How to Crochet a Tube (Version 2 – In Spirals)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 15th, 2016 Be the first to comment

In my last tutorial, I showed you how to crochet a tube in a certain way, by joining rounds. However, you can also crochet a tube in spirals.

For the purpose of practicing this skill, we’ll make a small swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size don’t matter for this practice swatch.

You may mouse over images for left-handed views.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch

Foundation: ch 15. The photo below shows this completed.







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Crochet Pattern: Lacy Top Cosmetic Bag

By Rachel Choi – March 13th, 2016 5 Comments

Looking for a cute pouch to hold your makeup? Crochet this bag to store all of your cosmetic goodies or use it as a regular clutch style purse. This bag is designed with a rounded, wide bottom so that it can stand up on its own, but is also flexible enough to lay flat. The stitch pattern is solid with minimal holes between stitches so that small items will not fall out. It is crocheted seamlessly in the round, like a spiral, from the bottom up. No sewing is required, other than the single button. Crochet the body of the bag in a solid color and choose your favorite contrasting color to crochet the lacy flap. Although not required, feel free to line the finished bag if desired.

crochet lacy cosmetic bag

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Spring Crochet Patterns Anyone?

By Rachel Choi – March 12th, 2016 26 Comments
Are you one of those crafters who only crochets in the winter? Well, I hope not! Crocheting can be a year around hobby with lots of things to crochet from big blankets to small appliques. With spring coming along, I have some fun crochet patterns planned to bring in the bright, warm season. But I am curious to know what sort of patterns you are looking forward to. What crochet patterns would you like to see on Crochet Spot for the spring season?? Share your suggestions in the comments below! crochet potpourri flower pot

Oscar Mystery CAL Recap

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 10th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Hooray! I am very glad to say that the first Crochet Spot Oscar Mystery CAL was a success! The Oscar Ceremony took place on Sunday, February 28 and ran for three long hours! With my crochet hook in hand, I enjoyed the ceremony much more (and I wasn’t the only one!)

Oscar Mystery CAL Recap by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot



Read on to learn more about the Oscar Ceremony and the fun Mystery CAL!
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Crochet Pattern: Chick Pincushion

By Candace – March 8th, 2016 3 Comments
I’ve been in need of a new pincusion, and wanted to crochet one, but a lot of the available patterns looked too smooshy. I wanted something more solid and came across some foam balls used to make Christmas ornaments and other crafts. Perfect! Now I don’t have to worry about the pincushion possibly being squished and pins coming out the other side. The chick design makes it a fun Easter gift idea from one crafter to another. You can substitute other colors to make a chubby version of another bird. crochet_chick_pincushion

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Crochet Pattern: Doily Rug

By Rachel Choi – March 6th, 2016 2 Comments

I’ve been wanting to crochet a doily rug for quite some time, but could not decide on the material to crochet it with. Factoring in cost, thickness, and availability, it finally hit me that I can simply use the same yarn that I always crochet with! Medium/worst weight yarn is used in this rug pattern. Medium/worst weight yarn is the most popular weight of yarn there is, and can be found in a variety of colors in any store that sells yarn. To achieve the look of bulky stitches, 3 strands of yarn are held together throughout the entire pattern. In just 22 rounds, you’ll have a rug that will show off your crochet skills and make a statement in your house.

crochet doily rug

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Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along Entries

By Rachel Choi – March 5th, 2016 7 Comments

Did you participate in the Oscar Mystery Cowl Crochet Along? If you haven’t finished your cowl, you still have time. And if you want to participate, you can join in right now! Simply check out the cowl patterns that Caissa put together and crochet one before March 13, 2016 to enter to win one of our wonderful prizes.

Although the best prizes are having a great time and having a finished cowl to wear, here are some awards that some lucky winners will receive:

  • “Nominee” – everyone is a nominee! Everyone will receive a digital picture/badge that you can show off to your friends on social media or print it out and hang it on your wall.
  • “Best Supporting Crocheter” Award – By random selection, one participant will win a free crochet pattern of his/her choice from the Crochet Spot Store. If the person is currently a Premium Pattern Member of the store, then he/she will get a free month of membership instead.
  • “Best Crocheter” Award – By random selection, one participant will win a $50 yarn prize pack from Red Heart AND a free crochet pattern (or month of membership, if currently a member) from the Crochet Spot Store.

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Navajo Spindle – Spindles Around the World #3

By Molly Ferriter – March 3rd, 2016 3 Comments
In the fiber arts world, the Navajo people are recognized for their world-renown rugs and other woven textiles. As a teacher on the Navajo Nation for over a decade, I was able to see the beautiful handcraft in my students’ dresses and belts that they wore on special days such as class pictures and the school Christmas concert. For spinners, the Navajo spindle is well-known for its simple but graceful design. In our third post in the Spindles Around the World Series, we will be discussion the Navajo spindle, traditionally used by Navajo and Pueblo people in the southwestern United States. navajo spinning

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March is NATCROMO! What That Means & Five Appliques to Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 1st, 2016 Be the first to comment

Hey, there! Ever seen the hashtag #NATCROMO floating around the internets? Well, it’s all about the mellow month of March and National Crochet Month. Yes, in addition its duty as National Craft Month, March is also National Crochet Month, earning it the hashtaggable nickname NATCROMO.

Each year, Crochetville does a NATCROMO comprehensive blog tour and this year is no exception. Be sure to check it out! In the spirit of Ravelry, some inclusiveness-minded yarn partiers have also claimed the month as International Crochet Month, or ITCROMO, so you’ll probably see that hashtag, too.

So the question is left – what will we do here at Crochet Spot? In the past, Rachel shared a number of ways to celebrate, and in true Crochet Spot style, you shared your great celebrations! I loved reading about Wanty’s shindig. During this particular NATCROMO, I’m suggesting we keep it simple and make up a couple of these cute appliques to wear. Join me?

5 Quick Crochet Appliques for National Crochet Month Round Up by Caissa McClinton @artlikebread for @crochetspot




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Crochet Pattern: Boho Bracelet Set

By Rachel Choi – February 28th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Inspired by the cords and beads of Bohemian style bracelets, this set is crocheted with tan thread and bright beads of various sizes. These friendship bracelets look great worn by themselves or stacked together. The set includes 3 different bracelet patterns: a bracelet that is crocheted with large beads, a bracelet that is crocheted with small beads, and a bracelet that is crocheted with alternating bead sizes. Each bracelet is crocheted in the round. Previous experience crocheting with beads is not required, as a photo tutorial is included within the pattern. Experience crocheting with thread is recommended, but not required. Finish off the bracelets with a clasp and an extender chain to make the bracelets adjustable. Bracelets can also be adjusted by adding more or less beads if desired.

crochet boho bracelet set

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