Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along Entries

By Rachel Choi – March 5th, 2016 7 Comments

Did you participate in the Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along? If you haven’t finished your cowl, you still have time. And if you want to participate, you can join in right now! Simply check out the cowl patterns that Caissa put together and crochet one before March 13, 2016 to enter to win one of our wonderful prizes.

Although the best prizes are having a great time and having a finished cowl to wear, here are some awards that some lucky winners will receive:

  • “Nominee” – everyone is a nominee! Everyone will receive a digital picture/badge that you can show off to your friends on social media or print it out and hang it on your wall.
  • “Best Supporting Crocheter” Award – By random selection, one participant will win a free crochet pattern of his/her choice from the Crochet Spot Store. If the person is currently a Premium Pattern Member of the store, then he/she will get a free month of membership instead.
  • “Best Crocheter” Award – By random selection, one participant will win a $50 yarn prize pack from Red Heart AND a free crochet pattern (or month of membership, if currently a member) from the Crochet Spot Store.

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Navajo Spindle – Spindles Around the World #3

By Molly Ferriter – March 3rd, 2016 3 Comments
In the fiber arts world, the Navajo people are recognized for their world-renown rugs and other woven textiles. As a teacher on the Navajo Nation for over a decade, I was able to see the beautiful handcraft in my students’ dresses and belts that they wore on special days such as class pictures and the school Christmas concert. For spinners, the Navajo spindle is well-known for its simple but graceful design. In our third post in the Spindles Around the World Series, we will be discussion the Navajo spindle, traditionally used by Navajo and Pueblo people in the southwestern United States. navajo spinning

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March is NATCROMO! What That Means & Five Appliques to Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 1st, 2016 Be the first to comment

Hey, there! Ever seen the hashtag #NATCROMO floating around the internets? Well, it’s all about the mellow month of March and National Crochet Month. Yes, in addition its duty as National Craft Month, March is also National Crochet Month, earning it the hashtaggable nickname NATCROMO.

Each year, Crochetville does a NATCROMO comprehensive blog tour and this year is no exception. Be sure to check it out! In the spirit of Ravelry, some inclusiveness-minded yarn partiers have also claimed the month as International Crochet Month, or ITCROMO, so you’ll probably see that hashtag, too.

So the question is left – what will we do here at Crochet Spot? In the past, Rachel shared a number of ways to celebrate, and in true Crochet Spot style, you shared your great celebrations! I loved reading about Wanty’s shindig. During this particular NATCROMO, I’m suggesting we keep it simple and make up a couple of these cute appliques to wear. Join me?

5 Quick Crochet Appliques for National Crochet Month Round Up by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot




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Crochet Pattern: Boho Bracelet Set

By Rachel Choi – February 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Inspired by the cords and beads of Bohemian style bracelets, this set is crocheted with tan thread and bright beads of various sizes. These friendship bracelets look great worn by themselves or stacked together. The set includes 3 different bracelet patterns: a bracelet that is crocheted with large beads, a bracelet that is crocheted with small beads, and a bracelet that is crocheted with alternating bead sizes. Each bracelet is crocheted in the round. Previous experience crocheting with beads is not required, as a photo tutorial is included within the pattern. Experience crocheting with thread is recommended, but not required. Finish off the bracelets with a clasp and an extender chain to make the bracelets adjustable. Bracelets can also be adjusted by adding more or less beads if desired.

crochet boho bracelet set

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40% OFF Pillow Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – February 27th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Are you ready to spruce up your home for spring? An easy way to add a touch of color or change up the decor is to add new pillows! You can crochet brand new pillows or make pillow covers that can go right over your existing ones. Start now and you’ll have fabulous pillows ready for the spring season. Pillow crochet patterns can be found in the Home and Kitchen section, and are now 40% off!


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Sale ends at the end of February. There’s no need to enter in coupon codes, all the prices are already marked down. Just add the patterns you like to your cart and check out. Once purchased, the patterns can be downloaded right away.

Have fun shopping and crocheting, and let me know if you need any help along the way!

When Your Filet Crochet “Squares” Look “Rectangular”

By Molly Ferriter – February 25th, 2016 4 Comments
Do you love the intricate look of filet crochet but can’t get your spaces to come out right? Do your “squares” look like “rectangles”? This is a common problem that can happen to any crocheter, but is easy to fix. Grab your crochet hook and your favorite thread and let’s get busy! In this tutorial I’ll give you a few pointers to get those squares looking square. squares rectangles

After understanding the basics in filet crochet, many crocheters run into the same problem. After completing a few rows or a section or even an entire piece, they realize that their filet open and closed spaces (also called “squares”, “mesh”, “blocks” and others) have more of a rectangle shape. What do we do to fix this?
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Win A $50 Yarn Prize Pack from Red Heart

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 23rd, 2016 7 Comments

Yes! You read that correctly. Red Heart, who has been one of the most trusted brands in yarn for over 75 years, is generously offering an exciting yarn prize pack to one lucky Crochet Spotter! This prize pack includes 10 skeins of various Red Heart Yarns, and you get to try them all! It also includes a Red Heart tote bag to crochet on the go.

Win this $50 Prize Pack from Red Heart on @crochetspot by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread



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Crochet Pattern: Buttoned Slipper Booties (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – February 21st, 2016 Be the first to comment

Crochet a pair of these buttoned slippers to keep your feet extra warm on cold days. Wear then nice and tall to keep your ankles and legs warm, or undo a couple of buttons and fold down the top for a more relaxed look. Made with super bulky weight yarn, these quick slippers will have the feel of thick socks, but the look of cute booties. The pattern contains instructions for U.S. women size 4 – 12. It also includes instructions for adjusting the size in case you find the need to customize the slippers to a size that is not specified in the pattern. The slippers are crocheted from the toe up so you can try them on as you crochet. No sewing is required, other than attaching the buttons.

crochet buttoned slipper booties

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Crochet Pattern: Feather Cable Fingerless Gloves

By Candace – February 19th, 2016 5 Comments
There’s been a lot of spinning talk around here lately, and since I’ve been getting more spinning done, it’s time I used more of my handspun up. This yarn called for texture, so I chose cables, and it is easy to adjust the sizing. Not a spinner? Don’t worry! While the pattern was written for my handspun, it will work for any comparable solid-colored or semisolid yarn–handspun or commercial. crochet_feather_cable_fingerless_gloves

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The Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along Patterns!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 17th, 2016 15 Comments

Woohoo! After weeks of preparation, we’re finally ready to release the Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along patterns. There are four patterns, and you choose your pattern based upon the first letter of your first name. Please check out the patterns below.

Oscar Mystery Cowl Patterns Graphic by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot




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