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Crochet Groundhog Pattern Roundup

With New York City under a blanket of snow from Winter Storm Juno, I’m trying to remain hopeful about a cloudy Groundhog Day next week. Crocheting a groundhog seems like the best way to woo spring, so today I’m sharing a roundup of my favorite groundhog patterns.

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1) A little groundhog amigurumi by Tea, Love, Crochet. This little critter is made with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. I love the teeth and the expression!

2) Groundhog on Yarnspirations. This groundhog is crocheted with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream. I love the little legs.
3) If you’d like a bit more support, try out the Happy Groundhog Day pattern with photo tutorial on Genuine Mudpie. I love how this dude seems to be dancing.

4) (Not pictured) And, although it isn’t free, I think Stacey Trock‘s Amigurumi Phil the Groundhog is just adorable!

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If you like this roundup, you may enjoy my Amigurumi – Crochet board on Pinterest!

National Hat Day – Roundup of 10 free crochet patterns for women!

National Hat Day, roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns by Underground Crafter

You didn’t think I’d forget the ladies, did you? After sharing my roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men in celebration of National Hat Day, I took the time to pull together a roundup of some of my favorite free crochet hat patterns for women. I hope you are enjoying National Hat Day in style by wearing your own crochet creations or with hook in hand!

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Sea Breeze Summer Slouch by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite at Cre8tion Crochet: This beautiful hat is made with a reclaimed silk yarn, and Lorene has designed a matching Sea Breeze Summer Cowl (also free). Though it’s not summer where I am, perhaps it is where you are – or maybe you just want to get an early start on a lovely accessory.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Sea Breeze Summer Slouch by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite. Image (c) Lorene Haythorn Eppolite/Crea8tion Crochet.

Riptide Slouch Hat by Candy from Meladora’s Creations: Candy includes a written pattern along with right-handed and left-handed video tutorials, and progress photos to help you crochet this comfy slouchy.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Riptide Slouch Hat by Meladora’s Creations. Image (c) Meladora’s Creations.

Yarn Stash Busting Hat by Sara Sach at Posh Pooch Designs: If you’re like most crocheters, you have a ton of oddballs leftover from bigger projects. Why not put them to good use and crochet this hat?

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Yarn Stash Busting Hat by Sara Sach. Image (c) Sara Sach/Posh Pooch Designs.

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie by Elena Hunt at Beatrice Ryan Designs: This hat pattern includes instructions for both solid and striped versions. Elena wrote this pattern as part of a series raising awareness of breast cancer in memory of her friend. She invites you to make an extra hat to donate to anyone suffering from or recovering from cancer.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie by Beatrice Ryan Designs. Image (c) Beatrice Ryan Designs.

Sandy Slouch Hat by Rebecca Langford at Little Monkeys Crochet: You can pair this awesome slouchy hat with the Eggnog Cowl, a free, matching cowl pattern.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Sandy Slouch Hat by Rebecca Langford. Image (c) Little Monkeys Crochet.

Mystic Beanie by Kathy Lashley at ELK Studio: Kathy shares the pattern for a solid version of this hat, along with notes for changing it to a striped version. She also has several pictures showing variations that will really get your creative energy flowing.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Mystic Beanie by Kathy Lashley. Image (c) Kathy Lashley/ELK Studio.

Curtis Visor by Clare Sullivan at BobWilson123: This is super femme version of a visor would be great for an active lady. In addition to the video tutorial, you can also download a print version of the pattern here.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Curtis Visor by Clare Sullivan. Image (c) Clare Sullivan/BobWilson123.

Slouchy Beanie by Kristin Omdahl on Styled by Kristin: This beanie is a one-skein project made with a sport weight yarn. Kristin includes an all crochet option as well as a variation with a knit brim in the pattern.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Slouchy Beanie by Kristin Omdahl. Image (c) Kristin Omdahl.

Miss Nancy Not Knit Hat by Debi Dearest on Dearest Debi: This mock knit hat can be made as a slouchy (or shorter, to keep it a one-skein project) using bulky yarn. Debi links to a video tutorial for a special stitch technique.

Roundup of 10 free crochet hat patterns for women on Underground Crafter blog

Miss Nancy Not Knit Hat by Dearest Debi. Image (c) Debi Dearest.

And last, but definitely not least, is the Chevrons and Stripes Slouchy Hat by me. (Add it to your Ravelry favorites or queue here.) This is another great stashbuster. The sample is in three colors, but you can use more or less depending on the scraps you have on hand. The clusters form chevrons, which is my favorite part of the design.

Chevrons and Stripes Slouchy Hat, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

Chevrons and Stripes Slouchy Hat by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter.

If you enjoyed this roundup, you may like my Crochet Accessories for Women board on Pinterest!

 

National Hat Day – Roundup of 7 free crochet hat patterns for men!

Did you know that January 15 is National Hat Day? Though I love crocheting hats, I’ve sometimes struggled to find the perfect designs for the men in my life (who tend to be a bit fussier about hats than the ladies I know).

