Expanding Geometric Motif Crochet Tutorial

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – June 17th, 2014 5 Comments

I’ve designed quite a few patterns using granny squares because I like how simple and easy they are to make. It’s easy to create something remarkable by using granny squares as a base. But it’s not the only easy motif to choose from.

After crocheting the Expanding Pentagon Motif a few weeks back, we received requests for the same design but in different shapes. So today I’m going to give you a tutorial explaining how to make the motif in any geometric shape you desire.

Expanding Geometric Motifs (copy)
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Crochet Pattern: Floral Table Runner

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – June 15th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Table runners are great pieces for spicing up the tables in your home. Here’s one made with motifs so that the length, and width, are customizable. Simply add more flowers to lengthen and widen the runner, or make less for a smaller piece. Each floral motif is lightweight and easy to make. Once you’ve made as many as you wish, stitch them together for a handmade conversation piece perfect for summer days and lemonade! crochet floral table runner

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Spring into Summer Crochet Along (Week 3)

By Rachel Choi – June 14th, 2014 2 Comments

Week #3 patterns are now posted on the Spring into Summer Crochet Along page. Visit the main page and scroll down to the bottom to see week #3. If you missed the previous weeks, no worries, you can still participate! All are welcomed to join in at anytime. Feel free to browse the week #1, week #2, and week #3 patterns and crochet as much as you please. Don’t forget to submit your photos to share with everyone. I love seeing what everyone is crocheting!

Again, you can view the latest CAL patterns here: Spring into Summer Crochet Along page

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your photos!

How to Crochet: Tunisian Bar Stitch (Tbs)

By Candace – June 12th, 2014 Be the first to comment

In some ways, the Tunisian bar stitch is like the Tunisian full stitch (tfs). As with the tfs, it has a natural bias, so crocheters should be prepared to use it with other stitches and block the finished object. It is also worked in much the same manner as the tfs, except the hook is inserted into the horizontal bar. However, the tbs is lighter than the tfs, making it a better choice for accessories and apparel.

If you are unfamiliar with Tunisian crochet, you can start learning with the Tunisian simple stitch (tss) tutorial.
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Your LYS Loves Crochet!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 10th, 2014 2 Comments

What’s not to love, right? I bet a few of you are wondering if you even have an LYS and what it might be. Well, an LYS is a Local Yarn Store. An LYS can also be a crocheter’s best friend.

In my last post, I talked a bit about my impromptu yarn crawl. Well, it was tons of fun, and that is partly because I was able to really get to know some local yarn stores. Isn’t it great that we have so many sources for yarn? As yarn crafters we are so lucky! We can shop everywhere from big box stores, to specialty stores, to yard sales and even at Goodwill! If you look long enough, you’re going to find yarn! But shopping at an LYS is really special for crocheters and I am going to give you three reasons why.

It's Knitting Criations in Somers, CT!!

It’s Knitting Criations in Somers, CT!!


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Crochet Pattern: Swimsuit Coverup (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – June 8th, 2014 4 Comments
This swimsuit coverup looks like a cute dress, but is constructed like a wrap. The mesh pattern is quick and easy to crochet, and allows for the coverup to stretch. The light weight yarn and light stitch pattern is great for wearing on the beach or by the pool. The pattern includes instructions for 9 different sizes from X-small to 5X, but also includes instructions for customizing the width and length as you see fit.

crochet swimsuit coverup

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Spring into Summer Crochet Along (Week 2)

By Rachel Choi – June 7th, 2014 1 Comment

Week #2 patterns are now posted on the Spring into Summer Crochet Along page. Visit the main page and scroll down to the bottom to see week #2. If you missed out on week #1, no worries, you can still participate! All are welcomed to join in at anytime. Feel free to browse the week #1 and week #2 patterns and crochet as much as you please. Don’t forget to submit your photos to share with everyone. I love seeing what everyone is crocheting!

Again, you can view the latest CAL patterns here: Spring into Summer Crochet Along page

Have fun crocheting and don’t forget to share your photos!

Crochet Pattern: Drawstring Pouch

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – June 5th, 2014 4 Comments
Little crocheted pouches are unique and great for carrying valuables or just little things that are easily lost. This pouch is worked in the round and has a tight crocheted bottom to prevent loss of whatever you might wish to carry in it, making it great for travel. Complete with a picot edging and twisted cord for the drawstring, this pouch has plenty of room for quite a few little things. Make them for yourself and all your family and friends and see just what precious things they decide to store in their pouches. Drawstring Pouch

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Could I Be Allergic to Yarn!?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – June 3rd, 2014 17 Comments

Before you start writing me supportive notes of encouragement during my time of struggle, I feel I should mention that I am not actually allergic to yarn. However, allergies or sensitivities to certain types of fiber do happen. In fact, I have a good friend who is an avid crocheter and she is so allergic to wool, she can’t even work with wool yarn unless it’s no more than a 20% wool blend! She can crochet with it if her finished product is for someone else, that is, because she is so allergic to wool, that she can not wear the final product!

Clearly this girl just found out she can no longer crochet with wool!  Photo credit: Bob Jagendorf via flickr under license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en

Clearly this girl just found out she can no longer crochet with wool! Photo credit: Bob Jagendorf via flickr under license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en


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Crochet Pattern: Expanding Pentagon Motif

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – June 2nd, 2014 10 Comments
Have you ever tried crocheting a project with motifs of shapes other than squares? It can be challenging, especially when you’re not following an already made pattern. But it’s also a lot of fun. Here’s an elegant but simple pentagon motif that is very versatile. Choose to make it smaller by crocheting less rounds, or larger by following the same increasing method, whichever best suits your project. Expanding Pentagon Motif

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