Crochet Pattern: Chain Wave Bracelet

By Candace – June 5th, 2013 2 Comments
The chains in this bracelet are reminiscent of a waveform with its crests and troughs. This Bruges lace style bracelet is easy to make, and quick, too. Wear it around your wrist or as an ankle bracelet. Wear one to the beach, there the waves live! crochet_chain_wave_bracelet

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Pack Your Crochet Bag for Work or Travel

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 4th, 2013 14 Comments

Guess what!? Memorial Day (U.S.) has passed, and thus summer has officially started (in my hemisphere, anyway) ;)! Woo hoo! I’m going to be on the move this summer – constantly in my car or working. So I need to make sure my crochet bag is well packed so that I can keep up with my summer stitches.

In packing the crochet project bag, I’d like to think about exactly what I need for projects that I can complete on the go. Because I want this to be portable and fun, for intermittent crafting, I am going to recommend a few essentials. Please add your ideas in the comments!
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Crochet Pattern: Lacy Triangle Barefoot Sandals

By Rachel Choi – June 2nd, 2013 2 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Barefoot sandals are great for the beach or any other time you want something fun and decorative to wear on your feet, but still be barefoot. This pattern creates a unique lacy triangle that sits on top of your foot. The straps are tied around your ankles to secure the sandals. These sandals are very quick to crochet. They are crocheted in the round, all in one piece so that no sewing is required. Crochet these light weight barefoot sandals in various colors!

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Crochet Pattern: Sunny Day Coaster

By Candace – June 1st, 2013 6 Comments
Summer entertaining upon us, and soon it will be time to kick back with lemonade, iced tea, and all our favorite ice cold drinks. Cold drinks mean sweaty glasses, and sweaty glasses mean rings on the table unless you use a coaster. A set of these bright coasters is perfect for an estival get-together. Make a bunch and enjoy the weather with friends. crochet_sunny_day_applique

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How to Crochet: Foundation Single Crochet Decrease

By Candace – May 31st, 2013 Be the first to comment

Using foundation rows is a great technique because they can create the foundation chain and the first row of stitches at the same time. But if you are a fan of foundation rows (foundation single crochet, foundation double crochet, etc.), you may have run into problems dealing with patterns that require decreases to be worked in the foundation chain. While you may just want to create the final number of stitches, decreases affect shaping, so it is better to make the decreases prescribed by the pattern.

To follow this tutorial, you should be comfortable with making a single crochet foundation row.
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Crochet Pattern: Starburst Motif

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – May 30th, 2013 1 Comment
Turning a circle motif into a square is not as hard as you might think. Simply choose longer stitches for corners and shorter ones for the sides. By the way, don’t you just love the way this motif is excellent for four color choices! I used a coral, purple, gold, and white. What would you choose? Starburst Motif

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How to Make a Peruvian Loom for Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 28th, 2013 6 Comments

I was thrilled at the wonderful response to my last tutorial, Crocheting with a Peruvian Loom (Wood Block). Since a few people mentioned they’d like to learn how to make a Peruvian loom, I came up with this tutorial.

The goal of this procedure is to make a smooth, firm, cardboard rectangle with the following dimensions: approximately 8″ x 4 1/2″ x 1/2″. Feel free to substitute materials, techniques, or even dimensions in order to achieve your desired result. Enjoy!
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Crochet Pattern: Medallion Jewelry Set

By Candace – May 26th, 2013 Be the first to comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Have fun making and wearing this casual jewelry set. The set is quick to crochet using a minimal amount of crochet thread. The patterns present new challenges and techniques for beginner and more experienced crocheters alike. The set includes a necklace, a bracelet, and a pair of earrings. You can mix and match in all sorts of colors. crochet medallion jewelry set

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Crochet Pattern: Lovely Heart Motif

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – May 25th, 2013 8 Comments
Here’s a fun motif perfect for three colors. Choose some from the same palette or make them contrasting, like I have. Use them for a blanket or anything else that begs a motif. Starting with a Lovely Little Heart from my last pattern, create a lacy form around it, and finish off with double crochet fans. Lovely Heart Motif

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Crochet Holidays for Your Summer 2013!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 23rd, 2013 Be the first to comment

Let’s get geared up for summer and motivate to crochet some fun and fabulous creations during the next two months. It’s been a while since we’ve looked at crochet holidays, so let’s mark our calendars for June and July’s projects!
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