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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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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Giant Continuous Granny Square Blanket Pattern (with Video!)
Crochet

Giant Continuous Granny Square Blanket Pattern (with Video!)

This continuous granny square blanket is quick and easy to work up and a great pattern for beginners! Learn how to make your own colorful chunky crochet blanket in this step by step free crochet pattern and video tutorial. Want to remember this? Post this free Continuous Granny Square Blanket Pattern to your favorite Crochet Pinterest …

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Crochet

How to Join Granny Squares with the Continuous Join As You Go Method (CJAYGO)

Learn how to join granny squares with a continuous final round in this step by step photo tutorial and video! Want to remember this? Post this How to Join Granny Squares with CJAYGO tutorial to your favorite DIY Pinterest board! There are so many different joining methods for crochet granny squares. You’ve got the whip stitch …

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