Let’s Crochet Blankets – 40% OFF Sale!

By Rachel Choi – August 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Are you ready to start crocheting blankets? If you are in a region of the world where a cold winter is on its way, now is a great time to start on your blanket projects. I like to start early so that when the cold weather is here I can snuggle under a nice, warm, crocheted blanket and keep on crocheting my other projects. To get a head start on your blankets, all of the blanket patterns in the Crochet Spot Store are currently 40% OFF!

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All the patterns that are part of the sale are already discounted and will say so at the beginning of the pattern’s description. There’s no need to enter in any coupon codes. Sale ends at the end of August.

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Crochet Pattern: Rugged Coffeemaker Cozy

By Amy – August 29th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Are you familiar with Chemex coffee makers? Years ago, our coffee maker died and we set out to find something better. We have been making coffee with a Chemex for a few years now and we agree that it is the best way to make coffee. All it takes is a kettle for warming water and Chemex filters and you have coffee in minutes. Because of its simplistic style I was inspired to make an easy cozy with pure cotton yarn. Let me know what you think! (Note: depending upon yarn thickness/fiber, temperature of coffee, quantity in pot, etc, cozy may not prevent you from burning yourself). Rugged Chemex Cozy

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Crochet Pattern: Rectangle Flower Garden Doily

By Amy – August 27th, 2015 Be the first to comment
This doily pattern fits well on a side table or small coffee table. It can also be used as a placemat. The doily is light and lacy despite using light weight yarn instead of traditional crochet thread. The style blends modern and vintage with easy crochet stitches in an old-fashioned style. Rectangle Flower Garden Doily
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6 Fun Crochet Patterns for the Sukkah

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – August 25th, 2015 2 Comments

Have you ever heard of Sukkot? Like Hanukkah, it is a Jewish Festival that lasts about a week. Unlike Hanukkah, it takes place during the autumn season. It is a time to give thanks for the fall harvest. During this time, people who observe this festival build sukkahs, which are temporary shelters meant to symbolize the shelters used by Jews during the 40 years of wandering.

During the festival, people spend time in the sukkah, eating there, having guests, and sometimes even sleeping there. Decorating the sukkah can be a fun activity for the whole family. Since Sukkot begins on September 27, 2015 and ends on October 4th this year, there is plenty of time to crochet one of these projects for your sukkah or to share these project with friends who may celebrate the holiday.

Six Fun Crochet Patterns for the Sukkah a Round Upl by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread




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Crochet Pattern: Easy Adjustable Pouf Ottoman

By Rachel Choi – August 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment
This crochet pouf is easy to make! The pattern uses a big hook and thick, super bulky yarn. Crochet this pouf as one solid piece, or crochet it as a removable cover so that you can wash it easily when it gets dirty. Want a bigger or smaller pouf? No problem, this pattern has instructs for adjusting the size to make the pouf as big or small as you desire. Make it as tall or wide as you like! The pattern will also instruct on different filling and stuffing options to use so that you can choose one that you prefer.

crochet pouf ottoman

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Crochet Pattern: Open Cuff Bracelet

By Candace – August 22nd, 2015 3 Comments
Need to top off an everyday outfit? Crocheted bracelets are great casual accessories. With the Open Cuff Bracelet, you can use up your favorite bits of scrap yarn and add personality. Crochet a few of these bracelets in different colors so that you have one to match every outfit. crochet_open_cuff_bracelet

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Crochet Pattern: Susie Bear Applique

By Amy – August 20th, 2015 2 Comments
Bears are some of the most popular animals to emulate. The “teddy bear” was first created in the 20th century when a cartoonist depicted an incident with President Theodore Roosevelt and an American Black Bear. Since then, stuffed bears have changed in design greatly, but they are still the epitome of a stuffed toy. This latest design follows in others footsteps. It is a bear applique made with easy crochet stitches in a simple design. The embellishments that create the bears features are made up of the easiest embroidery stitches. Cut out a flower from felt, or choose your own hairpiece, for the finishing touch. Susie Bear Applique

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Stitches Midwest 2015 Recap

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – August 18th, 2015 1 Comment

Attending Stitches Midwest for the first time was like going to a crafty playground! There was so much there – so many colors, so many tools, so many people… And we all had something in common – fiber crafting! It was a lot of fun to go to this event, which was unlike any other I have attended. I took classes, shopped the marketplace, and networked. I had a lot of special experiences during the four-day event. There is a lot to process for sure, but I am happy to share a bit of my experience with you here on Crochet Spot.

Recap of Stitches Midwest 2015 @artlikebread Caissa McClinton Crochet




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Crochet Pattern: Unisex Striped Beanie (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – August 16th, 2015 Be the first to comment
This classic, gender neutral, striped beanie can be crocheted in 5 different sizes: baby, toddler, child, adult, and large adult size. Crochet this hat in your school colors or favorite sports team colors to show your spirit. Use one color to create a solid colored hat or as many colors as you like to create fun stripes. Customize the hat with thick or thin stripes by varying how often the colors are changed. You can mix thick and thin stripes if you desire. Feel free to add your own appliques too!

crochet unisex striped beanie

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Combining Increases and Decreases in Crochet

By Candace – August 14th, 2015 2 Comments

There is quite a bit of math that goes into crochet. Sometimes it works perfectly with basic techniques, but there are times where a crafter needs to get creative and increase to decrease or decrease to increase to get the right shaping and number of stitches. Learning to mix up your increases and decreases is useful for designing and improvising as well as for as customizing patterns to fit yourself.
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