The Most Elegant, Essential Crochet Project Ever

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment

This project is a classic. Loved by beginners and seasoned crocheters alike, this swath of crocheted fabric is used over and over again. It is loved and appreciated. It offers comfort and cleanliness. It gives us a chance to test our skills. It helps our gauge swatches find life in various rooms in the home. The most elegant, essential crochet project ever? It’s the crocheted washcloth.

I don’t know if you’ve ever thought of a washcloth this way, but bear with me for a moment, because I think I have a pretty good case.
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Crochet Pattern: Big Bow Beanie (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – July 20th, 2014 1 Comment
Here is a cute and fun hat to crochet and wear! This pattern comes in 5 sizes from baby to adult, so you can make matching hats for the whole family. If you’re a bow lover, then this beanie is a must to add to your wardrobe. The beanie is crocheted from the top down in the round, then the bow is crocheted separately and attached to the beanie. Have fun crocheting this hat with 2 of your favorite complementing colors!

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How to Crochet: Starting a Circle

By Candace – July 19th, 2014 1 Comment

When making a flat circle, my preferred method is the adjustable ring–an alternative to the traditional method often given in crochet patterns. However, some people may wish to use an alternative to the ring, and when the ring is the method given in the pattern, it’s good to know what the traditional method is.

This way of starting a project in the round is simple, but it can take some trial and error to get the center you want. Working your chains too tightly or too loosely can lead to ripping your first round back several times at the start of a project, so it may take some practice to get it right each time.
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Crochet Pattern: Anchor Appliqué

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – July 17th, 2014 3 Comments
We have appliqués of all sorts here at Crochet Spot. And now introducing an anchor appliqué! You can add it to a child’s blanket, outfit, or use it on a pillow in the living room to enhance the nautical theme. Crocheted in a single round, this appliqué is easy and very enjoyable to make, and takes little time to complete. There is no end to the ideas with which to use it! Anchor

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Fine Art Crochet?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 15th, 2014 14 Comments

What is Fine Art?

Photo Modified from (c) Ayaka Darkly.  License

Photo Modified from (c) Ayaka Darkly. License

(Can of worms: opened!)

Fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics, distinguishing it from applied art that also has to serve some practical function. (Source)

What is Craft?
A craft is a pastime or a profession that requires some particular kind of skilled work. (Source)
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Crochet Pattern: Keychain Card Holder

By Candace – July 13th, 2014 3 Comments
I have a bunch of mini cards on my keyrings from grocery stores, drugstores, the library–you name it. Over time, some of them have gotten a lot of wear, so to protect them and keep my newer ones from meeting the same fate, I made a little sleeve to keep them in. Not only does it protect cards, but it also keeps keyrings looking a bit neater. crochet_keychain_card_holder

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Summer Crochet Food Round-Up

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 12th, 2014 1 Comment

The kids are out of school and it’s undeniably summer up here in the northern hemisphere! That means it’s time for some favorite summer activities like gardening, camping, and cooking out! Summer is so much fun that sometimes we let crochet fall to the wayside because we’re busy with different things to do. However, we here at Crochet Spot are fully in favor of summer crochet, and Rachel’s even got some tasty patterns to keep your hook working whether it is on the front porch while sipping a sweet tea, by the pool in the summer sun, or even relaxing in the air-conditioned comfort of your living room.

The neat thing is that a lot of them correspond to some favorite summer pastimes! And they’re also doubly delicious because (yum) they’re food!! Nom nom nom!
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Crochet Pattern: Graphite and Rose Infinity Scarf

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – July 10th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Bulky sweaters are all the rage these days and I’m just as guilty over loving them as anyone else. But for those times when you want something to wear with your turtle-neck or some other favorite fitted shirt, try this bulky bobble stitch infinity scarf. It’s plump and comfortable, just like that sweater, while remaining incredibly stylish. Add a rose for an accent and you’re on your way! Made with a bulky yarn and a large crochet hook, this pattern is worked in the round and takes very little time to complete. The rose is made in a long strip and then wrapped around itself and sewn. crochet graphite and rose infinity scarf

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How to Crochet: Single Crochet I-Cord

By Candace – July 9th, 2014 5 Comments

In knitting, i-cord is a versatile tool, and is used to make handles, straps, edgings, and other components. It’s knit across without turning or working backward across the row, and this crochet i-cord works the same way. Follow along with this tutorial, and you’ll be working up miles of i-cord in no time.
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Crochet Pattern: Expanding Diamond Motif

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – July 7th, 2014 4 Comments
Recently I have written a couple of posts on making expandable geometric motifs, the Expanding Pentagon Motif, and the Expanding Geometric Motif Crochet Tutorial, where each shape follows a similar design. Unfortunately, not all shapes can be created so simply. My method is based on the amount of identical sides a shape has. But in the case of a diamond, for example, there are the same number of sides as a square but all sides are not identical. Expanding Diamond Motif

After reading a comment by a reader requesting help while using my tutorial to make a rhombus, or diamond, I set about making the necessary changes. So here is a pattern in the same expanding design but for a more unique shape!

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