Crochet Pattern: Buttons for Embellishing

By Corinne Munger – November 27th, 2012 3 Comments
Though not a necessity, embellishments really add another dimension to your work. In today’s styles you’ll see many flowers adorning headbands, bags, cowls, etc., but they’re not always for everyone. How about a change? How about buttons? It understates your piece yet adds a little flair. The following pattern will show you just how ridiculously easy it is to create your own buttons and some suggestions on where to use them.

You will need to learn the Adjustable Double Ring technique for this (don’t worry, it’s easy!). Try them in different colors and sizes and you’ll have a full inventory of a really cute embellishment! Note: These buttons are made to use as an embellishment as they do not hold the “stiff” properties needed to use as a functional button.
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Cyber Monday Sale: 40% OFF Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – November 26th, 2012 1 Comment

Happy Cyber Monday everyone!!! For today only, I’ve selected some of the most loved, best selling, customer favorite crochet patterns from the Crochet Spot Store and marked them 40% OFF. So if you have favorite patterns that you’ve been eying, feel free to head on over to the store, because chances are they’re discounted! Patterns range from hats, scarves, bags, clothing, home decor, baby items, toys, and more.

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There’s no need to enter in coupon codes to get the discount. All patterns that are part of the sale are already discounted. Just add them to your cart and checkout. If the pattern is part of the sale, it will say so at the beginning of the pattern’s description.

Remember, this sale is only for today, Cyber Monday!

Crochet Pattern: Loopy Ruffle Scarf

By Rachel Choi – November 25th, 2012 Be the first to comment
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This is a fun scarf for teens or anyone looking to add a bit of ruffly texture to an outfit. It’s really easy to dress down or dress up with this scarf! Feel free to crochet the scarf in bright bold colors for a fun look or warm colors for a sophisticated look. The scarf is crocheted all in one piece and the ruffles are crocheted as you go. The ruffles are created by crocheting a series of simple chain loops. The pattern is easily adjustable so you can make the scarf as wide or as long as desired!

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Let’s Talk About Ravelry!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 24th, 2012 31 Comments

Crochet Spot is an incredible place to build community. I love coming here to see all of the gorgeous patterns and to let my imagination run wild with how I might use them! I also love interacting with the Crochet Spot fans because I know they’re just like me – Crochet Lovers!!

I wanted to ask the Crochet Spot readers what you think about Ravelry. Ravelry.com is a social network where people can connect through their love of crochet and other fiber crafts. In order to become a member, anyone can sign up for a free login. Ravelry is big (with over 2 million users) and there are many kind users who want to help you make the most of your experience. However, as with any internet forum, use basic caution and common sense! 😀 Over all, my experience on Ravelry has been very positive.

Does anybody here use Ravelry? If so, what do you think? Did you know that there is a Crochet Spot group on Ravelry? If you have a Ravelry account, please share your IDs here so we can connect there as well. I can be found as artlikebread on Ravelry, and I love making new friends there.

If you are not using Ravelry, why not? There is no right or wrong way to enjoy crochet, so I am just curious about what you think!

Crochet Pattern: Beaded Drop Earrings

By Candace – November 22nd, 2012 1 Comment
Sometimes, all it takes to dress up an outfit is a little bit of jewelry, and these beaded earrings do the job without going over the top. They’re pretty simple and quick to make, so even novice crocheters can whip them up.

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How to Bead a Slip Knot

By Candace – November 21st, 2012 2 Comments

This tutorial shows you how to start a project with a bead at the very beginning, on your slip knot. The technique shown leaves you with a bead that will be in either the front loop or back loop of the stitch, depending on how you position it when you continue your chain.
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Crochet Pattern: Christmas Character Ball Ornaments

By Rachel Choi – November 19th, 2012 3 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Crochet these goofy and cute ball ornaments to add to your Christmas tree! You can also use them as key chains, or leave off the hanging string to have fun toys to play with. This set includes 5 different characters to crochet: elf, gingerbread man, reindeer, Santa, and snowman. Each ornament is shaped as a round ball and crocheted from the top down. Then the arms and legs are added to make them each unique.

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Let’s Talk Embellishments

By Corinne Munger – November 17th, 2012 2 Comments
To embellish an item is to bring attention to it – to give another level of life to it. A plain pair of mittens become a lady’s hand adornment. A plain scarf becomes a “lovely” scarf, and a plain handbag becomes a statement piece – all with embellishments. The choices are endless. You can use flowers, buttons, lace, ribbons, bows, and beads. You can even embellish with jewelry, leather and fabrics – your imagination is your limit.

A small variety of embellishments

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Crochet Holidays!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 15th, 2012 4 Comments

Holidays happen all year round, and I think it’s really fun to incorporate crochet into the holidays! I think it’s important, because holidays keep me motivated to crochet something and finish it for a reason.

I am thinking about the holidays that are coming up as I write this, and there are plenty! Crochet Spot is a global community, so I am hoping I can learn of some new holidays from different regions of the country and also different parts of the world. :)

I bought a really cool calendar that helps me keep up with my blogging. Now I want to use it to create crochet holiday inspiration!

Selected Upcoming Holidays & Crochet Items to Make

November 2012

World Kindness Week – Nov. 12-18 – Crochet a quick hat, and give it away!
World Toilet Day (no joke!) – Nov. 19 – Crochet a toilet paper scarf! 😉
Thanksgiving (U.S.) – Nov. 22 – Crochet place mats & napkin rings in your favorite fall colors.

December 2012
National Cookie Day – Dec. 1 – Crochet one of these or these!
Hanukkah – Dec. 9-16 – Crochet gifts for your family and/or friends who celebrate Hanukkah! Here’s one good gift idea.
World Peace Day – Dec. 21 – Crochet this.
Christmas – Dec. 25 – Crochet gifts for your family and/or friends who celebrate Christmas! How about something like this? 😉

What are you crocheting up for the holidays?? Feel free to share in the comments section!

Crochet Pattern: Peek-a-Boo Mug Cozy

By Candace – November 14th, 2012 1 Comment
It’s gotten pretty cold where I live, and we even got snow. Of course that means it’s time for a nice, steaming mug of tea or hot chocolate. There are a lot of mug cozies out there, but sometimes they cover the best parts of the mug. This cozy lets pictures and text show through and is easy to adjust to show off the best parts of your favorite mug.

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