Crocheting with Your Feet? You Bet!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 7th, 2013 4 Comments

Have you ever had to increase your productivity? Have you been busy at work but had a tight crochet deadline to meet? Ever wish it were possible to crochet with your feet?

I don’t know why, but this idea popped into my head and I did a youtube search for “crocheting with feet.” As it turns out, there is one video with uniquely talented crocheter Sarah Kovac actually crocheting with her feet!

The video shows Sarah creating a blanket by working modified double crochets with her toes! The blanket is spread on the floor in front of her. One foot holds the hook while the other wraps the yarn. She uses her big toe to ensure even tension while pulling the yarn through the loops. It really is quite impressive. While I imagine that foot crochet can be slow-going, at least you can do something else, like type or maybe fold laundry at the same time. Heck, maybe you can even crochet two items at once with this technique! That gives a new meaning to double crochet. 😀

Have you ever tried this? I haven’t yet but maybe one day if I’m bored, I’ll give it a try! 😀 At any rate, it’s good to know that someone can crochet “hands-free.”

Crochet Pattern: Pumpkin Appliqué

By Amy – November 5th, 2013 6 Comments
What is it that excites you the most about autumn? The prospect of upcoming celebrations? The decorations? Or is it the changing temperatures? For most of us, it is probably all of it together. We set our scarecrows up in our yards, surrounded by hay and pumpkins, we enjoy turkey and pumpkin pie, and consider how grateful we are for the time God has given us with family and friends. Crochet this little appliqué as an example of your love for the season! P1140983

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Crochet Pattern: Athena Lacy Textured Shawl

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – November 3rd, 2013 5 Comments

Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom, warfare, and the arts (among others). She is the inspiration for this shawl, both lacy and textured, featuring crocodile stitches and a lacy edging. The main body resembles what could have been part of a warrior’s armor, but the lacy border provides a very ladylike sophistication.

Measuring 49″ wide by 25″ tall, this shawl gently hugs the shoulders and gracefully skims the bottom of your back. Make it in lace weight rayon (as used in the photos here) or other plant-based yarn like cotton or bamboo for a stylish summer or spring accessory. Make it in wool or other animal-based yarn to give more warmth for fall or winter.

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Share Your CAL Progress Pictures Here!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 2nd, 2013 Be the first to comment

Have you been stitching away on your projects for the Quick and Easy Holiday Crochet Along? Not done yet? Don’t worry. You’re so not alone! That’s why we call it a crochet along! I have been stitching in my rare free moments, and I guess I chose the largest project on the list, but I really wanted the vest, and besides, it is really pretty and really easy! 😀


Here is a photo of my work in progress. It’s getting there!

I’m not done yet, but I still wanted to share my pictures! I am hoping this will propel me forward and get me to finally finish this project! 🙂 The thing is, during CALs, you’re also supposed to share questions, advice, and comments on others’ projects! I thought I would start this conversation here in the comments so that we can (hopefully) chat back and forth.

Please share your progress pictures online – share here, on your facebook page, instagram, twitter, flickr, Ravelry, and even email to Rachel! Copy and paste the link here in the comments. Please note, this comment thread is only for progress pictures. It won’t enter you for the CAL prize. It’s just for fun!

“You go girl” & “Right on” comments to one and all are especially appreciated! 😀 You can even bookmark this page and check back often! 🙂 Now, go take a picture of your project and post it… Now! 🙂

Crochet Pattern: Arch Bracelet

By Candace – October 31st, 2013 Be the first to comment
This simple bracelet has wide arches and a little bit of dimension where the arches meet the chain. It’s easy and quick to make, so it’s good for beginners. It makes a great everyday piece of jewelry to go with casual outfits. crochet_arch_bracelet

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Book Review: Filet Crochet: More than 70 Designs with Easy-to-Follow Charts (Stitch Collection)

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – October 29th, 2013 1 Comment
Betty Barnsden is the author of The Crochet Stitch Bible, 75 Floral Blocks to Crochet, and other crochet, knitting, and embroidery books and patterns. When I found out that she also authored a book for Filet Crochet, I just knew I had to get it! If you’re interested in getting a copy, check it out on Amazon (use the Look Inside feature to check out some of the pages). Here’s a short review to help you decide, too. Filet Crochet Betty Barnsden

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Crochet Pattern: Moebius Cluster Cowl

By Candace – October 27th, 2013 1 Comment
The Cluster Moebius Cowl is quick to crochet but has a lot going on – clusters of different sizes, spaces, bobbles, and to top it off, it’s a moebius. This one-sided and single-edged accessory requires knowledge of several techniques and has a fiddly start, but once you get going, it’s a fun project to work on. Wear this cowl to keep your neck warm in fall, spring, or winter! crochet moebius cluster cowl

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2013 Winter Holiday Crochet Update Time!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 25th, 2013 3 Comments

We’ve come to the point in the year where the holidays really are just around the corner! How are you doing with your holiday gift crocheting? I’ve been touting the idea of crochet holidays on Crochet Spot for over a year now & it’s time to ramp it up! Did you use my holiday gift planning suggestions from back in July? Are you participating in the Quick and Easy Holiday Crochet Along that we’re all loving so much? What have you done, and what do you have left to do?
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Crochet Pattern: Autumn Leaf Earrings

By Amy – October 23rd, 2013 9 Comments
If you’ve paid any attention to the earrings I have designed so far on Crochet Spot, such as my Spring Flower Earrings and Giselle Earrings, you will notice that I am a big fan of the long, dangle-y type. One reason is because I wear my hair down most of the time and they are the only ones that show. So I am adding to my “collection” a set of fall earrings. These earrings are loose and breezy, perfect for the season. Choose any colors you please and have fun! Autumn Leaf Earrings

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40% OFF Halloween Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – October 21st, 2013 Be the first to comment

It’s not too late to crochet for Halloween! Although there are only a few days left before the fun filled day, there is still time to crochet up something for the occasion. All Halloween themed crochet patterns along with some fall themed patterns are now 40% OFF in the Crochet Spot Store. Patterns range from fun hats, home decor items, to goodie bags.

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All patterns that are apart of the sale are already marked down, so there’s no need to enter any coupon codes. Just add the patterns to your cart, check out, and crochet! There are patterns in many of the different categories within the store. So feel free to browse throughout.

In addition, there is a Premium Pattern Membership giveaway, one lucky person will be able to download patterns for free for a year! If you’re not familiar with the membership, feel free to learn more about it here: About Premium Pattern Membership. All current Premium Pattern Members along with any new members that sign up for a membership before the end of the sale will be automatically entered into this giveaway. Good luck to everyone!

Sale ends on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.