The Crochet Foe

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 17th, 2013 14 Comments

Did you ever have a project that just haunted you? I mean, a project that you were really, really excited about but just fell flat? A project you have labored over for hours and hours only to have it look completely hideous when you put it on?

Let’s be honest, folks, they can’t all be winners.

Maybe you have guessed by now. I have such a project and I must be a glutton for punishment, because I am considering taking this crazy project up again. I can’t let it rest!!!
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Crochet Pattern: Drip Necklace

By Candace – October 15th, 2013 1 Comment
For a spooky look this Halloween, wear this necklace that’s sure to catch people’s attention. If the nearly headless look isn’t for you, you can make this necklace in different colors and add beads for a unique accessory.
This necklace is made for a close fit, so add the required length of chain that feels comfortable to the end before adding your clasp.

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Crochet Pattern: Slouchable Fingerless Gloves

By Candace – October 13th, 2013 5 Comments
A fun casual fall accessory, these fingerless gloves have a bit of drape in the arms, allowing you to scrunch them if you choose. They are perfect for a day when the weather is cool and the drinks are hot. The pattern is quite simple, but requires the invisible decrease technique, so advanced beginners may want to give it a try. The gloves are crocheted all in one piece and no sewing is required! crochet slouchable fingerless gloves

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How to Crochet: Vertical Chains

By Candace – October 12th, 2013 8 Comments

While playing around with yarn and a hook, I came up with something I call the vertical chain. It’s simple: a chain that’s worked into a stitch so it stands up as opposed to going across your work. The chain is flatter than a normal crochet stitch, so it creates a thinner fabric.

The general idea behind it is that you insert your hook into the next stitch, make a few chains, then finish the stitch.
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Crochet Pattern: Indian Bracelet

By Amy – October 10th, 2013 13 Comments
I have always been proud of my Cherokee heritage. Of course, I’m equally proud of the Irish and Scottish blood in me as well. But as autumn rolls around we tend to remember the vital role the Native Americans had in the settling of the New World. I love this time of year and I look forward to hearing the stories once again! This bracelet is an example of my love for the season and the events surrounding it. I hope you enjoy crocheting it! Indian Bracelet

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How to Crochet: Tunisian Reverse Stitch (Trs)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 8th, 2013 1 Comment

Hooray for Tunisian Crochet! Since I gave you 3 Reasons to Try Tunisian Crochet, have you done it yet? Well, if not, grab your long crochet hooks and join me! A while back, Rachel posted a great photo tutorial of the “setup row” of Tunisian crochet, which is the standard first row in each Tunisian crochet project. The tutorial can be found as steps 1-13 of the Tunisian Simple Stitch Tutorial.

Please note: Steps 11-13 of the Tunisian Simple Stitch Tutorial could also be called, “How to Work the Reverse Pass in Tunisian Crochet”. These steps remain the same in all basic Tunisian crochet patterns.

Rachel also posted the beautiful Tunisian Knit Stitch Tutorial! Today we’re going to add a stitch to our library by learning the Tunisian Reverse Stitch, abbreviated (Trs).

Tunisian reverse stitch swatch worked in bulky yarn with sc border.

Tunisian reverse stitch swatch worked in bulky yarn with sc border.

Close up of Tunisian Reverse Stitch Swatch

Close up of back of Tunisian Reverse Stitch Swatch

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Crochet Pattern: Candy Colors Baby Blanket

By Amy – October 6th, 2013 4 Comments
After I had been crocheting for a little while I wanted to move on to something more advanced, so I decided to make a baby blanket for my cousin’s first baby. I chose Bernat’s Baby Coordinates and found an adorable pattern with double crochet shells. It took me about six months but when I was finished I was thoroughly satisfied with my work. Since then I have made many baby blankets and found that they are my favorite project to come back to. Now I let my creativity roam free and come up with whatever design I feel like at the moment. crochet candy colors baby blanket

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Crochet Pattern: Party Mask

By Candace – October 5th, 2013 4 Comments
This is a fun accessory that’s great for topping off a costume. The mask has an overall elegant feel thanks to the shaping and arching at the top. It can be stiffened with starch and attached held up with a thin stick, or you can affix it to your face with your adhesive of choice. crochet_party_mask

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Crochet Your Costumes, Accessories, and Decorations This Halloween!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 3rd, 2013 2 Comments

Do you love Halloween? I know that so many of you do! I mean, what’s not to love? There’s candy, costumes, revelry… all kinds of fun! Some of my favorite memories involve venturing out for trick-or-treating on a cool, autumn evening, crunching through leaves, and learning from friends about the houses with the big candy bars! Halloween is so much fun for kids!

The fun doesn’t have to stop in childhood, my crochet friends! Crochet has endless possibilities when it comes to costume elements, trick-or-treat bags, and even Halloween decorations! I think I am going to design a pair of animal ears and attach them to a headband for a semi-costume this year. I also want to be ready for the trick-or-treaters this year, so you know I will be crocheting something spooky to decorate the porch!

Guess what! There are a number of great Halloween patterns on Crochet Spot. Here are a few that could help make Halloween special for you and for the kids in your life! 🙂
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Book Review: Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

By Claire Ortega-Reyes – October 1st, 2013 14 Comments
Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker introduced me to the cool side of crochet. I learned crochet by making doilies, so seeing colorful crocheted items and cute crochet illustrations really got me hooked (literally). Reading it inspired me to go online and create my blog. There’s so much to love about this book, but it’s not perfect. Check out the book for yourself on Amazon (I just love the “Look Inside” feature). In the meantime,here’s my short review of this book.

Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller

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