30% OFF Sock and Slipper Crochet Patterns

By Rachel Choi – January 22nd, 2016 Be the first to comment

Have you tried crocheting socks or slippers yet? Now is the perfect time to try it out. If you live in a region of the world where it is cold out, these will come in handy right away. If your region is on the warmer side, then socks and slippers might not be on the agenda to wear, but you can start now and have them ready for when it does get cold.

The Crochet Spot sock and slipper patterns have been some of the best selling crochet patterns in the store! Starting now and ending at the end of the month, all sock and slipper patterns in the Crochet Spot store are 30% off. You can find all of the sock and slipper patterns in the accessories pattern section.

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All the crochet patterns that are apart of the sale are already marked down, so there’s no need to enter in any coupon codes. Just add the patterns you want to your cart and check out. If you need any help while shopping or crocheting, just let me know and I’ll be sure to help you!

Keep those feet warm 🙂

Interested in an Oscar Mystery CAL?

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 21st, 2016 29 Comments

Hey, everyone! The Golden Globes have passed, and the Oscar nominees have recently been announced. What do you think of the choices? In order to celebrate the Awards Season, I thought we could do a really fun, quick crochet along.

It will work kind of like a drinking game during the Oscars, except we will be determining the pattern based upon who wins in several of the categories. Drinking is optional. 🙂 Read on for more details!

Join the Crochet Spot Oscars Mystery CAL with Caissa McClinton @artlikebread @crochetspot

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Tunisian Crochet Abbreviations

By Candace – January 19th, 2016 Be the first to comment

In addition to regular crochet patterns, Crochet Spot is home to many Tunisian (also known as Afghan) crochet patterns. Tunisian crochet is a technique that requires you to work stitches that remain on your (longer than usual) hook until you reach the end of your row then work them off in the opposite direction to finish them. In a way, it’s similar to knitting, and even employs stitches that mimic those used in knitting, but the resulting fabric tends to be thicker.

For a great Tunisian crochet primer, try the Tunisian Simple Stitch tutorial.
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Crochet Pattern: Broomstick Winter Infinity Scarf

By Rachel Choi – January 17th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Crocheted with super bulky weight yarn, this scarf is the right thickness for the cold, winter weather. I love the look of chunky scarves, but dislike the stiffness that is associated with them. This pattern is designed to have easy drape, so that the scarf won’t feel like cardboard! The secret is the broomstick lace technique. Broomstick lace is typically used for dainty lace patterns, but when combined in this scarf pattern with the bulky yarn it is the perfect combination of soft and thick. The scarf is also reversible, with a ribbed pattern on one side and a subtle striped pattern on the other. Wear the scarf with your favorite side showing, or twist the scarf so that you can see both complementing patterns. The scarf has an infinite loop shape that can be worn loosely around the neck, or tight like a cowl.

crochet broomstick winter infinity scarf

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Crochet Pattern: Bumps and Ridges Washcloth

By Candace – January 16th, 2016 Be the first to comment
What’s better than the feel of soft cotton against your skin? How about a little texture for some gentle cleansing? This cloth has both bobbles and textured ridges that get you nice and clean. The pattern can also be easily to adjust by adding more rows or stitches should you want matching hand towels as well. crochet_bumps_ridges_washcloth

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How To Crochet Seamless Hats

By Molly Ferriter – January 14th, 2016 12 Comments
I’ve been meaning to talk to you about something for quite some time. It’s embarrassing, I know. But, it needs to be said. You have visible seams on your hats! Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone; I have a quick fix that will change your winter hats forever! Everyone drop your hooks! Repeat after me…”I… will… not… make… hats… with… visible… seams… ever… again.”

seamless hat

Whether crocheted in half double crochet, single crochet, or double crochet, many winter hat patterns end up with a visible “seam” in the back of the hat where one round ends and the next begins. The picture below to the left shows a few hats with visible seams.
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Finish in ’15 Fourth Quarter Winners!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 12th, 2016 7 Comments

Two-thousand and fifteen was a productive year for the Crochet Spot community and you’ve all earned the reward of a job well done on your crochet projects! December 31, 2015 marked the end of our Finish in ’15 Contest, and we’re excited to announce the final winners!

Finish in 15 Fourth Quarter Winners on @crochetspot by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread

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Crochet Pattern: Aviator Trapper Hat (5 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – January 10th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Here is a unisex hat that is perfect for the cold winter season! This aviator / trapper / bomber style hat is crocheted with super bulk weight yarn for extra warmth. Hats that are crocheted with thinner yarns are great for mild winters or other seasons. Crochet this aviator inspired hat for the babies, the kids, and the adults! With 5 different sizes in this pattern you can crochet matching hats for the entire family. Choose a main color for the hat, and a soft furry yarn as the contrasting color. Feel free to add your own ties for the ear flaps, or embellishments to the hat if desired.

crochet aviator trapper hat

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All purchases help to support Crochet Spot and are greatly appreciated! Please log in or create a new account at the Crochet Spot Store to purchase this pattern. Premium Pattern Members may log into the store and download the pattern for free.

How to Join Foundation Crochet Stitches in the Round

By Candace – January 8th, 2016 7 Comments

Foundation rows are great, especially on large projects. You can get right to the good part of crocheting without having to deal with a lot of chains. Those chains are also a problem in the round. Not only do you have to worry about making the right number, but you also have to take care that you don’t twist it when you finally do join the round. Being able to turn a foundation row into a foundation round gets rid of this problem.

To follow this tutorial, you should be familiar with foundation stitches. I am using foundation double crochet (fdc) for the sake of example, but the basic idea will work with other foundation stitches.
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Caring for Your Handcrafted Crochet Items

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – January 7th, 2016 Be the first to comment

How do you care for your crocheted items? My guess would be that the answer depends upon the materials you used in making your project. While care instructions can be easily found on most yarn labels, I tend to treat my handmade items with a little extra consideration. Today we’ll look at some yarn labels and go over two ways to care for your crocheted items.

1 Caring for Your Handcrafted Crochet Items by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread on @crochetspot

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