Fun Ramblings

Best and Worst Crochet Hooks

Posted in Fun Ramblings on November 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 8 Comments

Previously we discussed the best and worst yarn brands. Now let’s talk about the best and worst crochet hooks. Choosing a crochet hook brand can be as easy as buying whatever is on sale, or as difficult as testing them all out to see what doesn’t hurt your hand or snag and split your yarn. What is your favorite crochet hook brand? Do you prefer metal, plastic, bamboo, or wood crochet hooks? Are there crochet hooks that you refuse to use?

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What are the best and worst crochet hooks that you’ve used? Share your experience in the comments below and check out what others are saying!

Best and Worst Yarn Brands

Posted in Fun Ramblings on November 13th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 44 Comments

There are many brands of yarn to choose from when shopping. What brands do you love and can’t live without? What brands do you avoid like the plague? Yarns can range from cheap to expensive, soft to rough, and thick to thin. Some wash easily and nicely, while some do not.

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What are the best and worst yarns that you’ve used? Share your experience in the comments below and check out what others are saying!

5 Reasons NOT to Crochet a Gift

Posted in Fun Ramblings on November 3rd, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 10 Comments

Last week I discussed 5 reasons to crochet a gift. This week, I’ll be devil’s advocate and bring up 5 reasons NOT to crochet a gift. Let’s be truthful, we all know someone who may not appreciate our work or use it like it is indented to be used. Crochet gifts are great when they are given to the right people.
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5 Reasons to Crochet a Gift

Posted in Fun Ramblings on October 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

It’s that time of year again, when we’re all in a hurry to get gifts crocheted for the holidays. Gifts can be crocheted for almost anyone. Get those hooks moving and crochet those gifts! If you don’t have enough motivation, here are 5 reasons to crochet a gift.
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Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on September 27th, 2016 by Candace – 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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Benefits of Traveling with Crochet

Posted in Fun Ramblings on August 11th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

Are you a traveling crocheter? Or do you tend to only crochet when you’re at home? Taking your crochet along with you outside the house has many benefits. From having more time to crochet, to making new friends, to curing boredom. The benefits are endless!
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Crochet Pattern Giveaway!!!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on August 9th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 65 Comments

Have you been eyeing a pattern in the Crochet Spot Store? Now is the time you can win it for FREE! In this giveaway we’ll be giving away crochet patterns from the Crochet Spot store to readers who want them. We will have multiple winners too! For every 50 entries, we’ll add another winner. For example, if there are 200 entries, we’ll have 4 winners. If you are already a Premium Pattern Member of the store (you can already download unlimited patterns), you can also participate in this giveaway. A member’s prize would be a free month of membership so you can download as many patterns as you want for another month!

To enter into the giveaway:

  1. Visit the Crochet Spot Store: http://www.crochetspot.com/store/
  2. Choose a pattern that you would like to crochet.
  3. Leave a comment below on this post telling us the exact name of the pattern (we want to make sure we send you the correct pattern). Please leave only one comment, multiple comments will be deleted.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

This giveaway is now closed. See the winners on the Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners page.

It’s My Birthday, Let’s Celebrate!

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on July 1st, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 20 Comments

Yup, that’s right! I’m getting older as I type this. But with age, comes another year well lived and lots of crochet projects checked off the to-do list. Although I do not have any extravagant plans, and will probably go about my day as usual, I think this year I’ll celebrate by wearing my birthday cake hat around the house. It will give me much joy to watch my dogs tilt their heads at me and give me goofy looks. My cats may even try and swat at the candles. Best of all, it will remind my family that it’s my birthday and they have to make dinner and clean the dishes instead of me!

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If you would like to crochet a birthday cake hat to celebrate a birthday that’s coming up, I’ve discounted the pattern to 30% OFF starting now and ending on July 5, 2016. No need to use any coupon codes. The pattern has already been marked down. Simply add the pattern to your cart and check out. Here’s the link to the hat pattern: http://www.crochetspot.com/store/?pattern=377

What are you waiting for? Grab your crochet hook and start crocheting and celebrating!

4 Tips for Crocheting Blankets in the Heat of Summer

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on June 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 3 Comments

Who wants to crochet with a half finished blanket on your lap when you’re already sweating? The thought of crocheting something thick and hot in the heat of summer may make you want to leave your crochet hook behind and jump in the pool. But don’t abandon your crochet hook just yet! If you’re a blanket lover or simply need to get your project done for a baby shower or gift, here are some tips to make the heat more manageable.

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An Honest Review of the Yarnit

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on June 2nd, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 12 Comments

Is that a magical, crystal ball with yarn I see?? No, it’s the Yarnit! It’s a nifty, new gadget for holding your yarn while you crochet (or knit). The yarn sits inside the globe so that it doesn’t roll around on the floor or get dirty. You can use it at home, but it’s also great for folks who like to travel with their projects. Is the Yarnit for you? With any item there are always pros and cons, and in this review I’ll share with you my honest opinion.

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