Finish in ’15 Fourth Quarter Entries

By Rachel Choi – October 31st, 2015 4 Comments

Are you participating in the Finish in ’15 Year Long WIP/UFO Challenge? All are welcomed to join at anytime! This contest is a fun event to help get your projects completed. In this post are all the photos submitted by readers so far for the fourth quarter of the challenge. Remember there will be a winner every 3 months and each photo you submit counts as an entry!

Join the contest by emailing your recent photos to [email protected]
Your photos can be any WIP (work in progress) you have on your hook at the moment, any item you just finished, any UFO (unfinished object) that’s been sitting around your house, any item that you “frogged” (ripped out to reuse the yarn for something else). Submit as many photos are you like, each crochet item you submit counts as another entry!
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Crochet Pattern: FourSquare Baby Blanket

By Amy – October 29th, 2015 6 Comments
I think I have already mentioned how fond I am of returning to the simple crochet basics of granny squares. This new baby blanket pattern is really just a twist on the old but I couldn’t help making it anyway. First you crochet four large granny squares and then put them together for one large, and fun, blanket. And always remember, there is nothing like a handmade baby blanket. Parents will treasure it for a while but a child will treasure it forever. FourSquare Baby Blanket

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Use Up Your Leftover Yarn! 10 Patterns Perfect for Partial Skeins

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 27th, 2015 2 Comments

I know I can’t be the only one out here with multiple partial skeins of yarn left over. By partial skeins, I mean skeins or balls of yarn from which you’ve only used a few yards, like maybe 50 yards or less. They are left over after a project. Partial skeins can be a bit of a conundrum, because it’s too much yarn to throw away, but it might leave you stumped about what to do with it! Since I need to solve this problem for myself, I decided to put together a round up of patterns that we all could use to make the most of the yarn we have.

Ten Great Crochet Patterns for Partial Skeins by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread

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Crochet Pattern: Everyday Cardigan Sweater (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – October 25th, 2015 Be the first to comment

This sweater is great for everyday wear. You can dress it up or dress it down. Wear it with your favorite belt or let it drape open for a relaxed look. It would look great with a pair of leggings or jeans. The sweater is crocheted from the top down with no sewing required. It can be made in 9 different sizes from X-Small to 5X. Try it on as you go to ensure the proper fit. The sweater is intended to have a tight fit, but if a looser fit is desired simply crochet the next size up. As an adjustable sweater, you can make the sleeves as long or short as you like to create short sleeves or long sleeves. The cardigan is intended to be tunic length, but can be adjusted to be any length that you desire.


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Crochet Pattern: Oxford Binder Pouch

By Amy – October 23rd, 2015 6 Comments
For lack of a better option, growing up I would put my pencils and other accessories in the front slip of my binder. Naturally the plastic slip would stretch and eventually become too lose to hold papers. Now that I am older I can very well see the flaws in that method of carrying supplies, but what else can you do with them? There are many kinds of lovely pencil bags and pouches to choose from at the store, even some with the option of latching into your binder. I liked this idea especially and designed my own. Here is the pattern for you to make also! The stitch is called Shallow Single Crochet and is easy to do while lending an academic look to the piece. Oxford Binder Pouch

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Time to Crochet Hats – 30% OFF Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – October 22nd, 2015 Be the first to comment

Hats are great to crochet for the colder weather in fall or winter. If you live in a part of the world where the weather is warming up, no worries, there are always lighter weight hats to crochet. There are also hats for all skill levels, beginners to experts. With so many different styles to choose from and special hats for different occasions there is always something to crochet. Starting now and ending at the end of October, all hat crochet patterns are 30% off in the Crochet Spot Store!

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You can find all of our hat crochet patterns in the hat section. There’s no need to enter in any coupon codes since all of the patterns are already discounted. Just add the patterns you like to your cart and check out.

Yarns for You Yarn Review: Aesir by A Hundred Ravens Yarn

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 20th, 2015 Be the first to comment

Today’s Yarns for You selection is a very special, indie-dyed confection, Aesir by A Hundred Ravens. A Hundred Ravens is an independent yarn company that I learned about when I visited Stitches Midwest in August. I was drawn into their booth because of the gorgeous array of bold colors and interesting combinations. I purchased the skein I’m reviewing today. It was a splurge, but I’m happy I did it!

Aesir by A Hundred Ravens Yarn Review on Crochet Spot by @artlikebread Caissa McClinton Crochet

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Crochet Pattern: Easy Slip-On Neck Warmer

By Rachel Choi – October 18th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Here is a crochet project for those days when you just don’t feel like sewing a bunch of pieces together or sewing on buttons. This neck warmer is designed so that no buttons and no sewing is required! The neck warmer is able to slide over your head, and still fit snugly around your neck. It is a great addition to your fall or winter accessories that will keep you toasty warm. Although the neck warmer will fit most adults, the instructions are written so that you can adjust the size if you see fit. You can even make it into a child sized neck warmer. Feel free to make it taller, shorter, looser or tighter if you prefer. crochet easy slip on neck warmer

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Crochet Pattern: Tripoint Bookmark

By Candace – October 17th, 2015 1 Comment
Do you know that feeling when you finish reading a book in a series, and the only thing you want to do is crack open the next one? What about the feeling when there is no next one yet? Well, my wait for the next one has recently ended, and I’ve finally gotten around to actually going to the bookstore. What better way to celebrate a new book (other than reading it!) than with a new bookmark? crochet_tripoint_bookmark

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Crochet Pattern: Fiery Hot Air Balloon Appliqué

By Amy – October 16th, 2015 Be the first to comment
Here is the third in my hot air balloon applique repertoire! (See my other two: Hot Air Balloon Applique and Striped Hot Air Balloon Applique). This pattern blends three fiery colors in a ripple between each section. The ripple is made with two rows of simple increasing and decreasing. Use this one and the others for decorating a blanket or nursery pillows, or whatever comes to mind. And as usual, have fun! Fiery Hot Air Balloon Applique

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