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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast 29: One-Color Infinity Scarves

One-Color Infinity Scarves, roundup of 15 free #crochet patterns, 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.

I love infinity scarves, circle scarves, and infinity cowls (or, whatever you want to call those cozy projects that wrap around your neck)! Today’s roundup includes 15 free crochet patterns for one-color infinity scarves.

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One-Color Infinity Scarves, roundup of 15 free #crochet patterns, curated by Underground CrafterFaux Fabric Circle Scarf (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me!): This beginner-friendly pattern uses just one-skein of sock yarn.

Faux Fabric Circle Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground CrafterWinter Hug (photo 13), free crochet pattern by @PatternParadise: This infinity scarf is crocheted in the round quickly in super bulky yarn. Instructions for a flat scarf version are also included.

Criss Cross Puff Crochet Scarf (photo 15), free crochet pattern by @RescuedPaw: This infinity scarf can wrap around twice and includes textured stitches. Made in Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice.

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Blue Skies Scarf (photo 10), free crochet pattern by @OombawkaDesign: This one-skein infinity scarf in Red Heart Boutique Moonlight can wrap around three times.

Simple Single Crochet Infinity Scarf (photo 12), free crochet pattern by @LittleMCrochet: This easy peasy beginner-friendly scarf works up quickly in Lion Brand Hometown USA. Read my interview with Rebecca from Little Monkeys Crochet!

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Kaylee’s Snowy Day Cowl (photo 9), free crochet pattern by @stitchin_mommy: Make your little one an adorable chunky cowl using just one skein of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.

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Off-Kilter Infinity Scarf (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @Cre8tionCrochet: This light and lofty infinity scarf is made with off-center lacy stitches.

Versatile V-Stitch Cowl Wrap (photo 14), free crochet pattern by @petalstopicots: This cozy cowl transforms into a wrap. Both this pattern and the matching set of wristwarmers are made with just one jumbo skein of Galler Yarns Prime Alpaca.

Foggy Grande Infinity Scarf (photo 11), free crochet pattern by @PoshPoochDesign: This chunky infinity scarf in Red Heart Grande features a fun bow and button embellishment.

Suddenly Sparkles Scarf (photo 7), free crochet pattern by @mooglyblog: This infinity scarf adds a little bling with Red Heart Boutique Swanky. Read my interview with Tamara Kelly from Moogly!

X-Line Infinity Scarf (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @MazKwok: This pattern is convertible with button closures to transform it from a straight scarf into an infinity scarf.


Limitless Infinity Scarf (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @thehippyhooker: This easy peasy infinity scarf is made with medium (worsted) weight yarn.

Crochet Infinity Scarf Doris (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @Myhobbyiscroche: This pattern includes a photo tutorial for adding edging, and is both written and charted with stitch symbols.

Honolulu Button Scarflette (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @fiberflux: This lacy buttoned scarf pattern includes a link to a tutorial for making your own set of fabric covered buttons. Read my interview with Jennifer Dickerson from Fiber Flux!

Amazing Grace Infinity Scarf (photo 1), free crochet pattern by @BeaRyanDesigns: This is the eleventh pattern in the Amazing Grace series, devoted to raising breast cancer awareness, and is made with Cascade Yarns Pacific.

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#FlashbackFriday Crochet Link Blast 28: Grannies, Grannies, Everywhere!

Grannies, Grannies, Everywhere! Roundup of 15 free crochet patterns using granny squares, granny stripes, and granny ripples, curated by Underground Crafter.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.

I have a special place in my heart for the granny square, since it is one of the first patterns I learned to read! Today’s roundup includes 15 free crochet patterns using granny squares, granny stripes, and granny ripples.

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Grannies, Grannies, Everywhere! Roundup of 15 free crochet patterns using granny squares, granny stripes, and granny ripples, curated by Underground Crafter.Mod 9-Patch Blanket (photo 8), free crochet pattern by @ucrafter (that’s me): This quilt-inspired blanket pattern includes several variations on the classic granny square.

Tammy’s Granny Square Lapghan (photo 1), free crochet pattern by EyeLoveKnots: This pattern includes a link to the free solid granny square pattern, a tutorial for joining squares, and a layout diagram.

Granny Stitch Headband (photo 9), free crochet pattern by @COTCCrochet: This small project is a great intro to the “granny stitch.”


Granny Square Pillow (photo 15), free crochet pattern by @petalstopicots: This granny pillow is a great accent piece.

Not Granny’s Bangle Bracelet (photo 5), free crochet pattern by @SCCelinaLane: This pattern includes a tutorial and is crocheted with cotton thread.

