Crochet “Me Time”

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 23rd, 2014 7 Comments

Are you a people-pleaser? I think most of us can be, at least some of the time. Truly, the busy winter holidays are a time when we find ourselves pulled in many different directions. For the past few weeks I’ve given you ideas of gifts to give and make. I love this and I think it’s exciting, but at the same time, we can get wrapped up in doing all of this crafting for others and our beloved hobby can actually stress us out!

If we find ourselves creating mostly to please others, then maybe it’s time for a change or a break. Maybe we’re ready for some Crochet “Me Time!”

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Crochet Pattern: Chevron Beanie (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – December 21st, 2014 Be the first to comment
Here is a beanie pattern for the chevron lovers! This beanie crochet pattern contains 5 sizes ranging from baby to adult sizes, so you can crochet one for everyone in the family. Just measure the wear’s head and crochet the size that matches. The beanies are crocheted from the top down, so you can easily adjust the length of the hat if desired. This hat pattern can be crocheted for men or women. Feel free to use 2 or more colors to create the stripes.

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How to Crochet: Spike Cluster Stitch

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 20th, 2014 6 Comments
Learning new crochet stitches may appear daunting at times but often, once you unravel the wordy instructions, it can be done with a flip of the wrist –or crochet hook.

A few months back I borrowed a crochet stitch book from my grandmother who has a whole library of wonderful crafting books. I’ve used it so many times for reference in designing my patterns, I am loath to return it. I believe every crocheter needs their own guide to crochet stitches. Understandably, many of us don’t have one, or can’t borrow one from their grandmother. That’s why we are here at Crochet Spot. To help you learn new things! CloseupSPC

My most recent fascination is the spike cluster stitch, abbreviated SPC. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide to how it’s done.
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Crochet Pattern: Frosted Drawstring Pouch

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 18th, 2014 3 Comments
There are many reasons to have a small pouch on hand during this season. Fill it with a gift to give, decorate with it, or use it to put a few of your favorite Christmas CD’s to bring with you on trips, to name just a few. There is always something you can use a pouch for. The stitch used is called the Spike Cluster and works into many of the previous rows to give it the perfect flourish. Though it may look daunting it is truly an easy and fun stitch. So give it a try. You can’t have too many bags! Frosted Pouch

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Hey, Pal! If I Give You Crochet, Use It!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 17th, 2014 6 Comments

Sometimes crochet is precious. And often it is useful. In my opinion, even if it is precious, it should still be used.

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Crochet Pattern: Chevron Infinity Scarf

By Rachel Choi – December 15th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Here is a scarf pattern for the chevron lovers! This scarf is designed with a sharp, solid, chevron stitch pattern. The infinity scarf is a generous loop that can be worn flat, or wrapped around the neck two times to create a thick cowl look. Feel free to adjust the length of the scarf by adding or subtracting more rows as you see fit. Choose two or as many colors as desired to create the stripes.

crochet chevron infinity scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Rustic Star Ornament

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 13th, 2014 5 Comments
There are many themes at Christmas, mostly with color. Berry red and Christmas tree green, often times mixed with white are a more average theme. Then there are candy-colored themes, neon palettes, and some royal colors like deep purple and chocolate brown. But my particular favorite is the old-fashioned theme of dark reds and greens, with some browns thereabouts. Gives you a feeling of cherished Christmases from the past. That’s the same feeling I wanted to capture while designing this pattern. Old and cherished. This star ornament was made with simple stitches and a rustic cotton yarn. Very easy and fun! Merry Christmas everyone! Rustic Star Ornament

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Crochet Pattern: Beaded Circle Pendant

By Candace – December 11th, 2014 Be the first to comment
From hoop earrings to bangles, even the simplest jewelry can help you stand out. This circle pendant makes a statement dangling from a delicate chain or string of beads, or you could make two and hang them from your ears. Use contrasting seed beads for a second pop of color. crochet_beaded_circle_pendant

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Your First Crochet Design

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 9th, 2014 15 Comments

Hello, Crochet Spotters! Welcome to your first crochet design! Yes, I said your crochet design. Did that statement strike fear into your heart? Are you incredulous? Or excited?

Crochet pattern designers get a lot of respect from fellow yarn crafters. There is something impressive about knowing that someone has the creativity, knowledge, and skills to create something and put it out into the world. Although I haven’t yet designed here on Crochet Spot, I do have a pattern that is published in a popular crochet book and another that has been accepted for publication. When sharing that news with my yarn crafting friends, I’ve generally gotten one of two reactions – either “I could never do that” or “Hm. Maybe I could do that.”

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Some people take to crochet design like a fish to water and others feel like a fish out of water when the topic of their possibly designing something comes up. I am here to tell you that all the little fishies can play in the pond. If you’ve crocheted, you are already a sort of designer. :)
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Crochet Pattern: Winter Solstice Throw

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 7th, 2014 Be the first to comment
When the cold season blows in we begin getting out the winter blankets and decorations. At my house, the tablecloth is changed from the autumn red to winter blue and adorned with snowflake placemats and a handpainted candle holder. Normally, we leave the autumn couch throw until spring but this year I am introducing this new afghan to the room. It has a wide range of blue tones from the yarn to the embroidered snowflakes, an exciting technique for the stripes, and tassels for the finishing touch. I had a lot of fun designing this throw and I’m hoping you will have just as much making it! 1.Winter Solstice Throw

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