About Me

a picture of Crystal Martin from Marching North holding gold and teal yarn and smiling

Hi and welcome!  My name is Crystal and I’m a stay-at-home mom to three amazing kids, wife to my handsome hubby, INFJ, creator, maker, graphic designer, blogger, and YouTuber

I’ve always been craft-obsessed and I’m constantly finding new creative hobbies to try.  I have all of this crafty knowledge in my head and I want to share it with you! 

When you’re first trying to learn a craft, it’s really frustrating if the instructions you find aren’t clear and easy to understand. 

I’ve struggled with that over the years (especially as an extremely visual and ADD person) and I want to create a source of straightforward craft tutorials and inspiration here on Marching North.

If you’re a visual learner and you like things to be explained in a straightforward, easy to follow manner, you’re in the right place!

On my site, you’ll find lots of helpful information for beginners and beyond about crochet, macrame, punch needle, and other fun crafts & DIY’s.

I know how hard it can be to find time for crafts, and I want to make it as quick and easy as possible for you to find everything you need for your creative endeavors. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Make yourself at home!


Here are some recent posts to check out:

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Macrame

How to Make a 2 Color Macrame Square Knot Bracelet (Reversible!)

Learn how to make these easy DIY macrame friendship bracelets with two colors in today’s step by step written and video tutorial for beginners! Want to remember this? Post this 2 Color Macrame Bracelet tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! This bracelet features an adjustable closure so you can easily take it off and put …

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Crochet

Free Crochet Towel Holder Pattern (with Video!)

Learn how to crochet this beautiful and useful hanging ring towel holder that loops right over your oven handle in today’s free crochet pattern, photo tutorial, and step by step video! Want to remember this? Post this Crochet Towel Holder tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! I love practical projects, and this easy crochet towel …

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Macrame

DIY Macrame Towel Hanger (Free Pattern & Video!)

Learn how to make a handy macrame towel hanger in this free macrame pattern with step-by-step instructions and video! Want to remember this? Post this Macrame Towel Hanger tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! If you’re like me, you can never have enough kitchen towels when you’re cooking or baking. Especially if you have a …

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Circular Knitting Machine | Knitting

Free Twisted Knitting Machine Headband Pattern (Sentro, Jamit, or Addi)

Learn how to make a cute, cozy and EASY twisted headband on your circular knitting machine in this step by step written pattern and video tutorial! Want to remember this? Post this Twisted Knitting Machine Headband tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! Knitting machines are awesome for things like beanies, ear warmers and headbands because …

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Loom Knitting

Free Loom Knit Headband Pattern (Crossed Ear Warmer!)

Learn how to make a super cozy and warm loom knit headband ear warmer in this free pattern, step by step tutorial and video! Want to remember this? Post this Loom Knit Headband tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! Ear warmers are the perfect accessory to keep your ears cozy during the winter months while …

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