Crochet Pattern: 4 Unisex Baby Hats

By Rachel Choi – February 14th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Tired of crocheting the same baby hat pattern over and over again? This set includes 4 different patterns to crochet which can be made for boys or girls. Customize the hats by choosing the baby’s (or mom’s) favorite colors. The stitch patterns are gender neutral and will look great in almost any color that you pick. Each beanie styled hat is crocheted in the round, from the top down. The set includes the Solid Seamless Hat, Classic Striped Hat, Bumpy Stripes Hat, and Offset Textured Hat. The variety of stitch patterns used to create these hats will give a beginner crocheter a chance to use different stitches and crochet techniques.

crochet unisex baby hats

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How to Crochet a Tube, or How to Crochet in Rounds (Version 1)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 13th, 2016 Be the first to comment

When we talk about crocheting in the round, it can mean many things. For example, you could be crocheting a flat circle in rounds or in spirals. You could also be crocheting an oval in the round. However, there is another way to crochet around and around. Instead of crocheting flat, like a coaster or a placemat, you’re crocheting up, like a basket or hat. This techniques creates a three-dimensional piece and can be used in countless applications.

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The Spindle Wheel by Heaven Spun Creations + free crochet hook offer

By Molly Ferriter – February 11th, 2016 2 Comments
Have you ever dreamed of owning a spinning wheel, looked at various wheels online, only to notice their price tags, causing you to run screaming from the room? No? Well, I definitely have! Spinning wheels seem to run an average of $500 and up. Check them out, I’m not exaggerating. Scary, right? Well, today I am going to show you the spinning wheel that I received as a Christmas gift. And, SHOCK, it costs around $100. And, (drum roll please…) the maker of this wheel is offering all Crochet Spot readers a free hand carved crochet hook with every purchase! Woo hoo! Its Christmas all over again!
Spindle Wheel by Home Spun Creations

Spindle Wheel by Home Spun Creations

For years I have dreamed of owning a spinning wheel. No- I mean this literally. I seriously had dreams about owning a spinning wheel. But, the prices of most spinning wheels are totally out of my price range. So you can imagine how delighted I was to find a wheel that costs around $100!

Before I go any further I want to assure everyone that I am not affiliated with this company or getting anything from them for this review. I simply want to share information about a product that I personally own and use that I feel is a great product!
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Oscar Mystery Crochet Along Update!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 9th, 2016 12 Comments

The Oscar Ceremony on February 28th is right around the corner and (not without controversy) the nominees have been announced! I am delighted with the amount of interest in the Oscar Mystery Crochet Along. Thank you! You have also asked some great questions, so hopefully after this post, all will be a lot clearer.

I am excited to provide you with a sneak peek of one of the award badges, and a preview of the stitches we will use! All of the stitches we will use have a photo tutorial on Crochet Spot, so you can feel free to practice before the event!

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Crochet Pattern: 3 V-Stitch Blankets

By Rachel Choi – February 7th, 2016 Be the first to comment

This blanket stitch pattern set features the v-stitch. The v-stitch, shaped like the letter V, is a popular stitch that is used to make an easy lace and openwork look. This set uses the v-stitch in 3 different ways to create unique stitch patterns that are great for blankets. Each pattern has a unique border to give each blanket a finished look. The patterns include instructions for making the blankets any size you wish, from small baby blankets to large bedspreads to any size in between. Each blanket can be crocheted in a solid color, so no color changing is required. But feel free to crochet the patterns in multiple colors for a different look.

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Tunisian Crochet for Beginners

By Molly Ferriter – February 6th, 2016 2 Comments

Have you wanted to give Tunisian Crochet a try, but don’t have a Tunisian hook yet? Have you caught the Tunisian bug, but don’t know where to start? Have I got the project for you! Let’s try a Tunisian crochet project using a regular crochet hook! How about a Tunisian Crochet Sampler Scarf?

First of all, what is Tunisian Crochet? Tunisian crochet is a form of crocheting that uses a long crochet hook. The long hook is necessary because as you crochet right to left (or left to right if you are left handed), the stitches are left on the hook, similarly to knitting. Then, to complete the row, you must crochet back, left to right (or right to left if you are left handed), finishing stitches as you return. Sometimes a Tunisian crochet hook will have a cord or tube attached to it, to hold the stitches for a longer project like an afghan. With many Tunisian crochet stitches, the finished fabric has a knit-look and the fabric is thick. I absolutely love the look of the Tunisian knit stitch in particular.
Abby wearing my Tunisian Crochet Sampler Scarf

Abby wearing my Tunisian Crochet Sampler Scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Pearly Heart Charm

By Candace – February 4th, 2016 2 Comments
It’s that time of year! (No, not the countdown to that movie release everyone is talking about) It’s time for us to share our warm fuzzy, feelings. We can also share warm, fuzzy crochet projects. While this particular one lacks the fuzz (unless you want to try it with fuzzy yarn), it’s a nice choice for a gift that expresses your appreciation. Add it to a bracelet and share the love! crochet_pearly_heart_charm

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10 Ways to Show Your Love of Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – February 2nd, 2016 Be the first to comment

How do you feel about Valentine’s Day? I have had mixed feelings about it over the years. Most of the time I didn’t take the holiday seriously other than rejoicing over the return of the conversation hearts. 😉 When I lived in Mexico, Valentine’s Day was celebrated as “Dia de Amor y Amistad,” or, “Day of Love and Friendship.” In the school where I worked, more emphasis was placed upon friendship than romantic love.

Whether it’s for love, or for friendship, you can certainly celebrate Valentine’s Day with crochet! Here are ten patterns your hook will love!

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Crochet Pattern: 3 Mini Storage Containers

By Rachel Choi – January 31st, 2016 Be the first to comment

Need some organization for your desk, bathroom, or kitchen? This set includes 3 cylindrical containers to crochet that have an unlimited number of uses. The small container can hold small items such as coins, paper clips, or q-tips. The large container is great for taller items such as pencils, paint or makeup brushes, and utensils. The medium container is perfect for everything else in between from crayons to cotton balls, or even a potted plant! Each container is crocheted from the bottom up, seamlessly in the round. The containers are soft yet still sturdy, and can be stiffened or starched if a firmer container is desired.

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Book Review: 10 Basic Granny Squares, 30 Bags by Margaret Hubert

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 30th, 2016 3 Comments

Today we’re reviewing the latest publication from CGOA Crochet Hall of Fame Member Margaret Hubert. In the past I’ve reviewed & given away Margaret’s books Customize Your Crochet and 10 Granny Squares 30 Blankets. As it turns out, you can do a lot with a granny square! In this newly released book, 10 Basic Granny Squares 30 Bags, Ms. Hubert sparks our creativity and encourages us to flaunt our handiwork all over town by carrying one of the thirty bags she has designed for our enjoyment.

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