Can I Sell My Crochet?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 18th, 2014 21 Comments

Crochet Spot fans, we can talk honestly, can’t we? I’ll get straight to the point. I’ve got a LOT of crochet. Why? Because (like you) I love to crochet! Sometimes I crochet something I don’t even WANT to keep because I just want to try the pattern.

Sometimes I crochet the same thing over and over again because I like the pattern and maybe want to change it up a little. I wonder what it would look like in one yarn or another. I may add stripes or a border. Then, before I know it, I have a dozen of something and I don’t know what to do with them. (Hello, Rachel’s Credit Card Holder!)
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Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day (Part 2)

By Rachel Choi – January 17th, 2014 1 Comment

Part #2 of the Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) is now posted!!! You can find the pattern added to the end of the original CAL post here: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day
This part is fairly short. You’ll be crocheting 5 of these objects. It is a flat mystery shape that is crocheted in the round. It uses the adjustable ring because there are so many stitches being made into the one stitch. For beginners who haven’t used the ring before, here’s a link to the tutorial: How to Crochet: The Magic Adjustable Ring Don’t forget to pull the ring tightly closed when you are done! If you find the ring isn’t tight enough for you, you can also use the double ring.

Again, here’s the link to the CAL page: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

If you missed Part #1, no worries! You can still view the pattern on the CAL page and join in on the fun.

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your pics :)

How to Crochet: Tunisian Increase Within a Row

By Candace – January 16th, 2014 Be the first to comment

In Tunisian crochet, there are three types of increases: ones made at the beginning or a row, ones made in the middle of a row, and ones made at the end of a row. This tutorial will show you how to increase in the middle of a row. Since what you do in the next row is what determines how your stitches look, this increase will work for any Tunisian stitch.

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First work up to the place where you would like to increase. Here is a picture of the space where you will insert your hook. It is underneath the horizontal bar that runs between the vertical bars.

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Crochet Pattern: Curly the Horse Appliqué

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – January 14th, 2014 7 Comments
When I first accepted this project I had no idea how I was going to go about it but I knew the best way to start is to remember the basics. So I took some ideas and worked them out on paper before I took up my hook and started crocheting. As I worked I was thoroughly surprised at how well the horse was coming out. Now I am happy to present to you my very first horse appliqué, Curly the Horse! Curly the Horse Applique

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Crocheting… Without a Hook!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 13th, 2014 9 Comments

We all know that crochet is a beautiful and versatile craft. We can crochet almost anywhere and all we need is just a yarn and hook, right? While that certainly is true, it is also true that crochet can be done with one fewer item. Leave your hook at home, people. You can now crochet with your fingers!

In fact, “leaving my hook at home” is exactly how this technique came to light for me. I was recently on a road trip and I was excited for the drive because I had brought a current crochet project with me to work on in the car. I was excited until I realized that while I thought I had hooks in every size from E through J, for some reason my “I” hook was missing! Doh! Why is it always the “I” hook?
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Crochet Pattern: Swirl Pendant

By Candace – January 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Swirly pendants in bright colors are fun yet simple accessories. You can accent them with beads or string them on a cord on their own. In a tighter gauge, they also make interesting buttons. The pattern is worked from inside out in the back loop then turned and worked from the outside in in the front loop. crochet_swirl_pendant

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Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

By Rachel Choi – January 10th, 2014 57 Comments

Welcome to the Mystery Crochet Along (CAL)! I hope you’re ready for a fun adventure! Since this crochet along is a mystery, I can’t tell you exactly what you will be crocheting, but I can give you a hint. The object will be something that you can give to a friend as a Valentine’s Day gift, or keep for yourself if you find it too cute to giveaway. You’re always welcomed to make more than one! It is a small object, sort of like a toy, but is versatile so you can use it in more than one way.

Here is how the Mystery CAL is going to work:

  • Start right now! Use the pattern information below to gather your materials and start crocheting the first part of the pattern.
  • Every week a new part will be added to the pattern on this page. There will be a total of 4 parts. So be sure to bookmark this page and come back every week! I’ll send reminders out in the weekly newsletter and also on Facebook, just in case.
  • Feel free to leave comments on this post to ask questions if you need help while crocheting.
  • Feel free to email me ([email protected]) pictures of your work in progress and I’ll upload them to the website and show them off for you! Or you can post a link to your pictures in the comments section.
  • After completing the final part of the pattern, be sure to email me a picture of your final object! I’ll create a round up of all the submitted pictures so that everyone can see each others’ work. As a bonus, I’ll randomly select a “winner” who will receive a mystery prize.

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Crochet Pattern: Vanilla Cream Infinity Scarf

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – January 9th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Winter has just begun and days of frosty weather are still ahead! So here’s another wintry pattern to keep you warm for the winter. It’s quite long, giving the wearer the ability to wrap it once and wear it long or wrap it twice for a closer cowl like fit. The stitches used are pretty basic and provide a mesh material that sits well against itself with the proper amount of drape. I chose a cream color because there is just something irresistible about it. Think of your favorite color and try it out! Vanilla Cream Infinity Scarf

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Purl Stitch (tps)

By Candace – January 7th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Tunisian Purl Stitch is great for when you want your work to resemble garter stitch, a popular knit stitch pattern. It’s also pretty simple to do. For this tutorial, you will need to know how to do a Tunisian simple stitch foundation. The tps can be worked into any subsequent row.
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Crochet Pattern: Mini Tiara Set

By Candace – January 5th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Tiaras are a must for any princess, and this set is perfect for royal playtime. Crochet these tiaras for dress up and playtime or for a princess themed party. They look good set upon a child’s head or a doll’s and can be made to match whatever is in the royal wardrobe. The tiaras are great projects for sparkly and metallic yarns. You can give the tiaras your own special touch by adding sparkly beads while you crochet! crochet tiara set

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