Crochet Pattern: Baby Blocks

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – February 4th, 2014 4 Comments
Do you have a little one in your life? Soft toys make excellent gifts for little one’s because they can’t harm themselves as they learn to play with them. Here is a great and easy to make idea for the precious thing. Simply sew squares together to create a box and give as is, or spice them up with select appliqués from right here on Crochet Spot. Just follow the instructions and if you feel adventurous you can do all sorts of things with this fun pattern! Baby Blocks

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Crochet Pattern: Buttoned Kerchief

By Candace – February 2nd, 2014 1 Comment
Kerchiefs are a more compact but still warm alternative to the bulkiness of a scarf. Unlike a cowl that fits just as closely, you don’t need to pull it over your head. This kerchief is fastened at the back of the neck with a large button. It can also be worn on the head like a bandana in place of a hat or headband. This kerchief is crocheted from the bottom up, with a simple yet interesting open work pattern. crochet buttoned kerchief

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Increase at the Beginning of a Row

By Candace – February 1st, 2014 Be the first to comment

If you can start off a Tunisian crochet project, then you can do this increase, which is basically adding a foundation to the beginning of a row. Note: If you’ve never done Tunisian crochet, start with this tutorial: How to Crochet: Tunisian Simple Stitch (TSS)

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First chain the number of stitches you need to add at the beginning of the row. I am adding three stitches, so I am working a ch-3.

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Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day (Part 4)

By Rachel Choi – January 31st, 2014 1 Comment

Part #4 is the last and final part in this Mystery Crochet Along! Visit the main Crochet Along (CAL) page to view part #4: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day
On the main CAL page, scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find Part #4. This part has a lot of sewing required. You’ll be sewing all the pieces that you made in the previous parts together. If this is your first time sewing parts together, check out the How to Sew Amigurumi Parts Together tutorial.

Again, here’s the link to the CAL page: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

Once you’re done assembling your pieces, don’t forgot to submit your picture! A “winner” will be randomly selected from the pictures submitted and will receive a mystery prize!

Crochet Pattern: Out of the Woods Glasses Case

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – January 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment
In our love of personalization let’s crochet for everything, including the necessary. Glasses need protection but they also need to be you. Being made of crochet fabric this case has a fair amount of elasticity but if you find your size glasses need a little more room simply add a couple extra chains to both front and back rectangles to begin with and continue with the patterns instructions! Out of the Woods Glasses Case

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Crochet Pattern: Coffee Mug Applique

By Candace – January 28th, 2014 2 Comments
Appliques are a great way to express your interests, whether you’re adorning a bag or a sweater. This little add-on is great for the coffee (or tea) drinker. It is made in two pieces, but the sewing is minimal. crochet_coffee_mug_applique

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Crochet Pattern: Mountain Scenery Mini Pillow

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – January 26th, 2014 2 Comments
Crocheting a scene is a bit tricky but I’ve managed to overcome the difficulties of this by using what I call the Backwards Single Crochet. It’s a more attractive alternative to the Reverse Single Crochet, also known as the Crab stitch, and provides you with the ability to keep the “right side” of stitches always on the front. I chose Bernat’s Handicrafter Cotton and I really like the natural look the fiber of the yarn gives to the project and the scene. This pattern uses a series of single crochet and backwards single crochet stitches with a bunch of colors changes. Mountain Scenery Mini-Pillow

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Crochet Pattern: Stem Glass Scarf

By Laurie Beranek – January 25th, 2014 Be the first to comment
I was at my aunt and uncle’s house for the holidays and my aunt brought out little scraves to tie around our wineglasses. They were adorable. Each scarf was a different design, so it was a great way to keep track of your glass. I decided that I wanted some scarfs for my own, so I came up with this super quick and easy design and pattern. I can’t wait to use them at my next get together with my friends. I am sure that they will be a huge hit. Make a bunch in different colors to help you and your guests keep track of your glasses in a fun and cute way. They would also make a great gift. Best part, they are another great way to use up your yarn stash. Enjoy! StemGlass Scarf

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Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day (Part 3)

By Rachel Choi – January 24th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Part #3 of the Mystery Crochet Along (CAL) is officially posted!!! Make your way on over to the main crochet along page here: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day
On the main CAL page, scroll down to the bottom and you’ll find Part #3. In this part, there are a bunch of different, small pieces to crochet. The patterns are pretty much straight forward with nothing too tricky. But if you need help with anything, you’re always encouraged to ask! After finishing part #3 you might have a good idea what you are making. Feel free to take a guess and let us know what you think.

Again, here’s the link to the CAL page: Mystery Crochet Along: A Gift for V-Day

If you missed Part #1 and/or Part #2, no worries! You can still view the pattern on the CAL page and join in on the fun.

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your pics!

Crochet is Child’s Play!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 23rd, 2014 12 Comments

Since I’m really into crochet, I consume a lot of media about crochet. You’d be surprised; if you keep your eyes open for crochet, you’ll see it popping up everywhere! While reading or listening to interviews with crochet designers, there is one theme I see popping up over and over again.

“My mother/grandmother/babysitter taught me to crochet when I was a kid. (She probably wanted to keep me busy/quiet/out of her hair.) All I knew how to do was make chains, but I would do that for hours and hours.”

Seriously, I’ve heard this theme (with variations) touched upon multiple times by people who as adults are avid crocheters and crochet designers!

The way I see it, we need more of these people in the world! What a wonderful way to get a child started on a craft that will serve them for their entire lives. What’s more, we all could benefit from the future designs of this crocheting child! Are you with me?
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