Interview with Lindsey Stephens of Poetry in Yarn
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 4, 2013 | Short Link

Every Monday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be interviewing crocheters.  Today’s interview is with Lindsey Stephens, a crochet designer and blogger. I can’t remember how exactly I first came across Lindsey Stephens’ Poetry in Yarn blog, but I do know it’s been a staple in my Google Reader for quite a while.  Lindsey’s blog, […]

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International Crochet Day 2012, Part 5: Official Guide to Super Awesome Gift Giving giveaway
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 12, 2012 | Short Link

I’ve been a reader of the Crochet Liberation Front blog and newsletter for quite a while, and last year I won my very own copy of The Official Guide to Super Awesome Gift Giving: (Or how to survive to the holidays without going insane) by Laurie Wheeler (also known as the Fearless Leader of the Crochet Liberation […]

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Holiday Stashdown Challenge – Week 1
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 15, 2012 | Short Link

Welcome to Week 1 of the Holiday Stashdown Challenge!  (For more details, read this post.)  This week is all about making “the list.” Over time, my philosophy about handmade gifts has changed a lot.  I used to make gifts for everyone in my family and most of my female friends each year.  And then I […]

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Interview with crochet designer, Vashti Braha
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 31, 2012 | Short Link

I am so excited to share an interview with Vashti Braha today.  I first learned about Vashti’s work because, as you know, I love Tunisian crochet, and she has designed some amazing Tunisian crochet patterns.  I’m a devoted subscriber to her Crochet Inspirations newsletter.  If you love to crochet, you should sign up, too. Vashti’s […]

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Thursday craft goals update: 2011 recap
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 29, 2011 | Short Link

I love welcoming the New Year.  It isn’t a religious holiday, so I don’t have to worry about offending (or excluding) someone when I say “Happy New Year!” It’s also a great time to reflect on the past and think about the future! About a month after I started my blog in March, I set […]

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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Handmade Gifts to Make
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 24, 2011 | Short Link

Happy Thanksgiving! In the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) signifies the official start of the holiday shopping season.  In the spirit of keeping the holidays a little more handmade and small business and a little less mass produced and corporate, I’m sharing several holiday gift guides today. Handmade gifts to make This time […]

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WIP Wednesday: The Saints adventure continues
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Posted by Underground Crafter on November 16, 2011 | Short Link

Thanks to everyone who gave their opinions on the design options for the Saints themed blanket I’m planning for my sister.  The Double Irish Chain was the clear favorite. Last week, I knew the blanket would be expensive but hadn’t actually priced it out.  I soon discovered that I would have to spend about $270 […]

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International Crochet Day: Introducing Crochet Lyceum with Underground Crafter!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 12, 2011 | Short Link

(Update: Visit this post for a complete overview of the Crochet 101 CAL and links to each lesson.) Today is International Crochet Day, 2011.  If you haven’t previously celebrated this holiday, you should know that it was instituted by Jimbo’s Front Porch several years ago.  (By the way, Jimbo is having a giveaway here for […]

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Crochet stitch guides
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 25, 2011 | Short Link

My recent freeform project – inspired by my Year of Projects goal to work my way through Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters and the Crochet Liberation Front’s July freeform CAL – has reminded me how much I love my stitch guides.  I use them for inspiration for my own projects, […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Freeform finale
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Posted by Underground Crafter on July 24, 2011 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series.  You can find my first three posts on freeform crochet here, here, and here.) This is my first Sunday post for Year of Projects.  I have been posting my updates on Monday, but since I have finished (!) my first project, I thought I’d post early. In […]

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