Book Review: Crochet Master Class

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – April 1st, 2014 3 Comments
One of the most ambitious crochet books I’ve come across is Crochet Master Class: Lessons and Projects from Today’s Top Crocheters by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss. Don’t let the title intimidate you–the words “master” and “class” have duplicate definitions and could be misunderstood at first glance. It’s not a book for crochet masters; it’s a book by them. The projects are not reserved only for those in the “master class,” instead they’re supposed to evoke being in a classroom taught by master crocheters. If you love learning about new crochet techniques, read on.

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Crochet Pattern: Sprightly Swimsuit Coverup

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – March 31st, 2014 2 Comments
At times I really feel the need to get back to the basics of crochet and I’ve found granny squares are the perfect choice for those moments. These simple squares are incredibly versatile and can work up into just about anything you so desire. Here is a simple and light coverup using those famed motifs for that trip to the beach! This pattern comes in 3 sizes so that it can be made for anyone from an X-Small to Large to 5X. Feel free to customize your coverup by mixing different colored motifs. Sprightly Swimsuit Coverup

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Treble Crochet (Ttc)

By Candace – March 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Tunisian treble crochet, or ttc, is a simple stitch to learn once you get the basics of down. It’s very close to its traditional crochet cousin, treble crochet, so if you’re well-versed in basic crochet stitches, you’re already a step ahead.
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Crochet Pattern: Frilled Parasol Appliqué

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – March 28th, 2014 2 Comments
For some unexplainable reason, I’ve always adored umbrellas and parasols. When I was little, I received a child-sized blue umbrella complete with frills. I couldn’t wait for rainy day after that. Today I find it very interesting when going out in the rain the many styles and colors of umbrellas you will see. This interest inspired this weeks pattern. It’s basic and fun to make. Make sure and tell me what you will do with yours! Parasol

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Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners

By Rachel Choi – March 27th, 2014 8 Comments

It was fun reading all the comments left on the giveaway post! In this giveaway, the more entries, the more winners we have. For every 50 entries, we added another winner. So congrats to all 3 of the winners in this giveaway!

Drum roll please… the winners are…
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New “Yarns for You” Crochet Yarn Reviews!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 25th, 2014 24 Comments

I am excited to annouce a new series on Crochet Spot – “Yarns for You” Crochet Yarn Reviews! The purpose of “Yarns for You” is to share a crocheter’s point of view about what makes a yarn good/bad/fun/useful/etc. to crochet with! This will be different from the “Focus on Fiber” series in that I will be reviewing specific types of yarn by name. As always, it would be great to hear from other Crochet Spotters in the comments section!

Why a crochet yarn review? Did you ever notice how sometimes yarn makers put all of the knitting information on the label and have knitted samples in the store, but may overlook crochet? Truthfully, some yarn is better for knitting and some is better for crochet. It has to do with how the yarn is constructed.
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Crochet Pattern: Soft Serve Scarf

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – March 23rd, 2014 2 Comments
Add that splash of color to any outfit with a two-toned scarf. Much like your favorite soft serve with two flavors, the two colors of the scarf meld together when worn. The lacy design evokes a classic teardrop or polka dot design from afar. Make it in color combinations of the latest palette, or in the colors of a school or team. Using medium weight yarn in acrylic or wool makes this a warm scarf, too. 

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Crochet Pattern: Tunisian Zigzag Eyelet Wristband

By Candace – March 22nd, 2014 Be the first to comment
This wristband is a good project for Tunisian crocheters who want to expand their skills a little more. The simple eyelet pattern uses basic stitches with no shaping to keep track of. The band is worked flat and requires a small amount of seaming to finish. crochet_tunisian_zze_band

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Crochet Pattern Giveaway!!!

By Rachel Choi – March 20th, 2014 131 Comments

Have you been eying a pattern in the Crochet Spot Store?? Now is the time you can win it for FREE! In this giveaway we’ll be giving away crochet patterns from the Crochet Spot store to readers who want them. We will have multiple winners too! For every 50 entries, we’ll add another winner. For example, if there are 200 entries, we’ll have 4 winners. If you are already a Premium Pattern Member of the store (you can already download unlimited patterns), you can also participate in this giveaway. A member’s prize would be a free month of membership so you can download as many patterns as you want for another month!

To enter into the giveaway:

  1. Visit the Crochet Spot Store: http://www.crochetspot.com/store/
  2. Choose a pattern that you would like to crochet.
  3. Leave a comment below on this post telling us the exact name of the pattern (we want to make sure we send you the correct pattern). Please leave only one comment, multiple comments will be deleted.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Update: Winners are be found on the Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners page.

How to Crochet: Tunisian Full Stitch (Tfs)

By Candace – March 19th, 2014 2 Comments

Tunisian full stitch, as its name implies, is good for creating something that is bulky and heavy. blankets, rugs, and mats are just a few applications for for this easy-to-make stitch. One thing to keep in mind is that the tfs has a natural bias and may need to be combined with other stitches in addition to being blocked to straighten it out. If you are unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, you can start learning with the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) tutorial.

For a left-handed view, hover your cursor over the photos.

The tfs is made in the space between stitches, underneath the horizontal bar.

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Insert your hook into the next space.

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Yarn over and pull up a loop.

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Continue working across the row. Then work the return row as usual, and you’re done.

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If you need help with this stitch, you can leave a comment below.