How to Crochet Over Single Crochets in a Circle

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – August 20th, 2013 5 Comments

For this week’s tutorial, I’d like to riff on my last tutorial, How to Crochet Over Single Crochets in Rows by taking the same idea and working it in a circle. For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a small swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.

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Round 1: Beginning with a magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc into ring, tighten loop, sl st in first sc: 6 sc

Round 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, sl st in first sc: 12 sc

Round 3: ch 1, working over the stitches of the last round, work 3 sc into each space below around: 18 sc

The photo below shows this in progress. The “i” symbol indicates round one, “ii” indicates round 2, and “iii” indicates round 3. The arrow is pointing to the space where the next stitches will be worked.



Note: In round 3, you are always working 3 sc over each set of 2 sc.
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Crochet Pattern: Peephole Clutch

By Candace – August 18th, 2013 2 Comments
I don’t know about you, but I like to keep music with me whenever I go out, just in case. The peephole in this clutch is convenient for stringing your headphones through, so you can listen to your phone or mp3 player (or Walkman, if that’s your thing!) with minimal fuss. You can also use it to hang your clutch on a hook when you need your hands free. The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn, making the clutch fast to crochet. It’s crocheted all in one piece so that there is minimal sewing required. crochet peephole clutch

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Crochet Pattern: Woven Belt

By Amy – August 17th, 2013 3 Comments
There are times when long shirts or straight dresses really beg a belt to break up the continuity and give you some waist. This belt is a perfect choice! The stitch alternates between the front and back post stitch which gives it a retro woven look. Also, the drape is just right to make it firm enough for a belt as well as allow it to double as a scarf. Be sure to give it a try. And don’t forget to tell me what you think! Woven Belt

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Crochet Pattern: Lipstick Smile Applique

By Candace – August 15th, 2013 Be the first to comment
Aside from decorating accessories and household items, this smiling applique would also make a cheerful gift tag.

While this particular applique is small, it presents a challenge, requiring you to crochet into the sides of stitches as well as into the bottom of the starting chain.

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Let’s Crochet Along!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – August 13th, 2013 164 Comments

I wanted to write this week’s ramble about a recent experience I had with a crochet along. In case you are not familiar with the concept, a “crochet along,” abbreviated CAL, is an event where a group of people decide to crochet the same item, similar items, or an item of their choice at the same time. There are also “knit alongs” (KALs) which are -you guessed it- the same thing, but with knitting. Finally there are CAL/KALs, where people crochet and knit along.
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Crochet Pattern: Cozy Shawl Wrap with Pockets

By Rachel Choi – August 11th, 2013 4 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crochet this shawl to wrap yourself in warmth during the winter months. It’s great to wear while lounging around the house, or when you’re out and about. The shawl is a basic rectangle shape that you can adjust to make as long and as wide as you desire. The stitch pattern is repetitive, making it easy and fast to crochet. The pockets have a nice curved shape and uses the same stitch pattern as the main shawl. The bulky weight yarn used in this pattern makes the shawl super warm!

crochet cozy shawl wrap with pockets

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Crochet Pattern: Cora Earrings

By Candace – August 10th, 2013 6 Comments
The Cora earrings are a great choice for crocheters who like size when it comes to their earrings. Light in weight with an open pattern, they’re earrings you can enjoy wearing and looking at. For a more dramatic effect, you can add beaded dangles. crochet_cora_earrings

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How to Crochet Over Single Crochets in Rows

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – August 8th, 2013 17 Comments

Sometimes we can create different textures and effects by crocheting into unexpected places on our crochet fabric. This week we’ll focus upon how to crochet over single crochets in rows. For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a small swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.

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Row 1: ch 11, sc into second ch from hook and into each ch across: 10 sc

The photo below shows this done.




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Crochet Pattern: Keep Calm Crown Applique

By Amy – August 6th, 2013 12 Comments
There are lots of “Keep Calm and…” sayings going around about many different subjects. I was inspired by the crown and set out to make my own version. The first try was sketchy, so I made some changes. Initially I used thread, and it was straining on the eyes, but when I was finally satisfied, I tried it out in worsted weight and thought it looked a whole lot clearer. So try it in your favourite yarn and tell me what you think! "Keep Calm" Crown Appliqué

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Crochet Pattern: Link Strap Baby Sandals (3 Sizes)

By Candace – August 4th, 2013 2 Comments
Even when it’s too warm for booties, infants can kick around in style with these soft sandals. Available in newborn, three month, and six month sizes with a tie strap to adjust, young ones are sure to look darling in these cute shoes all season. crochet baby sandals

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