How To Add Multiple Beads to a Crochet Stitch

By Candace – March 24th, 2016 1 Comment

If you’ve already tried to single crochet or double crochet with beads, and you like lots of sparkle in your work, Here is a technique to consider. Normally, the best way to make sure your project is dense with beads is to use single crochet, but what if you want a lot of beads in a pattern that calls for taller stitches? The answer is simple: use multiple beads in each stitch!

This tutorial is focused on bringing up beads on vertical threads of a stitch which gives the beads a neat, stacked look. The stitch used in the example is a double treble.
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Crochet Pattern: Blooming Flower Coaster

By Rachel Choi – March 22nd, 2016 9 Comments
Crochet a set of these flower coasters for spring using 3 of your favorite bright colors. This pattern is a sampler for the Lilac Trellis Mandala crochet pattern, as it uses the first 5 rounds to create this coaster. The pattern is crocheted with a number of color changes, some even requiring you to finish off. It also requires some stitches to be made on a couple of rounds below. Test your crochet skills by crocheting this coaster, then crochet the Lilac Trellis Mandala to match. crochet flower coaster

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Crochet Pattern: Lilac Trellis Mandala

By Rachel Choi – March 20th, 2016 Be the first to comment

This crochet pattern was requested by several Crochet Spot readers and even named by one. The Lilac Trellis Mandala would make a beautiful addition to your home decor this spring. Crochet it with light weight yarn as recommended in the pattern to create a doily sized mandala that can be used as a trivet or hot pad. If crocheted with medium/worsted weight yarn, it will turn out even larger, about the size of a placemat. Use thinner yarns to create smaller mandalas if you wish. Feel free to crochet the mandala with 3 or more of your favorite colors to give it a different and unique look. The pattern is not recommended for beginners as it will require frequent color changes, and unique stitchery to create the colorful and intricate look.

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Crochet Pattern: Bruges Lace Placemat

By Candace – March 19th, 2016 Be the first to comment
Have you given Bruges lace a shot yet? If you haven’t, this placemat is a good place to begin. It’s one continuous tape with consistently placed turns, perfect for getting the hang of how the technique works. If you can’t get enough once you get started, the pattern is easy to adjust to get a matching table runner. crochet_bruges_lace_placemat

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Crochet Spot Oscar Mystery CAL Winners!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 17th, 2016 7 Comments

It is an absolute pleasure to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2016 Crochet Spot Oscar Mystery CAL! The whole thing was a lot of fun and it was different for us. I was thrilled to see that people threw caution to the wind and enjoyed the process and the projects, too!

We had twelve wonderful nominees! Each entrant was honored with a beautiful, high resolution nominee badge suitable for printing or displaying on your blog, website, or social media.

300 Nominee 2016 Oscar Crochet Along Badge by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot

Congratulations to our nominees, Tia, Julie, Gayle, Linda, Brenda, Diane, Susanne, Varsha, Michele, Wendy, Lisa, and Lynne!

Oscar CAL Nominees - Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot

There was one person who was a prolific CAL-er and received multiple nominations!
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How to Crochet a Tube (Version 2 – In Spirals)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 15th, 2016 Be the first to comment

In my last tutorial, I showed you how to crochet a tube in a certain way, by joining rounds. However, you can also crochet a tube in spirals.

For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a small swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.

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ch – chain
sc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Foundation: ch 15. The photo below shows this completed.

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Crochet Pattern: Lacy Top Cosmetic Bag

By Rachel Choi – March 13th, 2016 5 Comments

Looking for a cute pouch to hold your makeup? Crochet this bag to store all of your cosmetic goodies or use it as a regular clutch style purse. This bag is designed with a rounded, wide bottom so that it can stand up on its own, but is also flexible enough to lay flat. The stitch pattern is solid with minimal holes between stitches so that small items will not fall out. It is crocheted seamlessly in the round, like a spiral, from the bottom up. No sewing is required, other than the single button. Crochet the body of the bag in a solid color and choose your favorite contrasting color to crochet the lacy flap. Although not required, feel free to line the finished bag if desired.

crochet lacy cosmetic bag

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Spring Crochet Patterns Anyone?

By Rachel Choi – March 12th, 2016 26 Comments
Are you one of those crafters who only crochets in the winter? Well, I hope not! Crocheting can be a year around hobby with lots of things to crochet from big blankets to small appliques. With spring coming along, I have some fun crochet patterns planned to bring in the bright, warm season. But I am curious to know what sort of patterns you are looking forward to. What crochet patterns would you like to see on Crochet Spot for the spring season?? Share your suggestions in the comments below! crochet potpourri flower pot

Oscar Mystery CAL Recap

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 10th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Hooray! I am very glad to say that the first Crochet Spot Oscar Mystery CAL was a success! The Oscar Ceremony took place on Sunday, February 28 and ran for three long hours! With my crochet hook in hand, I enjoyed the ceremony much more (and I wasn’t the only one!)

Oscar Mystery CAL Recap by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot

Read on to learn more about the Oscar Ceremony and the fun Mystery CAL!
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Crochet Pattern: Chick Pincushion

By Candace – March 8th, 2016 3 Comments
I’ve been in need of a new pincusion, and wanted to crochet one, but a lot of the available patterns looked too smooshy. I wanted something more solid and came across some foam balls used to make Christmas ornaments and other crafts. Perfect! Now I don’t have to worry about the pincushion possibly being squished and pins coming out the other side. The chick design makes it a fun Easter gift idea from one crafter to another. You can substitute other colors to make a chubby version of another bird. crochet_chick_pincushion

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