Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Paintings

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 2nd, 2014 7 Comments

Hey, Crochet Spotters! Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my favorite crocheters and designers, Twinkie Chan! Twinkie Chan is a celebrated crochet designer who has created her niche by crocheting all things delicious and wearable! If you see someone wearing a pizza scarf, it’s most likely her design.

I’ve been following Twinkie since 2010 and I’ve learned that there are many exciting aspects to her career. She has been a successful seller on eBay, Etsy, and at craft fairs. She’s authored a popular pattern book and has another one in the works. She did a series of patterns for Michael’s and is currently featured on the website as a “Celebrity Crafter.” No doubt, all of this success is due to talent, focus, a lot of hard work.

One of the things I most admire about her is her focus within a well-defined niche. She’s really intent on creating adorable, food-related, crocheted wearables and items for adults. While that may perhaps sound somewhat limiting, it’s amazing to see how creative she gets within that category. One of the more surprising and certainly delightful works she has shared on her blog is a crocheted painting.
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Crochet Pattern: Cabled Ear Warmer

By Candace – November 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Here’s a great pattern for both keeping your ears warm this winter and stretching your crochet skills. Subtle cables twist at different points, and though they only show on one side, the cables are actually worked on both the right and wrong side. The circumference of the ear warmer can be adjusted by crocheting more of less rows as needed. crochet cabled ear warmer

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Black Friday to Cyber Monday: 40% OFF Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – November 28th, 2014 Be the first to comment

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Now it’s time to really get crocheting! Starting now through Cyber Monday, I’ve selected some of the most loved, best selling, customer favorite crochet patterns from the Crochet Spot Store and marked them 40% OFF. So if you have favorite patterns that you’ve been eying, feel free to head on over to the store, because chances are they’re discounted! Patterns range from hats, scarves, bags, clothing, home decor, baby items, toys, and more.

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There’s no need to enter in coupon codes to get the discount. All patterns that are part of the sale are already discounted. Just add them to your cart and checkout. If the pattern is part of the sale, it will say so at the beginning of the pattern’s description.

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Crochet Pattern: Easy Chunky Cap

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – November 26th, 2014 4 Comments
With the arrival of autumn, I thought how fitting it would be to work up something chunky. So I made a list of all the items I could think of off the top of my head that would make fast and fun projects. Here is the first one, an easy cap pattern. With your choice of chunky yarn and a large hook, simply follow some of the basic steps of crocheting for a quick hat to keep out the impending cold. You can’t make just one, though! Don’t forget that these will make great gifts for friends and family. Easy Chunky Cap

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Candy + Crochet Gift Ideas!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 25th, 2014 1 Comment

Ever get lost in thought while dipping and diving through all of the beautiful inspiration on Pinterest? You have? :) Of course you have! This post is inspired by the never-ending stream of visual stimulation that is Pinterest.

For whatever reason, my Pinterest feed is exploding with tons of gift wrapping ideas right now. There also seems to be a trend with giving food items like cookies, cupcakes, and candies. Well, I am fully in favor of that! Since I feel the need to put my own stamp on things, I decided to combine (what else?) Crochet and Candy!!

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Crochet Pattern: Set of 3 Snowflakes

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – November 23rd, 2014 2 Comments
Years ago I found a book on crochet snowflakes that inspired me to learn more and get back into crocheting. My reasons then were so that I could make snowflakes, and here I am today making a variety of crocheted projects. I want to offer you these three original snowflake patterns. Stiffen them and hang them from your tree or give them as gifts to friends and family. The thing about snowflakes is, you never can make just one! Snowflakes

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Adorn Your Gifts, Home, and Tree with Crocheted Christmas Ornaments!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 22nd, 2014 2 Comments

The seasons have turned, snow has begun to fall, the stores are already decked out in their Christmas splendor… Doesn’t it just fill your heart with excitement? These signals tell us it is time to nest. It’s time to connect with family and friends. It’s time to make everything warmer with crochet.

Have you planned your Christmas decorations and gift wrapping yet? Crochet can and SHOULD be a part of that! Why? Because it can be! The wonderful ritual of decking the halls, trimming the tree, and wrapping the gifts is made all the warmer with crochet. I’ve put together a round up of versatile and adorable Christmas ornaments for you to enjoy!

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Sustainable Living: 3 Winter Creations

By Tameko Barnette – November 20th, 2014 3 Comments

Sustainable living is all about what will sustain you; however, it is also about how you sustain yourself. With crochet, we are connecting with a hobby or a profession that is built on sustainable living. The key to sustainable living is recycling; what can be used over and over again or reworked to be used in another way.

In this article, I decided to share three Winter creations with you that can be used many times throughout the Autumn, Winter, and perhaps, even the Spring months as well. They’re just ideas, oldies, but goodies, if you will. During the Autumn and especially during those Winter months, we have to do our best to stay warm and cozy. Below, you’ll find three ideas (plus a quick and easy pattern) that I hope sparks your creativivity for the Winter season.
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Crochet Pattern: Squircle Earrings

By Candace – November 19th, 2014 3 Comments
Squircle–it’s a square and a circle. These earrings are simple to crochet and interesting to look at. You can choose to dangle one from each ear or make a chain of them for a series of squircles. crochet_squircle_earrings

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Make Believe with Amigurumi, Crochet Plush Toys Kids Will Love!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 18th, 2014 4 Comments

When I was interviewing for my teaching job in Mexico, the principal scheduled our meeting at about 10:30 A.M. As I walked across the campus to get to her office, I passed the kindergarten playground and the air was filled with the joyful squeals of laughter and happy chatter as the children ran and played. They were princesses, sailors, police officers, mamas and daddies. They were big blue whales, lions, puppies, & duckies.

I was sure the principal must have scheduled me right then on purpose. Who doesn’t delight in the sheer joy of children at play? It was a very happy time.
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