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15 Free Crochet Patterns for Floral Granny Squares: #FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast #36

15 free crochet patterns for floral granny squares, roundup curated by Underground CrafterOn Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.

Granny squares are my favorite on-the-go projects to make. They’re also great for using up stash yarn and adding some color! With the sun shining brightly today, I decided to feature 15 free crochet patterns for floral granny squares in this roundup.

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Mayapple Flower Square (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @UCrafter (that’s me!): This granny is inspired by the classic Irish rose motif but has six petals instead.

Mayapple Flower 6" Square, free #crochet pattern by Marie Segares @ucrafter3D Flower Granny Square (photo 1), free crochet pattern by @bobwilson123: This video tutorial shows you how to make a floral granny or a separate flower.

Puff Flower Granny Square (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @MeladoraCrochet: This pattern includes right- and left-handed videos and a photo tutorial.


Primavera Flowers Granny Square, free crochet pattern by Dada’s Place: This pattern includes a photo tutorial.

Sunflower Granny Square (photo 9), free crochet pattern by @MazKwok: This pattern includes a photo tutorial.

Wildflower Granny Square (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @LittleMCrochet: This pattern includes a photo tutorial and links to the pattern for a finished blanket with a border.


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Wrap Flower Square, free crochet pattern by @ChassityO: This pattern includes a photo tutorial.

Dahlia Burst Afghan Square (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @OombawkaDesign: This pattern is available in English and Danish.

Pane in My Dahlia (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @lisaauch1: This pattern includes helpful process photos.

Blooming Flower Square (photo 10), free crochet pattern by @RescuedPaw: This beginner-friendly square is a great way to use up yarn scraps.

Primrose Blanket, free crochet pattern by @HaakMaarRaak: This pattern includes a photo tutorial and is available in English and Dutch.

Spinning Deca-Petal Flower Tile (photo 7), free crochet pattern by @PinkSnailBoutiq: This rectangular pattern would make a great pillow cover.

Not Quite a Daffodil Square, free crochet pattern by @zootyowl: This pattern includes a photo tutorial.

Majestic Bloom Granny Square (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @Myhobbyiscroche: This pattern includes a photo tutorial and an optional version without leaves.

Universal Star Flower, free crochet pattern by @Dragonflymomof2: This lovely pattern makes a 12” square.

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4 Tips for Crocheting with Thin Yarns and Threads for the First Time #Crochet #TipsTuesday

4 Tips for Crocheting with Thin Yarns and Threads with free crochet pattern roundup on Underground CrafterAre you one of many crocheters who is hesitant to work with thinner yarns, like lace and sock yarns, or crochet cotton thread? These yarns can make crocheting in the warmer months much more pleasurable, and they can be used to create intricate and beautiful projects. With these four tips, you’ll be ready to play with thinner yarns in no time.



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Choose a comfort hook

Many crocheters worry about hand strain when switching from their preferred hook size for medium weight yarns to use smaller circumference hooks for thinner yarns. Today, there are so many comfort hooks to choose from that you don’t need to worry about the transition to thinner yarns. Comfort hooks have a wider circumference at the center of the hook, allowing you to maintain a similar grip regardless of the hook size. Choose a comfort hook with a similar point and throat to your favorite standard crochet hook to make the transition to smaller circumference crochet hooks even easier.

Some of my favorite comfort hooks to use are Tulip Etimo and Clover Amour. Crocheters who prefer inline hooks may like the Susan Bates Bambo handle hooks.

Tulip Etimo comfort hook | 4 Tips for Crocheting with Thin Yarns and Threads with free crochet pattern roundup on Underground Crafter

Tulip Etimo comfort hook.

Shop for Tulip Etimo hooks at your favorite retailer! Jo-Ann | Amazon

Shop for Clover Amour hooks at your favorite retailer! Craftsy | Jo-Ann | Amazon

Susan Bates Bamboo hande comfort hook | 4 Tips for Crocheting with Thin Yarns and Threads with free crochet pattern roundup on Underground Crafter

Susan Bates Bamboo hande comfort hook.

Shop for Susan Bates Bamboo Handle hooks at your favorite retailer! Jo-Ann | Amazon

Choose the right hook size

Keep in mind that many sock and lace weight yarns include recommended needle sizes for knitting, but not all include recommended hook sizes for crochet.