Napa Valley Crocheted Wrap (photo 7), free crochet pattern by @fiberflux via @AllFreeCrochet: This granny square wrap is a great project for draping over your shoulders on a chilly night.
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Granny Square Pucker Purse (photo 6), free crochet pattern by @Marly_Bird: This bag uses plastic canvas to hold its shape.

Granny Stripe Boutique Bag (photo 11), free crochet pattern by @TangledHappy: This adorable bag can be adorned with the flower of your choice.

Owl Granny Square (photo 13), free crochet pattern by @RepeatCrafterMe: This is a fun variation on the traditional granny square.

ILC February 2016 BannersCamera Strap Cover (photo 3), free crochet pattern by @thehippyhooker: Show your love of crochet while taking pictures with this camera strap cover.

Ogunquit Granny (photo 10), free crochet pattern by @anastaciaknits: This variation of a granny square blanket is twice as wide as it is high and makes a great stashbuster.

Granny’s Slouch Hat (photo 4), free crochet pattern by @stitch11_corina: This slouchy hat pattern is also available in toddler and child sizes.

Granny Waistcoat (photo 12), free crochet pattern by @CCWJoanita: This vest pattern is available in XL – XXL sizes.

Granny Ripple (photo 14), free crochet pattern by @RescuedPaw: This stitch pattern includes a photo tutorial.

Granny Stitch Poncho (photo 2), free crochet pattern by @SwirlsSprinkles: This child’s poncho pattern can easily be adjusted to fit other sizes.

If you enjoyed this roundup, find more free crochet patterns for granny squares by clicking the image below!

#5FridayFreebies #Roundup of free #crochet patterns for 6" (15 cm) granny squares on Underground Crafter

#Crochet #TipsTuesday: How to Start (and Stock) a Handmade “Gift Closet”

How to Start (and Stock) a Handmade Gift Closet, with free pattern roundup | #Crochet #TipsTuesday on Underground CrafterIn January, the last thing on the mind of most crocheters (or knitters) is holiday gifts – unless, of course, they are still working on “I.O.U.” gifts from the previous year or are nursing repetitive stress injuries. But we all know that the holiday crafting season can creep up quickly, so why not start a handmade gift closet?

In this post, I share four tips for starting and stocking your own handmade gift closet, along with a free crochet pattern roundup to help get you started.

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But first, what’s a handmade gift closet?

Some of you may already have a “gift closet” hiding in your home. Unless you live in a big house, it’s unlikely to be the size of a closet, but you may have a drawer, a bag in the back of a cupboard, or some other spot where you stash potential last-minute gifts.

These may be gifts you’ve received and want to “re-gift,” inexpensive items you’ve bought on sale, or low-denomination gift cards. The gift closet is that place you dive into when you suddenly need a gift for someone outside of your inner circle of close family and friends and don’t have time to shop.

A handmade gift closet is similar – a stockpile of handmade gifts that are appropriate for a variety of recipients and occasions that you can dig into at the last minute and still come up with something special.


 

4 Tips for Starting and Stocking a Handmade Gift Closet (with a Free Crochet Pattern Roundup)

To start building your gift closet, think about the types of folks you are likely to need unexpected gifts for during the year.

Here are just a few examples…

  • As a young, single adult, you may be looking for unisex gifts for your peers and co-workers.
  • As a parent of a school age child, you may need occasional gifts for teachers or school staff, or for your child’s new friends.
  • If your friends and family all seem to be having babies, you’ll want to keep some newborn gifts around.
  • As a married couple, you might want to keep some host or hostess gifts on hand.

Think about your personal situation and decide what types of projects would be the best to keep in your gift closet.

Then, start making small projects that would be appropriate gifts.

Although I generally recommend customizing gifts for a particular recipient, gift closet items are best made more general so they can be used for a variety of occassions and people. Since gift closet projects are likely to go to people you don’t have a close relationship with, small projects and stashbusters are perfect because they are inexpensive and fast to make.

There are so many projects to choose from, so keep reading for a roundup of free crochet patterns to get you started!

Keep your projects visible.

It won’t help to have a gift closet stocked with gifts if you don’t know what’s available or can’t find things when you’re looking for a gift.

You can keep a list of projects that you cross off as you gift, or use a clear container to store your projects so you can see what’s inside easily.

Don’t make it a chore.

In my opinion, too many crocheters (and knitters) spend far too much time crocheting for others and not enough crocheting for themselves!

Give yourself permission to make projects for you (or projects that you love to make) most of the time, and perhaps one gift closet project a month. If you choose quick projects, it won’t cut too deeply into your crochet time and you’ll build a little inventory of homemade gifts in no time.
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Here are some pattern ideas to get you started on your own handmade gift closet!

How to Start (and Stock) a Handmade Gift Closet, with free pattern roundup | #Crochet #TipsTuesday on Underground Crafter

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