Crochet Pattern: Wise Old Owl

By Emilee Gettle – July 31st, 2012 2 Comments
Owls symbolize wisdom and education. You may have finished your formal education a long time ago. However, you can never learn too much! Why not make a list of the crochet stitches or techniques you want to master this year! We should all strive to continue our education no matter how old we are or if we are enrolled in formal classes. Add something new to your learning priorities this year! This wise old owl is quick and easy to crochet. He can be used as a bookmark, applique or pin to serve as a reminder that you’re never too old to learn!

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Crochet Pattern: Christmas Light Garland

By Rachel Choi – July 29th, 2012 1 Comment

There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crochet this fun garland of Christmas lights to wrap around your Christmas tree or hang it along a window or fireplace mantel with the Christmas stockings. There’s nothing like cute lights that don’t need electricity! Each bulb is crocheted separately and then crocheted together to form a “wire” of lights. A step-by-step photo tutorial is included for assembling the lights together. Feel free to make as many light bulbs as you want to make the garland as long or sort as desired.

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Crochet Pattern: Ridge Hairband

By Candace – July 28th, 2012 1 Comment
Here’s a headband that uses post stitches and chains for a simple yet interesting accessory. This headband has a bit of natural stretch to it. For smaller heads or a tighter fit, you can attach elastic to the inside to make it nice and snug.

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Christmas in July Sale – 40% OFF Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – July 26th, 2012 Be the first to comment

Let’s get a head start on crocheting our Christmas presents! If you’re like me, you sometimes wait until it’s too late to crochet fabulous gifts for your family and friends. Then you’re hooking at the last minute with your hands aching! To start your crocheting off early, I’ve discounted all the fun Christmas related crochet patterns in the Crochet Spot Store.

All Christmas patterns along with some extra crochet patterns (that I’ve chosen to be fun to crochet as gifts) are now 40% OFF! The sale ends on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:59pm est.

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All the patterns that are part of the sale are already discounted and will say so at the beginning of the pattern’s description. There’s no need to enter in any coupon codes. Feel free to look though your favorite categories in the store, because chances are, there are patterns on sale there too!

Have fun shopping and crocheting for the holidays!!

Crochet Pattern: Pencil Bookmark

By Emilee Gettle – July 25th, 2012 3 Comments
In just a few short weeks it will be time to get the kids back to school! Have you seen all the school supplies flooding into the aisle at the stores? As a kid I was always excited by the back to school goodies. I couldn’t wait to crack open that new box of crayons and take a big whiff of their wonderful waxy aroma. You can’t forget the smell of a pencil being sharpened, no matter how long it has been since you were sitting behind a desk. So, this week, I pulled out my fingering yarn and crocheted this pencil bookmark to keep your place!

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How to Crochet: Initial Half Double Crochet Without a Starting Chain

By Candace – July 24th, 2012 7 Comments

Forgoing the turning chain in crochet helps when the chains make your edges unsightly. Making an hdc without a starting chain is fairly simple once you get the hang of it. It will have your edges looking neater in no time.

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Pull the chain on your hook up to a little more than hdc height and hold the loop to the hook. The arrow in the picture points to the front half of the loop.

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Crochet Pattern: Dog Security Blanket

By Rachel Choi – July 22nd, 2012 3 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This security blanket can be crocheted for a boy or a girl. The doggie is a cute little character that a child can carry around and cuddle with, especially if your child loves dogs! The pattern requires a light weight yarn so that it isn’t too heavy for a child. It is crocheted in the round like a spiral so that there are no seams in the blanket or the dog. Feel free to crochet it using your child’s favorite color!

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Crochet Pattern: Floral Coaster

By Candace – July 21st, 2012 1 Comment
It’s the time of year when cold drinks are on the menu, but that doesn’t mean rings on your furniture have to be, too. This is a fun little coaster to absorb the condensation so you can really relax when it’s time to enjoy a refreshing beverage on a hot day. Here’s to lemonade and iced tea on the porch!

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Crochet for Year-Round Reading

By Tameko Barnette – July 19th, 2012 Be the first to comment

Crochet lovers and book lovers unite!!! This is for crochet enthusiasts who love to read. There’s nothing like a good book, not only during the summer time but all year long. In crochet, bookmark patterns come in a variety of designs that can help you stay on point with your reading. Crocheted bookmarks are excellent gifts as well. One of the cool things about crocheting bookmarks is that most patterns are fairly easy, so you can do them in high volume if you have the time and desire.
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Crochet Pattern: Mushroom Applique

By Emilee Gettle – July 18th, 2012 2 Comments
My family and I love vintage clothing. On the weekend you can find us at an antique store or estate sale. While my husband snatches up old tools, I like to sift through boxes, baskets and trunks of old linens. Years ago clothing, quilts and even dishtowels were an art form! Crocheted appliques are a quick and easy way to embelish and personalize your linens. The time commitment is slim to none. It’s a project with instant gratification! This week I created a little mushroom for you to add to your children’s clothing, linens or to make a bobby pin with!

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