Crochet Pattern: 5 Animal Drawstring Bags

By Rachel Choi – August 19th, 2012 Be the first to comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! These 5 drawstring bags are decorated to look like goofy animals! Animals include a bear, bunny, dog, elephant, and lion. Crochet these bags as cute party favors, unique gift bags or to hold your personal items. The bags are great for children, but adults can enjoy these cute bags as well. Each bag is crocheted seamlessly in the round. Then the small animals parts are sewn onto the bag. The bags open at the top and close using a simple drawstring.

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Crochet Pattern: Bunny Finger Puppet

By Candace – August 18th, 2012 1 Comment
There are no small parts, only small actors-and in this case the actors are all costumed fingers. This bunny finger puppet is made for little hands to keep them busy. With some scrap yarn and a little spare time, you can work up several plays’ worth of bunnies and put on a really good show.

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How to Crochet: Chainless Initial Double Crochet Decrease

By Candace – August 16th, 2012 Be the first to comment

If you’re a fan of starting your rows or rounds without a turning chain, you may want to try using the technique when you have to start a row off with a decrease. This is not a beginner technique, so it is suggested you learn the double crochet decrease and the chainless initial double crochet before trying this.

As a side note, if your pattern says the turning chain counts as a dc, you should simply make the chainless dc then work the decrease to maintain the proper stitch count. This technique is for chains that do not count as a dc.

Lengthen your first ch to the height of a dc; holding the loop still, wrap the loop around the hook, yo, pull through two loops; (yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through two loops) for as many stitches as you need to decrease, yo pull through all loops.
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Crochet Pattern: Sunflower Applique

By Emilee Gettle – August 15th, 2012 1 Comment
I think sunflowers are one of the most beautiful flowers in the garden. Their smiling faces, which follow the movement of the sun, remind me to always look for the bright side of every circumstance and to turn my back on dark days. I find crochet easily as therapeutic as enjoying a beautiful flower garden. So, I decided to combine the two this week. This project can be whipped up in no time. I plan on making several sunflowers, joining them at the petals, and creating a lacy scarf. Another use for this easy pattern is coasters!

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How to Crochet: Treble Crochet 3 Together (Tr3tog)

By Candace – August 14th, 2012 4 Comments

Treble three together (tr3tog) is a decrease you can see used in the Cat Scrubbie pattern. Like other decreases, it’s performed by working each stitch up to its second to last step an then pulling through all remaining loops.

To complete a tr3tog: *yo twice, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops) twice, repeat from * two more times, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
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Crochet Pattern: Football Hat (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – August 12th, 2012 5 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Are you ready for football season? If you’re a football fan or know someone who is, crochet this fun football hat to wear while watching the game. The hat is crocheted in the round from the top down. Then the laces are crocheted separately and sewn onto the hat. The pattern provides 5 different sizes: baby, toddler, child, adult, and large adult. The hat in the sample photo is the adult size.

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Crochet Pattern: Nail Polish

By Candace – August 11th, 2012 5 Comments
A while back, I became a big nail polish aficionado. At this point, I have over thirty bottles–not counting minis–and I still can’t get enough. It was only a matter of time before it bled into my other hobbies, and here it is–a crocheted bottle of nail polish.

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Crochet Photo Roundup #8

By Rachel Choi – August 9th, 2012 3 Comments

I have to admit, it’s been a while since I’ve put together a photo round up, it’s was pure laziness on my part! Finally, here is a round up of awesome crochet pictures of finished projects that were submitted by readers. I love seeing everyone’s finished work, and I’m super impressed when folks get creative with the Crochet Spot patterns by adding their own touch. If you used a Crochet Spot pattern and would like to be included in a future roundup feel free to submit your crochet pictures. Enjoy the roundup everyone!
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I’m in a Crochet Slump

By Veronica Smith – August 8th, 2012 19 Comments

Well, it’s finally happened. I am in a crochet slump. I have enough patterns both in books and stored on my computer to start a shop. I also have ample yarn and thread of all textures and materials. So what has happened? I don’t know.

I have my standard plethora of yet to be completed projects all around me, also a basket of yarn in front of the TV. I have looked through all my patterns and poked at all the yarn. I long for something to do but I just can’t get into it all. I just can’t get motivated. Admittedly we have had a recent passing in the family and I don’t think I am very normal since that’s happened, however crochet would be very therapeutic.
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Crocheting Twirls Width-wise

By Candace – August 7th, 2012 3 Comments

Usually twirls and ruffles are crocheted along their length. This can be an uncertain process, especially if you’re making twirls by decreasing each row, but if you want to have a little more control of the final product, it can help to make them width-wise by varying stitch heights.

As an example, you can progress from a single crochet up to a treble crochet across the row, then turn and go from a tr to a sc, repeating the process until you have the length you want without the guesswork.
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