Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 28, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting Source: Paperbackswap.com Publication date: 1977 Status: Out of print but available online. Condition: Smells like a basement, but in relatively good condition. Crafts: Crochet and knitting. I went on a hunt for this book after seeing Crochetbug’s version of the afghan on the cover.  (For those of you considering making your […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Quilts & Afghans from McCall’s Needlework & Crafts
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 10, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Quilts and Afghans From McCall’s Needlework & Crafts Source: PaperBackSwap.com Publication date: 1984 Status: Out of print, but widely available online Condition: Acceptable Craft(s): Crochet, knitting, and quilting This is a collection of patterns that originally appeared in McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine. The book includes 14 quilt patterns, 11 crochet patterns, […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2012 Interview Series: Sara Palacios from Arrorró en Colores
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 8, 2012 | Short Link

This post is part of my 2012 Hispanic Heritage Month interview series. Today, I’m interviewing Argentinian crochet designer Sara Palacios, the mind behind Arrorro en Colores (known as Colorful Lullabies in English).  Sara can be found online on her website, Ravelry (as SaraBea and in the Colorful Lullabies store), Etsy, Facebook, and Flickr.  All pictures are used with her […]

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Year of Projects 2: I still haven’t found what I’m looking for
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 15, 2012 | Short Link

Like U2, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for (in an afghan motif). I’ve done a lot of swatching this week and I’m not that much closer to choosing a pattern for the bedspread I want to make my mom for her milestone birthday. At first, I was thinking that a hexagon motif was […]

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Blanket retrospective
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 12, 2011 | Short Link

Barbara at Made in K-Town is hosting one of her awesome link parties, and this month the theme is crocheted blankets.  I was inspired to share some the blankets I made before I was blogging. Way back in May, I posted about the project journal I used to use for my crochet projects before blogging. […]

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Interview with Renate Kirkpatrick, book review, and week of giveaways kick off!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 5, 2011 | Short Link

The Interview Today I’m pleased to feature an interview with Renate Kirkpatrick, the fiber artist, teacher, and author living in the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, as my 100th blog post!  I first discovered Renate’s work through the Tunisian Crochet group on Ravelry.  The moderators posted the names of several Tunisian crochet books on the […]

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Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook: Interview with Ellen Gormley, book review, and giveaway
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 21, 2011 | Short Link

I’m thrilled to post an interview with designer and author Ellen Gormley.  I love crocheting afghans (in fact, at one point, I made nothing else for about 3 years straight!) and recently heard about her new book, Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook, on the Getting Loopy podcast.  I then read more about it through Ellen’s […]

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