Crochet Pattern: Solid Granny Square Blanket

By Rachel Choi – January 8th, 2017 Be the first to comment

This crochet pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
Here is a granny square pattern that gives you the classic granny square look, but without the extremely large holes and gaps between stitches. This pattern creates a more solid fabric since it does not use chain spaces like a traditional granny square blanket. Although the blanket isn’t completely solid, it is more suitable for babies and kids since the “holes” are much smaller. The blanket is crocheted in the round from the center out. It is designed as one giant square that will not warp or distort in shape like a lot of other patterns that are crocheted in the round. Easily customize the blanket to be any size desired by crocheting more or less rounds. As a bonus, the pattern includes a step-by-step photo tutorial.

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17 Winter Accessories to Crochet in 2017

By Rachel Choi – January 5th, 2017 Be the first to comment

Winter is my favorite season to crochet! I love crocheting in the winter and crocheting winter accessories. Accessories can range from hats and scarves to cozy wraps or socks. In this post I rounded up 17 of my favorite winter crochet patterns for 2017.

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Book Review & Giveaway: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 3rd, 2017 162 Comments

Melissa Leapman is fiber arts royalty as a prolific and celebrated designer. Known for knitting as well as crochet, Leapman has built a robust career with over 1000 published patterns in print. Her wealth of design experience serves as a foundation for her beautiful, new reference book, Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters. Read on to find out a bit about the book, and to see how you can win a copy!





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Crochet Pattern: Blanket Stitch Baby Hat

By Rachel Choi – January 1st, 2017 2 Comments

Requested by a Crochet Spot reader, this hat pattern was designed to match the Blanket Stitch pattern. Crochet a blanket and a matching hat to create a wonderful gift set! The hat is crocheted in the round from the top down. It starts with double crochet stitches, then transitions to the blanket stitch pattern. The hat will fit most babies. If you are interested in other sizes, please let me know in the comments section and I can work on putting together more patterns.
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2017 Crochet Resolutions

By Rachel Choi – December 29th, 2016 13 Comments

Every year people make resolutions, so why not make crochet resolutions too? It can be anything from learning a new crochet technique, or perhaps finishing a project you started 2 years ago. Leave your resolutions in the comments below and we can help each other reach them throughout the year!

What are your crochet resolutions? Share yours in the comments below and see what others are planning!

How to Crochet… Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

By Candace – December 27th, 2016 4 Comments

Right now, this topic is near and dear to my heart. You’ve probably been there, too, or maybe you are now. Maybe life got in the way, and once it settled down enough for you to crochet, you just couldn’t. Or maybe you crocheted too much (gift-making overload, perhaps) and are just a bit fatigued. Either way, you come to a point where, even if you have a WIP, you just can’t crochet. So how do you get back to it? Well, there’s no one true method, but here are some things to try.
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Crochet Pattern: Hooded Children Cardigan Sweater (8 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – December 24th, 2016 Be the first to comment


This crochet pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
By popular demand, the children size of the hooded cardigan sweater is finally here! Crocheted from the top down with no sewing required (other than the buttons), this hooded cardigan is easy to crochet and easy to adjust to create the perfect fit. Top down construction allows for the sweater to be tried on as you crochet so that you can go up or down a size while crocheting if needed. You can also customize the length of the body and sleeves to your liking. Crochet the sweater for boys and girls! Check out the Hooded Baby Cardigan Sweater pattern for baby sizes.

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6 Most Popular Free Crochet Tutorials of 2016

By Rachel Choi – December 22nd, 2016 Be the first to comment

Last year I pointed out the 15 Most Popular Free Crochet Patterns of 2015, and this year is all about the tutorials! We’ve had a lot of tutorials on Crochet Spot this year. In this post I rounded up the 6 most popular tutorials. I hope you all enjoyed both the free patterns and tutorials on Crochet Spot and cheers to the new year and more to come!

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Thank you to all of the fantastic writers we have on Crochet Spot! I can’t wait for the new year and new tutorials and patterns.

Best and Worst Crochet Accessories

By Rachel Choi – December 20th, 2016 9 Comments

Previously we discussed the best and worst yarn brands and the best and worst crochet hooks, now let’s discuss the best and worst crochet accessories. What notions can you not live without, and what items have you bought then realized they where a waste? What crochet accessories would you recommend to others? Leave your comments below and see what others are saying!

Crochet Pattern: Bun and Ponytail Hat (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – December 17th, 2016 1 Comment

This crochet pattern was requested by a Crochet Spot reader!
This hat is designed for the messy buns and the high ponytails. No need to squish your hair when you wear hats, let it stick out the top. Each hat size is crocheted with an elastic opening so that it stretches easily over the hair and doesn’t leave a large gap between hair and hat. A tutorial for crocheting with the elastic is included. This pattern comes in 5 sizes, ranging from baby (if they’re blessed with lots of hair!) to adults, so that everyone in the family can have one!

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