Crochet Pattern: Spoked Coaster

By Candace – May 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Have a nice, cool drink on this, and don’t worry about unsightly rings. These coasters are quick and easy to work up, and the spoked pattern is a good introduction to working around posts and increasing in the round. Crochet a bunch of these in different colors to create a set! crochet_spoked_coaster

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“Crochet Doctor” Cures Cute Overload

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 11th, 2014 8 Comments

Here it is: One huge THANK YOU to everyone who read and commented on my last post. It’s so much fun connecting with you all this way! Let’s get right to it, shall we? It’s time for more unsolicited crochet advice.

Crochet Problem: You Want to Crochet a Million Things. We are so fortunate to be around during this fabulous time for crochet. Never before have there been so many diverse and inspiring patterns all so accessible to us at a moment’s notice. How many times have you gotten lost in Pinterest for hours just taking in all of the beautiful options for crochet projects?

And what about Ravelry? Do you have over 200 projects in your queue? And you already have a billion favorites, right? Don’t get me started on Rachel’s patterns. With so many awesome patterns right here on the blog and also in the Crochet Spot store, we could be busy for years just crocheting through this blog alone!

Why is everything so darn cute?

Why is everything so darn cute?

We all should be very proud to be a part of the crochet community at this very special time in crochet history. It is perfectly natural that we’d want to enjoy every pattern and yarn there is to offer. Yet with this wonderful abundance comes a tough truth: You can’t crochet it all. I know. It’s a bummer. The upswing? You can crochet a lot and you can crochet each day! How do we select our projects?
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Book Giveaway Winner: Blueprint Crochet Sweaters

By Rachel Choi – May 10th, 2014 1 Comment
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blueprint Crochet Sweaters giveaway! I had a blast reading all the comments. Although I only have one book to giveaway, hopefully you’ll all be able to access the book in some way, whether it’s purchasing your own copy, borrowing it from a friend or from the library. It really is a great book with a bunch of lovely patterns to crochet!

Without further waiting… the winner of the giveaway is…

winner

Megan

Random number: 33

If you did not win but would still love a copy of this book, you can mossy on over to Amazon and purchase a copy for yourself. Here’s the link: Blueprint Crochet Sweaters on Amazon.

Stay tuned for another giveaway soon!

Crochet Pattern: Accent Belts

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – May 8th, 2014 Be the first to comment
Whether wearing them with a dress or over a shirt, adding belts to accent your outfit has become the thing to do. With the plethora of crochet stitches at our fingertips, what better way to have fun with them than with something you can wear. Make them in your choice of tones and these three belts will compliment your style in every season. Here’s a tip: take this chance to try out some new ways to tie belts! crochet accent belts

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Crochet Pattern: Hanging Blossom Earrings

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – May 6th, 2014 3 Comments
It’s hard to ignore the outburst of beauty that comes with spring. One of my favorite flowers are gladiolus and every year I watch my flower bed closely to catch the first glimpse of their glory coming out of the ground. Flowers are the best way to celebrate the arrival of spring. Being spring-inspired, I found some of my lighter colored yarn and started with the intentions of creating something dainty, just like new blossoms. If you’d like a stiffer earring, try starching the flowers before attaching them to the earrings. P1180150

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Crochet Pattern: Stepped Up Scarf

By Candace – May 5th, 2014 2 Comments
If you are looking for a challenging yet fun project for spring or summer, look no further than this scarf. With its open and closed pattern and stair step edges on the long sides, it’s sure to add interest to any outfit. While its shaping looks simple, the stitches used are not, so this pattern is recommended for adventurous intermediate to advanced crocheters who are interested in linked stitches and right-angle increases. crochet stepped up scarf

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The Crochet Guild of America Is Really Awesome!

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – May 3rd, 2014 8 Comments

Did you know that crochet has a professional organization? Don’t be surprised! Crochet is a really big deal! The most recent public data from the Craft and Hobby Association estimates that of the 62.5 million U.S. crafters, 14.7 million crocheted at least once in 2012. That’s almost a quarter of all crafters! Furthermore, the U.S. Census states there were approximately 313.9 million people in the country that same year. That brings our crochet data to another level. That means that almost 5% of THE POPULATION crocheted in 2012. You’re in good company.
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Book Giveaway: Blueprint Crochet Sweaters

By Rachel Choi – May 1st, 2014 92 Comments

Yay! I just got an extra copy of Blueprint Crochet Sweaters: Techniques for Custom Constructions. You know what that means…time for another book giveaway! This book is full with modern, beautiful sweater patterns, it’s hard to choose which one to start first. The sweaters are also constructed using different methods, so there is a lot to learn about sweater construction! If you’re interested in crocheting different types of sweaters, this book is definitely for you.

Blueprint Crochet Sweaters

To enter the giveaway, for a free copy of Blueprint Crochet Sweaters:

  • Go to the Blueprint Crochet Sweater Amazon.com page and click on the “Look Inside This Book” link to look inside the book.
  • Then in the comments section on the bottom of this post, share with us which project/type of sweater you’re most excited about starting! Remember to only comment one time (since there is only one entry per person). Duplicate comments or comments that are not on topic will be deleted.

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:59PM EST, where a winner will be randomly selected. Be sure to check back to see if you win!

Have fun looking through the book and good luck everyone!!

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is announced on the Book Giveaway Winner: Blueprint Crochet Sweaters page.

How to Crochet: Quintuple Treble (Quin tr)

By Candace – April 29th, 2014 7 Comments

The quintuple treble is an insanely tall stitch, so tall it takes eight chains to start off a row. It’s not a stitch that comes up too often, but like its shorter cousins, it’s very simple to do. It’s good for things like lace or projects where you want to cross stitches over longer distances.

To make a quintuple treble, simply, yarn over 6 times, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, (yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) 7 times.
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Crochet Pattern: Pioneer Shawl

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – April 27th, 2014 Be the first to comment
There’s nothing like looking through old designs and patterns to inspire you to create something new, I always say. I found a pattern that inspired this one while watching an old James Stewart film. It was worn by a pioneer woman and you could tell that it must have been a round afghan she had folded over and draped across her shoulders. I loved the idea so I decided to mimic the design. Since it is first a round afghan you could throw it across the back of the couch, and then when you want a warm shawl, simply fold it over and wear it! crochet pioneer shawl

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