Crochet Pattern: Hex Flower Coaster

By Candace – April 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Floral patterns are fun whether they’re created with colors, lace, or relief stitches. This coaster pattern uses stitches worked around posts to create a textured six-petal flower. The coaster is quick to make once you have a handle on posts stitches and increasing stitches. Crochet a bunch of these flower coasters in a variety of colors for a fun looking collection. crochet_hex_flower_coaster

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Crochet Pattern: Lacy Tunisian Bookmark

By Candace – April 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment
Are you ready to try something a little different with Tunisian Crochet? Try this bookmark to get used to working tall stitches in a different way. You will need to be familiar with Tunisian crochet from the setup/Tunisian simple stitch to the Tunisian knit stitch and the Tunisian treble crochet. crochet_lacy_tunisian_bookmark

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10 Ways to Increase Your Yarn Stash

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 21st, 2015 Be the first to comment

I have come to realize, through griping about my crazy & out of control stash, that some Crochet Spotters may want a large stash. I also have come to realize that since buying yarn can be expensive, I should share some of the great thrifty tips that have helped me to amass such a vibrant & (well, now getting under control) stash.

Yarn is lovely and I am obsessed. That means that I budget for yarn each and every month. Through careful budgeting, shopping, and swapping, I have amassed quite a stash. It has taken me a long time to accumulate it! Truth be told, I am a very thrifty person. I have to be. Yet I still have yarn. If you want to amass an enormous stash, maybe these tips can help!

Photo modified from Jaydot via flickr.  License

Photo modified from Jaydot via flickr. License


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Crochet Pattern: Mesh Bolero (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – April 19th, 2015 Be the first to comment
The mesh bolero is light weight and great for spring, fall and even summer weather. Dress it up by layering it over a cute dress, or wear it everyday with a tank top. The bolero is crocheted from the top down with no sewing required! It can be made in 9 different sizes from X-Small to 5X. Try it on as you go to ensure the proper fit. The bolero is intended to have a tight fit, but if a looser fit is desired simply crochet the next size up. As an adjustable top, you can make the sleeves as long or short as you like to create short sleeves or long sleeves. You can also lengthen or shorten the body. crochet mesh bolero

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Finish in ’15 Second Quarter Entries

By Rachel Choi – April 18th, 2015 1 Comment

Are you participating in the Finish in ’15 Year Long WIP/UFO Challenge? All are welcomed to join at anytime! This contest is a fun event to help get your projects completed. In this post are all the photos submitted by readers so far for the second quarter of the challenge. Remember there will be a winner every 3 months and each photo you submit counts as an entry!

Join the contest by emailing your photos to [email protected]
Your photos can be any WIP (work in progress) you have on your hook at the moment, any item you just finished, any UFO (unfinished object) that’s been sitting around your house, any item that you “frogged” (ripped out to reuse the yarn for something else). Submit as many photos are you like, each crochet item you submit counts as another entry!

Here are the photos submitted via email so far…

I love the rainbow of colors in Lynn's work.

I love the rainbow of colors in Lynn’s work.

Vicki just finished crocheting this gorgeous doily.

Vicki just finished crocheting this gorgeous doily.

Here is Faiza's finished crochet project in pink.

Here is Faiza’s finished crochet project in pink.

Faiza also crocheted some flowers and added beads.

Faiza also crocheted some flowers and added beads.

Here's another one of Faiza's projects.

Here’s another one of Faiza’s projects.

Here's  another one of Faiza's projects with a big flower.

Here’s another one of Faiza’s projects with a big flower.

Email your crochet photos to [email protected] to enter into the contest!
Or you can enter by using our online entry form.

Crochet Pattern: Doll Sun Hat

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – April 16th, 2015 2 Comments
A simple sun hat for dolls; how cute can you get? It’s easy to make, works up in a jiffy, and is sure to make a little girl in your life very happy. Pair it with the Doll Blouse and Jumper for a perfect summer day look. Or stick around for something beach-worthy to come! Doll clothes are some of the best gifts for little girls, in my opinion, because of how simple they are to make and how pleased they will be. Check out all of Crochet Spot’s doll clothes by typing “doll” in the search engine at the top of the page! Doll Sun Hat

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The Best Crochet Project Bag

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 14th, 2015 8 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been toting my crochet around with me wherever I go these days. It makes me so happy! I bring my crochet with me to work and gaze upon it, though I never have time to work on it while I’m there. It’s okay because it keeps me motivated and if I do get a rare moment to make one or two stitches, well, that’s progress!

I’ve been taking a little of my own advice and I’ve been Finding My Crochet Time. For me that means just doing a few rows or a few repeats every day. It feels great to see my projects grow and I’ve been enjoying the beautiful yarn from my local yarn shops (and my stash, of course!) I had been using a variety of different project bags, but the one I decided to take with me just last night felt completely perfect. Here’s a picture!

It's cute, right?

It’s cute, right?


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Crochet Pattern: Doll Blouse and Jumper

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – April 12th, 2015 Be the first to comment
When I was a little girl, there was nothing I liked more than making my own doll clothes. Today, I may not play with dolls, but the ability to crochet for the little one’s that do is even more satisfying. The blouse is worked from the top down and attached in the back with buttons. The jumper has two buttons for the straps and an easy-to-make, full skirt. Sizing is for average sized baby dolls with measurements to be more exact. The blouse and jumper can easily be lengthened by adding more rows for taller dolls if needed. crochet doll blouse and jumper
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Crochet Pattern: Puffy Flower Bookmark

By Candace – April 11th, 2015 Be the first to comment
When it starts warming up, it’s a great time to grab a book and head outside to enjoy the sunshine. If you have to run in for a drink, keep your page with a pretty floral bookmark. The petals make a fun, cute way to work on bobbles, and the whole bookmark is easy to make, so you’ll be out there with your new find or old favorite in no time. crochet_puffy_flower_bookmark

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Customer Appreciation Sale – 40% OFF Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – April 9th, 2015 Be the first to comment

It’s that time of the year again! As a THANK YOU to all the loyal Crochet Spot readers, we’re hosting the annual 40% off flower sale. We’ve discounted all of the flower related crochet patterns plus a bunch of other patterns as well!! What better way to give thanks than to give flowers? The sale starts now and ends on April 15, 2015 at 11:59PM EST. So feel free to check out the store, and see which pattern’s you’d like for 40% off.

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Like in previous years, we’re also hosting a Premium Pattern Membership giveaway! That means one lucky person will be able to download an unlimited amount of patterns from the store for an entire year. Current members and any new members that sign up by April 15, 2015 will be entered into this drawing. The winner will be randomly selected and informed by email. Good luck everyone!

Thanks again to all the Crochet Spot readers! Crochet Spot wouldn’t be the great place it is today without you and your support.

P.S. You can see most of the flower patterns in the Toy and Novelty Items category but don’t forget to check out the other categories as well for the extra patterns that are on sale!