13 Character-Inspired Crochet Baby Hat Patterns

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When I hear the joyous news from friends and family that a new baby is on the way, the first thing I always do is reach for my crochet hook and a free baby crochet pattern.  My favorite gift to give is a fun crochet baby hat, not only are crochet baby hat patterns plentiful, […]

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In a Jiffy! 11 Less than One Hour Crochet Patterns

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Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock… You only have a few minutes to sit down and crochet, but you really want to have something finished soon.  Perhaps you’ve got a gift you need to give and you don’t have time to work up something complicated.  Don’t fret, because I have collected our favorite “Less Than An Hour” free crochet […]

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Brightly Colored Rainbow Scarf Pattern

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This free crochet scarf pattern is super fun and is great for beginners as well as experienced crocheters. Young children and the young at heart will have fun crocheting this cheerful scarf, and won’t be able to help but to be happy when wearing it.  This crochet scarf pattern is easy, and once you have the […]

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Tips and Techniques: Getting to Know Yak Yarn & Free Crochet Hat Pattern

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I’m Marie from Underground Crafter and I love trying out new yarns. Whether I find them in the local yarn shop, while browsing online, or when visiting a one of the many fiber festivals around the country, getting to play with yarn is one of the best things about being a designer.  If you love playing with […]

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Summer Lovin’ Had Me a Blast

Summer Crochet and Knit Patterns

Sadly, it seems like summer is almost over, but at the same time it almost feels like it hasn’t begun. I say this because it’s been so rainy here in the Chicagoland area and we haven’t hit the all-time high temperatures like usual. There’s still plenty of time left to make the best of the […]

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Stashbuster: Embellish a Chandelier with Tassels & Pom Poms

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Sometimes we have a little bit of extra yarn left over from a project, but we can’t bring ourselves to throw it away.  Enter the stashbuster projects!  One of my favorite ways to use up yarn is to make pom poms and tassels.  Pom poms and tassels are so easy to make and can really […]

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Tips and Techniques: Avoiding Hand Fatigue

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I used to teach how to crochet and beginning knitting lessons at 2 different yarn stores, which equaled 20 to 30 hours a week of crochet and knitting on the clock and another 20 or so for my own fun per week. After the first week of that you can imagine that my wrists, arms […]

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Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern: Simple Summer Dishcloth

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One of our favorite go-to crochet projects around the office is the simple crochet dishcloth.  Not only are crochet dishcloths and easy and portable project, they are the perfect size to try out new stitches and techniques.  If you have not tried yet – learn to Tunisian crochet with this simple but beautiful free crochet […]

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We Like Baby Booties and We Cannot Lie

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I just had my second little girl nine weeks ago and I have fallen in love all over again. Her chubby little cheeks and tiny little feet are kissed all day long. I know it’s just the beginning of summer, but I’m already starting to think about the fall and winter seasons that will quickly […]

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