Crochet Pattern: Fall Leaf Garland

By Rachel Choi – October 7th, 2012 Be the first to comment

There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This pattern is for a decorative garland of maple leaves! Crochet a long string of leaves to frame around a window, hang along a fire place mantel, or decorate a wall. Each leaf is crocheted separately then assembled together to form the garland. There is no sew required in the pattern! The pattern includes a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to assemble all the leaves together into the garland. Feel free to crochet as many leaves in as many colors to make the garland as long as you desire. Due to the shaping of the leaf, this pattern is not recommended for beginners unless you’re up for a fun challenge.

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Crochet Pattern: Ribbed Wrist Warmers

By Candace – October 6th, 2012 5 Comments
These simple wrist warmers feature three ribs going down the back of the wrist. They’re nice and warm to wear. They are great for covering the area your sleeves don’t cover when it’s too warm to wear gloves. They also allow your fingers to stick out for easy mobility.

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Crochet Finish Technique: “Crochet Evenly Around”

By Corinne Munger – October 4th, 2012 58 Comments

Many crochet items appear unfinished due to the uneven look of the sides. There are little “bulges” and “indents” that just don’t look as even (pretty) as the first or last rows and it can make an item look unappealing. To fix this, many patterns simply say, “Crochet Evenly Around”. What does that mean and how do you accomplish this?

What it means is that you need to crochet all the way around your piece, and place the stitches evenly around the edges so that there is an equal amount of stitches on both sides, and, of course, an equal amount on the top and bottom of your piece. You may have taken a stab at doing this only to end up with a ruffled edge, or too tight of an edge that makes your edges pull. But “crocheting evenly around” is actually easier than it seems. There are just a few simple rules to remember, but first let’s look at the example.
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Crochet Pattern: Ice Cream Sandwich

By Emilee Gettle – October 2nd, 2012 2 Comments
I love crocheting play food. As a child my mom crocheted me an assortment of goodies to add to my kitchen collection. I will never forget her handmade surprises she’d whip up for me during my nap times. I suppose these early memories are what keeps me coming back to patterns like this. Today I have a zero-calorie ice cream sandwich pattern for you to indulge in. This little project can be made in a matter of minutes and it is great to keep in your toy stash for when little ones come to visit. Don’t forget about the holidays! A basket of play food makes a great gift.

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Crochet Pattern: Ear Warmer with Interchangeable Flowers

By Rachel Choi – September 30th, 2012 1 Comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Here is a unique ear warmer pattern that has 3 interchangeable flower appliques. The appliques are attached to the ear warmer with a single button in the center of the flower. The flowers are easily removable so that you can change out the flowers for a different look. You can even wear the ear warmer flowerless by tucking the button to the back. This ear warmer can be made for adults, children, toddlers and even babies! The pattern is not recommended for beginner crocheters due to the complexity of the double layered flowers.

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Tips for Adjusting Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – September 29th, 2012 7 Comments

Most of us crocheters have worked with a crochet pattern at some time or another and thought it would be even better if the finished size was smaller, bigger, or just slightly different in some way. Some patterns will tell you how to adjust the pattern if you choose to adjust it, but others do not. Brave crocheters can venture into adjusting the pattern on their own, but there are others that aren’t quite sure how to go about it. Truthfully, there really isn’t a golden rule to follow when adjusting a pattern. How to adjust will always depend on the pattern and how it’s written. Here are some tips that may help you out along the way:
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How to Crochet: Crocodile Stitch

By Rachel Lendyak-Peters – September 28th, 2012 37 Comments

This funky stitch is perfect for adding a little flare and texture to your projects. You know everyone is looking forward to your handmade holiday presents this year, and the crocodile or scale stitch is perfect for jazzing up a simple scarf or adding a feathery quality to a cute owl hat or bag. The best thing is that once you get into the rhythm of this stitch, it practically crochets itself!
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Crochet Pattern: Crossed Cowl

By Candace – September 26th, 2012 7 Comments
Cowls are fun cool weather accessories, and there’s just something about bulky yarn that makes them even more fun. This pattern combines the openness of tall and crossed stitches with the warmth of bulky yarn for a great little cowl.
You will need to know how to do front crossed stitches to make this cowl.

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Crochet Pattern: Classic Sweater (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – September 24th, 2012 8 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This pattern is for a classic sweater with ribbed edgings that’s crocheted in a raglan style. This sweater can be crocheted in 9 different sizes and every size in between. Crocheted from the top down, you can try on the sweater as you crochet it to make sure it fits perfectly. You can adjust the size while you crochet making the bust and arm holes as wide or narrow as you like. The length of the body, sleeves and collar can all be adjusted as well to make shorter or longer sweaters. This pattern creates the sweater in one pieces, so that no sewing is required!

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Crochet Pattern: Fold and Sew Wallet

By Candace – September 23rd, 2012 4 Comments
Believe it or not, this wallet is rather simple to make. It uses a stair-step structure to create the pockets. There are only three points where you need to sew, which creates four pockets to keep your cards and money in. Feel free to crochet this little wallet in fun colors!

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