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Announcing the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-long 2016 edition!

Announcing the Holiday Stashdown crochet-a-long 2016! #HolidayStashdownCAL2016I’m excited to announce that we’ll be continuing the Holiday Stashdown CAL for 2016!

I’ve teamed up with 19 other crochet designers to share 24 free crochet patterns for holiday gift and decoration projects with you.

Each pattern will be a one-skein project, or a stashbuster/scrappy project, so you can work from your own existing yarn stash to make a great holiday gift. (If you’d like to go ahead and buy some yarn just for the project, that’s ok, too! We love yarn as much as you do!)

How the Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 works

From January through August, we’ll share a new free crochet pattern on the second Monday of each month. In September, we’ll launch into full holiday crafting mode, and new patterns will be shared every Monday through December 19, 2016.


How to join the Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016

  • You can join in by crocheting each of the patterns as you have time.
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #HolidayStashdownCAL2016 on all social media.
  • Chat with other crocheters in our Facebook and Ravelry groups.
  • By the end of the crochet-a-long, you’ll have 24 great gifts for the holiday season.

Shop warehouse clearance deals, yarn, and crochet and knitting patterns at LeisureArts.com.

Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 schedule

Be sure to visit and follow the participating designers so you can get first notification of new patterns!

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Holiday Stashdown CAL 2016 giveaways!

After doing all of this holiday crafting, you deserve a gift, too, so we’ll be organizing giveaways throughout the CAL. Enter by sharing your completed project photos. More details will be announced as each pattern is released.

Will you be joining the Holiday Stashdown CAL? Head over to our Facebook and Ravelry groups to pick up blog and project badges you can use!

Free Tapestry Crochet Pattern Roundup

Tapestry crochet roundup of 15 free patterns by Underground Crafter
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.

This post contains affiliate links.

Today I’m sharing a roundup of 15 great free tapestry crochet patterns. If you’re new to tapestry crochet, don’t forget to check out my roundup of free beginner tapestry crochet tutorials here. All photos are used with permission and are copyright the respective designer.

A Perrrrfectly Wonderful Tapestry Crochet Kitty Bag by Carol Ventura on Tapestry Crochet. (Check out my interview with Carol here!)

Barbie Colorblock Mod Sheath Dress by Dez Alyxander on Hub Pages.

Crochet Yoga Bag by Hanri Shaw on Yoga Hound.

Fair Isle Fingerless Mitts by Yarnspirations.

Heart Sampler Baby Afghan by Amy Solovay on About.com.

Heart-Throb Tote by Wolf Crochet - free tapestry crochet pattern roundup on Underground Crafter

Heart-Throb Tote by Carol Wolf at Wolf Crochet. (Please note Carol has stopped blogging and is no longer providing pattern support.)

Rainbow Burst Tote by Lion Brand Yarn.

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Spiraling into Spring March Mystery 9″/12″ Afghan Block Square by Margaret MacInnis.

Tapestry Crochet Small Triangles by De Estraperlo, roundup of 15 free tapestry crochet patterns on Underground Crafter

Tapestry Crochet Small Triangles by De Estraperlo (in English and Spanish, with a color chart).

There are also many really great paid tapestry crochet patterns available. Some of my favorites are by Liz McQueen and Kim from Lakeside Loops. (Spoiler alert: I’ll be sharing interviews with both of these ladies on the blog next week!)

The Graph Beanie by Liz McQueen of Playin' Hooky Designs, roundup of tapestry crochet patterns on Underground Crafter

The Graph Beanie by Liz McQueen of Playin’ Hooky Designs. This paid pattern comes with a tutorial and 1 free graph of your choice.

Dylan Deer Silhouette by Lakeside Loops, tapestry crochet pattern roundup on Underground Crafter

Dylan Deer Silhouette Hat, a paid tapestry crochet pattern by Kim from Lakeside Loops.

And, if you’re interested in tapestry crochet graphghan design, check out these free blog posts!

Meet Sarah Chapman, a Graphghan Expert, and learn about tapestry crochet by Crochet Chiq.


If you enjoyed these patterns, check out my Tapestry Crochet board on Pinterest!

Follow Underground Crafter’s board Tapestry Crochet on Pinterest.

Underground Crafter around the web!

Apparently, this is going to be a very exciting week for me and Underground Crafter!

Yesterday, I was the featured designer on Posh Pooch Designs. You can read my mini interview with Sara Sach here.

And, Lindsay Lewchuk from Knit Eco Chic shared an interview with me here!

Yarn Thing Marly Bird

But wait, there’s more! Tomorrow, Thursday, February 12, 2015, I will be on Marly Bird‘s Yarn Thing podcast! You can listen in live at 9 a.m. PT/10 a.m. MT/11 a.m. CT/noon ET here for your chance to win some fun prizes. And, if you miss out on the live interview, check back later on the link for the recording.