Crochet Patterns for Dogs

By Rachel Choi – April 7th, 2016 14 Comments

So you’ve crocheted for your children or grandchildren, friends and family. But have you made anything for your four legged best friend? Has your puppy been begging for (or stealing) something hand crocheted by you? Crochet something special for your puppy, perhaps a toy, sweater or bed. There are a lot of crochet patterns for dog related items. Here is a roundup of doggie patterns to give you some ideas!

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Drop Everything And Read, Crochet Bookmark Round-Up

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – April 5th, 2016 Be the first to comment

April is here, and spring is in the air. As you may know, I like to keep track of interesting holidays and observances. Any reason to crochet is a good one. I recently found out that April is known as “Drop Everything And Read,” or D.E.A.R. Month. Here on Crochet Spot, we have a number of great bookmark patterns. I’ve rounded them up here (and I’ve even included a bonus book cover pattern).

20+ Crochet Bookmarks Roundup by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot




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Crochet Pattern: V Pendant Necklaces

By Rachel Choi – April 3rd, 2016 Be the first to comment

This set includes 4 V-shaped pendants to crochet: a solid pendant, a striped pendant, and 2 different lacy pendants. Crochet your very own fashion necklaces with these quick patterns. Each V-shaped pendant is quick to crochet, you’ll have ready to wear necklaces in no time! I love the contrast between the soft look of crochet with the metal of the necklace chain. But if you prefer an all crocheted necklace, feel free to crochet a chain in place of the metal chain. The chain can be made as long or short as you desire. You can also crochet the pendant in different weights of yarn and/or different hook sizes to create a bigger or smaller pendant.

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Crochet Pattern: Adria Earrings

By Candace – April 2nd, 2016 Be the first to comment
Sometimes it only takes a simple piece to make a bold statement. These earrings are easy enough for an adventurous beginner and eye-catching enough to set you apart.
Wear them convex or concave (or both at the same time if you like) to vary your look.
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How to Crochet: Herringbone Double Crochet (HBdc)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 31st, 2016 Be the first to comment

Herringbone double crochet (HBdc) is one of the first special stitches I learned. It is an easy way to create texture in any project. To achieve the full effect of the stitch, Herringbone double crochet should be worked back and forth in rows. For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.
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Turkish Spindle – Spindles Around the World Series #4

By Molly Ferriter – March 29th, 2016 Be the first to comment
I’m very excited this week, as we come to the Turkish spindle, the fourth post in our series “Spindles Around the World“. So far we’ve discussed the drop spindle and the Navajo spindle.

The Turkish drop spindle is incredible, in that the yarn is wound around the whorl, creating a ball of yarn that slides off the shaft and is ready to use! Amazing!

Photo by Snyder Spindles

Photo by Snyder Spindles

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Crochet Pattern: First-Timer Doily

By Rachel Choi – March 27th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Are you ready to crochet your first doily? Here is a pattern just for you! Doilies can be intimidating, but this pattern uses basic crochet stitches and a slightly thicker thread to make a doily that is easy to crochet. Even though the pattern is easy, it doesn’t lack in interesting shaping or lace work. The doily has a classic look that even experienced doily crocheters can enjoy. If you’re having trouble crocheting with thread, feel free to try the pattern with a thicker thread or regular yarn first. Once you are comfortable crocheting with thread, try the doily with thinner weights of thread for an even lacier look.

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Crochet Pattern: Beaded Diamond Earrings

By Candace – March 26th, 2016 1 Comment
My seed bead collection is ever-growing, so making jewelry with a bit of sparkle is a perfect way to spend my time (and beads). The pattern smoothly transitions from round to square to diamond as you work. Try mixing and matching thread and bead colors to make earrings that go great with spring and summer outfits. crochet_beaded_diamond_earrings

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How To Add Multiple Beads to a Crochet Stitch

By Candace – March 24th, 2016 1 Comment

If you’ve already tried to single crochet or double crochet with beads, and you like lots of sparkle in your work, Here is a technique to consider. Normally, the best way to make sure your project is dense with beads is to use single crochet, but what if you want a lot of beads in a pattern that calls for taller stitches? The answer is simple: use multiple beads in each stitch!

This tutorial is focused on bringing up beads on vertical threads of a stitch which gives the beads a neat, stacked look. The stitch used in the example is a double treble.
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Crochet Pattern: Blooming Flower Coaster

By Rachel Choi – March 22nd, 2016 9 Comments
Crochet a set of these flower coasters for spring using 3 of your favorite bright colors. This pattern is a sampler for the Lilac Trellis Mandala crochet pattern, as it uses the first 5 rounds to create this coaster. The pattern is crocheted with a number of color changes, some even requiring you to finish off. It also requires some stitches to be made on a couple of rounds below. Test your crochet skills by crocheting this coaster, then crochet the Lilac Trellis Mandala to match. crochet flower coaster

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