Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

By Rachel Choi – January 10th, 2014 57 Comments

Welcome to the Mystery Crochet Along (CAL)! I hope you’re ready for a fun adventure! Since this crochet along is a mystery, I can’t tell you exactly what you will be crocheting, but I can give you a hint. The object will be something that you can give to a friend as a Valentine’s Day gift, or keep for yourself if you find it too cute to giveaway. You’re always welcomed to make more than one! It is a small object, sort of like a toy, but is versatile so you can use it in more than one way.

Here is how the Mystery CAL is going to work:

  • Start right now! Use the pattern information below to gather your materials and start crocheting the first part of the pattern.
  • Every week a new part will be added to the pattern on this page. There will be a total of 4 parts. So be sure to bookmark this page and come back every week! I’ll send reminders out in the weekly newsletter and also on Facebook, just in case.
  • Feel free to leave comments on this post to ask questions if you need help while crocheting.
  • Feel free to email me ([email protected]) pictures of your work in progress and I’ll upload them to the website and show them off for you! Or you can post a link to your pictures in the comments section.
  • After completing the final part of the pattern, be sure to email me a picture of your final object! I’ll create a round up of all the submitted pictures so that everyone can see each others’ work. As a bonus, I’ll randomly select a “winner” who will receive a mystery prize.

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Crochet Pattern: Vanilla Cream Infinity Scarf

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – January 9th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Winter has just begun and days of frosty weather are still ahead! So here’s another wintry pattern to keep you warm for the winter. It’s quite long, giving the wearer the ability to wrap it once and wear it long or wrap it twice for a closer cowl like fit. The stitches used are pretty basic and provide a mesh material that sits well against itself with the proper amount of drape. I chose a cream color because there is just something irresistible about it. Think of your favorite color and try it out! Vanilla Cream Infinity Scarf

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)

By Candace – January 7th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Tunisian Purl Stitch is great for when you want your work to resemble garter stitch, a popular knit stitch pattern. It’s also pretty simple to do. For this tutorial, you will need to know how to do a Tunisian simple stitch foundation. The tps can be worked into any subsequent row.
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Crochet Pattern: Mini Tiara Set

By Candace – January 5th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Tiaras are a must for any princess, and this set is perfect for royal playtime. Crochet these tiaras for dress up and playtime or for a princess themed party. They look good set upon a child’s head or a doll’s and can be made to match whatever is in the royal wardrobe. The tiaras are great projects for sparkly and metallic yarns. You can give the tiaras your own special touch by adding sparkly beads while you crochet! crochet tiara set

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Crochet Pattern: Dimensional Flower

By Candace – January 4th, 2014 2 Comments
A flower with just a little bit of pop makes a great accent to finish off a hat or other project. It’s also good on its own as part of a handmade bouquet. Vary the look by pressing the center inward or outward or by changing color after the second round. crochet_dimensional_flower

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Crochet Challenge 2014!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 2nd, 2014 16 Comments

What do you want to do with your crochet in 2014? After the holidays settle down, hopefully you will be organizing your lovely new yarn and hook stash from generous friends and relatives. ;) It will be time to reflect and set crochet goals for 2014.

One of the nice things about crochet is that although we can share what we do with crochet groups, charities, and of course here on Crochet Spot, crochet is an individual activity. That means our only competition can come from within ourselves. The beautiful relaxation of crochet may come in part from the knowledge that the only expectation placed upon our crochet is our own.

This is why it’s a great time to make an individual crochet challenge for 2014. Take a moment to look within yourself and ask yourself what it is you want to do with your crochet in 2014.
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Book Review: Blueprint Crochet

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – December 31st, 2013 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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Crochet Pattern: Blossoming Doily Rug

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – December 29th, 2013 Be the first to comment
Add beauty and cheer to any room in your house with this deceptively simple doily rug. The main body of the rug is inspired by pretty flowers blossoming. The decidedly feminine design is tempered with a geometric border highlighted with picots. Made with super bulky yarn and a 10.00 mm hook, you’ll be done after only 12 rounds of crochet work. crochet blossoming doily rug

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Crochet Pattern: Crayon Link Scarf

By Laurie Beranek – December 28th, 2013 6 Comments
I needed an item preferably a scarf to promote the new Kid’s Crochet classes at an event at the store where I teach. I came up with the Crayon Link Scarf pattern. The scarf was a huge hit with the kids. They loved the bright colors and many different ways they could wear it. Some options on how to wear it is as a scarf, mobieus, necklace or belt. I am sure there are many other ways to wear it too. Color options include all one color or each link a different color. It’s a great way to use your stash. The scarf works up quickly and the length can be adjusted by the number of links that are connected. Another option is to connect the end links and turn it into a mobieus. Crayon Link Scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Pluvia Earrings

By Candace – December 26th, 2013 1 Comment
Rain doesn’t have to be sad and gray. This pair of earrings are proof of that. Their drop shape is finished off with a single clear bead, making the name perfect. Of course they’ll look good in any colors you choose for the yarn and beads, so have fun choosing them. crochet_pluvia_earrings

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