Stitch Spotlight: 15 Afghans with Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Stitch Spotlight

Today is the day to shine a light on one of my favorite designs: the oh-so-versatile Tunisian crochet stitch. Yes, it is a design grandkids and grannies can agree on. One of the best things about this pattern is the way it combines modern and vintage design by bringing back what used to be known as the afghan […]

The Best Flower Garden: 25 Crochet Flower Patterns

The Best Flower Garden better version

Whenever I start getting spring fever, I get the urge to grow flowers. I always start out with the best green-thumb intentions: seeds—check. Water pot—check. Adorable pot to grow things in—check, check, check. Somehow, things always get in the way, and I forget about the poor little guys until it’s too late. This year, my […]

Colorfully Bold: 26 Rainbow-Colored Crochet Afghan Patterns

Rainbow Afghan

Whenever I’m feeling down or sluggish, I realize that it’s important to actively surround myself with positive energy–get off the couch, open a window, call my mom. In the same way, the material we choose to have around us can help set the tone for a bolder, fresher life, which is why these rainbow crochet patterns are […]

30 Lacy Crochet Shawl Patterns

30 Lacy Crochet Shawl Pattern edits

Nothing makes me feel more fabulous than a delicate crochet lace pattern, especially when it involves a shawl I can grab on the go. When I’m supposed to be somewhere, I’m always a hot mess: dropping car keys, forgetting that my cell phone is in my back pocket, and running back in the house for […]

25 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns

Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns (1)

No matter what time of year it is, my mother has to bundle up in a blanket. There have been summer nights when my father and I have been in shorts, and she starts building a fire in our wood stove. I have to agree, though, that even without being as cold-natured as she is, there […]

Ahoy, Matey! 15 Nautical Crochet Patterns

15 Nautical Patterns

When you think of summertime style, what pops into your head first? Festival chic, complete with crop tops and shorts? Maybe maxi dresses and skirts? Light and airy things are hugely popular too, plus anything lacy, especially as a beach cover up. All of those are great examples of summertime style, sure, but that’s something […]

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 […]

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 […]