Crochet Pattern: Frosted Drawstring Pouch

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 18th, 2014 Be the first to comment
There are many reasons to have a small pouch on hand during this season. Fill it with a gift to give, decorate with it, or use it to put a few of your favorite Christmas CD’s to bring with you on trips, to name just a few. There is always something you can use a pouch for. The stitch used is called the Spike Cluster and works into many of the previous rows to give it the perfect flourish. Though it may look daunting it is truly an easy and fun stitch. So give it a try. You can’t have too many bags! Frosted Pouch

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Hey, Pal! If I Give You Crochet, Use It!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 17th, 2014 2 Comments

Sometimes crochet is precious. And often it is useful. In my opinion, even if it is precious, it should still be used.

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Crochet Pattern: Chevron Infinity Scarf

By Rachel Choi – December 15th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Here is a scarf pattern for the chevron lovers! This scarf is designed with a sharp, solid, chevron stitch pattern. The infinity scarf is a generous loop that can be worn flat, or wrapped around the neck two times to create a thick cowl look. Feel free to adjust the length of the scarf by adding or subtracting more rows as you see fit. Choose two or as many colors as desired to create the stripes.

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Crochet Pattern: Rustic Star Ornament

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 13th, 2014 5 Comments
There are many themes at Christmas, mostly with color. Berry red and Christmas tree green, often times mixed with white are a more average theme. Then there are candy-colored themes, neon palettes, and some royal colors like deep purple and chocolate brown. But my particular favorite is the old-fashioned theme of dark reds and greens, with some browns thereabouts. Gives you a feeling of cherished Christmases from the past. That’s the same feeling I wanted to capture while designing this pattern. Old and cherished. This star ornament was made with simple stitches and a rustic cotton yarn. Very easy and fun! Merry Christmas everyone! Rustic Star Ornament

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Crochet Pattern: Beaded Circle Pendant

By Candace – December 11th, 2014 Be the first to comment
From hoop earrings to bangles, even the simplest jewelry can help you stand out. This circle pendant makes a statement dangling from a delicate chain or string of beads, or you could make two and hang them from your ears. Use contrasting seed beads for a second pop of color. crochet_beaded_circle_pendant

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Your First Crochet Design

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 9th, 2014 15 Comments

Hello, Crochet Spotters! Welcome to your first crochet design! Yes, I said your crochet design. Did that statement strike fear into your heart? Are you incredulous? Or excited?

Crochet pattern designers get a lot of respect from fellow yarn crafters. There is something impressive about knowing that someone has the creativity, knowledge, and skills to create something and put it out into the world. Although I haven’t yet designed here on Crochet Spot, I do have a pattern that is published in a popular crochet book and another that has been accepted for publication. When sharing that news with my yarn crafting friends, I’ve generally gotten one of two reactions – either “I could never do that” or “Hm. Maybe I could do that.”

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Some people take to crochet design like a fish to water and others feel like a fish out of water when the topic of their possibly designing something comes up. I am here to tell you that all the little fishies can play in the pond. If you’ve crocheted, you are already a sort of designer. :)
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Crochet Pattern: Winter Solstice Throw

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 7th, 2014 Be the first to comment
When the cold season blows in we begin getting out the winter blankets and decorations. At my house, the tablecloth is changed from the autumn red to winter blue and adorned with snowflake placemats and a handpainted candle holder. Normally, we leave the autumn couch throw until spring but this year I am introducing this new afghan to the room. It has a wide range of blue tones from the yarn to the embroidered snowflakes, an exciting technique for the stripes, and tassels for the finishing touch. I had a lot of fun designing this throw and I’m hoping you will have just as much making it! 1.Winter Solstice Throw

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Give Crochet Gifts You Do Not Have to Crochet!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 6th, 2014 1 Comment

Time’s a-ticking, people, and we’re careening our way toward the new year without slowing down. Now take a look at your gift-making list… Are you panicked yet?

Breathe. There are times when we all bite off a little more than we can chew. I’m here to tell you that you can still incorporate crochet into your gift giving without actually having to do the crocheting! Sounds great, right? Time’s a-ticking, so let’s go!
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Crochet Pattern: Mini Wreath

By Candace – December 4th, 2014 5 Comments
Get festive with mini wreaths to decorate around the house. These cute little bits of holiday fun can be used all over, even as a replacement for bows on gifts as an extra special touch. Decorate them however you want–with yarn, ribbon, beads, and other fun accents–the possibilities are endless! crochet_mini_wreath

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Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Paintings

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 2nd, 2014 7 Comments

Hey, Crochet Spotters! Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my favorite crocheters and designers, Twinkie Chan! Twinkie Chan is a celebrated crochet designer who has created her niche by crocheting all things delicious and wearable! If you see someone wearing a pizza scarf, it’s most likely her design.

I’ve been following Twinkie since 2010 and I’ve learned that there are many exciting aspects to her career. She has been a successful seller on eBay, Etsy, and at craft fairs. She’s authored a popular pattern book and has another one in the works. She did a series of patterns for Michael’s and is currently featured on the website as a “Celebrity Crafter.” No doubt, all of this success is due to talent, focus, a lot of hard work.

One of the things I most admire about her is her focus within a well-defined niche. She’s really intent on creating adorable, food-related, crocheted wearables and items for adults. While that may perhaps sound somewhat limiting, it’s amazing to see how creative she gets within that category. One of the more surprising and certainly delightful works she has shared on her blog is a crocheted painting.
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