Crochet Tutorials for the Experienced Crocheter

By Rachel Choi – May 14th, 2016 2 Comments

Think you know all there is to crochet? Think again! I’m always finding new crochet techniques to learn. If you’ve crocheted for a number of years, you might be tired of crocheting the same thing over and over again. Let’s learn something new to spice things up and add to your crochet arsenal. In this post I’ll roundup a few tutorials we have here on Crochet Spot for the experienced crocheters!
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What’s Your Favorite Color Combos?

By Rachel Choi – May 12th, 2016 19 Comments

Have you ever started a multi-colored crochet project and realized that your color combo doesn’t look good at all? I certainly have! Even as a crochet designer I sometimes find it hard to choose great color combinations for my projects. Not all of my ideas turn out the way I think they will. Sometimes I create a fabulous color combo and sometimes it’s a flop (hey, I’m only human).

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Crochet Pattern: Thermos Cozy

By Candace – May 10th, 2016 Be the first to comment
I have a nice steel thermos with a sleeve that had a small carrying strap. That sleeve seemed like it would be useful until the first time I used it, and my thermos full of tea slipped out of the sleeve and clattered to the ground. Since then, I’ve been meaning to make a cozy with a bottom for it.

This cozy is easy and quick to make and will make carrying your drinks (or soup) easy as pie.

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Crochet Pattern: Little Airplane Lovey

By Rachel Choi – May 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment
Weeeee! Let your child’s imagination soar with this little airplane lovey. It’s great for cuddling with or even swinging around in the air. The airplane is crocheted seamlessly in the round, amigurumi style. Then it’s sewn onto the blanket to create the perfect toy/snuggle buddy. The blanket is crocheted using an easy stitch pattern to resemble the blue sky. The stitch pattern is fluffy and soft, making it perfect for cuddling! This security blanket is great for boys and even girls, any child that loves airplanes. Feel free to customize the colors of the airplane and blanket for your child.

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Crochet Spot’s 8th Birthday Giveaway Winners!

By Rachel Choi – May 7th, 2016 5 Comments

Before I announce the winners of the giveaway, I want to give a big thanks to all of Crochet Spot’s readers. Without you all, Crochet Spot would have never made it to 8 years! Also, a big thanks to all of the writers who have contributed to Crochet Spot throughout the years. Our current and long time writers Candace and Caissa are the best!
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Crochet Pattern: Tasseled Mug Rug

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 5th, 2016 4 Comments
What’s a mug rug? It’s bigger than a coaster, and smaller than a placemat. While sitting on your desk or side table, it can accommodate your cup and also a small snack. Mug rugs show their beauty even while being used. For these reasons, I knew I had to make a mug rug. The pattern is easy and addictive. Soon you’ll be making mug rugs in many different color combinations. Crochet a Mug Rug Free Pattern by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot

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Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Check Scrubbie

By Candace – May 3rd, 2016 1 Comment
It can be hard to find a project for variegated yarns with short color repeats, so sometimes it’s best to think small and simple. A square scrubbie with a checkerboard pattern fits the bill quite nicely. This pattern requires some knowledge of Tunisian crochet. Be sure to use the chart linked below to brush up on abbreviations if you need it. crochet_tunisian_square_scrubbie

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Crochet Pattern: Baby Whale Lovey

By Rachel Choi – May 1st, 2016 Be the first to comment
Do you have a water-loving child? Crochet him or her this cute baby whale lovey to snuggle up with. The whale is crocheted seamlessly in the round, amigurumi style. The small blanket is crocheted with a variety of stitches to create a wavy ocean look. The whale is then attached to the blanket to create an adorable lovey that’s ready to be toted around and snuggled with. This security blanket is designed with light weight yarn so that it’s not too heavy for a baby, but feel free to crochet it in medium weight yarn if you want a larger lovey. crochet baby whale lovey

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How to Embroider Eyes onto Crochet

By Rachel Choi – April 29th, 2016 1 Comment

So, you’ve crocheted a cute animal or doll and now you’re ready to add its face. In this tutorial I’ll show you how I embroider eyes with yarn. Of course, there are other methods for adding eyes, but this method is one of my favorites, because you can use scraps of yarn you already have. Here I’ll show the technique being done on a little lion that’s a part of the Little Safari Animals set. You can use this technique on any knit or crocheted doll, animal, or amigurumi.
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Crochet Pattern: Bit of Honey Earrings

By Candace – April 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment
Are you looking for a good accessory to go with your spring and summer wardrobe? How about a pair of earrings that look like honeycombs? You can make them in yellow and on the theme of buzzing bees out to gather something sweet. Or you can play with thread and bead colors for a unique look that’s all yours. Either way, crocheting a pair of these is much safer than bothering a real honeycomb! crochet_bit_of_honey_earrings

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