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.

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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

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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

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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.
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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!
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Crochet Pattern: Diamond Eyelet Blanket

By Rachel Choi – September 8th, 2014 Be the first to comment
The diamond eyelet stitch pattern is one of my favorites! I’ve used it to make scarves and clothing, but it also makes a great blanket stitch. This simple, repetitive stitch pattern is easy to crochet and creates a classic look. With this pattern you can create a blanket that is any size you desire, from baby blankets to bed spreads.

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Crochet Pattern: Square Coaster

By Candace – September 6th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Coasters make great beginners’ projects because of their simplicity and the near-instant gratification. If you’re looking for quick and easy (and useful and square), give this pattern a try, and feel free to pour yourself a cool drink afterward. crochet_square_coaster

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Crochet Pattern: Medina Dishtowel

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – September 4th, 2014 4 Comments
If you are somebody that works a lot in the kitchen, by now you know that good absorbent dishtowels are hard to come by. You can search and search and still be unsatisfied. So why not make your own? Choosing a good cotton yarn is the first step. There are many cotton yarns on the market, some which are mixed with other fibers. Cotton is essential for kitchen towels and cloths because of their durability and resistance to fraying. Make as many of these as you might need and never buy another factory-made towel again! Medina Dishcloth (copy)

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Crochet Spotters Share Stash Down Tips

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – September 3rd, 2014 18 Comments

Crochet Spotters always come through. When I wrote last week’s post about having a seriously large stash, I wasn’t prepared for the wonderful flood of responses I would get. Thank you so much to Maryisidre, 1001knits, Doug, Melissa, and Kim Domingue, who made me feel not so alone!

With your encouragement (and great ideas) I think I am (just about) ready to tackle my stash. I know how to do this in theory, but in practice it takes a bit more preparation, drive, and willpower. While I was not in my space, but had some free time, I imagined what I would do and how I would do it. I am happy to report that I have a plan (kind of) but I can tell this is going to be a serious undertaking. The plan needs a little more work, but in the meantime, I am honored to share the following:
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How to Crochet: Front Crossed Tunisian Stitches

By Candace – September 1st, 2014 Be the first to comment

Crossing stitches can add visual interest to an otherwise simple project, and it’s actually pretty easy to do in Tunisian crochet. Front crossed stitches will give you stitches that lean to the left (to the right for left-handed crocheters). Once you get the hang of it, mixing crossed stitches with different relief stitches gives you defined cables.
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