Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Magic Motif Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on August 8, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Magic Motif Crochet by Maggy Ramsay. Source:  Amazon.com Publication date: 1987. Status: Out of print but available at reasonable prices online. Condition: Very Good. Craft: Crochet. I discovered this week’s pick via this post on one of my favorite blogs, Crochetbug.  Like Leslie, I was very intrigued by the Textured Squares Afghan. As you can guess, this book is […]

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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: Project Inspiration at Crochetbug
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 30, 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 Crochetbug. There are many great blogs that I follow.  Crochetbug, written by Leslie Stahlhut, is unique among them.  Crochetbug is Leslie’s personal crochet odyssey.  Her posts read like a personal journey or diary of […]

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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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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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Granny square book review roundup
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 17, 2011 | Short Link

Ever since I first learned to crochet granny squares, I’ve loved them.  The “official” granny square pattern was originally published in 1890 by Weldon and Company in London.  Then, as now, the granny square was a great way to use up scrap yarn.  The pattern has basically been continuously in print since then, so that […]

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WIP Wednesday – Grannies and the Dirty Little Secret
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 26, 2011 | Short Link

Grannies… I have been going granny square crazy since last week.  I got inspired when working on my post for I Love Yarn Day to go through my scrap stash and get started on some charity projects.  And, I’ve been eyeing the amazing work of three of my favorite bloggers… Keri at Yarn Dharma – […]

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Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Aran Crochet (sort of)
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Posted by Underground Crafter on September 26, 2011 | Short Link

(This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series.  You can read the other posts in this series here.) Although I’m still working on some Tunisian crochet projects, I decided to turn to another chapter in Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crochetersthis week: aran crochet. This chapter focuses […]

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