Finish in ’15 Fourth Quarter Entries (Page 2)

By Rachel Choi – November 14th, 2015 4 Comments

Are you participating in the Finish in ’15 Year Long WIP/UFO Challenge? All are welcomed to join at anytime! Due to the overwhelming number of photos submitted so far during this final fourth quarter, a second page of photos was crated to show off all the awesome crocheting!

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: Tunisian Block Scarf for Barbie

By Candace – November 12th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Accessorize your Barbie for the upcoming winter season with a cozy scarf. It’s a great way to use up those few extra yards of sock yarn left over from another project. To complete this pattern, you will need to be familiar with Tunisian crochet, including the Tunisian knit stitch. Please see the linked tutorials for help. crochet_tunisian_block_barbie_scarf

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Crochet for Winter Hikes

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 10th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Brrr. Do you feel the frost in the air? I don’t. (That’s because Florida is not a very frosty state.) However, I know that a great deal of Crochet Spotters live in climates where the temperatures are dropping and the seasons are changing. As a native New Englander, I know that this time of year is a good one for weekend hikes. It’s your last chance to get in some fresh mountain air before the snow settles in. However, the proper hiking gear is essential and crochet can be a part of it! Today I share 8 patterns that can keep you prepared on your winter hikes.

Eight Great Crochet Patterns for Your Winter Hike by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot




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Crochet Pattern: Lacy Chevron Table Runner

By Rachel Choi – November 8th, 2015 Be the first to comment
This table runner uses one of my favorite stitch patterns. It’s made with a chevron stitch that you can work all in one color, or in multiple colors if you desire. The rows alternate between solid and lace to give you a modern yet still lacy look. The pattern includes instructions for adjusting the size as you see fit. Make it as wide and as long as you like in order to fit your table. The table runner in the sample photo uses an ordinary medium/worsted weight yarn, but it would also look great using thinner yarns to give it a more delicate feel. crochet lacy chevron table runner

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Haven for Hands Crochet Hook Set Giveaway

By Rachel Choi – November 6th, 2015 2 Comments

Free? Did someone say free? We have a crochet hook set from Haven for Hands to giveaway for free! A few weeks ago I did a review on the Haven for Hands Crochet Hook Set, so go check that out if you are interested in learning more about the crochet hooks, case, and notions that come with it. Sarah at Haven for Hands was kind enough to give us an extra set to giveaway to one lucky Crochet Spot reader.

How do you enter to win??
To enter, submit a photo of your crochet WIP (work in progress) or a finished crocheted item you just made into the Finish in ’15 Year Long Challenge. If you are already participating in the challenge, then you are already entered! The hook set will be given away for free as one of the many prizes during our fourth quarter.

Crochet Pattern: Cable Bow

By Candace – November 5th, 2015 9 Comments
A cable in the middle puts a twist (See what I did there?) on a classic accessory. While the bow is simple in concept, it’s a little tricky to complete, so it’s good to be comfortable with crochet cables and post stitches. Stitch markers may also come in handy for getting past the cable. crochet_cable_bow

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How Did You Learn to Crochet?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 3rd, 2015 27 Comments

In my first post on Crochet Spot, I asked why you decided to crochet. It was really interesting to hear stories from all over the globe about why people crochet. Since the Craft Yarn Council’s I Love Yarn Day was focused upon stitching it forward this year, and teaching someone to crochet, I began to wonder how Crochet Spot readers had learned to crochet.

Image via flickr modified  photo by Kim Piper Werker https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/ (License)

Image via flickr modified photo by Kim Piper Werker
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Crochet Pattern: Elf Baby Cocoon with Hat

By Rachel Choi – November 1st, 2015 1 Comment
The elf baby cocoon and hat would make a cute photo prop for your Christmas themed baby pictures. Use this in your baby’s newborn photo shoot or in other Christmas themed photos. You can also use this cocoon set as a baby costume. It would look great on both boys and girls. The cozy cocoon is crocheted from the bottom up with various color changes required as you go. The hat is crocheted from the top down and the pointy elf ears are sewn on afterwards. If using the cocoon and hat as an everyday accessory, feel free to leave off the bells on the hat. crochet elf baby cocoon and hat

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Finish in ’15 Fourth Quarter Entries

By Rachel Choi – October 31st, 2015 4 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 fourth 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: FourSquare Baby Blanket

By Amy – October 29th, 2015 6 Comments
I think I have already mentioned how fond I am of returning to the simple crochet basics of granny squares. This new baby blanket pattern is really just a twist on the old but I couldn’t help making it anyway. First you crochet four large granny squares and then put them together for one large, and fun, blanket. And always remember, there is nothing like a handmade baby blanket. Parents will treasure it for a while but a child will treasure it forever. FourSquare Baby Blanket

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