3 Crochet Ideas for Your Home Decor

By Tameko Barnette – March 21st, 2012 4 Comments

Decorating the home can be a fun experience, but we’ve had moments where decorating the home can be a daunting task. Coming up with new ideas, especially if you’re an experimentalist like me, can help make the experience a lot better. This time around I put together my favorite three crochet ideas for your home decor.
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Crochet Pattern: Key to Knowledge Bookmark

By Candace – March 20th, 2012 6 Comments
Readers possess the key to knowledge whenever they open a book, but sometimes it’s just necessary to close it up and put it down for a while. Now you have another key to hold your place and make getting to that knowledge easier.

Once you learn the techniques used, this pattern is fun and easy to make for your favorite book lover or a deserving librarian.

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Crochet Pattern: Dog Bones (3 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – March 18th, 2012 1 Comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Have you ever wanted to hand make your dog a special toy? If so, here’s a pattern for you! This classic dog bone can be crocheted in 3 different sizes. Crochet the bone that will best fit your dog’s size. Feel free to crochet the bone in multiple colors and embroider you dog’s name or a fun saying on the bone. Also feel free to add a squeaker or rattle if you desire. Don’t forget to always supervise your best friend while playing!

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Crocheting Something Just for You?

By Veronica Smith – March 17th, 2012 15 Comments

You’ve made those scarf and hat sets, everybody you know has one. I mean the postal worker looked cold didn’t he? The plethora of baby blankets, bonnets and booties for friends and family. Many afghans for gifts and your own home. Toys for little ones and phone cases for older ones. Aunt Mary, your best friend, partner and child all have an item of clothing. Those headbands and scarves went over really well at work and you made a few extra dollars. The snowflakes and decorations went over a treat at Christmas.
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Crochet Pattern: Baby Washcloth

By Emilee Gettle – March 15th, 2012 4 Comments
This crocheted washcloth is a great project for beginners. You will master double crochet and single crochet and end up with a practical gift! These can be crocheted so fast! You are sure to enjoy the feeling of instant gratification! I want to make up several washcloths for my gift box. I like to work up easy projects that are great for gifting. You just never know when you might need a little something for someone you love. This takes all the stress out of making last-minute projects. Make up a set of washcloths and tie them together with a pretty ribbon and gift tag.

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3 Tips for Your Spring Creations

By Tameko Barnette – March 14th, 2012 Be the first to comment

Every year in March, we gear up our thoughts of new beginnings with spring cleaning, new ventures, and new ideas. Our crochet projects are no exception to this rule. Springtime brings with it beautiful colors, textures, and clothing that speaks to the rejuvenation and the spirit of renewal that is felt all throughout the season.
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Crochet Pattern: Bias Ascot

By Candace – March 13th, 2012 2 Comments
An ascot is the perfect way to transition from winter to spring, especially when it’s made in fun colors. This ascot is a parallelogram crocheted from corner to corner. The shaping may be a little difficult for beginners to understand. Be sure to read the pattern instructions carefully.

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Crochet Pattern: Hooded Chevron Cowl

By Rachel Choi – March 11th, 2012 6 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This hooded cowl pattern is designed with a chevron pattern that gives a fun wavy look whether you crochet using one color or multiple colors. The cowl is great to wear in the cold weather months to keep both your head and neck super warm. The instructions allow you to adjust the size of the cowl to make it larger or smaller depending on your size and how you like it to fit. The back of the hood is pointed.

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Blocking (Killing) Acrylic

By Candace – March 9th, 2012 14 Comments

Wet blocking is an easy way to work with natural fibers, but for acrylic, it often isn’t enough. Blocking acrylic with heat is commonly referred to as “killing” acrylic. It’s a handy thing to know how to do, and it’s important to do properly because once it’s done, it can’t go back to its original shape. Blocking is great for getting the edges or shaping you want on a project, and stretching the acrylic while blocking can actually give a finished project more drape.

Killing acrylic with heat works with the fact that acrylic is plastic and it melts and deforms when heat is applied to it. You are manipulating the fibers while they are in a more manageable state. It’s much different from wet blocking or heat blocking wool and other natural fibers, which is more akin to wet setting or heat styling hair.
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Crochet Pattern: Carnation

By Emilee Gettle – March 8th, 2012 9 Comments
While out shopping I’ve noticed that crocheted accessories are all the rage. So, this week’s crochet pattern is for a white and pink tinged carnation. There are so many uses for this project. You could make several and chain or slip stitch them together to create a sweet, spring accent scarf. You could also make two and attach hair bands for your daughter’s pigtails. Sew a piece of felt and a pin back onto the flower to wear on your jacket. Why not whip up a few to dress up some headbands. They are a perfect handmade alternative to bows for gifting too!

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