Fun Ramblings

Finish in ’15 Third Quarter Entries

Posted in Fun Ramblings on August 1st, 2015 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Are you participating in the Finish in ’15 Year Long WIP/UFO Challenge? All are welcomed to join at anytime! This contest is a fun event to help get your projects completed. In this post are all the photos submitted by readers so far for the third quarter of the challenge. Remember there will be a winner every 3 months and each photo you submit counts as an entry!

Join the contest by emailing your recent photos to [email protected]
Your photos can be any WIP (work in progress) you have on your hook at the moment, any item you just finished, any UFO (unfinished object) that’s been sitting around your house, any item that you “frogged” (ripped out to reuse the yarn for something else). Submit as many photos are you like, each crochet item you submit counts as another entry!
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7 Fantastic Back to School Crochet Patterns

Posted in Fun Ramblings on July 28th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

I know it might seem early, but trust me, back to school is right around the corner. A friend of mine has kids that start school on August 10th! Seriously! So I thought I would post this round up of fantastic crochet patterns for back to school! Since these are all relatively small, you have plenty of time to whip something up before the kids head off to school again this year.

7 Back to School Crochet Patterns a Round-Up by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread




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Hairpin Crochet Lace for Summer

Posted in Fun Ramblings on July 21st, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 3 Comments

Man, it is hot up here in the northern hemisphere! Summer is truly upon us and I’ve seen some lacy clothing come out of storage and have a day in the sun. Summer is perfect for crochet and it seems that each year, every season, I see more and more crochet in stores, online, and on the runway. Hairpin lace is a classic crochet technique that people may not know is crochet. It was originally crocheted using a lady’s hairpin as a loom. As I researched for this essay, I became fascinated with the history of hairpin lace.

Corrine Munger took these hairpin crochet lace photos !

Corrine Munger took these hairpin crochet lace photos !





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Willow Yarns Daily DK Review

Posted in Fun Ramblings on July 14th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 4 Comments

Isn’t it exciting to find a new product or company that you just love? Well, that’s how I feel about Willow Yarns. The company is new to me, but what a wonderful product they have to offer. I don’t even remember how I heard about them, but I am glad that I did because they just provide another affordable option for getting good yarns. And what I love about their website is that they give free shipping on orders larger than $50, so if it is time to stock up, they are a good option.

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Finish in ’15 Second Quarter Contest Winner!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on July 7th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Hooray! We have three lucky winners of the prizes in our Finish in ’15 Challenge!

@artlikebread Crochet Spot Finish in 15 Caissa McClinton 2nd Quarter Winners




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20 Great Crochet Patterns for the College-Bound

Posted in Fun Ramblings on June 30th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Did your eyes well up with tears this past month as you watched someone special walk across the stage and receive a high school diploma? The college years are a very special time in someone’s life. I remember when my mom dropped me off at the residence hall with all my stuff. She came running back in to make sure I had a quarter for a phone call. (Yes, I’m dating myself, but I don’t care! It was the 1990s!)

It was during my college years that I learned how to make a space like home and uniquely my own. I missed my family quite a bit but I was comforted by the things that reminded me of home and family. Why not send your child/friend/family member off to college with something special and crocheted especially for them by you!

Photos via flickr by South Hadley Historical Society, Katie Peek, and Erin. License

Photos via flickr by South Hadley Historical Society, Katie Peek, and Erin. License





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Finish in ’15 Contest – New Prizes! Free Yarn! Enter Now!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on June 12th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 3 Comments

Heeeeyyyyy! Remember how we started this cool contest all about finishing our WIPs and UFOs in 2015? Remember, it wasn’t a resolution, it was a CHALLENGE! And like all good challenges, there are rewards. And guess what? The rewards get better as we go along! Read on, ’cause this is BIG & involves FREE YARN!

@artlikebread Crochet Spot Finish in 15 Caissa McClinton Four FO's
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7 Speedy Father’s Day Gifts to Crochet

Posted in Fun Ramblings on June 8th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

While Mother’s Day seems to have just passed, Father’s Day is sneaking up on us quickly! Even if you haven’t chosen the perfect gift for Pops, you still have time to whip him up something handmade and from the heart.

Father's Day Quick Crochet Gifts Round-Up by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread
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4 Ways to Hold Crocheted Pieces Together for Seaming

Posted in Fun Ramblings on June 2nd, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 4 Comments

Hello, my Crochet Spot friends! My crochet life has been full and inspiring as of late. I have been working on a lot of different projects which will be used as samples at my local yarn store! It’s all very exciting and it has led me to this post about how to hold your crocheted pieces together for seaming. In case you need a refresher, here is my post on How to Join Crochet Pieces Using Slip Stitches and the Outside Loops.

For the longest while, I had wanted to make a tissue box cozy that looks like a piece of cake, and finally, I did it! Since the cozy is crocheted in pieces, seaming was required. Furthermore, this particular pattern is really helped by pinning or holding the pieces together in some way. Today I’m going to share four ways to hold your crochet together for seaming.

Holding Together Crocheted Pieces for Seaming by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread
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Beach Crochet Pattern Round-Up for Summer!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on May 27th, 2015 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

Hello hello! Are you getting excited for the summer? Woohoo! Warmer weather has found its way to the Northern Hemisphere and soon it will be beach season! Whether you’re near a lake, ocean, or pool you can get into the fun by crocheting up some of this beachy goodness.

Caissa McClinton Beach Crochet Round Up artlikebread
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