Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival

By Candace – September 27th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Well, I recently went to another fiber festival, the 2016 Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival, which means I went on another search for crochet samples in the vendors’ booths. This go-round, I met with success. Check out these shawls!
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Crochet Pattern: Solid Chevron Placemat

By Rachel Choi – September 24th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Chevron patterns are all the rage, but sometimes you don’t feel like changing colors and having to weave in a lot of yarn ends into your crochet project. Although you can choose to crochet this pattern in stripes, like a traditional chevron pattern, all you need is a single, solid colored yarn to achieve the classic chevron look. Crochet a set of placemats for your next dinner party, family gathering for the holidays, or as a housewarming gift.

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30% OFF Shawl, Wrap, and Poncho Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – September 22nd, 2016 Be the first to comment

It’s time to crochet shawls, wraps, and ponchos! They are great for layering and keeping warm in the fall and winter. Or if you live in a warmer region, crochet the light weight or lace varieties. To kick things off, I’ve discounted all of the shawl, wrap, and poncho patterns to 30% OFF.

The crochet patterns can be found in the clothing section, or click on the photos below to visit the pattern’s page.









Sale ends on September 30, 2016. There’s no need to enter in any coupon codes. The crochet patterns that are apart of the sale are already marked down. Add the patterns to your cart and check out. If you need any help while shopping or crocheting, let me know and I’ll be sure to help!

Finishing Off Crochet Round with Seamless Join

By Rachel Choi – September 20th, 2016 1 Comment

If you’re familiar with crocheting in the round, you know there are times when you have to join, especially when you’re ending your work. Joins are traditionally done using slip stitches, which can create a seam and look unsightly. Crocheting seamlessly in the round is a great technique to avoid seams in the body of your work, but often times a slip stitch join is still required at the very end to finish off.
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Crochet Pattern: Pumpkins (3 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – September 17th, 2016 3 Comments

This crochet pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot Reader!
Crochet a few pumpkins to add to your fall, autumn, or Halloween decorations. The pattern set includes 3 sizes of pumpkins to crochet. Each pumpkin is crocheted seamlessly in the round, like a spiral. A photo tutorial for shaping the pumpkins is included. For a cute jack o’ lantern or amigurumi style pumpkin, free free to add your own face.

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Crochet Pattern: Happy Links Necklace and Bracelet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 15th, 2016 Be the first to comment
I bought a bag of beautiful embroidery floss from the craft store and I have been loving the experimentation process. How can I combine different strands to achieve a different look? Since embroidery floss will always remind me of friendship bracelets, I wanted to make a chunky bangle to keep or give to a friend. I had so much fun with the technique that I kept going! The end result was a jewelry piece that could be used as a necklace or bracelet, featuring links that are perfect for attaching charms. Fun for adults, and kids, too!

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Crochet Pattern: Diamond Cable Beanie

By Candace – September 13th, 2016 1 Comment
Welcome fall with new crochet accessories? Don’t mind if I do!
The cables in this beanie make diamond shapes that taper up to the crown of the hat, making a unisex style with a stretchy fit anyone can appreciate. If you’re comfortable with cables, this makes a great quick project.
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Crochet Pattern: Sippy Cup Tether

By Rachel Choi – September 10th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Is your child in the “throw everything” phase? It’s quite a pain in the back bending over and picking that sippy cup off the floor every 20 seconds! Crochet a bunch of these tethers to leash those cups onto a highchair, stroller, car seat, or anywhere else you need. The tether is easy to adjust and can fit around all shapes and sizes of cups and even toys by adjusting the tension in the D-ring fastener. The other end of the tether has a buckle loop to secure the tether in place. The size of the buckle loop can be adjusted by sliding the buckle. Crocheting your own tethers allows you to customize the length as you see fit. You can also change the hardware if you prefer a suction cup or clip instead. No sewing is required for this crochet pattern! Photos are included for attaching and crocheting the hardware onto the tether.

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Knit Starter Tab

By Candace – September 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

If you are a fan of knitting shawls, the title of this tutorial may seem oddly familiar. That’s because I’m taking the idea of the garter tab and changing it in a few places. First, instead of knit, it will be Tunisian crochet; second, it’s done in a stockinette pattern instead of garter.

If you’re not familiar with garter tabs, the idea is simple enough–You make a thin rectangle then pick up stitches on three sides. The stitches coming off the short sides will keep elongating the thin rectangle and create one edge of the shawl. The stitches coming off the long side will create the body of the shawl.

To work a shawl in this manner you will need a Tunisian/afghan hook with a long, flexible cord. You’ll also need some familiarity with Tunisian crochet, of course.
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Avoiding Twists In Long Crochet Chains

By Rachel Choi – September 6th, 2016 11 Comments

Have you ever started a crochet project where you needed to chain a long chain then join the ends together? There are quite a few projects that start this way, and I know some folks even avoid them because the foundation chains twists and causes all sorts of headaches!
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