How to Crochet: Tunisian Bobble (Tbo)

By Candace – October 3rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

It’s safe to say that a lot of traditional crochet stitches translate over to Tunisian crochet. Bobble stitches can make nice accents with either technique.

If you are not familiar with Tunisian Crochet, see the Tunisian simple stitch tutorial to get started. It also helps, but isn’t necessary, to know the Tunisian double crochet stitch and the traditional crochet bobble.
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Crochet Pattern: Striped Hot Air Balloon Applique

By Amy – October 1st, 2015 11 Comments
A picture I ran across the other day while looking for some color inspiration showed about 10 or more hot air balloons of all different colors and patterns speckling a European horizon. It was lovely against the pale blue sky and tan terrain. Some were striped in multi-colors, like the one I have designed for you, others had fewer colors and varied stripes or different patterns all together. For this applique I used five different colors and swapped them every two rows. Have fun making this simple and easy applique! Striped Hot Air Balloon

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Book Review & New Prize! Margaret Hubert’s Customize Your Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 29th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Hooray! We have another fabulous prize in our Finish in ’15 Contest! Remember, you can enter until September 30!

Have you heard of Margaret Hubert? If not, it would be my pleasure to introduce you to one of crochet’s most prolific designers. Margaret Hubert is the author of more than 20 crochet and knitting books. She has been involved in the needle arts industry for years and has been instrumental in developing new generations of crocheters. In 2012 she was inducted into the Jean Leinhauser Crochet Hall of Fame.

We’re lucky to be able to offer a copy of her latest book, Customize Your Crochet, as a prize in our Finish in ’15 contest.

Caissa McClinton Customize Your Crochet by Margaret Hubert Giveaway on Crochet Spot @artlikebread




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Crochet Pattern: Vintage Glenda Hat (5 Sizes)

By Amy – September 27th, 2015 6 Comments
Torchy Blane is a fictional character from the 30’s that inspired the Lois Lane character for Superman. Both are avid newspaperwomen who will stop at nothing to get a story. Glenda Farrell plays Torchy Blane in a few of the films of that time, and in it she wears a hat that has, for me, become the symbol of a woman of the press. With this pattern I have sought to replicate that style, complete with an upturned brim and hat band in the form of a long ribbon. All you need to know to crochet this hat are the basics. Enjoy, and let me know what you think in the comments below! crochet vintage glenda hat
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Crocheting Baby Items – 30% OFF Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – September 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

If you have a baby in your family I’m sure there’s been plenty of crocheting done for the little one. If not, now is a great time to start! There are so many things you can crochet for babies, from clothing, to toys, to accessories. The best part is that all items you crochet are small in size, so they work up fairly quickly.

To get you going on your crocheting endeavors, all baby related crochet patterns are now 30% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store!

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You can find all of our baby related crochet patterns in the baby section. There’s no need to enter in any coupon codes since all of the patterns are already discounted. Just add the patterns you like to your cart and check out.

The Garden State Sheep Breeders Sheep and Fiber Festival 2015

By Candace – September 24th, 2015 Be the first to comment

One thing I love about being a fiber artist is the variety of events that are held year round. I have been fortunate enough to go to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival twice, but since then, I had gone a few years between shows. Luckily, I found out that there’s a sheep and fiber festival held not far away from home, and I made plans to go. I even took along my nieces who, though they have had trouble learning, are at least interested in fiber arts.

Who wouldn't be interested in something so pretty?

Who wouldn’t be interested in something so pretty?


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Crochet Pattern: Hot Air Balloon Applique

By Amy – September 22nd, 2015 Be the first to comment
Have you ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? I did once when I was young, but then the very next to ride after me had the ride of their lives as the balloon broke loose and took them miles away. Of course, the pilot was experienced and no one was ever in any danger. All was recovered, but needless to say, the fun was over for the day. Hot air balloons have always been a symbol of adventure. Why not use hot air balloons for the adventurous person in your life? Use them on a gift, to decorate for a party, or whatever else you can think of. This applique works up very quickly and is a lot of fun! Hot Air Balloon Applique

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We’re Getting Ready for #ILYD2015!!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 21st, 2015 2 Comments

Before we begin, I want to remind everyone that the third quarter of our Finish in ’15 contest has flown by! Have you been working on your projects? If so, please submit your photos to our contest so that you may entered in the drawing! The prizes are a pattern from Rachel’s Crochet Spot Store or a month of free membership for members, the beautiful green shawl pin by Michelle’s Assortment, and more!

And now on to our #ILYD2015 post!

Did you know that we crafters have our very own holidays? We do, and the fabulous I Love Yarn Day, sponsored by the Craft Yarn Council, is celebrating its fifth birthday this year! Wooo! They have an exciting theme this year and it’s all based on sharing your love of yarn crafting with others – through teaching and sharing on social media.

Image used with permission - Property of Craft Yarn Council

Image used with permisison – Property of Craft Yarn Council





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Crochet Pattern: Barbie Doll Beanie

By Candace – September 19th, 2015 Be the first to comment
It’s almost time for fiber crafters’ favorite part of the year, bringing out–and making– cool weather accessories. If it’s still a little warm in your neck of the woods for hats, gloves, and scarves, try starting out small and making accessories for your favorite plastic friends. A cute beanie is a simple way to add to a doll’s fall wardrobe without having to make a trip to the toy store. crochet_barbie_beanie

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Crochet Pattern: Super Quick Slippers (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – September 17th, 2015 Be the first to comment
These super quick slippers can be crocheted in one sitting. Using a large crochet hook and super bulky weight yarn, these slippers will be nice and warm to wear this winter. The slippers are crocheted from the toe up, in one piece, so that no sewing is required. Instructions are written out for 9 different sizes, U.S. women sizes 4 – 12. Since everyone has different feet, there are also instructions for customizing the slippers in case you want a tighter or looser fit. Feel free to decorate your slippers with cute flower appliques or fun buttons. You can even add you own straps to the slippers if desired.

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