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Basic Amigurumi by Crochet Kitten (Free Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter podcast)

Basic #Amigurumi by Crochet Kitten on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter #podcastI read the Basic Amigurumi, a crochet pattern from guest contributor, Stacy Vaka from Crochet Kitten.

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About the guest designer

Stacy Vaka is the designer and blogger behind Crochet Kitten. When she started the blog in 2007, it was voiced by her mascot, Selena K, a feral-turned-domestic house cat. Posts are now written in Stacy’s perspective, and since she was referred to as “The Animator’s Wife” in the early posts, you may also know her by that name online.

Stacy learned to crochet from her aunt when she was 12 years old. After a brief career as a veterinary technician, she became a stay-at-home mother when her daughter was born. Crochet Kitten has grown to allow her to contribute to the household (and still be able to afford her crochet and belly dance habits).

Crochet Kitten is dedicated to spreading the love of crochet and teaching it to the world. Stacy’s patterns reflect the interests of the household, primarily belly dance, fashion, geekery, and pets. Since she knows how expensive being a parent can be, all of her patterns for children and babies will always and forever be offered for free.

Stacy is also a volunteer blogger for the Crochet Guild of America.

You can also find Stacy on Etsy | FacebookPinterestRavelry | Twitter

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About this pattern

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50

 

Finished Size

  • 4″ tall

Materials

  • 4/worsted weight cotton yarn
  • US F-5/3.75 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Eyes: 12 mm safety eyes, buttons, craft eyes, or anything desired
  • Stuffing: polyester fiberfill, yarn scraps, catnip, or anything desired

Basic #Amigurumi by Crochet Kitten on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter #podcastAbout the (Inter)National Crochet Month series

I’m sharing an audio crochet pattern daily in March, 2016 to celebrate (Inter)National Crochet Month! Find the complete schedule including a list of the 27 guest designers here.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn; share this episode with a friend; or sign up for the mailing list. Happy crocheting!

Himalaya Tank Top by Gwen Blakley Kinsler (Free Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter podcast)

Himalaya Tank Top by Gwen Blakley Kinsler on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter #podcastI read the Himalaya Tank Top, a crochet pattern from guest contributor, Gwen Blakley Kinsler.

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ILC 300x250b April 2016About the guest designer

Gwen Blakley Kinsler is the founder and past president of the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). Gwen currently chairs the CGOA Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame committee. She is a writer, designer, and teacher who is committed to sharing her passion for crochet with everyone. Her latest book is The Fine Art of Crochet – Innovative Works by 20 Contemporary Artists. Gwen believes that crochet art both amazes and astounds even the most seasoned crocheters and serves to change stereotypical perceptions about the craft. When not writing, Gwen keeps busy covering her world in crochet one stitch at a time!

You can find Gwen on her website or blog, or follow her on Facebook | G+ | PinterestRavelry | Twitter | YouTube

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About this pattern

CYC beginnerUS terms 505-bulky 50

 

Finished Sizes

  • Listen for directions for small (32″ bust). Premium pattern also includes instructions for medium (40″ bust) and large (48″ bust).

Materials

  • Himalaya Yarn Company “Tibet” 100% Silk yarn, 3 skeins for small (4 skeins for medium, 5 skeins for large)
  • US K-10.5/6.5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Gauge

  • Pattern repeat (shell, ch 2, 1 dc) = 4″ (10 cm); 4 rows = 4″ (10 cm)

Himalaya Tank Top by Gwen Blakley Kinsler on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter #podcastAbout the (Inter)National Crochet Month series

I’m sharing an audio crochet pattern daily in March, 2016 to celebrate (Inter)National Crochet Month! Find the complete schedule including a list of the 27 guest designers here.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn; share this episode with a friend; or sign up for the mailing list. Happy crocheting!

Marina Cowl by Anastacia Knits Designs (Free Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter podcast)

Marina Cowl by Anastacia Knits Designs on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter #podcastI read the Marina Cowl, a crochet pattern from guest contributor, Anastacia Zittel from Anastacia Knits Designs.

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ILC 300x250b April 2016About the guest designer

Anastacia is a crochet and knitting designer and the self-professed “scrap yarn/one skein queen.” Because Anastacia mainly buys yarn mainly at yard sales and thrift stores, most of her patterns are designed to use up the odd skeins or leftovers in your yarn stash. Most are also geared towards beginner crocheters or those who just want a fast and easy, but still pretty, project.

Anastacia is a 30-something living in Massachusetts. She’s married and has a wonderful cat named Wedgie. She works full time at a day job in addition to teaching and designing. Anastacia is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and a certified knitting and crochet teacher through the Craft Yarn Council. She mostly teaches private lessons at coffee shops in her area. She’s also a crochet tech editor, editing accessories and home goods patterns by other designers.

You can find Anastacia on the Anastacia Knits Designs blog and also on EtsyFacebook | Instagram | PinterestRavelry | Twitter


About this pattern

US terms 504-medium 50

 

Finished Size

  • 20” (50 cm) or 28” (66 cm) circumference.

Materials

  • 2-4 skeins Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, 100% wool, 110 yds/101 meters per 1.75 oz/50 gr skein
  • Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook

Gauge

  • 5 V stitches: 4” (10.16 cm)

Marina Cowl by Anastacia Knits Designs on Free #Crochet Patterns with Underground Crafter #podcastAbout the (Inter)National Crochet Month series

I’m sharing an audio crochet pattern daily in March, 2016 to celebrate (Inter)National Crochet Month! Find the complete schedule including a list of the 27 guest designers here.

If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn; share this episode with a friend; or sign up for the mailing list. Happy crocheting!