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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Home Decor | Macrame

DIY Boho Macrame Wall Hanging with Tassels (Free Pattern!)

Learn how to make a beautiful boho macrame piece to adorn your living room walls in today’s free step by step pattern and video tutorial! Want to remember this? Post this DIY Boho Macrame Wall Hanging tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! Lately I’ve been wanting to make more macrame wall hangings that don’t use …

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Crochet | Holidays | Home Decor

Cutest Crochet Pumpkin Free Pattern (Tutorial + Video!)

Learn how to make an adorable and realistic crochet pumpkin in this step by step free crochet pattern and tutorial! Want to remember this? Post this Crochet Pumpkin tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! Every year I see lots of super cute crochet pumpkins on Instagram or Pinterest, and I finally decided to sit down …

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Home Decor | Macrame

Easy & Colorful Macrame Wall Hanging (Free Pattern and Tutorial!)

Learn how to make this colorful and simple macrame piece that will look perfect in your living room with this step-by-step tutorial and video! Want to remember this? Post this Colorful Macrame Wall Hanging tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! This macrame pattern is a very beginner friendly home decor project that uses a few …

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Knitting | Loom Knitting

How to Loom Knit a Cozy Striped Hat (For Beginners!)

There’s nothing cozier than a handmade knitted hat, and it’s so simple to make one using a round knitting loom! Want to remember this? Post this Striped Loom Knit Hat tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! This loom knit hat pattern is for a slightly slouchy, striped hat with some fun texture thanks to switching …

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Home Decor | Macrame

Boho DIY Macrame Chandelier (Free Pattern & Video!)

Learn how to make your own beautiful macrame chandelier in this step by step pattern and video tutorial! Want to remember this? Post this DIY Macrame Chandelier tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! Several months ago I picked up this IKEA pendant light fixture with the intention of making a macrame lampshade to go along …

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Knitting | Loom Knitting

Easy Fingerless Gloves on a Knitting Loom (Free Pattern!)

Learn how to make a super easy pair of loom knit fingerless mittens in this step by step free pattern and video tutorial! Want to remember this? Post this Knitting Loom Fingerless Gloves tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! Don’t you just love a nice cozy pair of fingerless mitts when the weather starts to …

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Crochet

Easy Striped Crochet Bucket Hat (Free Pattern & Video!)

If you’re looking for some cute free crochet bucket hat patterns, I’ve got the perfect pattern for you! This easy crochet bucket hat pattern is super beginner friendly and uses basic crochet stitches. I’ll walk you through the whole process step by step with photo tutorials and a video down below. Want to remember this? Post …

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