Crochet Pattern: Sailboat Appliqué

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – August 14th, 2014 4 Comments
Unlike most girls, I have always loved a nautical theme. I decided early on in my life that I would learn as much about the world of water and man’s history on it as I could. And though some children may grow out of this interest, almost all love the adventure the sea promises. Whether you are designing a nursery or a simple blanket or piece of clothing, choose between this and some of Crochet Spot’s other nautical and marine inspired appliqués as well: the Anchor Appliqué, the Fish Appliqué. and the Something’s Fishy Appliqué! Sailboat Appliqué

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Yes, This IS Your Grandmother’s Crochet! (Because Grannies are COOL!)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – August 12th, 2014 8 Comments

Yeah, I said it! I love granny squares and with a granny square there is almost nothing you can not do! People sometimes say, ‘This isn’t your grandmother’s crochet.’ I know what they mean by that. They are trying to get at the idea that crochet is fresh, hip, and fun. But who said that grannies aren’t all of those things? I think it depends upon the person! Let’s talk about grannies!

My grandmother was a really interesting and cool person for all of her years. She was someone who, while keeping her foundation firmly implanted, kept moving forward, learning, growing, and changing with the times. I learned perseverance from her and she served as a strong role model. Through her example I know that we never have to stop changing, and never have to stop growing.
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Crochet Pattern: Chunky Tunisian Bangle

By Candace – August 10th, 2014 4 Comments
This chunky bangle takes advantage of Tunisian crochet’s natural tendency to curl, making it easy and great for beginners. Playing with gauge and texture with these can create fun looks, especially when mixing and matching bracelets. Break out your yarns from plain to novelty to create a fun and funky stack. crochet_chunky_tunisian_bangle

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Crochet Pattern: Candy Wheel Phone Cover

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – August 8th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Crocheting covers for your phone is an excellent way to protect it while personalizing it. Made to fit securely on the Samsung Galaxy S4, and other phones of the same dimensions, this cover has an opening for the camera and flash, as well as room for the USB port and earphone jack. Working with this stitch pattern is fun and adds its own element of personalization. Choose to crochet it in as many colors as you like, it’s up to you. Or change colors every row for a cover that catches the eye! crochet candy wheel phone cover

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Crochet Pattern: Bird Applique

By Candace – August 7th, 2014 Be the first to comment
For those who want to add a bit of avian flair to a project, try this bird silhouette applique. It is easy to make and in no time you can have a nice-sized flock to adorn bags, blankets, sweaters, hats, and anything else you would like to decorate. The bird is made all in one piece, so the only sewing you have to do is when attaching the applique to a project. crochet_bird_applique

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Crochet Photo Roundup #11

By Rachel Choi – August 5th, 2014 4 Comments

On this eleventh photo round up, we have a special treat! A Crochet Spot super fan, Emma, has a bunch of crochet photos to share with us all! I can’t believe all the different patterns she has used. I love her tweaks to the patterns, making each item her very own. Feel free to click on the photos or the links to see the original patterns. Don’t forget you can share your photos too! If you’d like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures.
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Crochet Pattern: Celine Bracelet Set

By Candace – August 3rd, 2014 1 Comment
Wire crochet is challenging, but resulting pieces of uniquely textured jewelry is well worth it. This set includes patterns for a focal piece and two beaded bands that can hold the focal or be worn alone. The focal can also be used as a pendant or for a pair of earrings. crochet celine wire bracelet set

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How to Crochet: Single Crochet With Bead in Front

By Candace – August 2nd, 2014 4 Comments

Adding beads to crochet produces beautiful pieces, but the usual way of adding beads has its limitations. With beads only showing up on one side of the stitch, you can only add beads in every other row of a flat piece. When this technique is combined with the usual one, you can add beads to every row for a more densely beaded project. The key here is to single crochet behind the bead.
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Crochet Pattern: A Rose for a Ring

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – July 31st, 2014 2 Comments
One of the most enjoyable things to crochet is jewelry! Rings, earrings, necklace pendants, and brooches, all with the artistic flare yarn or thread naturally gives. Making your own jewelry says a lot and lends something noticeable to your appearance. To make this rose you begin with a strip of crocheted fabric and wind it around itself to resemble a rose. Then you simply sew it together from the bottom. Visit this page to see an example: How to Roll Up a Crocheted Rose. You can use this tiny rose on anything. Here’s a tip: for a tiny rose, try size 10 crochet thread! Rose Ring

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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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