Fun Ramblings

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:
  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!

crochet birthday cake hat

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:

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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Tips and Fun from Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2016

Posted in Fun Ramblings on May 31st, 2016 by Candace – Be the first to comment

Who loves fiber festivals? I do! And if you haven’t been to one yet, I wholeheartedly recommend looking up ones near you and going. This year, I was fortunate to be able to make it down to Maryland for the annual Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, and between festival itself and time I got to spend with friends, I had a ball! As with any event, it’s more fun when you keep some things in mind.

Aren't these little guys cute?  Look at those spots!

Aren’t these little guys cute? Look at those spots!

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What’s Your Favorite Color Combos?

Posted in Fun Ramblings on May 12th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 19 Comments

Have you ever started a multi-colored crochet project and realized that your color combo doesn’t look good at all? I certainly have! Even as a crochet designer I sometimes find it hard to choose great color combinations for my projects. Not all of my ideas turn out the way I think they will. Sometimes I create a fabulous color combo and sometimes it’s a flop (hey, I’m only human).

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Crochet Spot’s 8th Birthday Giveaway Winners!

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on May 7th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 5 Comments

Before I announce the winners of the giveaway, I want to give a big thanks to all of Crochet Spot’s readers. Without you all, Crochet Spot would have never made it to 8 years! Also, a big thanks to all of the writers who have contributed to Crochet Spot throughout the years. Our current and long time writers Candace and Caissa are the best!
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Crochet Spot’s 8th Birthday Giveaway!

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on April 26th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 108 Comments

Wow, it’s hard to believe Crochet Spot is 8 years old already. Time sure flies when you’re crocheting! There’s no better way to celebrate Crochet Spot’s birthday than with a giveaway. There will be eight giveaway winners, each winning a free crochet pattern from the Crochet Spot Store or a free month of Premium Pattern Membership (if already a member at the time of the drawing).

To enter the giveaway:

  1. Go to the Crochet Spot Store and browser the crochet patterns:
  2. Return to this page, and leave a comment below stating the name of the crochet pattern that you would like to win. Please be sure to write the exact name of the pattern so I’ll send you the correct pattern. Please only leave one comment per person, since the comment will count as the entry.
  3. Giveaway ends on May 5th, 2016 when eight winners will be randomly selected.

Good luck everyone!

Update: The giveaway is now closed. Stay tuned for the winners!