To celebrate National Hat Day, I’m sharing a roundup of 7 awesome free crochet patterns that would be great for the men in your life!

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National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

1) The Raised Stripes Hat by Jessie Rayot of Jessie at Home is a great unisex hat that cat be styled in several ways. The pattern is available in 5 sizes from toddler to adult large. Jessie also includes both photo and video tutorials for special stitches and techniques used in the pattern.

National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

Raised Stripes Hat, free crochet pattern by Jessie Rayot. Image (c) Jessie Rayot/Jessie at Home.

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2) The Go Like a Pro Beanie by Heidi Yates from Snappy Tots is a great hat for an outdoors lover. In addition to the fun mohawk design and the cozy earflaps, Heidi has also included an optional way to accommodate a GoPro camera with a GoPro Head Strap Mount. The pattern is available in both child and adult sizes and includes pictures to guide you through the placement for the GoPro opening.

National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

Go Like a Pro Beanie, free crochet pattern by Heidi Yates. Image (c) Heidi Yates/Snappy Tots.

3) The Northern Stripes Beanie by Maria Bittner at Pattern Paradise is a straightforward striped beanie pattern (low on the fussiness scale!) in both child and adult sizes.

National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

Northern Stripes Beanie, free crochet pattern by Maria Bittner. Image (c) Maria Bittner/Pattern Paradise.

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4) The Daniel hat by DROPS Design is a striped hat with a narrow brim. (Also low on the fussiness scale.)

National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

Daniel, free crochet hat pattern by DROPS Design. Image (c) DROPS Design.

5) Feldberg is a three color striped hat by the Schachenmayr My Mountain Design Team. This is a quick and easy pattern that you could make just before a trip outdoors.

National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

Feldberg, free crochet pattern by Schachenmayr My Mountain Design Team. Image (c) Schachenmayr/Coats & Clark.

Love crocheting hats? Check out this Craftsy class: 

Crocheting in the Round: Mix & Match Hats (with Stacey Trock)

6) The Jacob’s Ladder Hat by Clare Sullivan of BobWilson123 is a video tutorial for a great unisex hat. (You can download the print version of the free pattern, along with a photo tutorial, from this page.) I

National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

Jacob’s Ladder Hat with optional brim, free crochet pattern by Clare Sullivan. Image (c) Clare Sullivan/BobWilson123.

7) And last, but definitely not least, is the Hounds Tooth Hat by Kathy Lashley at ELK Studio. This pattern is also striped but with the classic look of houndstooth.

National Hat Day roundup of 7 free crochet patterns for men on Underground Crafter

Hounds Tooth Hat, free crochet pattern by Kathy Lashley. Image (c) Kathy Lashley/ELK Studio.

If you enjoyed this roundup, you may enjoy my Crochet for Men and Crochet Headwear boards on Pinterest.

Dress Up Your Pet Day 2015 – Roundup of 10 free crochet patterns!

Dress Up Your Pet Day 2015, free crochet patterns for pets, roundup on Underground CrafterDid you know that January 14 is Dress Up Your Pet Day? Other than a failed attempt to photograph my cats in tiny Santa hats years ago, I haven’t had much success dressing my cats. I do have the honor of dressing my mom’s dog in her winter coat when I dog sit, though.

To celebrate Dress Up Your Pet Day, I’m sharing a roundup of 10 awesome free crochet patterns!

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1) I love the Doggie Tutu by Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs! Sara includes a great tutorial for measuring your dog correctly, and the pattern is customizable to any size dog.

Doggie Tutu, free crochet pattern. Image (c) Sara Sach/Posh Pooch Designs.

Doggie Tutu, free crochet pattern. Image (c) Sara Sach/Posh Pooch Designs.

2) The Doggie Shrug by Molly Mahoney is another cute pattern for your favorite female dog. The flower embellishment is adorable! This one is available in three sizes.

Doggie Shrug, free crochet pattern by Molly Mahoney. Image (c) Red Heart/Coats & Clark.

Doggie Shrug, free crochet pattern by Molly Mahoney. Image (c) Red Heart/Coats & Clark.

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3) The Rigby Scarf by Sincerely Pam is a cute kerchief available in 5 doggie sizes. It’s easy to adjust it to a larger (human) size if you’d like to match your furry friend on your next walk.

Rigby Scarf, free crochet pattern by Sincerely Pam. Image (c) Pamela Dajczak.

Rigby Scarf, free crochet pattern by Sincerely Pam. Image (c) Pamela Dajczak.

4) Stitch 11‘s Size Small Dog Sweater is a classic style that will suit even the most traditionally dressed dogs. Corina also has an extra small version available here.

Size Small Dog Sweater, free crochet pattern by Stitch 11. Image (c) Stitch 11.

Size Small Dog Sweater, free crochet pattern by Stitch 11. Image (c) Stitch 11.

5) If, by chance, you have a Saint Bernard, s/he should definitely accessorize with Jennifer Gregory‘s crochet Whisky Barrel Pouch for Saint Bernard dogs. The pattern includes helpful tutorial photos to assist with assembly.

