Interview: Dora Ohrenstein, Crochet Designer and Author
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 27, 2014 | Short Link

Today’s interview is with fellow New Yorker, Dora Ohrenstein.  Dora is the publisher of the Crochet Insider ezine; a designer whose work has appeared in Crochet!, Crochet Today!, Crochet World, Interweave Crochet, and Vogue Knitting Crochet, among other publications; the author of Creating Crochet Fabric, Custom Crocheted Sweaters (reviewed here), and The New Tunisian Crochet […]

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2013 Crochet Blog Awards
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 10, 2014 | Short Link

I’m really pleased to share that I won two 2013 crochet blog awards. Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence awarded me her 2013 Awesome Crochet Blogger Award for Best Crochet Interviews for the third year in a row (!).  (On a side note, wow, the pressure is really on now to come with some fantastic interviews!  Luckily, I already […]

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Recent Crochet Book Reviews on CGOA Blog
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 24, 2013 | Short Link

You may know that I volunteer to review crochet books on the Crochet Guild of America‘s blog, CGOA Now!  In 2013, most of my book reviews have been published there.  Here are the links in case you missed the reviews. Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Crochet by Kathryn Vercillo of […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Crochet Workshop by James Walters
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 30, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Crochet Workshop by James Walters. Source:  Amazon.com Publication date: 1983 reprint of a 1979 publication. Status: Out of print, but available online (sometimes, for exorbitant prices)  Update: Thanks to PlanetJune for letting me know that Crochet Workshop will be republished by Dover next year.  You can pre-order it on Amazon here. Condition: Good. Craft: Crochet. I first learned about […]

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NatCroMo13 in Review!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on April 1, 2013 | Short Link

If you’re like me, you have been following along with many sepecial National Crochet Month features and may be behind on your blog reading. Here’s a quick roundup of my NatCroMo13 posts. Free Wednesday posts! Blogiversary, A Tour through Crochet Country, and a free pattern! A treasury of handmade, wooden crochet hooks Trip to Pittsburg with a […]

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Favorite Online Crochet Resources: Tips and Tricks from FreshStitches
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 9, 2013 | Short Link

Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources.  Today’s featured site is FreshStitches, my favorite source of tips and tricks for crochet and small (crafty) business. I’m a huge fan of Stacey Trock, also known as FreshStitches.  I had the pleasure of interviewing her and participating […]

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Favorite Online Crochet Resources: News with Crochet Concupiscence
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 2, 2013 | Short Link

Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources.  Today’s featured site is Crochet Concupiscence, my favorite source of crochet-related news. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Kathryn Vercillo‘s blog, Crochet Concupiscence.  I’ve interviewed Kathryn twice on my blog (here and here), and I’ve previously […]

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New Series: Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 3, 2013 | Short Link

  Regular readers may know that I have a sizeable collection of vintage needlecrafts books.  (I’m using the Etsy definition of vintage, which includes anything at least 20 years old.)  I currently have over 50 vintage books, e-books, and magazines in my collection. I love looking through older needlecrafts books.  While the very old pattern […]

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2012 Year in Review: Interviews
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 24, 2012 | Short Link

Yep, I just tooted my own horn :).  Thanks again to Kathryn Vercillo from Crochet Concupiscence for awarding me the 2012 Awesome Crochet Blog Award for Best Interviews.  As part of my 2012 Year in Review series, today I’m sharing five of my favorite interviews from 2012. I was surprised to see that I posted […]

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Good news!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 2, 2012 | Short Link

This past week, I’ve gotten great news on several different fronts, and I really wanted to share the excitement with my readers! New Patterns On Tuesday, two of my designs were released in new pattern books: Quick and Simple Crochet Scarves: 9 Designs from Up-and-Coming Designers! and Quick and Simple Crochet Hats: 8 Designs from […]

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