To keep your crochet stitches from getting too tight, select a hook two sizes larger than the recommended knitting needle size. For example, if a yarn recommends a US Size 1/2.25 mm knitting needle, choose a US Size D/3.25 mm crochet hook.

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Start with an easy pattern

Since it may take you a little while to get comfortable working with the thinner yarns, start with a simple pattern. Choose a stitch you are comfortable with from another project, or try out my Beginner’s Triangle Shawl, available with a subscription to I Like Crochet digital magazine, or for sale as a PDF pattern on Craftsy, Etsy, and Ravelry.

Beginner's Triangle Shawl | 4 Tips for Crocheting with Thin Yarns and Threads with free crochet pattern roundup on Underground Crafter

Beginner’s Triangle Shawl.

If you feel more confident in your skills, you may one to try one of these four beautiful free crochet patterns for lacy shawls in sock or lace yarn.

4 Tips for Crocheting with Thin Yarns and Threads with free crochet pattern roundup on Underground CrafterFrom left to right, these patterns are:

  1. Lila Berry 2.0 by Kristin Omdahl,
  2. Larkspur Shawlette by Fiber Flux,
  3. Sands by the Sea Shore by ELK Studio, and
  4. Justine Shawl by Underground Crafter (that’s me!).

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Learn how to block

Blocking helps “open up” lacy designs and allows your project to be adjusted after you finish crocheting. Many times, crocheters avoid blocking when working with thicker yarns. With lacy patterns and thinner yarns, the true beauty of your work may not be apparent if you don’t block.

Wet block your completed project by washing it according to the yarn care instructions. Gently stretch the project, pinning it into position so that your lacework is more visible, or until the project reaches your desired measurements. Allow it to dry flat. Once the project has dried, it will hold this shape. If you need more information about blocking, check out this guide to blocking basics!

With these four simple tips, you’re now ready to get started with lightweight yarns. Take a deep breath, and give lacy yarns a try!

What are your favorite yarns to work with for crochet?

Crochet Cupcakes!: #FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast #35

Roundup: 12 free crochet patterns featuring cupcakes, curated by Underground Crafter | Cupcake projects of all kinds, including hats, amigurumi, pincushions, keychains, containers, and cozies!On Fridays, I share a link blast on G+, Twitter and Facebook to get you excited about crocheting all weekend! In keeping with the #FlashbackFriday meme, I’m sharing patterns that were first released at least 12 months ago.

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Well… Sometimes, the taste more like sugary frosting on top of dry crumbs. With these crochet cupcakes, you’ll never have too worry about them being too sweet or too dry (or too fattening). Today’s roundup include 12 free crochet patterns highlighting cupcakes.

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Roundup: 12 free crochet patterns featuring cupcakes, curated by Underground Crafter | Cupcake projects of all kinds, including hats, amigurumi, pincushions, keychains, containers, and cozies!Cupcake Hat (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @UCrafter: This adorable hat is available in newborn, infant, and toddler sizes

Cupcake Applique, free crochet pattern by @JenniCatavu: This quickie project is great for using up yarn scraps.

Mini Cake Gift Box (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @CCWJoanita: This gift box is perfect handmade gift wrap for a small gift.

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Cupcake Keychain, free crochet pattern by @MaryJ_Handmade: These video tutorials (in Italian with English subtitles) will show you how to crochet your own cupcake keychain.

Cupcake Crockpot Cozy, free crochet pattern by @mooglyblog: This cozy fits a 1.5 quart Rival but also includes instructions for upsizing for bigger slow cookers.

Cupcake Container, free crochet pattern by @brujita_mary: This little container can hold your favorite little treasures.

Ice Cream Cone and Cupcake Bags (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @dedristrydom: These drawstring bags are just too cute!

Let Them Eat Cupcakes, free crochet pattern via @Yarnspirations1: These no calorie cupcakes will brighten up any room.

Cupcake Pincushion (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @MazKwok: This pincushion is great for keeping your blocking pins out of the couch!

Cupcake Keychain (photo 1), free crochet pattern by @RepeatCrafterMe: This cute amigurumi keychain pattern includes a photo tutorial.

Cupcake Tea Cozy, free crochet pattern via @Yarnspirations1: Add some fun to your next tea time with this cupcake cozy.

Cupcake Pincushion Sewing Kit (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @1dogwoof: This pincushion is designed to sit on top of a mason jar sewing kit.

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