Crochet Pattern: Beaded Circle Pendant

By Candace – December 11th, 2014 Be the first to comment
From hoop earrings to bangles, even the simplest jewelry can help you stand out. This circle pendant makes a statement dangling from a delicate chain or string of beads, or you could make two and hang them from your ears. Use contrasting seed beads for a second pop of color. crochet_beaded_circle_pendant

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Your First Crochet Design

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 9th, 2014 15 Comments

Hello, Crochet Spotters! Welcome to your first crochet design! Yes, I said your crochet design. Did that statement strike fear into your heart? Are you incredulous? Or excited?

Crochet pattern designers get a lot of respect from fellow yarn crafters. There is something impressive about knowing that someone has the creativity, knowledge, and skills to create something and put it out into the world. Although I haven’t yet designed here on Crochet Spot, I do have a pattern that is published in a popular crochet book and another that has been accepted for publication. When sharing that news with my yarn crafting friends, I’ve generally gotten one of two reactions – either “I could never do that” or “Hm. Maybe I could do that.”

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Some people take to crochet design like a fish to water and others feel like a fish out of water when the topic of their possibly designing something comes up. I am here to tell you that all the little fishies can play in the pond. If you’ve crocheted, you are already a sort of designer. :)
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Crochet Pattern: Winter Solstice Throw

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – December 7th, 2014 Be the first to comment
When the cold season blows in we begin getting out the winter blankets and decorations. At my house, the tablecloth is changed from the autumn red to winter blue and adorned with snowflake placemats and a handpainted candle holder. Normally, we leave the autumn couch throw until spring but this year I am introducing this new afghan to the room. It has a wide range of blue tones from the yarn to the embroidered snowflakes, an exciting technique for the stripes, and tassels for the finishing touch. I had a lot of fun designing this throw and I’m hoping you will have just as much making it! 1.Winter Solstice Throw

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Give Crochet Gifts You Do Not Have to Crochet!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 6th, 2014 1 Comment

Time’s a-ticking, people, and we’re careening our way toward the new year without slowing down. Now take a look at your gift-making list… Are you panicked yet?

Breathe. There are times when we all bite off a little more than we can chew. I’m here to tell you that you can still incorporate crochet into your gift giving without actually having to do the crocheting! Sounds great, right? Time’s a-ticking, so let’s go!
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Crochet Pattern: Mini Wreath

By Candace – December 4th, 2014 5 Comments
Get festive with mini wreaths to decorate around the house. These cute little bits of holiday fun can be used all over, even as a replacement for bows on gifts as an extra special touch. Decorate them however you want–with yarn, ribbon, beads, and other fun accents–the possibilities are endless! crochet_mini_wreath

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Twinkie Chan’s Crocheted Paintings

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – December 2nd, 2014 8 Comments

Hey, Crochet Spotters! Today I am excited to introduce you to one of my favorite crocheters and designers, Twinkie Chan! Twinkie Chan is a celebrated crochet designer who has created her niche by crocheting all things delicious and wearable! If you see someone wearing a pizza scarf, it’s most likely her design.

I’ve been following Twinkie since 2010 and I’ve learned that there are many exciting aspects to her career. She has been a successful seller on eBay, Etsy, and at craft fairs. She’s authored a popular pattern book and has another one in the works. She did a series of patterns for Michael’s and is currently featured on the website as a “Celebrity Crafter.” No doubt, all of this success is due to talent, focus, a lot of hard work.

One of the things I most admire about her is her focus within a well-defined niche. She’s really intent on creating adorable, food-related, crocheted wearables and items for adults. While that may perhaps sound somewhat limiting, it’s amazing to see how creative she gets within that category. One of the more surprising and certainly delightful works she has shared on her blog is a crocheted painting.
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Crochet Pattern: Cabled Ear Warmer

By Candace – November 30th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Here’s a great pattern for both keeping your ears warm this winter and stretching your crochet skills. Subtle cables twist at different points, and though they only show on one side, the cables are actually worked on both the right and wrong side. The circumference of the ear warmer can be adjusted by crocheting more of less rows as needed. crochet cabled ear warmer

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Black Friday to Cyber Monday: 40% OFF Crochet Patterns!

By Rachel Choi – November 28th, 2014 Be the first to comment

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Now it’s time to really get crocheting! Starting now through Cyber Monday, 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.

Happy crocheting!!

Crochet Pattern: Easy Chunky Cap

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – November 26th, 2014 4 Comments
With the arrival of autumn, I thought how fitting it would be to work up something chunky. So I made a list of all the items I could think of off the top of my head that would make fast and fun projects. Here is the first one, an easy cap pattern. With your choice of chunky yarn and a large hook, simply follow some of the basic steps of crocheting for a quick hat to keep out the impending cold. You can’t make just one, though! Don’t forget that these will make great gifts for friends and family. Easy Chunky Cap

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Candy + Crochet Gift Ideas!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – November 25th, 2014 1 Comment

Ever get lost in thought while dipping and diving through all of the beautiful inspiration on Pinterest? You have? :) Of course you have! This post is inspired by the never-ending stream of visual stimulation that is Pinterest.

For whatever reason, my Pinterest feed is exploding with tons of gift wrapping ideas right now. There also seems to be a trend with giving food items like cookies, cupcakes, and candies. Well, I am fully in favor of that! Since I feel the need to put my own stamp on things, I decided to combine (what else?) Crochet and Candy!!

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