Fun Ramblings

4 Tips for Crocheting Blankets in the Heat of Summer

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on June 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

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 – 11 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: http://www.crochetspot.com/store/
  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!

Crochet Patterns for Cats

Posted in Best Crochet Patterns, Fun Ramblings on April 23rd, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

Recently I wrote about crochet patterns for dogs. Not to worry, I didn’t forget about our feline friends! I have 3 cats in my house who all love crocheted items. They probably love them even more than my dogs. If you don’t have any kitties at home, you can always crochet for those at your local shelter. There are lots of things you can crochet for cats. Here is a roundup to give you some ideas!
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Book Review & Giveaway: Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode A La Mode ~ 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home

Posted in Fun Ramblings on April 14th, 2016 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 41 Comments

Hello, Crochet Spot friends! I have a real treat for you today. You might be aware of Twinkie Chan from any of her many crochet activities – including her blog, YouTube channel, or seeing her patterns at Michael’s or on the Lion Brand website. You may have seen her previous book, Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear. Or you may have seen the article I wrote about her innovative crocheted paintings. Perhaps you’ve run across her clothing line, Yummy You at a local boutique. Without a doubt, Twinkie Chan is a powerful force in crochet, and I’ve been a big fan since 2010.

All images in this post are property of Twinkie Chan and are used with permission.

Twinkie Chan Crocheted Abode A La Mode Review by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot and #cgoa BookCoverMedium-1




Quarto Publishing just released Twinkie’s highly anticipated sophomore book, Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Abode A La Mode ~ 20 Yummy Crochet Projects for Your Home and it is chock-full of joyful, exuberant, delicious, crochet fun. I have been rabidly awaiting my review copy since I heard it was available for pre-order. And, we are so very lucky that the publisher is allowing me to give away not just one copy, but three!
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Crochet Patterns for Dogs

Posted in Best Crochet Patterns, Fun Ramblings on April 7th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 14 Comments

So you’ve crocheted for your children or grandchildren, friends and family. But have you made anything for your four legged best friend? Has your puppy been begging for (or stealing) something hand crocheted by you? Crochet something special for your puppy, perhaps a toy, sweater or bed. There are a lot of crochet patterns for dog related items. Here is a roundup of doggie patterns to give you some ideas!

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Drop Everything And Read, Crochet Bookmark Round-Up

Posted in Fun Ramblings on April 5th, 2016 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

April is here, and spring is in the air. As you may know, I like to keep track of interesting holidays and observances. Any reason to crochet is a good one. I recently found out that April is known as “Drop Everything And Read,” or D.E.A.R. Month. Here on Crochet Spot, we have a number of great bookmark patterns. I’ve rounded them up here (and I’ve even included a bonus book cover pattern).

20+ Crochet Bookmarks Roundup by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot




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