeling glam from time to time? The best part is you can top off any dress with these beautiful knit shawls and wraps for […]

10 Beginner and Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns

Blog - Beginner and Easy Crochet Afghan

When you’re just learning to crochet, the thought of completing a row can be stressful, let alone an entire crochet blanket pattern. Blankets can be SO big, and it’s already a struggle to properly hold a crochet hook. Well, crocheters, a blanket is actually one of the best things to make for a beginner, especially […]

9 of the Best Free Crochet Poncho Patterns

Mosaic Poncho Cropped

Crochet ponchos are making a comeback – in a huge way! This popular vintage accessory is now widely available in stores as a springtime cover-up. I’ve even seen lightweight beach cover-ups that look a lot like ponchos – they’re everywhere! I’ll admit it, though… I used to hate the idea of ponchos. The thought of wearing […]

Learn How to Knit with a Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Moss Stitch Dish Cloth

Knitting may seem intimidating at first. (I should know – I’m intimidated by it myself!) But there are simple ways to learn how to knit that won’t freak you out. When you begin learning a new crafting technique, you want to start small. So what’s the easiest project for the inexperienced knitter? I give you: the […]

Riding the Color Wave: Seascape-Inspired Crochet Patterns

V Stitch Crochet Ripple Afghan

As summer approaches, most people start to think about how they’ll spend time outdoors. A day at the beach filled with sunshine, sand, and seashells sounds good to me! If you love the ocean as much as you love crocheting, you’ll just adore these amazing Seascape-Inspired Crochet Patterns. The soft blues, deep greens, pastel purples, and dark […]