Whisky Barrel Pouch for Saint Bernard Dogs, free crochet pattern by Jennifer Gregory. Image (c) Niftynnifer's Crochet & Crafts.

Whisky Barrel Pouch for Saint Bernard Dogs, free crochet pattern by Jennifer Gregory. Image (c) Niftynnifer’s Crochet & Crafts.

6) The Shell Stitch Cowl by Manda Lynn’s Crochet Treasures is a great winter accessory available in 5 sizes.

Shell Stitch Cowl for Pup, free crochet pattern by Manda Lynn's Crochet Treasures. Image (c) Manda Lynn.

Shell Stitch Cowl for Pup, free crochet pattern by Manda Lynn’s Crochet Treasures. Image (c) Manda Lynn.

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7) If you want a solid color cowl, check out Sara Sach‘s Cable Stitch Dog Cowl with Buttons. As a button fanatic, this is definitely one of my favorites. This is also a great small project to try crochet cables!

Cable Stitch Dog Cowl with Buttons, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach. Image (c) Posh Pooch Designs.

Cable Stitch Dog Cowl with Buttons, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach. Image (c) Posh Pooch Designs.

8) Sara Sach shares another tutorial in her Small Dog Shrug. She demonstrates how to measure your dog so you can customize the shrug to a larger size.

Small Dog Shrug, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach. Image (c) Posh Pooch Designs.

Small Dog Shrug, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach. Image (c) Posh Pooch Designs.

9) And, if you’re looking for a more old school cowl, try Sara Sach‘s Retro Collar. This would be a great stashbuster to use up scraps from larger projects.

Retro Collar, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach. Image (c) Posh Pooch Designs.

Retro Collar, free crochet pattern by Sara Sach. Image (c) Posh Pooch Designs.

10) Last, but certainly not least, is this cute dress from Manda Lynn. The Chihuahua Angel Wing Pinafore Dress makes a lovely outfit for your small lady dog.

Chihuahua Dress by Manda Lynn's Crochet Treasures. Image (c) Manda Lynn.

Chihuahua Angel Wing Pinafore Dress by Manda Lynn’s Crochet Treasures. Image (c) Manda Lynn.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup! You can find more crochet and knit patterns for pets on my Pinterest board!

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What projects have you crocheted or knit for your pets?

January, 2015 Crochet Specialty of the Month: Intermeshing Crochet

Underground Crafter's Crochet Specialty of the Month: January 2015 intermeshing crochet

Welcome to my themed blog series, Crochet Specialty of the Month! Each month in 2015, I’ll feature a specialized crochet technique, stitch pattern, or project type through several posts.

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I first became familiar with intermeshing crochet through Tanis Galik‘s 2010 book, Interlocking Crochet: 80 Original Stitch Patterns Plus Techniques and Projects. (I shared a mini review of the book in this post of reviews of over 20 crochet stitch guides.)

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An intermeshing swatch from 2012. While watching tv, I switched directions :(.

So, what is intermeshing crochet anyway?

Intermeshing is a technique where you crochet two separate pieces of filet crochet simultaneously. The layers are interwoven as you alternate between the pieces, creating a reversible fabric that is cozy. This technique goes by many names, including interlocking, intermeshing, intermesh, and double filet crochet.

What’s special about intermeshing crochet?

It creates a reversible fabric where there is no “wrong” side, you can create seemingly complex colorwork while using just one color in each row, and you use variations of two basic crochet stitches (the chain the US double/UK treble crochet), so you don’t need advanced skills to try it.

To see examples, check out my growing Intermeshing Crochet Pinterest board!

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Free Intermeshing Crochet Tutorials for Beginners Roundup

Roundup of free crochet intermeshing tutorials for beginners on Underground Crafter

It isn’t that easy to find intermeshing tutorials for free online, but doesn’t that make it more exciting? Here are my four favorite beginner intermeshing tutorials (shown from left to right above).

Sylvia Cosh and James Walters seem to have popularized this technique through their many workshops. Their website has many great workshop handouts, including the downloadable PDF, “Intermeshing – Double Filet Basics” (along with a beginner project, “Intermeshing – Double Filet Neckpurse”). You can opt to download in US or UK terminology.

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Niccupp Crochet has a photo tutorial Beginner’s Guide to Interlock Crochet, along with a simple beginner project: her free ZigZagging Hot Pad pattern.

Un poquito de todo is a Spanish-language blog with a photo tutorial here. The pictures are pretty clear and with the Google translate enabled, most English-language readers should be able to follow along. (Tip: Avoid clicking the English link at the bottom. It goes to a different blog with a lot of pop ups and possible malware.)

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And, finally, Tanis Galik has a video tutorial series on YouTube to accompany her book. Start with Interlocking Crochet: An Introduction and take it from there.

I hope you enjoyed this post! I’ll be back later this month to share more intermeshing crochet fun!

Have you tried intermeshing crochet? If not, do you plan to try it now?