Crochet Pattern: Jungle Rhythm Baby Blanket

By Amy – July 2nd, 2015 Be the first to comment
Designing a new baby blanket is a lot of fun. I like to customize them specifically for the little one that is going to receive it. I created this one with my little niece in mind — bright colors to catch her eye, soft to the touch but with lots of texture. Normally, I design them in neutral colors in case the mother would like to use it for multiple children, or if the parents do not yet know the gender of the child. Whichever you choose to do, I hope you enjoy making this blanket. I can guarantee the recipient of yours will be just as pleased as my niece will be with the one I made! Jungle Rhythm Baby Blanket

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20 Great Crochet Patterns for the College-Bound

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Did your eyes well up with tears this past month as you watched someone special walk across the stage and receive a high school diploma? The college years are a very special time in someone’s life. I remember when my mom dropped me off at the residence hall with all my stuff. She came running back in to make sure I had a quarter for a phone call. (Yes, I’m dating myself, but I don’t care! It was the 1990s!)

It was during my college years that I learned how to make a space like home and uniquely my own. I missed my family quite a bit but I was comforted by the things that reminded me of home and family. Why not send your child/friend/family member off to college with something special and crocheted especially for them by you!

Photos via flickr by South Hadley Historical Society, Katie Peek, and Erin. License

Photos via flickr by South Hadley Historical Society, Katie Peek, and Erin. License





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Crochet Pattern: Square Scrubbie Set

By Rachel Choi – June 27th, 2015 Be the first to comment
These multipurpose scrubbies are great to have on hand. Use them as a dishcloth to scrub your dishes, clean your counter tops, stove, and all areas of your house. You can also use them as washcloths for kids or adults while bathing. Toss them in your washing machine when they get too dirty so that you can reuse them again and again. The small squares fit great in the palm of your hand, but if you want a larger or smaller size the scrubbies can easily be adjusting by following the instructions within the pattern. Each scrubbie has a loop at its corner so that it can easily be hung to dry. crochet square scrubbie set

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Crochet Pattern: Frilled Doll Apron

By Amy – June 25th, 2015 1 Comment
Do you remember those lovely, untouchable dolls? The ones with the tight curls, powdered cheeks, bright eyes, and old-fashioned wardrobe? I received my very own porcelain doll as a gift one year and on occasion I couldn’t resist taking her out to straighten her hair or dress. What attracted me most to these delicate dolls was their old-fashioned outfits made of satin and lace frills. This dolls apron brings back the old days where an apron was a must for cooking and cleaning of any kind. Made with light weight yarn and using simple crochet techniques, you can work this apron up in a jiffy. Frilly Doll Apron

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How to Calculate the Length of Yarn by Weight

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 23rd, 2015 6 Comments

Have you ever wondered how much yarn you have left to go in your skein? How about how much yarn you’ve used in your finished project? I didn’t realize this when I first started crocheting, but it is possible to know the length of yarn used or how much yarn is left in a skein without taking out a yard stick. All you need is some information and a kitchen scale.

How to Calculate Yarn Length by Weight a Tutorial by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread 5
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Crochet Pattern: Striped Top Hat (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – June 20th, 2015 1 Comment
This novelty, striped, stove top hat can be crocheted in 5 different sizes: baby, toddler, child, adult, and large adult size. Crochet this big, fun hat to wear to a party. Or Crochet this hat in your school colors or sports team colors to show your spirit. This tall top hat would also be great as apart of a Halloween costume, such as Dr. Seuss or Uncle Sam. The hat is crocheted in one piece from the top down. It can be adjusted to be as tall or short as desired and have thicker or thinner stripes.

crochet striped top hat

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Crochet Pattern: Dish Soap Apron

By Amy – June 18th, 2015 2 Comments
Here is a crochet pattern requested by a Crochet Spot reader! Why should crocheting for the kitchen stop with towels and wash rags? Customize your soap bottles too! This dish soap apron is rather simple and easy to make. I used a cotton yarn, which is always a good idea for the kitchen, and began with some simple designs. If your favorite kitchen soap happens to be a little shorter than this one, simply leave off a few rows at the beginning. I hope you enjoy it! Dish Soap Apron

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How to Make Crochet Flip Flops

By Candace – June 16th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Flip flops are pretty much the unofficial footwear of summer. If I’m not at work, you can probably find me wearing one of the many pairs from my colorful collection. Unfortunately, the straps and toe pieces of flip flops can be irritating.

Replacing the original straps work both as a remedy for this problem and as a way to make your flip flops unique. With crochet straps, you have a wide range of possibilities. Maybe you’re fine with a simple single crochet strap or maybe you’ll use a lace edging pattern with your favorite color base. The choice is yours!
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Crochet Pattern: 3 Light Weight Baby Mittens

By Rachel Choi – June 14th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Crochet a set of baby mittens to help with scratching or to give a little extra warmth to the hands. This light weight set is a great alternative to traditional crochet baby mittens, which may be too thick and hot. Thumb-less baby mittens are easy and fast to crochet. These simple patterns can be crocheted in a variety of boy and girl colors to add to a baby’s wardrobe. The mittens are crocheted in the round and elastic is crocheted into the mittens at the cuffs so that the mittens will stay on when baby arms are wiggling. crochet light baby mittens

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Finish in ’15 Contest – New Prizes! Free Yarn! Enter Now!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 12th, 2015 3 Comments

Heeeeyyyyy! Remember how we started this cool contest all about finishing our WIPs and UFOs in 2015? Remember, it wasn’t a resolution, it was a CHALLENGE! And like all good challenges, there are rewards. And guess what? The rewards get better as we go along! Read on, ’cause this is BIG & involves FREE YARN!

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