Pay Attention to What Inspires Your Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 10th, 2015 4 Comments

The changing of the calendar year is a perfect time for reflection. It feels natural to look back at the previous year and decide to make a fresh start in the new one. I’ve found that through reflection, I’ve made a deeper connection to what inspires me. Inspiration is a GREAT feeling. I don’t know about you, but if inspiration is flowing, I will take any chance I can get to honor it, enjoy it, and capture it.

While reflection and inspiration could refer to just about anything in life, crochet is special in that we can turn our inspiration into a tangible, touchable thing. It could be cozy, like a warm shawl or blanket. It could be giant & joyful, like a crocheted playground. It could be almost anything at all, but the point is that crochet makes our inspirations real.

Image adapted from Rick Bradley via Flickr. License

Image adapted from Rick Bradley via Flickr. License


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Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners

By Rachel Choi – January 8th, 2015 8 Comments

Thank you everyone for participating in the 2015 New Year’s giveaway! I really enjoyed reading all of your comments and learning what you all are interested in crocheting. To celebrate the new year 2015, I’ve randomly selected 15 winners for this giveaway, that’s the most winners in one giveaway so far! Here are the winners and the crochet patterns they chose…


Connie Peterson Mile a Minute Shell Blanket
Christina Fisher Easy Adjustable Dog Sweater Coat
Megan S Classic Slouchy Beanie
Bonnie Rectangular Vest
Nancy Lover’s Knot Wrap
Maralou A. Chevron Beanie
Betty O Classic Baby Booties
Karen DiGangi Elephant Security Blanket
Karen Owl Pillow
Meredith Chapman Subtle Stripes Poncho
Terri Easy Adjustable Socks
Lois Karklus Hyacinth Cowl
Cecelia Knuckles Elf Hat
Patricia Athena Textured Shawl
Vimala Diamond Eyelet Wrap Sweater

Winners, the patterns have been sent to your emails, so please check!

Thank you everyone who participated!!! Stay tuned for more giveaways to come.

Crochet Photo Roundup #12

By Rachel Choi – January 6th, 2015 2 Comments

Here are the latest photos submitted by Crochet Spot readers!!! It is always fun seeing what everyone is crocheting. Feel free to click on the photos or the links to see the original patterns. Don’t forget you can share your photos too! If you’d like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures.
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Tackle Your Crocheted Works in Progress in 2015!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 4th, 2015 13 Comments

The year is changing and it’s time to look around and take stock of what you have and what you actually want in your life. This includes your not-yet-done crochet projects, known as UFOs (un-finished objects) as well as your WIPs (works in progress).

Image modified from Justin See and Natalia Wilson, both via flickr.  License & License.

Image modified from Justin See and Natalia Wilson, both via flickr. License & License.


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Crochet Pattern Giveaway for 2015!

By Rachel Choi – January 3rd, 2015 132 Comments

What’s a better way to celebrate the new year then to have a free giveaway?! For this giveaway there will be 15 winners because it is now year 2015!

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 15 winners too! 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, January 8, 2015.

This giveaway is now closed. View the 15 Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners.

Crochet Pattern: Hyacinth Cowl

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – January 1st, 2015 4 Comments
What inspires you to start your next crochet project? A pattern, a stitch, or is it the yarn? Most of the time, I have a design in mind and then the stitch and yarn follow. But with this Hyacinth Cowl, it was reversed. I noticed this yarn from Red Heart called Boutique Unforgettable in Petunia and I new I wanted to use it for something light and wispy. I came up with this stitch pattern which features a combination of chains, single crochets, and double crochets. In no time at all, I finished this wispy cowl and you can too! Hyacinth Cowl
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Crochet Pattern: Classic Homespun Scarf

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment
You can’t make just one! That’s what I say every time I make one. I started making these scarves years ago and now it has become a tradition with me to make sure each of my family members has one. I really enjoy taking the time to choose a Homespun yarn that perfectly suits the person I am making it for. And with the great variety of colors Homespun has to offer, this can become pleasantly difficult. Give it a try! Classic Homespun Scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Basketweave Placemat

By Rachel Choi – December 29th, 2014 Be the first to comment
This crochet pattern can be used to create square or rectangle placemats of any size by adjusting the number of stitches and rows. This stitch pattern creates a small, narrow basketweave look that looks great crocheted in any color. Crochet a whole set of placemats for your next dinner party! crochet basketweave placemat

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Love the (Crocheted) Jewels!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 27th, 2014 Be the first to comment

After this crazy wonderful holiday season, don’t you think you deserve some jewelry? Do you have some new yarn in your stash that you’d like to try or have you rediscovered the remnants of a luxurious project that would make a pretty accessory? Are you ready for a project that is quick, satisfying, gorgeous, and fun?

If so, please read on, Crochet Spotters! I’ve gathered together some beautiful Crochet Spot Jewelry Patterns that will keep you happy and stylish! These will have passers by shouting (like my good friend used to say) “Love the jewels!”

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Crochet Pattern: Bit o’ Twist Headband

By Candace – December 25th, 2014 1 Comment
My hair almost never feels tamed without a headband. It’s almost like my keys as far as being a necessity for leaving the house. A lot of crochet headbands are really wide–at least for my taste– and I wanted one that was less obtrusive with skinny ties to keep it on. And of course, I had to put a cable on it. crochet_bitotwist_headband

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