Crochet Pattern: Candy Colors Baby Blanket

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – October 6th, 2013 4 Comments
After I had been crocheting for a little while I wanted to move on to something more advanced, so I decided to make a baby blanket for my cousin’s first baby. I chose Bernat’s Baby Coordinates and found an adorable pattern with double crochet shells. It took me about six months but when I was finished I was thoroughly satisfied with my work. Since then I have made many baby blankets and found that they are my favorite project to come back to. Now I let my creativity roam free and come up with whatever design I feel like at the moment. crochet candy colors baby blanket

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Crochet Pattern: Party Mask

By Candace – October 5th, 2013 4 Comments
This is a fun accessory that’s great for topping off a costume. The mask has an overall elegant feel thanks to the shaping and arching at the top. It can be stiffened with starch and attached held up with a thin stick, or you can affix it to your face with your adhesive of choice. crochet_party_mask

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Crochet Your Costumes, Accessories, and Decorations This Halloween!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 3rd, 2013 2 Comments

Do you love Halloween? I know that so many of you do! I mean, what’s not to love? There’s candy, costumes, revelry… all kinds of fun! Some of my favorite memories involve venturing out for trick-or-treating on a cool, autumn evening, crunching through leaves, and learning from friends about the houses with the big candy bars! Halloween is so much fun for kids!

The fun doesn’t have to stop in childhood, my crochet friends! Crochet has endless possibilities when it comes to costume elements, trick-or-treat bags, and even Halloween decorations! I think I am going to design a pair of animal ears and attach them to a headband for a semi-costume this year. I also want to be ready for the trick-or-treaters this year, so you know I will be crocheting something spooky to decorate the porch!

Guess what! There are a number of great Halloween patterns on Crochet Spot. Here are a few that could help make Halloween special for you and for the kids in your life! :)
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Book Review: Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – October 1st, 2013 14 Comments
Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker introduced me to the cool side of crochet. I learned crochet by making doilies, so seeing colorful crocheted items and cute crochet illustrations really got me hooked (literally). Reading it inspired me to go online and create my blog. There’s so much to love about this book, but it’s not perfect. Check out the book for yourself on Amazon (I just love the “Look Inside” feature). In the meantime,here’s my short review of this book.

Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

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Crochet Pattern: Faux Seam Booties

By Candace – September 29th, 2013 1 Comment
Available in three sizes from newborn to 6 months, the faux seam booties are cute, quick to make, and the detailing gives them a hint of the structured look of big kid boots. They’re easy to customize if you want more detail. Feel free to add your own laces or tiny buckles. crochet faux seam booties

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Debunking Crochet Myths

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 28th, 2013 36 Comments

Since I started crocheting, I have heard a few things about crochet that have made my eyebrows raise. There are many misconceptions about crochet out there! Have you heard them? Well, if we hear a crochet myths, it’s up to us to set people straight in a friendly and informed manner. Our beloved craft has always been popular, but lately it has become more and more prominent in popular culture and fashion. Hooray! Let’s build upon that momentum and make sure that everyone knows the truth about crochet!
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Crochet Pattern: Lightning Bolt Applique

By Candace – September 26th, 2013 2 Comments
Sew a lightning bolt or two (or go crazy!) onto your next project to add a little flair. You can show off your favorite kind of weather or maybe let people know what team you’re rooting for. This project is great for using up your scrap yellow yarn. crochet_lightning_bolt_applique

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How to Wrap a Bracelet in Crochet

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 24th, 2013 13 Comments
Hello everyone! This is Amy, Crochet Spot’s newest. Since March I have had many exciting opportunities to share with you my creations and today I am going to try my hand at a photo tutorial. Make sure and tell me what you think. Your feedback means a lot to me!

This is the photo tutorial for my original Beaded Bangles Crochet Pattern.

61-Beaded Bangles

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Crochet Pattern: Totally Rad Flower Pillow

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 22nd, 2013 3 Comments
Want to give a room a splash of color? Or maybe a jolt of floral attitude? Try this pattern and go as crazy with color as you wish, because as a crocheter, you can do it! The thing that grabs me the most about crocheting is the ability to go wild with color. I love color: bright color, warm color, vibrant color. It can really improve a mood if you let it. So feel free to experiment! This pillow pattern is crocheted in two panel pieces that are then crocheted together around a pillow form. The flowers are crocheted separately and sewn onto the pillow. crochet totally rad flower pillow

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Crochet Pattern: Helix Earrings

By Candace – September 21st, 2013 6 Comments
These fun spiral earrings are worked from the outside in on a base of seed beads and have another row of seed beads running down the center. The pattern is fairly simple and good for those who want to branch out into beaded crochet. Start with the How To Crochet: Single Crochet with Beads tutorial if you haven’t crocheted with beads in the past. crochet_helix_earrings

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