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Book Review: Crochet Master Class

Posted in News on April 1st, 2014 by Claire Ortega-Reyes – 3 Comments
One of the most ambitious crochet books I’ve come across is Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. Don’t let the title intimidate you–the words “master” and “class” have duplicate definitions and could be misunderstood at first glance. It’s not a book for crochet masters; it’s a book by them. The projects are not reserved only for those in the “master class,” instead they’re supposed to evoke being in a classroom taught by master crocheters. If you love learning about new crochet techniques, read on.

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Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners

Posted in News on March 27th, 2014 by Rachel Choi – 8 Comments

It was fun reading all the comments left on the giveaway post! In this giveaway, the more entries, the more winners we have. For every 50 entries, we added another winner. So congrats to all 3 of the winners in this giveaway!

Drum roll please… the winners are…
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New “Yarns for You” Crochet Yarn Reviews!

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on March 25th, 2014 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 24 Comments

I am excited to annouce a new series on Crochet Spot – “Yarns for You” Crochet Yarn Reviews! The purpose of “Yarns for You” is to share a crocheter’s point of view about what makes a yarn good/bad/fun/useful/etc. to crochet with! This will be different from the “Focus on Fiber” series in that I will be reviewing specific types of yarn by name. As always, it would be great to hear from other Crochet Spotters in the comments section!

Why a crochet yarn review? Did you ever notice how sometimes yarn makers put all of the knitting information on the label and have knitted samples in the store, but may overlook crochet? Truthfully, some yarn is better for knitting and some is better for crochet. It has to do with how the yarn is constructed.
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Crochet Pattern Giveaway!!!

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on March 20th, 2014 by Rachel Choi – 131 Comments

Have you been eying 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, March 27, 2014.

Update: Winners are be found on the Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners page.

Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day (winner)

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on February 7th, 2014 by Rachel Choi – 10 Comments

Thank you everyone who participated in the Mystery Crochet Along (CAL)! It was so much fun on my end to put together and I truly enjoyed seeing everyone’s work each week. I hope you all had a wonderful time too! If you didn’t get to join us in this CAL, no worries, I’m sure there will be others in the future.

Using the photos that were submitted, and by random draw, the winner of this CAL is Mary!!!

Mary's owl from Happy Hookers Crochet Club .

Mary’s owl from Happy Hookers Crochet Club .

Mary won any 2 crochet patterns of her choice from the Crochet Spot Store and a free copy of the Lovable Owl pattern in PDF format.

Feel free to check out everyone’s lovable owl photos on the main CAL page. Have a wonderful Valentine’s day everyone, and enjoy your lovable owls!

Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day (Part 4)

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on January 31st, 2014 by Rachel Choi – 1 Comment

Part #4 is the last and final part in this Mystery Crochet Along! Visit the main Crochet Along (CAL) page to view part #4: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day
On the main CAL page, scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find Part #4. This part has a lot of sewing required. You’ll be sewing all the pieces that you made in the previous parts together. If this is your first time sewing parts together, check out the How to Sew Amigurumi Parts Together tutorial.

Again, here’s the link to the CAL page: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

Once you’re done assembling your pieces, don’t forgot to submit your picture! A “winner” will be randomly selected from the pictures submitted and will receive a mystery prize!

Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day (Part 3)

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on January 24th, 2014 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Part #3 of the Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) is officially posted!!! Make your way on over to the main crochet along page here: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day
On the main CAL page, scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find Part #3. In this part, there are a bunch of different, small pieces to crochet. The patterns are pretty much straight forward with nothing too tricky. But if you need help with anything, you’re always encouraged to ask! After finishing part #3 you might have a good idea what you are making. Feel free to take a guess and let us know what you think.

Again, here’s the link to the CAL page: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

If you missed Part #1 and/or Part #2, no worries! You can still view the pattern on the CAL page and join in on the fun.

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your pics!

Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day (Part 2)

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on January 17th, 2014 by Rachel Choi – 1 Comment

Part #2 of the Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) is now posted!!! You can find the pattern added to the end of the original CAL post here: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day
This part is fairly short. You’ll be crocheting 5 of these objects. It is a flat mystery shape that is crocheted in the round. It uses the adjustable ring because there are so many stitches being made into the one stitch. For beginners who haven’t used the ring before, here’s a link to the tutorial: How to Crochet: The Magic Adjustable Ring Don’t forget to pull the ring tightly closed when you are done! If you find the ring isn’t tight enough for you, you can also use the double ring.

Again, here’s the link to the CAL page: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

If you missed Part #1, no worries! You can still view the pattern on the CAL page and join in on the fun.

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your pics :)

Book Review: Blueprint Crochet

Posted in News on December 31st, 2013 by Claire Ortega-Reyes – 4 Comments
For me, Robyn Chachula’s book Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter is a game-changer. I learned how to crochet with written patterns, so it never occurred to me that I might be a visual crocheter (I didn’t even know there was such a thing as visual crochet). Because of this book, I learned how to understand crochet diagrams and how to make join-as-you-go motifs. Suddenly, those beautiful Japanese patterns are doable, and motif projects aren’t as daunting. Preview the book on Amazon and read on for my full review to see whether or not you’ll like it.

Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter by Robyn Chachula

Blueprint Crochet: Modern Designs for the Visual Crocheter by Robyn Chachula

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Book Review: Crochet Adorned

Posted in News on December 12th, 2013 by Claire Ortega-Reyes – 4 Comments
I’ve always kept a lookout for Linda Permann’s crochet patterns. I’ve always thought her creations were whimsical yet elegant and practical since the first creation I saw from her: “Pinups” from Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet. So when I found out that she had authored her own book, I immediately set out to get a copy. Crochet Adorned: Reinvent Your Wardrobe with Crocheted Accents, Embellishments, and Trims was everything I had expected it to be–it was just so Linda (“linda” by the way is Italian, Spanish and Portuguese for beautiful or pretty, which makes it even more appropriate).

Crochet Adorned: Reinvent Your Wardrobe with Crocheted Accents, Embellishments, and Trims

Crochet Adorned: Reinvent Your Wardrobe with Crocheted Accents, Embellishments, and Trims

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