Airport Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 29th, 2014 17 Comments

Travel has been on my mind lately as it’s the summer up here in the Northern hemisphere and I have personally had occasion to board a flight or two recently. For me it is second nature to take crochet virtually everywhere I go, but I think it’s worth it to outline a few basic points about airport crochet. Crochet is an ideal craft to take with you while traveling by air. Nowadays it is pretty easy to pack and get the basic tools through security. While traveling in the airport and on the plane, crochet provides a welcome sense of relaxation while productively passing the time.
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Crochet Pattern: Rip Tide Phone Pouch

By Amy – July 27th, 2014 2 Comments
In this day and age when our cell phones are with us wherever we go it becomes important to make sure it is protected. Cases, covers, pouches specifically made for your phone can be found in nearly any store and in any design. Sometimes you have to choose between pretty or practical, but with this pattern you get both. Using a lovely stitch called the Catherine Wheel with an easy to work with crochet thread, your phone will be the one that catches the most attention when carried in this pouch. crochet rip tide phone pouch

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Christmas in July Sale – 40% OFF Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – July 25th, 2014 1 Comment

July is the perfect time to get started on your holiday crocheting! To kick things off, I’ve discounted all the Christmas themed crochet patterns in the Crochet Spot store. The crochet patterns are now 40% OFF! There are Christmas related patterns in a bunch of different categories, from hats to home decor, so be sure to check out all the different categories in the store.

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All the patterns that are part of the sale are already discounted and will say so at the beginning of the pattern’s description. There’s no need to enter in any coupon codes. Sale ends at the end of July.

Have fun shopping and crocheting for the holidays!!

Crochet Pattern: Lacy Diamond Earrings

By Candace – July 24th, 2014 1 Comment
If you’re in a jewelry making mood, look no further. These lacy earrings go great with a lot of summer looks (like a flowing patterned maxi dress) and will look good on the beach or the street. The stitches are simple and you’ll have your new earrings in no time. crochet_lacy_diamond_earrings

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The Most Elegant, Essential Crochet Project Ever

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 22nd, 2014 16 Comments

This project is a classic. Loved by beginners and seasoned crocheters alike, this swath of crocheted fabric is used over and over again. It is loved and appreciated. It offers comfort and cleanliness. It gives us a chance to test our skills. It helps our gauge swatches find life in various rooms in the home. The most elegant, essential crochet project ever? It’s the crocheted washcloth.

I don’t know if you’ve ever thought of a washcloth this way, but bear with me for a moment, because I think I have a pretty good case.
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Crochet Pattern: Big Bow Beanie (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – July 20th, 2014 1 Comment
Here is a cute and fun hat to crochet and wear! This pattern comes in 5 sizes from baby to adult, so you can make matching hats for the whole family. If you’re a bow lover, then this beanie is a must to add to your wardrobe. The beanie is crocheted from the top down in the round, then the bow is crocheted separately and attached to the beanie. Have fun crocheting this hat with 2 of your favorite complementing colors!

crochet big bow beanie

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How to Crochet: Starting a Circle

By Candace – July 19th, 2014 2 Comments

When making a flat circle, my preferred method is the adjustable ring–an alternative to the traditional method often given in crochet patterns. However, some people may wish to use an alternative to the ring, and when the ring is the method given in the pattern, it’s good to know what the traditional method is.

This way of starting a project in the round is simple, but it can take some trial and error to get the center you want. Working your chains too tightly or too loosely can lead to ripping your first round back several times at the start of a project, so it may take some practice to get it right each time.
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Crochet Pattern: Anchor Appliqué

By Amy – July 17th, 2014 13 Comments
We have appliqués of all sorts here at Crochet Spot. And now introducing an anchor appliqué! You can add it to a child’s blanket, outfit, or use it on a pillow in the living room to enhance the nautical theme. Crocheted in a single round, this appliqué is easy and very enjoyable to make, and takes little time to complete. There is no end to the ideas with which to use it! Anchor

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Fine Art Crochet?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – July 15th, 2014 14 Comments

What is Fine Art?

Photo Modified from (c) Ayaka Darkly.  License

Photo Modified from (c) Ayaka Darkly. License

(Can of worms: opened!)

Fine art is art developed primarily for aesthetics, distinguishing it from applied art that also has to serve some practical function. (Source)

What is Craft?
A craft is a pastime or a profession that requires some particular kind of skilled work. (Source)
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Crochet Pattern: Keychain Card Holder

By Candace – July 13th, 2014 3 Comments
I have a bunch of mini cards on my keyrings from grocery stores, drugstores, the library–you name it. Over time, some of them have gotten a lot of wear, so to protect them and keep my newer ones from meeting the same fate, I made a little sleeve to keep them in. Not only does it protect cards, but it also keeps keyrings looking a bit neater. crochet_keychain_card_holder

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