Fun Ramblings

Book Review & Giveaway: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

Posted in Fun Ramblings on January 3rd, 2017 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 103 Comments

Melissa Leapman is fiber arts royalty as a prolific and celebrated designer. Known for knitting as well as crochet, Leapman has built a robust career with over 1000 published patterns in print. Her wealth of design experience serves as a foundation for her beautiful, new reference book, Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters. Read on to find out a bit about the book, and to see how you can win a copy!





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2017 Crochet Resolutions

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 13 Comments

Every year people make resolutions, so why not make crochet resolutions too? It can be anything from learning a new crochet technique, or perhaps finishing a project you started 2 years ago. Leave your resolutions in the comments below and we can help each other reach them throughout the year!

What are your crochet resolutions? Share yours in the comments below and see what others are planning!

How to Crochet… Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on December 27th, 2016 by Candace – 3 Comments

Right now, this topic is near and dear to my heart. You’ve probably been there, too, or maybe you are now. Maybe life got in the way, and once it settled down enough for you to crochet, you just couldn’t. Or maybe you crocheted too much (gift-making overload, perhaps) and are just a bit fatigued. Either way, you come to a point where, even if you have a WIP, you just can’t crochet. So how do you get back to it? Well, there’s no one true method, but here are some things to try.
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Best and Worst Crochet Accessories

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 20th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

Previously we discussed the best and worst yarn brands and the best and worst crochet hooks, now let’s discuss the best and worst crochet accessories. What notions can you not live without, and what items have you bought then realized they where a waste? What crochet accessories would you recommend to others? Leave your comments below and see what others are saying!

Request a Crochet Pattern

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on December 15th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

Do you have a project that you would like to crochet, but can’t find a good pattern for? I’m always looking for new ideas to crochet. Let me know your ideas and there’s a good chance I’ll make it. I can’t promise to make all of the ideas that I receive, there’s only so much I can do, but I would love to do as many requests as I can.

Over the years some of the best ideas are the ones that came from Crochet Spot readers, just like you! Leave a comment below and let me know your crochet pattern requests.

Best and Worst Crochet Hooks

Posted in Fun Ramblings on November 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 30 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 – 56 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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