Focus on Fiber: Silk

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 7th, 2013 6 Comments

Silk is a warm and luxurious fiber. It’s fabulous for making crocheted garments and accessories. Undyed silk ranges in color from a bright white to a honey brown color. Because it takes dye well, silk can be found for sale in many bold and vibrant colors. It’s possible to crochet in pure silk, but perhaps more common to find yarns for purchase that are a silk blend. I love silk’s softness and shine. It’s a bonus that silk is also a very strong fiber.
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Crochet Pattern: Caprice Poncho

By Candace – May 5th, 2013 Be the first to comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Cool spring, summer nights and trips to the movies aren’t complete without something to keep you warm in the outdoor or artificial chill. This poncho does the job with its interesting texture created by post stitches. It’s designed to keep crocheters of all sizes warm when things cool down. The poncho is crocheted from the top down with thin yarn and a relatively large crochet hook. crochet_poncho

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Crochet Pattern: Roll Up Hook Organizer

By Amy – May 4th, 2013 8 Comments
Using a beautiful stitch called the Catherine Wheel, this pattern is a delightful blend of shells and clusters, perfectly displayed when using two colors, but just as pretty with one.
I first discovered the Catherine Wheel when making a baby blanket, my first. And now I believe it has to be the prettiest stitch I’ve had the pleasure to crochet.
Roll Up Hook Organizer

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Making Flat Beads with Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 3rd, 2013 8 Comments

Many of us are interested in multiple crafts. My first craft hobby was jewelry making, which I started at age 9! I loved making earrings for my friends and teachers. Ever since then, I’ve loved beads. There are many ways to make crocheted beads, but today we’ll focus upon making flat beads. Because beads are small, this can be an excellent way to use up yarn scraps, especially those of our most expensive and luxurious yarns!

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Crochet Pattern: S-Curve Barrette

By Candace – May 1st, 2013 1 Comment
The pattern for this abstract barrette is simple yet complicated. The pattern takes basic stitches and uses them to create an interesting shape. Experienced crocheters may enjoy playing around with this neat, little accessory. crochet_s-curve_barrette

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Crochet Pattern: Pacifier Holder with Flowers

By Rachel Choi – April 29th, 2013 4 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Pacifier holders are great if you’re always loosing your pacifiers. The end of the pacifier holder that is appliqued with a flower is clipped to the baby’s clothing while the other end dangles with a pacifier. These holders can also be used for small toys, not just pacifiers! Pacifiers and toys can easily be removed from the holder so that they can be washed.

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The pattern includes the pacifier holder pattern that you can crochet in an assortment of colors, and the 5 flower appliques.

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3 Reasons to Try Tunisian Crochet!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 28th, 2013 11 Comments

Drop everything and grab a long crochet hook. Now! :) I just learned the fabulous technique called Tunisian crochet and I want everyone to try it!

First you may want to know what Tunisian crochet is. Well, if you’ve ever seen the long crochet hooks or the shorter ones with long cords hanging off them, you’ve seen a Tunisian crochet hook. In order to start, you’d just need one of those and some yarn. The reason the hooks are longer is because when you work a forward pass in Tunisian crochet, all of the stitches stay on your hook. During the reverse pass, you work all of those live stitches off your hook. It’s fun. It’s like a cross between crochet and knitting. Here are the top three reasons I’m loving Tunisian crochet right now.
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Crochet Pattern: Mimosa Scarf

By Amy – April 26th, 2013 13 Comments
When I first received a ball of Homespun in Mimosa I wasn’t sure I liked it but by the time I started rolling it into a ball I saw the color change and loved it immediately. This scarf exhibits its color change perfectly. Aside from that, its a wonderful addition to a spring wardrobe, or even early fall. Where I live I wouldn’t recommend it for summer, but I’m sure there are people in cooler areas that would find it a great choice for those summer months. Either way, the netting pattern to the scarf gives it a delicate look, while the bulky weight of the yarn is light.

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Finished Size: 70 inches (178 cm) long

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40% OFF Crochet Patterns – Extended!

By Rachel Choi – April 25th, 2013 Be the first to comment

Lots of folks have already taken advantage of the 40% off crochet pattern sale, but if you haven’t gotten your patterns yet, you still have time! The sale is being extended until April 30th at 11:59pm EST. Currently, all the flower patterns are on sale plus a bunch of bonus patterns. Feel free to roam all the categories in the store to see what you like. You can also visit the “all patterns” page to see all the patterns in the store. All the patterns that are on sale are already marked down and will state that it is apart of the sale at the beginning of the pattern’s description on the pattern’s page. There’s no need to enter any coupon codes. Just add the patterns to your cart and check out.

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You can also enter to win the Premium Pattern Membership giveaway! All current members along with any new members that sign up before the end of the sale will be entered into the giveaway.

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Crochet Pattern: Double Shell Bracelet

By Candace – April 23rd, 2013 3 Comments
Here is a quick, simple bracelet you can wear every day. Changing the thread and ribbon colors leaves you with endless combinations. While the stitch pattern is simple, the fine thread and construction make this pattern suited for more experienced crocheters. crochet_double_shell_bracelet

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