Crochet Pattern: Sorbet Baby Blanket

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 25th, 2014 1 Comment
Crocheting baby blankets are something special to me. The fact that it is handmade trumps store bought every time. I enjoy spending time thinking about the pattern and creating it specifically for the new baby. It’s a tradition that many crocheters like to keep. This blanket has a simple but beautiful stitch pattern and a frilly border that is just the right touch. I chose to work it with Bernat Baby Coordinates’ Posy Patch, but any baby yarn, variegated or solid, will work just as well. crochet sorbet baby blanket

Click here to see full pattern details!

All purchases help to support Crochet Spot and are greatly appreciated! Please log in or create a new account at the Crochet Spot Store to purchase this pattern. Premium Pattern Members may log into the store and download the pattern for free.

The Crocheted Pineapple, a Modern Motif with History

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 23rd, 2014 3 Comments

The pineapple is a very traditional, completely beautiful, crocheted lace pattern. Pineapple patterns (both representational and symbolic) have been found in needlework books dating back to as early as the 1840s, but the recorded history of the pineapple as fruit and symbol goes back to hundreds of years before that.

Pineapple is native to the Caribbean, and the indigenous Carib people used to place a “nana” at the entrance to a village to signify welcome to guests. As the fruit was spread to other regions by Christopher Columbus, among others, the tradition of the pineapple as a welcoming symbol also spread.
Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Hooded Baby Cardigan Sweater (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – September 21st, 2014 1 Comment
This hoodie comes in 5 different sizes ranging from 0 – 24 months! This classic styled cardigan sweater gives you the opportunity to get creative. Feel free to crochet the sweater in multiple colors to create stripes, add a fun edging, or spice it up with cute appliques and buttons. The sweater is crocheted from the top down, all in one piece (no sewing required). The top down construction allows you to easily adjust the size of the sweater as you crochet, if needed. Layer it as a cute jacket in the winter!

crochet hooded baby cardigan sweater

Click here to see full pattern details!

All purchases help to support Crochet Spot and are greatly appreciated! Please log in or create a new account at the Crochet Spot Store to purchase this pattern. Premium Pattern Members may log into the store and download the pattern for free.

Crochet Pattern: Chunky Chain Scarf

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 20th, 2014 3 Comments
Sometimes the easiest projects are the most enjoyable to make because of their simplicity. This scarf is a great way to show off your favorite chunky yarn, as well as work with a super large hook for a change. The scarf in the picture was made with Hometown USA in colors Washington Denim and Dallas Grey, both wonderful colors from a lovely yarn. For an extra chunky scarf, double the amount of chains. You can also add more chains, and knots, to give it your own personal flair. As always, have fun! Chunky Chain Scarf

Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Open Tunisian Scarf

By Candace – September 18th, 2014 1 Comment
Light, airy scarves are great for fall weather, and this skinny Tunisian crochet scarf with a natural bias fits the bill with its open pattern and lightweight yarn. This pattern requires familiarity with basic Tunisian crochet as well as the Tunisian double crochet and Tunisian bar stitches. crochet_open_tunisian_scarf

Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Spot Stash-Bustin’ Pattern Round-Up

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 16th, 2014 2 Comments

Perhaps the best part of stashing down is rediscovering skeins of yarn that you can now put to work! This pattern round up is designed to help you use favorite yarn oddments quickly, and also to blaze through large yarn lots in no time.

image
Click Here To Read More »

Crochet Pattern: Wildflower Cowl

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 14th, 2014 Be the first to comment
This interlocking diamond stitch is perfect for Lion Brand Amazing yarn and a large hook. The result is a lightweight cowl that sits gently around the neck, producing the proper drape (for more on drape see our article Discovering Drape in Crochet). Being easy to work up, as well as enjoyable, makes this pattern a great choice for anyone. Wear it in cool weather to accessorize your spring or fall attire, or pair it with a sweater for extra style and warmth. You can even wear it on a summer day with a tank, if you wish, it’s that lightweight. Be inventive and enjoy crocheting! crochet wildflower cowl

Click here to see full pattern details!

All purchases help to support Crochet Spot and are greatly appreciated! Please log in or create a new account at the Crochet Spot Store to purchase this pattern. Premium Pattern Members may log into the store and download the pattern for free.

Crochet Pattern: Giselle Necklace

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Like its predecessor (the Giselle Earrings) this necklace exhibits charm and delicacy on its wearer. Make it in your favorite crochet thread and complement it with your choice of beads. The beauty of this pattern is that it works up quick and easy. If you like, use a little craft glue to stiffen the ends of the thread to prevent fraying after wear. Giselle Necklace1

Click Here To Read More »

How to Crochet: Back Crossed Tunisian Stitches

By Candace – September 11th, 2014 1 Comment

If you want to add lovely, serpentine cables to a Tunisian project, then crossing stitches will be a useful technique. Unlike front crossed stitches, back crossed stitches will give you stitches that lean to the right (to the left for left-handed crocheters). Play around using different types of stitches to make subtle cables or ones that pop.
Click Here To Read More »

The 100% Foolproof,* Crochet Yarn Stash Down Plan (with free printable labels!)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 9th, 2014 5 Comments

Let’s have some fun. Nothing’s really 100% foolproof, right?

Crochet Spotters, I love you! Thank you! You’ve seen my worries about my yarn overload. You’ve heard me fret about creeping toward SABLE (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy). You’ve honored me with comments of support and commisseration. You’ve provided me with helpful tips. You’ve offered me alternative viewpoints that I’ve never before considered.

And now a couple of weeks have passed and I have to put my stash down plan into print and into action. I hope you’ll join me, too.

Based upon your generous comments, I can see that some Crochet Spotters can be plotted on the following Venn Diagram:

Do you see yourself in this diagram?

Do you see yourself in this diagram?

Well, hopefully the following plan will help us all. Hey, you never know. The idea is to stash down, pay it forward, and have fun doing it. Are you ready? Let’s go!
Click Here To Read More »