Stitch-Story aka Shelby Allaho. This blog features the 'life and times' of a crochet designer.
You'll find a number of different techniques on her blog. I enjoy the blending of fabric and crochet featured in her Paris Belt Tutorial.
She has a number of free designs for you to choose from and you will definitely learn something new when you visit her blog. I love challenging the norms in crochet.
Be sure to visit her blog, comment on her recent post, follow her on Pinterest, Ravelry and where ever she is online. Let's create a strong crochet community.