Crochet Pattern: Crochet Spot Square

By A Guest Writer – July 11th, 2013 5 Comments
A Guest Post by Claire G.

This versatile square can be used for anything you like – pillows, bags, scarves, afghans, and more! It can be made any size and with any yarn and hook size, and offers lots of possible color arrangements as well.

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Finished Size: 5″ (12 cm) wide

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How to Make a Crocheted Granny Square into a Granny Rectangle

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 9th, 2013 12 Comments

The inspiration for this week’s tutorial happened at my weekly crafts group meeting. A new friend of mine, Barbara, is an experienced knitter but recently learned to crochet. She told me that she is working on a continual granny square blanket, which would end up being one big square. She said she would like to make it into a rectangle without adding more squares to the end. I told her that it could be done and then figured out this pattern.

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

This is what your swatch will look like if you use only one color.

This is what your swatch will look like if you use only one color.


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Crochet Pattern: Round Granny Coaster and Trivet Set

By Rachel Choi – July 7th, 2013 2 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Inspired by a traditional crocheted granny square, this coaster and trivet set is crocheted in the round with an openwork stitch pattern. The top layer of each piece resembles a round granny, while the back is a solid piece. Feel free to crochet the coasters and trivets in as many colors as desired to create a look that you like! The pieces in the sample photo use 3 different colors (light blue, dark blue, and red) for the front pieces, and black for the back pieces.

crochet round granny coaster and trivet

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Crochet Pattern: Cut-Out Heart

By Candace – July 6th, 2013 2 Comments
There’s no such thing as too much love, right? So there must not be any such thing as too many hearts. This little open heart is a quick project, and would look great linked in a chain of hearts, used as a charm, or used as an applique. Your creativity is the limit! crochet_cut-out_heart

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Crochet Pattern: Toy Rope Ladder

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – July 4th, 2013 5 Comments
When trudging through the jungle or nearing rocky cliffs, its always a good idea to take along a rope ladder in case you have to do some climbing. Or then again, you could make a miniature for an adventurous boy in your life. Perfect for 4 to 4 1/2 inch army men, any boy (and maybe some girls too) would love it! Rope Ladder

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How to Start Your Holiday Crochet Projects Now!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 2nd, 2013 3 Comments

On July 25, there will only be 153 crafting days before Christmas! Does that number make your crafty fingers itch? If not, try this: on the same day, there will only be 125 days before Hanukkah! How did 2013 become a year when Haunukah comes so early?

When it’s broken down that way, by days, I do feel a little panicked. I am old enough to know that we bring magic to the holiday season, and furthermore, that magic takes planning! I hate to admit this, but I usually intend to make many more gifts than I ever get around to making! Especially last year, I actually ended up buying a bunch of gifts. There’s nothing wrong with buying gifts, but as a crocheter, I LOVE making gifts, and I want to spread the handmade love to everyone I care about.

I had to come up with a solution for myself, so maybe you’d like to join me and make this a Crochet Spot community effort! Let’s start our holiday crafting now by following these steps!
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Crochet Pattern: Multi Flower Pillow Cover

By Rachel Choi – June 30th, 2013 1 Comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This pattern is similar to the original Flower Pillow Cover, but decorates the pillow cover with 3 different sized flowers. Each flower is crocheted separately, then sewn onto the pillow cover. Feel free to crochet as many flowers in as many colors as you like to create a unique look. You can use it to cover an old pillow that needs a new look, or a pillow insert. The cover has one open end that is fastened closed with 6 small buttons. The buttons are designed to be on the inside of the pillow so they’re hidden and the cover appears seamless.

crochet multi flower pillow

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Crochet Pattern: Round Makeup Case

By Candace – June 29th, 2013 6 Comments
Made to go in a purse, this makeup case holds a few essentials, like mascara and lipstick, separate from the rest of the items in your bag for when you want them to be easy to find. It’s made all in one piece with a lengthwise slit and a button closure. crochet_round_makeup_case

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Crochet Pattern: Toy Army Corps Net

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – June 27th, 2013 1 Comment
Ever used the lace stitch? Its not just for delicate patterns. Here I used it for this miniature net and it worked out perfect. Made for 4 to 4 1/2 inch army men, boys will love to add it to their other military equipment. Its quick and easy to make! Tip: For a thinner netting you could try a smaller size thread. Army Corps Net

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Crochet Basics: Understanding Turning Chains

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 25th, 2013 12 Comments

Have you ever noticed that while double crocheting in rows, you need to “chain 3″ before starting the next row? Have you ever wondered what this is called and why you need to do this?

Well, the chains at the end of the rows are called “turning chains,” abbreviated tch. They exist because they allow your crochet room to grow evenly. Later we are going to see what it looks like and feels like if you try to work back and forth without turning chains. As you can imagine, it gets pretty cramped and a little wonky!

Photo below shows a double crochet swatch with no turning chains!

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