Crochet Pattern: Cherry Blossoms Binder Cover

By Amy – August 6th, 2015 7 Comments
A few days ago Cami posted an article featuring a handful of back-to-school projects from right here on Crochet Spot (click here to read it for yourself). I would like to introduce to you another project perfect for those school accessories, the Cherry Blossoms Binder Cover. The cover itself is very simple and made up solely of rows of single crochet. The design on the front is made up of surface crochet and embroidered french knots, both easy to do and very fun. Cherry Blossoms Binder Cover

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How to Wet Block Crocheted Lace with Wires

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – August 4th, 2015 2 Comments

My life has been engulfed in yarn, crochet, and having good crafty times lately and I couldn’t be happier about it. I recently made a really beautiful crochet lace poncho that looks fabulous on everyone! It was crocheted in the beautiful Louet Euroflax Sport Weight Linen. The pattern was from Rustic Modern Crochet by Yumiko Alexander.

I had a lot of fun crocheting this poncho, but I knew that it would have to be specially blocked when I was done. Maybe you are wondering what blocking is and how you can do it. If so, read on to follow my process step by step.

How to Wet Block Crocheted Lace a Free Tutorial by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread 1




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Finish in ’15 Third Quarter Entries

By Rachel Choi – August 1st, 2015 8 Comments

Are you participating in the Finish in ’15 Year Long WIP/UFO Challenge? All are welcomed to join at anytime! This contest is a fun event to help get your projects completed. In this post are all the photos submitted by readers so far for the third quarter of the challenge. Remember there will be a winner every 3 months and each photo you submit counts as an entry!

Join the contest by emailing your recent photos to [email protected]
Your photos can be any WIP (work in progress) you have on your hook at the moment, any item you just finished, any UFO (unfinished object) that’s been sitting around your house, any item that you “frogged” (ripped out to reuse the yarn for something else). Submit as many photos are you like, each crochet item you submit counts as another entry!
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Crochet Pattern: Beach Life Coaster Set

By Amy – July 30th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Previously, I shared with you my collection of nautical themed coasters. This week I would like to introduce my latest collection of coasters, the Beach Life set. It is comprised of a sea star, sea urchin, scallop, and clam. I write on marine science when I am not crocheting, so forgive me if I get a little geeky with the details. Each one is a quick project that I guarantee will be a lot of fun! Beach Life Coaster Set
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7 Fantastic Back to School Crochet Patterns

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 28th, 2015 1 Comment

I know it might seem early, but trust me, back to school is right around the corner. A friend of mine has kids that start school on August 10th! Seriously! So I thought I would post this round up of fantastic crochet patterns for back to school! Since these are all relatively small, you have plenty of time to whip something up before the kids head off to school again this year.

7 Back to School Crochet Patterns a Round-Up by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread




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Crochet Pattern: Striped Eyelet Wrap Sweater

By Rachel Choi – July 25th, 2015 1 Comment
This is an easy pattern that creates a sweater by wrapping a single, long, rectangular wrap around your body. The stitch pattern used to create the wrap is one of my favorites. Alternating between solid rows and mesh rows, the fabric created is a great combination of being lacy and solid, so that it drapes easily. A photo tutorial is included for wrapping the wrap around the body to create the sweater look. This wrap sweater can be made to fit any body shape and size! Feel free to use any weight of yarn you desire, to create a thick or thin sweater.

crochet striped eyelet wrap sweater

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Christmas in July Sale – 40% OFF Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – July 23rd, 2015 Be the first to comment

July is the perfect time to get started on your holiday crocheting! To kick things off, I’ve discounted all the Christmas themed crochet patterns in the Crochet Spot store. The crochet patterns are now 40% OFF! There are Christmas related patterns in a bunch of different categories, from hats to home decor, so be sure to check out all the different categories in the store.

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All the patterns that are part of the sale are already discounted and will say so at the beginning of the pattern’s description. There’s no need to enter in any coupon codes. Sale ends at the end of July.

Have fun shopping and crocheting for the holidays!!

Hairpin Crochet Lace for Summer

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 21st, 2015 3 Comments

Man, it is hot up here in the northern hemisphere! Summer is truly upon us and I’ve seen some lacy clothing come out of storage and have a day in the sun. Summer is perfect for crochet and it seems that each year, every season, I see more and more crochet in stores, online, and on the runway. Hairpin lace is a classic crochet technique that people may not know is crochet. It was originally crocheted using a lady’s hairpin as a loom. As I researched for this essay, I became fascinated with the history of hairpin lace.

Corrine Munger took these hairpin crochet lace photos !

Corrine Munger took these hairpin crochet lace photos !





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Crochet Pattern: Nautical Coaster Set

By Amy – July 18th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Years ago I visited a home where the living room was decorated with a nautical theme. Being a nautical enthusiast and self-proclaimed maritime expert, I would do the same to my own room given half the chance. Coasters are necessities for protecting furniture from the inevitable danger posed by cups of liquids. Here are four nautical themed patterns for coasters. A ship’s wheel, coiled rope, a compass, and a sail, all quick to make and the best of fun. I’d love to know what you think! Nautical Coasters Set
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Crochet Pattern: Pineapple Upside-Down Earrings

By Candace – July 16th, 2015 2 Comments
These earrings may not be the traditional Fibonacci-based crochet pineapples, but looking at the finished project made me crave fruit. They’re a quick and fun project you can do in many “flavors” of yarn and beads. The number of beads give the earrings some weight, but they’re still quite light and easy to wear. crochet_pineapple_upside-down_earrings

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