Crochet Pattern: Textured Facial Pad

By Candace – March 6th, 2014 5 Comments
The cotton pads you find in the store are great for using with facial cleansers. But if you want to be a little more friendly to the environment or you just don’t want to have to keep buying more, crocheting them may be the way to go. Make a stack in as may colors as you like and toss them in with the laundry when you’re done with them. crochet_facial_pad

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“Red Carpet Ready” Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 4th, 2014 2 Comments

How many of you love watching awards shows? I definitely think it’s fun, although I could do without all of the judgment about who looks terrible. I love to see the celebrities dressed up in their finery, but the catty criticism has got to go! They usually all look great, and if they don’t- oh well! They should still be having fun attending the Oscars! Right?

Anyway, since film awards season has finally culminated in the ultimate gala, the Academy Awards, I was thinking about how crochet can be glamorous. Crochet is a very versatile craft and has a long history of being used for formal wear. Futhermore, many major celebrities crochet, including Alyssa Milano, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Longoria, and Meryl Streep! (Source) So why not glam it up with crochet?

Imagine you’re attending a gala and would like to accessorize your formal dress with crochet. Before you say that you never attend formal events, don’t forget that prom & wedding seasons are just around the corner, so you just may have occasion to try these suggestions & Crochet Spot patterns!
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Crochet Pattern: Sideways Chevron Boot Cuffs

By Candace – March 2nd, 2014 Be the first to comment
Boot cuffs are a great accessory whether you wear them just to add to an outfit or to fill in the space left in a pair of roomy boots. The chevron pattern is fun to work and simple enough for newer crocheters. The pattern is created by crocheting eyelets, row after row, establishing the sideways chevron look. The cuffs are designed with ridges on the top and bottom to keep the cuffs in place. This pattern comes with instructions for three sizes that stretch to fit a range of calves and ankles. crochet chevron boot cuffs

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Crochet Pattern: Double Layer Flower

By Candace – March 1st, 2014 2 Comments
Around here, winter feels like it’s here to stay, but crocheting colorful flowers until the real ones bloom helps keep my hopes up. This one is worked in a spiral of sorts with two layers of four petals. It makes a nice barrette, pin, or button; or you could use it to add a little pop to another project. crochet_double_layer_flower

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Different Ways to Make Pom Poms (Part One)

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – February 27th, 2014 10 Comments

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a pom pom is “an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes”. Technically, they are of no real necessity compared to a hat or scarf, and yet they are so adorable and cute! Who doesn’t like a tiny tuft of yarn on the top of their hat or on the end of their scarf?!

Pom poms are incredibly easy ways to brighten up any project. Besides the aforementioned, you can also attach them to the corners of a pillow, border of a blanket, or anywhere else you might want them. I’ve even seen an entire baby’s rug made out of large, plump pom poms!

Today, I want to show you some of the ways you can make pom poms. As with most things, there are special tools you can buy at nearly any craft store that are specifically made for creating pom poms. But for some of us, the Do-It-Yourself method is more appealing. So stick around for some easy how-to’s!
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Crochet Pattern: Millie Bracelet

By Candace – February 26th, 2014 1 Comment
Millie is a beaded bracelet with a subtle ruffle effect that makes a good casual accessory for those who like everyday jewelry. More advanced beginner crocheters are encouraged to try the simple beading used in this pattern to expand their arsenal of techniques. crochet_millie_bracelet

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Crochet 1-2-3! 3 Great Patterns to Get a Kid Crocheting

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 25th, 2014 Be the first to comment

The inspiration for this post came from the wonderful comments in one of my previous posts, Crochet is Child’s Play. I loved hearing everyone’s stories about learning crochet and then passing it on. One Crochet Spotter, Pearl, mentioned that she was trying to teach her six-year-old brother and asked for advice. Before long, Marcia G (a fellow Crochet Spotter) directed Pearl to Rachel’s “How to Crochet” instructions. Hooray! This is EXACTLY what the Crochet Spot community is about!
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Crochet Pattern: Winter Wonderland Capelet

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – February 23rd, 2014 Be the first to comment
With just the right amount of drape and a touch of fur, you’ll fit right in on the frozen pond wearing this capelet about your shoulders. The pattern is crocheted with an interesting shell pattern that’s worked from the top down. It is designed so that one size will fit most adults and teens. You can choose to make your own pom poms or buy them from a craft store. Whether you like them big or small, the pom poms are a delightful part of the pattern! Winter Wonderland Capelet

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Crochet Pattern: Made with Love Earrings

By Laurie Beranek – February 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment
In addition to teaching crochet classes, I teach jewelry classes. I love teaching both, so I decided to incorporate both into my design. Show someone you love them with this quick and easy pattern. It only takes a few yards of yarn and you can make it with any color or type of yarn. Not into earrings? It would also make a great pin, just sew or glue on a pin back. I love the “made with love” charm, but you can leave off the charm or add a different charm that has special meaning to you or the recipient. Made With Love Earrings

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How to Crochet: Return Pass Tunisian Decrease

By Candace – February 20th, 2014 1 Comment

Decreasing on the forward pass of a Tunisian crochet row is not always feasible, especially when working with stitches that are not worked in the vertical bar. Luckily, working a decrease on the return pass is fairly easy to do.
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