Guest Post: Sharon Silverman on Tunisian Crochet
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 17, 2014 | Short Link

Today, I’m sharing a guest post with Sharon Silverman as part of her blog tour for her latest book, Tunisian Crochet Baby Blankets.  I previously interviewed Sharon here as part of her blog tour for Crochet Scarves: Fabulous Fashions – Various Techniques.  I was all ready to write an introduction to Sharon, but she’s been […]

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Book Reviews on CGOA Now!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 5, 2014 | Short Link

Two of my crochet booklet reviews were posted on the Crochet Guild of America blog last week.  Both booklets are published by Leisure Arts.   Add-On Crochet Cables by Frances Burks teaches an interesting new method for crocheting cables.  (Reviewed here.)     Make in a Weekend Shawls is a collection of 12 shawls crocheted in medium and […]

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Book Review: Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss
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Posted by Underground Crafter on December 23, 2013 | Short Link

Knit Stitch Guide by Rita Weiss of the Creative Partners is a pattern booklet featuring 96 knit stitch patterns. The booklet is arranged into six chapters. The first five, Simple Knit & Purl Stitches, Ribbings, Embossed Stitches, Multi-Color Stitches, and Eyelets & Cables, include stitch patterns. Each stitch pattern includes a color photograph (about 1/4 […]

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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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Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL Wrap Up and Winner!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on June 4, 2013 | Short Link

The Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL wrapped up last Friday, and I’m excited to share these great blankets with you. Baby Boy Rectangular Sampler Blanket by g120luvs2crochet Sand ‘n’ Sea Sampler Blanket by jaye-yarns Marie W. in MI’s version (submitted via email) ss9904‘s version (along with an adoring fan) There are two other versions that aren’t in […]

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Book Reviews: Leisure Arts portable crochet books
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 14, 2013 | Short Link

Recently, I received two new crochet books from Leisure Arts for review: Everything the Internet Didn’t Teach You About Crochet by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss and Crochet Stitch Guide by Jean Leinhauser and Mary Ann Frits.  Usually, I have a giveaway for the books I review, but these two will be the prizes for the Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL. […]

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Announcing the Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on May 9, 2013 | Short Link

I’m really excited to announce the lastest crochet-a-long for one of my  patterns.  You may remember the Rectangular Sampler Blanket as the free pattern I released on my second blogiversary.  (It’s also available here as a Ravelry download.) This is a quick pattern for baby, stroller, or charity blankets. You can use up scraps with […]

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NatCroMo13 Week 2 Giveaway Winners!
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 22, 2013 | Short Link

Thanks to everyone who entered and spread the word about my giveaways a few weeks ago.  According to Random.org, the winners are… Kelly from Hokie Thoughts Kelly commented that she’s frantically crocheting for her niece, who is on the way, so hopefully these hooks help! Sandee Sandee mentioned she knows how to do Tunisian crochet, […]

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Book Review and Giveaway: Short Row Tunisian Fashion
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Posted by Underground Crafter on March 12, 2013 | Short Link

Every Tuesday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be reviewing crochet books.  Today’s post features  a giveaway of my review copy of Short Row Tunisian Fashion by Kim Guzman, courtesy of Leisure Arts.   Short Row Tunisian Fashion is one of Kim Guzman‘s latest contributions to the Tunisian crochet world.  (You can read more about Kim’s […]

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New Year’s Giveaway Winners! (Part 2)
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 12, 2013 | Short Link

Today, I’m announcing the winners for the final set of New Year’s giveaways! According to Random.org, the winner of a set of specialized crochet hooks for knitting – also known as knooking or knitting with a crochet hook (KWACH) – from my Etsy shop, is number 20… Kacy from Meandering Home!   The winner of […]

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