Crochet Pattern Giveaway!!!

By Rachel Choi – March 20th, 2014 131 Comments

Have you been eying a pattern in the Crochet Spot Store?? Now is the time you can win it for FREE! In this giveaway we’ll be giving away crochet patterns from the Crochet Spot store to readers who want them. We will have multiple winners too! For every 50 entries, we’ll add another winner. For example, if there are 200 entries, we’ll have 4 winners. If you are already a Premium Pattern Member of the store (you can already download unlimited patterns), you can also participate in this giveaway. A member’s prize would be a free month of membership so you can download as many patterns as you want for another month!

To enter into the giveaway:

  1. Visit the Crochet Spot Store: http://www.crochetspot.com/store/
  2. Choose a pattern that you would like to crochet.
  3. Leave a comment below on this post telling us the exact name of the pattern (we want to make sure we send you the correct pattern). Please leave only one comment, multiple comments will be deleted.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

Update: Winners are be found on the Crochet Pattern Giveaway Winners page.

How to Crochet: Tunisian Full Stitch (Tfs)

By Candace – March 19th, 2014 2 Comments

Tunisian full stitch, as its name implies, is good for creating something that is bulky and heavy. blankets, rugs, and mats are just a few applications for for this easy-to-make stitch. One thing to keep in mind is that the tfs has a natural bias and may need to be combined with other stitches in addition to being blocked to straighten it out. If you are unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, you can start learning with the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) tutorial.

For a left-handed view, hover your cursor over the photos.

The tfs is made in the space between stitches, underneath the horizontal bar.

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Insert your hook into the next space.

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Yarn over and pull up a loop.

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Continue working across the row. Then work the return row as usual, and you’re done.

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If you need help with this stitch, you can leave a comment below.

Crochet Pattern: Baby Mary Jane Booties (3 Sizes)

By Candace – March 17th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Mary Janes are a classic shoe style, especially on the little ones. These booties are made in one piece, strap and all! This pattern requires no sewing and no attaching small fasteners. With the little ones and parents in mind, these booties are easy to put on and take off. The booties are crocheted in the round, shaped from the bottom of the sole to the top. crochet baby mary jane booties

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Different Ways to Make Pom Poms (Part Two)

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – March 15th, 2014 4 Comments

In part one (see part one here), I mentioned three different ways to make pom poms: with your fingers, with a tool, and with a fork. Now I’m going to show you how to make pom poms using a template.

First, we’ll make the template.

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Double Crochet (Tdc)

By Candace – March 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Did you know that you can work double crochet stitches in Tunisian crochet? Did you also know that it’s easy to do if you know the basics of Tunisian crochet and how to do a traditional double crochet? Once you learn it, you can use this stitch to add height and drape to your Tunisian pieces.
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Need a Crochet Stitch Marker? (You May Already Have One on You!)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 11th, 2014 45 Comments

Stitch markers are one of the most basic and sometimes the one of the most fun crochet tools. For those who haven’t used them yet, crochet stitch markers are a removable tool that you place on your crochet as you are working. They serve the purpose of marking a spot in your crochet work where you are supposed to “do something,” such as start a new round, make an increase, change colors, etc. Stitch markers are often mentioned in the pattern but sometimes you’re crocheting along and you realize you could benefit from using a stitch marker. Stitch markers can be helpful in keeping count on long pieces, and a single stitch marker can hold your active crochet stitch in place while your transporting your work from place to place!

I wanted to share some of the random things I’ve used as stitch markers over the years. While I love fancy handmade stitch markers from Etsy, and I have certainly used the perfectly-sized, removable, plastic stitch markers from Clover, I have used the following items to hold my crochet for just a moment, or for a while.
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Crochet Pattern: Flor Del Amor Pillow

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – March 10th, 2014 3 Comments
My cousin and I are the same age and are four days shy of sharing the same birthday. This year I wanted to make her something handmade, so I rummaged through my yarn stash and pulled out a handful of colors I thought really fit her style. Some time later I presented her with this pillow and was pleased that she liked it. Now here is the pattern for you! Using a variety of stitches for a regal look, this pillow will grace any room in the house. Enjoy! Flor Del Amor Pillow

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Crochet Pattern: Itty Bitty Handbag

By Candace – March 8th, 2014 1 Comment
Barbie can tote around her tiny must-haves in this little handbag. Whether you just like to crochet miniature items or need to accessorize a fashion doll, this purse is a quick and easy project that will fit your needs. Feel free to use your scrap yarn of this tiny project. crochet_itty_bitty_handbag

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Crochet Pattern: Textured Facial Pad

By Candace – March 6th, 2014 2 Comments
The cotton pads you find in the store are great for using with facial cleansers. But if you want to be a little more friendly to the environment or you just don’t want to have to keep buying more, crocheting them may be the way to go. Make a stack in as may colors as you like and toss them in with the laundry when you’re done with them. crochet_facial_pad

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“Red Carpet Ready” Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 4th, 2014 2 Comments

How many of you love watching awards shows? I definitely think it’s fun, although I could do without all of the judgment about who looks terrible. I love to see the celebrities dressed up in their finery, but the catty criticism has got to go! They usually all look great, and if they don’t- oh well! They should still be having fun attending the Oscars! Right?

Anyway, since film awards season has finally culminated in the ultimate gala, the Academy Awards, I was thinking about how crochet can be glamorous. Crochet is a very versatile craft and has a long history of being used for formal wear. Futhermore, many major celebrities crochet, including Alyssa Milano, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Longoria, and Meryl Streep! (Source) So why not glam it up with crochet?

Imagine you’re attending a gala and would like to accessorize your formal dress with crochet. Before you say that you never attend formal events, don’t forget that prom & wedding seasons are just around the corner, so you just may have occasion to try these suggestions & Crochet Spot patterns!
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